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Latest News05/01/2015

Incoming Chair of SLIS will flex her teaching muscles at FoT Spots

By Faculty of Education Professor Toni Samek, the incoming Chair of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), has received a number of awards recognizing her excellence in teaching. On May 5, her teaching prowess will be on full display at FoT Spots. Toni will be one of seven award-winning UAlberta professors delivering rapid-fire

Latest News04/30/2015

Secondary Education prof is ready to beat the clock at FoT Spots

By Faculty of Education David Chorney, associate professor of Secondary Education, will be one of seven award-winning UAlberta professors delivering rapid-fire talks at FoT Spots on May 5. Their challenge? To share the creative teaching techniques they use to fuel the academic passions of their students, in Pecha Kucha-inspired talks that last five minutes or

Latest News04/20/2015

Education celebrates its own at teaching and research awards

By Isabela C. Varela Not many instructors can claim to have received teaching evaluations from their students that included the words “Woop! Woop!” But Cathryn van Kessel, instructor and PhD student in the Department of Secondary Education, sure can. At the annual Faculty of Education Awards gala held at the University of Alberta on April

Latest News04/20/2015

Education explores new partnerships, possibilities with UPretoria

By the Faculty of Education This week, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education will welcome colleagues from South Africa’s University of Pretoria to Edmonton as part of a partnership formalized last fall. Pretoria’s Dean of Education Irma Eloff and four distinguished scholars from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Education will visit UAlberta from

Latest News04/17/2015

SSHRC-funded project delves into Canada’s digital divide

By Suzanne Vuch While Michael McNally grew up in the information age and qualifies as a “digital native”, the 33-year-old assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies is not one to take the digital world for granted. Together with his colleague Dinesh Rathi, McNally is tackling the sticky issue of broadband policy

Latest News03/20/2015

Indigenous Scholars Conference to bring together variety of voices, perspectives

By Faculty of Education From March 25 to 27, UAlberta’s Faculty of Education will host its fifth annual International Indigenous Scholars conference, a gathering focused on indigenous/Aboriginal thought, perspectives and research approaches. Mobilizing Indigenous Epistemologies: Re-visioning Reconciliation will bring together scholars from post-secondary institutions across Canada, as well as Hawaii, in discussions that will advance

Latest News03/13/2015

Education-led project focused on complex situation in the Ukraine receives funding

By Suzanne Vuch The Kule Institute for Advanced Study has reached a threshold moment this year and awarded a total of $500,000 to six outstanding projects across the social sciences, humanities and arts faculties under its new Research Cluster Grant program. One recipient is an exciting new project focusing on democratic reform in the government

Latest News03/13/2015

Research grant supports collaborative, interdisciplinary project focused on sustainability

By Suzanne Vuch Issues around the Earth’s most precious resource are never clear; questions of rights, environment, health, and community ebb and flow. With the help of a new $100,000 grant from the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, Faculty of Education professor Makere Stewart-Harawira and her team will dive deep into the intersections of these