Education Faculty Awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grants- June 2013
UVic Education researchers Dr. Monica Prendergast and Dr. Kevin Runions were each recently awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Dr. Monica Prendergast and her research team will be exploring performance studies in education, while Dr. Runions has been funded to conduct research on cyber-aggresssion and cyber-victimization. Congratulations researchers!
Faculty of Education Research on Video Games, Youth, and Civic Engagement Makes Academica's Top Ten List- June 2013
Congratulations to UVic Faculty of Education researcher Dr. Kathy Sanford. At Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2013, Dr. Sanford presented research findings demonstrating that there may be an upside to video gaming. In her five-year research project, Dr. Sanford found playing video games allowed youth to develop skills, such as critical thinking, leadership, and ethical decision-making, that could be transferred to their real life school and work experiences. Video gaming could also help youth to become more active and civically engaged citizens. Dr. Sanford was interviewed about her research by the Globe and Mail. This article was then picked up by Academica who included it in their daily digest of the top ten pieces of news affecting post-secondary education in Canada.
Congratulations to Education SSHRC Grant Recipients- May 2013
Congratulations to this year's Faculty of Education SSHRC Grant recipients. The Faculty of Education's SSHRC rate of success (30%) surpassed both university and national rates.
SSHRC Insight Grant Recipients: Dr. Timothy Hopper, Dr. Helen Raptis
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Recipients: Dr. Onowa McIvor
Internal Research Grant Recipients: Dr. Kevin Runions, Dr. Monica Prendergast, Dr. Sandra Hundza, Dr. Wanda Hurren, Dr. Natalee Popadiuk, Dr. Sarah Macoun, Dr. Onowa McIvor
UVic and UBC Research Team Awarded CIHR Grant- May 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Runions (EPLS) who is part of a UBC-based team that has just been awarded a CIHR grant for 2013-2017. The topic of their research is: Adolescent socialization via the internet: An exploration of the social cognitive and contextual correlates of online risk behavior. Principal Investigator: Jennifer Shapka. Co-I: Teena Willoughby, Kevin Runions, Danielle Law, Rubab Arim.; Collaborator: Julian Dooley.
CIHR Dissemination Grant Awarded to Education Faculty- March 2013
Drs. Deborah Begoray (PI), Joan Wharf Higgins, Anne Marshall, Elizabeth Banister, and C&I PhD student, Robin Wilmot recently received a CIHR Dissemination Grant for their project Creating and using graphic novels to disseminate understanding of media health messages to Indigenous adolescents. Congratulations!
Congratulations Dr. Larry Yore!- March 2013
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Dr. Larry Yore who will receive the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award this year. This award recognizes graduates who have attained unusual distinction in their chosen field or professions, or in public service, and who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership on a community, state, national or international level.
Congratulations Dr. Carmen Gress! - March 2013
The Faculty of Education would like to congratulate Dr. Carmen Gress on recently being awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubliee Medal. The award recognizes exceptional British Columbians for the services they have provided to their fellow citizens. Dr. Gress is a graduate of the University of Victoria's Educational Psychology and Leadership Program. She was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology in 2007, and worked under the supervision of Dr. John Anderson.
Rod Allen - Perspectives on 21st Century Learning in British Columbia - Dec 2012
Rod Allen, Superintendent of Learning and Achievement for the B.C. Ministry of Education, recently visited the University of Victoria's Faculty of Education to discuss 21st century learning in the context of British Columbia. The event was widely attended by University of Victoria faculty and students, teachers, and other interested community members. If you were unable to attend this event you can watch the ~1 hr and 40 min. presentation by selecting one of these video versions: Small (247Mb) - Better (555Mb) - Best (1Gb)
4th Annual Graduate Student Research Day - March 10, 2012
Six students from four different faculties are being recognized for exemplary research in early childhood. This research day will profile their work. The graduate student presenters are: Lesley Baker (SOSC), Erin Fairweather (HUMA), Subilaga Kejo (EDUC), Kathleen Kummen (HSD), Fikile Nxumalo (HSD), and Deborah Thompson (HSD). Location: Harry Hickman Building, Room 120, 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Free event. http://reach.uvic.ca