As the pandemic wears on, social distancing, self-isolation and other public health measures intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 are affecting everyone. We asked Education alumni how they’re maintaining a positive outlook and finding joy during these challenging times.
The University of Alberta Faculty of Education has once again been ranked in the top three Faculties of Education in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine’s 2021 University Rankings.
The UAlberta Faculty of Education was ranked third in both program reputation and research reputation. The University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto were tied for top spot in both categories.
The Faculty of Education is excited to introduce Corinne Riedel, the first Indigenous Student Engagement Specialist in our Faculty.
A poet and beader from the Métis Nation of Alberta (with extensive ancestry from Red River Métis people), Riedel describes the new role as being “an auntie” for all Faculty of Education Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, where her support is more on the human, social and relationship side, kinship, as opposed to just academic.
A new program with an unlikely genesis saw Indigenous UAlberta students serve as paid interns on environmental research projects this past summer. The goal of the I-STEAM Pathways program, conceived by an Education professor, is to facilitate First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth exploring potential career pathways while undertaking interdisciplinary research in fields such as biology, technology, environmental engineering, policy, and law.
The First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES), the collaboration between the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society and the UAlberta Faculty of Education, has released its 2019-20 annual report.
With an increase in learning online, and youth sharing TikTok dances, one education professor and her colleagues are advocating for more computing and digital literacy in Canadian curriculum.
A University of Alberta social studies education professor wants to know why the Alberta government’s recent decisions around social studies and history curriculum renewal appear to run counter to evidence-based best practices adopted elsewhere in Canada.
Two Educational Policy Studies professors, who are also parents, have added their voices to the chorus of concerns about the Alberta government’s fall school re-entry plans during a surge in the coronavirus pandemic.
You could say teaching runs in Lisa Sydora-Wood’s family. Her father retired from serving as a vice-principal in Parkland County after 39 years and her sister has been teaching for over a decade.