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Focus on education

July 8, 2019 - News

Four students from Africa are completing PhDs at UVic with the help of donors and UVic’s Faculty of Education. Godwin Nnko, Kassim Dadi, William Pastory and Patrick Makokoro are receiving support from the Millennium Futures Fund and the Dr. Jean Downie Dey Memorial Award.

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Web of support fosters new leadership in inclusive education

June 5, 2019 - Ring

For Dominique Rochefort, a citizen of the Métis Nation, the journey to become an empowered teacher was mined with self-doubts and life challenges. Rochefort graduates with a UVic BEd in elementary teacher education—and will receive a Maxwell Cameron award from the BC Teachers’ Federation for the outstanding quality of her practice teaching, her top GPA and engagement in social justice.

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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019 - Ring

Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada's most renowned writers” —a claim few would refute. His passing made headlines in media outlets nationwide.

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Connecting active living and special needs education

November 1, 2018 - Ring

When Paige Quinn first moved to Vancouver Island to start her undergraduate degree, she intended on becoming an elementary school teacher. She had always loved working with children and grew up with a mother who taught grade one. But taking one of UVic's Exercise Science, Physical Health and Education classes hooked her on the program. She graduates this month.

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Teens + tech = HighTechU

August 23, 2018 - Ring

Inspired by local youth and Victoria's growing technology sector, HighTechU is more than a coding program. It's an experiential learning program where high school students build the diverse skills needed to succeed in higher education and the tech industry.

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Rethinking culture

July 12, 2018 - News

Hector Vazquez Cordoba, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, came to UVic in response to a calling he felt to enhance music education in schools throughout Mexico. Now an accomplished violinist and tenured member of the Orquesta Universitaria de Música Popular in Xalapa, Hector wanted to bring classical music to young people in small communities.

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Where education meets emotion

June 26, 2018 - News

Helga Thorson is familiar with students feeling fazed at the end of four weeks of study of the Holocaust and its memorialization. Since 2011, she has led students at the I-witness Field School. Students are totally immersed in the material without distraction, which separates the field school experience from the classroom. Then there is the subject matter: the Holocaust and humanity’s immense responsibility to remember, even as those with first-hand knowledge are passing on.

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‘Indspired’ to use the power of education to heal and renew

March 23, 2018 - Ring

Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams, Lil’watul from Mount Currie BC, is being honoured with a 2018 Indspire Award for her contributions to Indigenous education. At UVic, the Professor Emerita Williams co-designed and developed three degree programs in collaboration with Indigenous communities: the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Indigenous language revitalization, and the Counselling in Indigenous Communities master’s degree program.

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