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.
Davey Thompson says, looking back on her career, she can see how she’s always been moving toward a mental health support role in education. But it was three years as an assistant principal in an Edmonton high school that affirmed her decision to enroll in the University of Alberta Faculty of Education’s School Counselling Master’s Program.
The word “unprecedented” is getting a lot of use in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant effects continue to impact the entire globe. Counseling psychology doctoral student Larissa Brosinsky says there’s a secondary impact that likewise has no parallel: a “mental health pandemic” brought about by unrelieved worry, uncertainty and isolation as jurisdictions strive to bring the disease under control.
An education professor at the University of Alberta noticed there was a lack of resources about media literacy aimed at young people. So, with the help of their partner who happens to be an illustrator, they made their own in hopes that readers would learn something about misinformation, emotion regulation—and dinosaurs.
How do you find out the complex challenges and needs of a diverse ethno-cultural group resettling in a new country after fleeing war and violence at home?
This honour recognizes Larsen’s distinguished contribution to the advancement of the profession of psychology along with her service to the association.
[Dr. Heather Brown is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. To mark World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), she has shared an essay about her personal experience with autism spectrum disorder and how it has informed her research.]
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.
A unique participatory research project led by a University of Alberta education researcher has enabled teen parents to share the reality of their daily lives and build empathy and support within their communities.
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.