The Faculty of Education joins the global community in mourning the passing of alumnus Darcy Belanger (‘94 BEd), who was among the 157 lives lost on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019.
For decades, more than a century of Alberta’s education history has lived on in the Faculty of Education’s H.T. Coutts Library. Unfortunately, it’s lived on in a windowless room in the basement behind a locked door, accessible only by request. But thanks to a generous bequest from a former University of Alberta education professor, this archive will be available to anyone anywhere at any time.
The U.S. Fulbright Scholar competition is now open and accepting applications for the University of Alberta’s Fulbright Research Chair in Education to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year. To that end, the Faculty of Education is seeking help in identifying American scholars who would be prospective candidates for pursuing education research at the University of Alberta.
Unfounded parental fears have always outweighed a student’s right to access comprehensive sexual health information in school, according to education professor and researcher André Grace. He says it’s time for provincial and territorial governments to put the health and safety of young people first by making sexual health education mandatory for every student.
The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, but great educational research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching and learning in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.
New app shines spotlight on impact of Edmonton’s queer history
An app that takes users on a guided virtual tour of Edmonton’s queer history—with stops at sites of events that had an impact on LGBTQ+ rights across Canada and around the world—was launched in June.
One of the reasons the UAlberta Faculty of Education is recognized as one of the best in Canada is the quality of teaching, research and scholarship that takes place here. Congratulations to the following faculty members, who have achieved distinction in these areas and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.
I have a hard time slowing things down in the summer months generally speaking (there are just so many interesting things to do!) but with three trips to Europe between May – August, co-leading a summer institute for teachers in July, and various research meetings, this summer was particularly eventful and, dare I say, fun.
University of Alberta educational psychology professor George Georgiou is one of 52 new members from across Canada named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.