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Latest News12/08/2014

Hands-on learning in the spotlight on Maker Day 2014

Faculty of Education The days of teachers standing in front of chalkboards and using overhead projectors are long gone. Today’s educators are often on the cutting edge of new technology that can be used to enhance students’ learning of everything from English language arts to programming logic. On November 18, 2014, the Faculty of Education

Alumni Class Notes11/26/2014

Class Notes Fall 2014

Gwen Molnar, BEd ’49, has enjoyed exceptional success in recent years with the publication of several works of poetry for children, teen mysteries and, most recently, a book about Edmonton history. Published in October 2014, At Home in Old Strathcona (Dempster + Craig Books) is an account of her family’s 120-year history of living in

Feature Stories11/26/2014

Building blocks and Batmobiles – researching math interventions for children with FASD

By Caroline Barlott Katrina Kully-Martens was working as a research assistant studying educational psychology in relation to children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and she was excited to share her experience with others. But when she spoke about her work, the response was often the same. “I talked to people of all kinds, from

Feature Stories11/26/2014

A way with words

By Candace Korchinsky Mary Pinkoski and Minister Faust are more than writers. They’re also teachers and literary ambassadors. She’s the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate. He’s the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta. Both are Education alumni who have found success in Edmonton’s arts community, and each one holds a unique literary position with a

Feature Stories11/26/2014

Changing the world, one toilet at a time

By Isabela C. Varela Education student Nabeel Jaffer has a passion for poop. When the friendly and entrepreneurial 27 year old hands you his business card, the first thing you see are the words “TOILET NERD” emblazoned under his name in uppercase letters. Jaffer doesn’t take himself too seriously, but once you get him talking

Feature Stories11/26/2014

Hometown hero: first-year teacher finds success staying close to her roots

By Jane Marshall Imagine living in a remote Northern Alberta community and wanting to attend university. It would typically involve packing up and leaving for the city, a big dose of courage, and substantial financial sacrifices. Fortunately for Deborah Gladue-McLeod, her path to a Bachelor of Education degree didn’t force her to leave her First

Latest News11/12/2014

Education professor receives award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education

By Faculty of Education André P. Grace, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, co-director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS), and newly named Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies, has received another accolade this fall. The American Association for Adult and Continuing

Latest News11/10/2014

Camp fYrefly recognized with local peace award

By Isabela C. Varela Camp fYrefly, Canada’s only leadership program for sexual and gender minority or LGBTQ youth, is the proud recipient of Project Ploughshares Edmonton’s 2014 Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award. Founded in 2004 by professors André Grace and Kristopher Wells of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, Camp fYrefly is a university-community educational