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2010 B.Ed graduate selected as a 2014 National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Congratulations Aimee Lampard, SD#63 Teacher and 2010 B.Ed Middle Years Graduate from the Faculty of Education, on being selected as a 2014 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. Aimee travelled aboard the National Geographic Explorer on an expedition to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic this past June. Check out Aimee’s bio and photo from the Grosvenor Teacher Fellows website: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/grosvenor-teacher-fellow-bios-2014/

Welcome Dr. Ralf St. Clair, New Dean of the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ralf St. Clair as the new dean of the Faculty. Dr. St. Clair will serve as Dean of the Faculty of Education for a five-year term effective August 15, 2014 to June 30, 2019. For more information please visit: http://www.uvic.ca/education/home/home/about/index.php.

Guns and Barbies: The Complexity of Play in Early Childhood

The course Guns and Barbies: The Complexity of Play in Early Childhood has just opened for Fall 2014 registration. The experiences of early childhood last a lifetime. In this uniques course, we explore the phenomenon of play, its significance and the issues it raises. Explore play from different disciplinary perspectives: each week, guest speakers from different academic departments and the community. Dr. Michelle Tannock, the course instructor is an experienced early childhood educator and renowned researcher. Lectures are once a week, Tuesday evenings from 6:15 – 9:00 pm Analyze, discuss and critically consider contemporary issues and controversies around play from multiple perspectives. Cross-listed as EDCI 487 A01 (CRN 13972); SOC 390 A02 (CRN 13973) and CYC 460 A01 13974. You can also take the course for non-credit. This course is hosted by: the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Social Sciences and School of Child and Youth Care. For more information: reach@uvic.ca, 250.853.3147 or uvic.ca/cecrp/

Chasing Adland: A Graphic Novel Written by Adolescents, for Adolescents

Chasing Adland: A Graphic Novel Written by Adolescents, for Adolescents, a product of a CIHR research dissemination project with Dr. Deborah Begoray, Dr. Joan Wharf Higgins and Robin Wilmot, has been picked up for promotion by the Greater Victoria Public Library. To view the whole text of Chasing Adland go to: http://www.gvpl.ca/assets/PDF/Audiences/Teens/Chasing-Adland.pdf