Faculty of Education Award Winners 2017-18

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Colin Deane awarded 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award - Master's

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Sarah Wright Cardinal awarded 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award - PhD

Colin Deane photoGraham McDonough

Graham McDonough awarded 2018 Teaching Excellence Award

Bruno de Oliveira photo

Bruno de Oliveira awarded 2018 Diversity in Education Award

Rebecca Zammit photo

Rebecca Zammit awarded 2018 Staff Excellence Award

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Amirali Hassani awarded 2018 Deans' Undergraduate Student Service Award

The inaugural Faculty of Education Awards night took place on Monday, May 7th at the University Club. The winners were selected from a pool of nominees and each took home a plaque and a cheque.

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Masters student Colin Deane was awarded for his thesis, Seeing Queerly: Exploring recently graduated teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and experiences of support LGTBTQ+ students. His work will make a significant contribution to educational communities. His nomination was supported by Dr. Wanda Hurren. 

PhD student Sarah Wright Cardinal received this award for her dissertation entitled Beyond the Sixties Scoop: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity, Reconnection to Place, and Reframing Understandings of Being Indigenous. Her dissertation marks a significant contribution to educational scholarship and to the process of Indigenous resurgence.

Teaching Excellence Award

Graham McDonough is recognized for his strong commitment and continued service to his students in the Faculty of Education. His exemplary instruction contributes to the continuing development of a diverse and innovative environment.

Diversity in Education Award

Bruno de Oliveira was recognized by the Diversity and Belonging Committee for his consistent commitment to social justice advocacy as well as to the inclusion of diverse identities in his work as an educator.

Staff Excellence Award

The annual Staff Excellence award was given to Rebecca Zammit. Rebecca received high praise from the Selection Committee, who recognized the overall excellence in the way she performs administrative duties. She was nominated by her Director, John Meldrum, who called her invaluable and stated that “Rebecca has gone above and beyond her job in terms of filling in for vacancies as AO and program assistant, worked on program renewal, has served on various hiring committees within and external to the School, and is the CUPE rep for Faculty Council meetings.”

Deans’ Undergraduate Student Service Award

Third-year kinesiology student Amirali Hassani was recognized for his significant volunteerism to various different organizations across campus. Included in Amirali’s many hours of volunteerism are his service as General Coordinator of World University Service of Canada UVic, Let’s Talk Science volunteer, UVic Concussion Lab volunteer, and co-organizer of Esquimalt First Nations Homework club. Amirali is known for his leadership, compassion, and humour. He serves as a great role model for other students in the faculty.