Education doctoral grad claims Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

Michelle Lavoie wanted to find new ways to mentor 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults through art practice. Her research using narrative inquiry methodology yielded hundreds of creative works and new insights into co-created, dialogic, non-hierarchical ways of thinking and knowing. It also earned Lavoie one of the most prestigious academic awards a Canadian student can receive.

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Happy retirement, Dr. André Grace!

Profound thanks and warmest well-wishes to Dr. André P. Grace, who is retiring from the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology at the end of June. Dr. Grace joined the Faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in 1999.

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Dean’s Message Spring 2021

It’s hard not to feel discouraged by where we find ourselves more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic here in Alberta. Soaring infection rates and the corresponding public health measures recently introduced to bring them under control make it seem like we’ve made little progress in emerging from the conditions that have constrained our activities and kept us apart from colleagues, friends and loved ones.

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

We had a wonderful response to our recent Teacher's Contest with over 1800 entries. The following prizes have been awarded:

Christina Boisvert - First Prize $125.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books + Swag Package
Kari Odegard - Second Prize $75.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books
Christel Hennig - Third Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books

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Scholarship commemorates Education dean’s impact

Carol Ann Page says she always had a love of learning and dreamed of becoming a teacher. She was the first person in her extended family to attend university. While relying on student loans and working part time, her determination and strong work ethic resulted in a superior academic standing in her first year, and she was selected as a candidate for a foreign exchange scholarship. The opportunity was dismissed at home.

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In brief: Research news - Spring 2021

The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, psychologists and information studies professionals, but great research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching, learning, policy and professional practice in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.

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Summer Institute focuses on foundational Indigenous knowledge

Educators seeking effective, authentic ways to incorporate more First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) ways of knowing, being and doing in their teaching will find the support they’re looking for at the Faculty of Education’s Summer Institute.

The 2021 Summer Institute, which takes place July 5-23 on the U of A’s North Campus, comprises two courses designed to deepen understanding of Indigenous foundational knowledge and knowing, and how those understandings might be expressed in institutional settings for the benefit of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike.

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Honour roll: Awards and recognition Spring 2021

Congratulations to the following Education faculty members, students and staff who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.

2020 Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Education's 2020 Alumni Award recipients, who were honoured with a virtual event on February 24. Click on their names below to read more!

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Have you met… Reagan Morris?

We spoke with Reagan Morris (she/they) about her experiences in the Faculty of Education!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Reagan and I am a second-year Elementary Education student. I am hoping one day to be a guidance counselor and to focus on 2SLGBTQ+ youth. I am the faculty rep for both Student Council and General Faculties Council. I have been a volunteer this past year on the Education Students’ Association’s professional development committee. I am extremely excited to become a teacher and part of that is because of this Faculty!

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Have you met... Josie-Leah Cardinal?

The Diversity, Equity and Respect (DER) Committee is proud to present a series of profiles to share the experiences of students in the Faculty of Education. It’s particularly important to connect with students given the challenges of teaching and learning remotely.

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