Over this past year, the Werklund School of Education has watched with pride as pre-service teachers adapted to the changing school environment necessitated by the pandemic. Our colleagues reached out to school districts, organizations and community, responding to the call to speak to the provincial government’s proposed K-6 curriculum, to advance reconciliation in and with our communities, and to quickly address the demands that COVID-19 presented for the health and wellbeing of our children, youth and adults. This is the work of the Werklund School.
In addition, we recognize the collective responsibility to provide a space to dialogue about the future of education, and to respond to, and be held accountable for, disrupting the systemic disadvantages that create barriers for all children to thrive and flourish. Finally, we see incredible potential and value in honouring the knowledge and traditions that our newcomers bring to communities and to classrooms.
It is my pleasure to share with you some of the highlights from 2021-2022 and the many ways Werklund researchers, students and our work with community partners continue to influence change, locally and globally.
None of this would be possible without the backing of the students, staff, alumni and community supporters of the Werklund School. Thank you for your contributions.
I look forward to achieving more with you in the years to come.
Dr. Dianne Gereluk
Dean, Werklund School of Education