Education stories

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


Tim Black commended for helping veterans cope with PTSD

Tim Black was commended this week among eleven British Columbians by the Minister of Veterans Affairs for his exemplary contributions to the wellness of veterans and their families. His research leads to the creation of co-founded programs to help veterans, first responders and members of the Canadian Forces who have been exposed to traumatic events understand better what trauma is, how it manifests and provide them with tools to build resiliency. Read more


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


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


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


Mike Irvine

Mike Irvine is living it

Mike Irvine is taking the live cameras from underwater to get on land as well with his new project Living It. “It’s an initiative for nature literacy. Starting with grades 5-9, we’re going to connect kids from all across Canada with experts in real time," says Irvine. Read more


One mind, one people photo

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


Nicole Wutke

Nicole Wutke from Japan to Nunavut

A year and a half after Nicole Wutke graduated with a Bachelor in Elementary Education, she was teaching in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET), working at three different schools as a teaching assistant. The cultural differences became very evident and it was a huge learning experience for her both personally and professionally. So many things she saw there she wanted to bring back to Canada. Read more