Congratulations to the following Education faculty members and students who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.
New Elementary Education faculty member Hayley Morrison is the recipient of this year's UAlberta On Campus Annual Inclusive Education Award for her dedication to inclusive education and classroom diversity. Read more about her research here.
Educational Psychology professor George Georgiou was selected as recipient of the 2019 Alberta Teachers’ Association Educational Research Award. His award-winning submission was a three-year, dual-site quantitative study conducted in Alberta and Quebec called “Response to Intervention: Schools Where All Children Learn to Read.”
Graduate student awards
Education PhD candidates Chelsea Durber (Educational Psychology) and Adriana Onita (Secondary Education) are recipients of 2019 Killam Memorial Scholarships. Durber’s research focuses on how parents directly and indirectly teach their children to manage their emotions; Onita’s research looks at the possible contributions of community arts-based curricula to the teaching, learning, and maintaining of Heritage Languages (HLs) in Edmonton.
Three Educational Policy Studies graduate students have earned awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC).
- PhD candidate Christie Schultz received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for the study entitled “Towards Care-Centered Leadership in Higher Education: A Narrative Inquiry into Care, Ethics, Experiences and Practices of Academic Leaders.”
- PhD student Irene Wolfstone received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) for the study entitled “Re-Storying Indigenous Matricultures: Exploring the conditions of cultural continuity and the capacity for climate change adaptation.”
- Master’s student Taylor Witiw received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s) for the study entitled “Learning in Social Action in Contexts of Mining Development: A Case Study of Roșia Montană, Romania.”
Alumni Award winners
A notable number of Education alumni were honoured at the 2019 Alumni Awards, which were presented on Sept. 19 at the Jubilee Auditorium. Click on the names in the list below to read full profiles of this year’s honorees.
Charlene Bearhead (‘85 BEd) - Alumni Honour Award
Sean Chursinoff (‘91 BEd) - Sports Wall of Fame
Steacy Collyer (‘85 BEd) - Alumni Honour Award
Mona Nashman (‘79 BEd) - Distinguished Alumni Award
Brian Wildcat (‘95 MEd) - Alumni Award of Excellence
Winnie Yeung (‘04 BEd) - Alumni Award of Excellence
Lubna Zaeem (‘08 MEd) - Alumni Honour Award
Secondary Education professor Florence Glanfield has been appointed Vice Provost (Indigenous Programming and Research). She commenced the newly created position on August 1, 2019. Read the official announcement here.
Elementary Education professor Mijung Kim has been appointed co-director of the UAlberta Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology in Education (CMASTE) for 2020-21. She brings to her role as co-director tremendous international experience along with a deep understanding of context based curriculum, commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in science education, and teaching and learning as socio-cultural relations.
Educational Psychology professor George Georgiou has been appointed director of the JP Das Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities. The mission of the JP Das Centre is to provide research, training, and some clinical services to people with developmental, perceptual and learning disabilities.
Feature image: New Elementary Education faculty member Hayley Morrison received this year's UAlberta On Campus Annual Inclusive Education Award (photo: Kateryna Barnes).