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Register to the 2018 international diversity summer institute

The 2018 International Summer Institute on Diversity, Indigeneity, and Cultural Complexity is a package of three interrelated courses intertwined through a mixture of lectures, hands-on experiences, and service learning. The Institute is offered as a cooperation between University College UCC, Copenhagen, Denmark, and UVic.

Dean’s message to Education Graduates

Congratulations! You’ve made it, and now you join the community of education alumni, whether you are in Kinesiology, Recreation and Health Education, or Teacher Education. Our alumni include teachers, superintendents, professors, doctors, physiotherapists, policymakers, and counsellors. It’s an impressive group of people, and you are now a member of this group.

Saddened by passing of Simon Ibell

It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Education acknowledges the passing of a well-known icon from the University of Victoria campus and in the Canadian sport community. As an undergraduate from the Faculty of Education, Simon Ibell (1977-2017) was a dedicated manager to the Vikes men's basketball program alongside head coach, the late Guy Vetrie. Ibell was front and centre when the Vikes hosted the program's eighth and most recent Canadian University National banner in 1997.

Master student Cassandra Husband wins scholarship for her research on exercise identity

Congrats to student Cassandra Husband (EPHE), on winning the Master’s level Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for conducting cutting edge research along Dr. Ryan Rhodes on how people shift from “I exercise” to “I am an exerciser”, and whether an exercise identity can help people stick to their exercise pattern even in high stress situations.

Music Education student, Beth Tuinstra, wins SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Beth Tuinstra, student from the Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction program in Music Education with Dr. Anita Prest. Beth on winning the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Level for her research on the use of non-Western music education practices by music educator in British Columbia. The SSHRC scholarship aims to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Beth has spent years traveling during which she has taught in South Korea. Through her travels and teaching in schools with culturally diverse student populations, she has developed a passion for using culturally diverse kinds of music that reflect the diversity of her students in her teaching practices.

Every penny counts for the Student Hardship Fund

We are happy to report that our Faculty and Staff “Pennies Per Paycheque” campaign has been a huge success!! The pledge cards are in and the donations have been tallied and… drum roll please… the Faculty of Education has raised a multi year total of $8775.61 for the first Faculty of Education Student Hardship Fund. This first year of this fund will raise $2658.10 and be ready for disbursement by April 2018. This student hardship fund was created by faculty and staff in Education for the students in Education. This fund will be administered by Student Awards and Financial Aid and will provide quick access emergency funds of up to $250 per student. Because of the commitment of the faculty and staff in Education Because of your commitment to this campaign, in one year, a minimum of eight students will have access to financial support when they need it most.