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Teaching in a remote northern community: A conversation with 2018 Teacher Education graduate Ryan Chickite

Ryan Chickite graduated from UVic with a Bachelor of Education in 2018. He has since relocated to the remote northern community of Arviat, Nunavut, where he currently lives and works as a high school teacher. We caught up with Ryan to learn more about his life up north. Read the story.

Everything is Connected

SSHRC-funded music education conference at UVic seeks to weave Indigenous knowledge into K-12 provincial music curriculum

Community members from school districts across BC will come together to connect and explore ways of embedding locally relevant Indigenous teachings into classrooms. Read the story.

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti is appointed Dean, Faculty of Education beginning in 2023

We are thrilled to share that Dr. Vanessa Andreotti has accepted the appointment to serve as Dean, Faculty of Education effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2028. Read the announcement 

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Faculty of Education graduate student wins leadership award and scholarship for her work centering Métis identity and belonging with K-12 students

Lauren Petersen grew up seeing and hearing very few stories of Métis resilience. She decided to construct a province-wide art project for K-12 learners centered on the question: “Why are you proud to be Métis?” This is the focus of her studies at UVic, where she is currently completing a project-based graduate degree in educational psychology. Read more.

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Intergenerational team responds to anti-Asian racism with COVID-19 research grant

With the help of the Faculty of Education COVID-19 Emergency Research Fund, an intergenerational, interdisciplinary team of UVic researchers was able to create a time-sensitive resource that could provide mental health support to Asian youth who needed it as the pandemic continued to cause increased feelings of stress and isolation. Read more.

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Education researchers address pandemic-related issues, thanks to emergency funding

As a part of our work to transform the way we learn, teach, and research in the current ever-changing landscape, the Faculty of Education launched the COVID-19 Emergency Research Fund earlier this year as a way to provide small, internal grants for COVID-19 related funding. Read more.

Unique summer camp blends technology, music, and outdoor education

An innovative educator, Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program student Sasha Ilnyckyj combined his love of music technology, outdoor education, project-based learning and mindfulness practice to design The Found Sound ProjectRead more.

From BC to Africa: A Practicum in Tanzania

For six UVic teacher candidates from the Victoria and Cranbrook campuses, traveling to Tanzania for their first practicum was the experience of a lifetime. As a co-teach practicum, the three pairs each had a classroom connected to the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Carly Pearson, studying in Cranbrook, through the East Kootenay Teacher Education Program shares her experience. Read more


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A gift of Indigenous art to inspire teaching

Inspired to bring Indigenous art to life in classrooms, local Coast Salish art enthusiasts, George and Christiane Smyth, gifted Coast Salish art prints from the Salish Weave Collection to UVic’s Faculty of Education for teachers in training to integrate the artwork in their teaching right from the start. Read more


Dean Ralf St. Clair reappointed

Dr. Ralf St. Clair has been reappointed as dean of the Faculty of Education. Dr. Valerie Kuehne, Vice-President Academic and Provost & Chair of the Appointment Committee for the Dean of Education announced that the recommended re-appointment of Dr. Ralf St. Clair has been ratified. Dr. St. Clair will serve as Dean of Education for a second term of three-years effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Read more


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Faculty of Education Recognition Dinner 2019

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Faculty of Education Recognition Dinner on May 14 at the UVic Club. The event has become a chance for the Education departments to celebrate six of their outstanding colleagues and students as they receive the Faculty’s awards. Read more


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Helping girls and women get physical

Congratulations to Jennifer Fenton (BA’ 87 in Leisure Studies Administration, EPHE) on winning the ProMOTION Plus In Her Footsteps 2018 award in recognition for her extraordinary contribution to providing opportunities for girls and women in physical activity and sport in BC. Read more


 

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NEȾOLṈEW̱: One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages

NEȾOLṈEW̱, a new language revitalization project lead by Onowa McIvor, professor in Indigenous Education, and linguist Peter Jacobs at Simon Fraser University, will bring new life and strength to Indigenous languages in Canada. Engaging with nine Indigenous-led partner organizations representing 42 distinct languages, forming a learning and research network to strengthen efforts to revive Indigenous languages. The six-year project, supported by a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Read more