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News and stories about Faculty of Education students, researchers and alumni.

Undoing leadership for more equitable learning spaces

April 10, 2024

Matthew Barbas is a UVic graduate student who is working toward a Master of Education in Leadership Studies. He’s a trained cardiac ultrasound technologist with an undergraduate degree in...

Allen Sun is learning to lead with an equity mindset

March 4, 2024

Allen Sun (UVic BCom ‘12) is an international student from China who first moved to Canada in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UVic. He now works as the manager of the...

Merah Gasmo is finding purpose in education

January 10, 2024

Merah Gasmo is in her fourth year of the Elementary Teacher Education Program at UVic and is set to graduate in June 2024. She grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 territory. In high school,...

What do brain health, lifestyle and sex hormones have in common?

December 15, 2023

Dr. Kurt Smith is a cerebrovascular physiologist in the School of Exercise Science and Physical Health Education (EPHE) at UVic. He oversees the Cerebrovascular Health Exercise and Environmental...

Planting Roots for Future Generations

July 31, 2023

Myrna and Terry Daniels have a very deep philanthropic history with UVic. Both attended the institution as students; Terry studied science and engineering at Victoria College in the 1950s and Myrna...

Change at the helm in the Faculty of Education

July 10, 2023

We have officially welcomed Dr. Vanessa Andreotti to UVic as our new Dean of Education. She was appointed in April 2022 with plans for a transition year leading up to her five-year term beginning...

Meet the 2023 Faculty of Education award winners

May 18, 2023

On May 8, 2023, the Faculty of Education hosted our annual end-of-year award ceremony. This year’s event took place at the UVic MacLaurin Building Learning Commons. Faculty, students,...

E₭ÁTEL - We are all connected, Global and Local Glimpses of Language Revitalization

April 10, 2023

On April 3 & 4, 2023, the Indigenous Education department and Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Chair of First People’s Culture Council, hosted E₭ÁTEL - We...

Thinking differently about equity and inclusion for newcomers

March 15, 2023

Jon Woodend’s life has been shaped by multiple international moves and career transitions. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to British parents, and spent his childhood moving between...

Alumna Jace Meyer establishes new education scholarship for Indigenous students

February 27, 2023

Jacylin (Jace) Meyer (B.Ed 2011) is a Métis woman and the founder of COYA Productions Inc., an education production company that amplifies the thought leadership of social impact creators,...

Belinda Daniels is reclaiming nationhood through Cree language learning

February 20, 2023

Dr. Belinda kakiyosēw Daniels (pronunciation: KAH-GUY-YO-SEE-YO) is a member of Sturgeon Lake First Nation, SK. She is a mother, a grandmother, a language teacher, a second language...

Exploring youth mental health through Canadian theatre

December 7, 2022

Monica Prendergast is an actor, poet, arts-based researcher and a seasoned professor of Drama and Theatre Education. She is particularly passionate about theatre for young people. Recently, Monica...

Trevor MacKenzie centers curiosity for student-led inquiry

November 8, 2022

Trevor Mackenzie has been a high school teacher for almost twenty years. After graduating from UVic with a BA in 2002 followed by a teaching certification, he worked at Esquimalt High School for a...

Darlene Clover inducted into Adult Education Hall of Fame

October 1, 2022

On September 28, 2022, Dr. Darlene Clover was inducted into the International Adult Education Hall of Fame. She was inaugurated alongside a group of 24 others from across the world at a ceremony...

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

May 20, 2022

On May 9 & 10, 2022, UVic’s Faculty of Education will host and facilitate a music education conference entitled: Everything is Connected: Songs, relationships and Indigenous...

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti appointed Dean of Education 2023-2028

April 6, 2022

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.Dr. Vanessa Andreotti (she/hers) has...

Salish Weave in the classroom

March 4, 2019

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...