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A letter written during the First World War on fabric from the wing of a downed German plane is now on display at the University of Calgary's Library and Archives at The Military Museums.

Letter from battlefield on display for WWI centennial

WSE student donates letter written on fabric of downed aircraft to The Military Museums.

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Pursuing a career in education outside the classroom

Pursuing a career in education outside the classroom

Werklund alumna lets her passion for math steer her, and encourages others to do the same.

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Quick Chat: Resiliency in ADHD kids

Quick Chat: Resiliency in ADHD kids

Unique research looks for the positives in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Inaugural teaching and learning grants awarded

Inaugural teaching and learning grants awarded

25 projects receive funding to conduct research into teaching and learning or develop teaching practices.

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Alumnus awarded for commitment to environmental education

Alumnus awarded for commitment to environmental education

Werklund School of Education alum Court Rustemeyer was recognized with the individual Environmental Achievement Award at the recent Calgary Awards for his commitment to the city's environment.

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Werklund graduate students win teaching awards

Werklund graduate students win teaching awards

Werklund School of Education graduate students Patti Dyjur and Justina Law were recognized for their doctoral research by the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) with dissertation awards at the recent Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference.

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A Stampede of a different sort

A Stampede of a different sort

Hundreds of Werklund grad students on campus for summer residencies

BONUS QUICK CHAT: Werklund School of Education Instructor Meadow Schroeder talks about the benefits and challenges to on-line learning. 

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Werklund graduate student wins award for brain injury research

Werklund graduate student wins award for brain injury research

Werklund School of Education graduate student Aiofe Freeman-Cruz is delving into little explored territory with her research on the experiences of adolescents and young adults living with a parent with an acquired brain injury.

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Courtney Cazden and Allan Luke talk about the past, present, and future of education

Classroom Talks: Culture, Social Class and Equity

Courtney Cazden and Allan Luke talk about the past, present, and future of education.

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Werklund Prof uses unique theatre techniques to help LGBTQ campers find their voices

Quick Chat: Acting Out

Werklund Prof uses unique theatre techniques to help LGBTQ campers find their voices.

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Quick Chat: Putting Educational Technology to Work

Quick Chat: Putting Educational Technology to Work

If you hear the phrase Educational Technology, what springs into your mind?

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Meet our 2014 PURE Award winners!

Meet our 2014 PURE Award winners!

Two Werklund School of Education students, Andrea Mann and Nicole Scott, were selected for the 2014 PURE Awards.

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Congratulations to our outstanding 2014 grads!

Congratulations to our outstanding 2014 grads!

Get to know some of the best and brightest in the graduating class of 2014.

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Ideas conference challenges concepts of learning and teaching

Ideas conference challenges concepts of learning and teaching

National and international leaders gather to share insight into education.

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Engaging New Ideas: What we can learn from indigenous philosophies and knowledge

Engaging New Ideas: What we can learn from indigenous philosophies and knowledge

Greg Lowan-Trudeau contrasts understandings of the natural world.

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Quick Chat: Diane Watt discusses the panel she's organized on Muslim youth and media

Quick Chat: Diane Watt discusses the panel she's organized on Muslim youth and media

Diane Watt has a unique view of the Muslim world.

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Learning from the 2013 Flood

Learning from the 2013 Flood

Mitacs grant assists doctoral student in forging partnership with The City of Calgary.

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New on the web: Werklund's GPE program makes enhancements to online presence

New on the web: Werklund's GPE program makes enhancements to online presence

Last fall, the Faculty of Graduate Studies offered grants to graduate programs across campus in order to help them enhance or expand their recruitment strategies. The Werklund School of Education made two proposals—and both were funded.

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International student says Jamaican bobsled team brought him to Calgary

International student says Jamaican bobsled team brought him to Calgary

When Luciano Santos was looking for a university outside his home of Brazil at which to pursue his doctorate, he found the University of Calgary thanks, in part, to the Jamaican bobsled team.

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New regional council focuses on Mexico

New regional council focuses on Mexico

The University of Calgary is moving forward on its bold International Strategy by forming a regional advisory council with a mandate to expand research and educational partnerships in the key areas of Mexico.

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Liana Appelt received a Teaching Excellence Award.

Students' Union hosts 30th annual Teaching Excellence Awards

Student feedback about outstanding teachers determines nominees and winners.

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Marie-Claire Shanahan talks OECD PISA tests, girls and science, and how to engage students in the STEM disciplines

Quick Chat: What's the latest in STEM

Marie-Claire Shanahan talks OECD PISA tests, girls and science, and how to engage students in the STEM disciplines

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International Task Force presents final recommendations

Werklund School's EAP program part of multi-modal solution for international undergraduate student recruitment

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Yan Guo and Shibao Guo talk about connecting immigrants and community

Quick Chat: Connecting Immigrants and Community

Many community associations work closely with immigrant communities, to help newcomers assimilate to their new homes. But what works—what are some of the best practices—and how are they being shared? That's what Werklund professors Yan Guo and Shibao Guo are hoping to find out.

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Shirley Steinberg and chapter contributor sj Miller celebrate the launch of The Critical Youth Studies Reader at the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia last week.  Photo courtesy - Liz Meyer

Werklund professor's new book featured at academic conference

Shirley Steinberg's work puts critical youth studies in the spotlight.

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Third annual Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy conference

Third annual Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy conference

The third annual Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy conference, which runs April 28-30, will focus on English Language Learners in High School.

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Meet our Bombardier award winners

Meet our Bombardier award winners

Congratulations to Hanna Kubas, Marnie Rogers-de Jong and Tanya Mudry on receiving Bombardier awards. Each will receive $35,000 in funding over three years to support the important research they are undertaking.

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Werklund students and faculty attend annual student teacher conference

Werklund students and faculty attend annual student teacher conference

WestCAST panels and poster presentatons underscore the importance of research in teaching.

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A Higher Purpose for Fine Arts?

A Higher Purpose for Fine Arts?

Symposium united teachers with arts community leaders.

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Werklund Student to examine Bill 44 at diversity symposium

Werklund expert helps write legal guides for schools

Kent Donlevy has partnered with colleagues across Canada to fill a significant gap in teacher preparation with the recent publication of guides to school law for the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

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Werklund Student to examine Bill 44 at diversity symposium

Werklund Student to examine Bill 44 at diversity symposium

Alberta Human Rights Act requires schools give notice of controversial subject matter.

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The recipients of the inaugural University of Calgary Teaching Awards, honoured for their contributions to student learning. Photo by Jae Im.

Inaugural teaching awards honour outstanding educators

Eighteen educators were recognized for their contributions to teaching in a celebration for the inaugural University of Calgary Teaching Awards.

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Wife-and-husband writing team of Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz will present stories from their recently-released edited collection on life at Canadian universities during wartime; their talk will be held March 27 at the Military Museums of Calgary.

Lecture to highlight Canadian universities' wartime contributions

Professors in history and education present their new book at Military Museums event March 27.

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Recognizing foreign credentials key to Canada's future, says researcher

Werklund's Shibao Guo to speak on the politics that hinder immigrant professionals.

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Werklund students enjoy research spotlight at Chancellor's Club gathering

Chancellor Dinning: 'University at its best at these community gatherings'.

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Book provides multiple perspectives on childhood mental disorders

Personal accounts from children, parents and service providers.

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The Werklund School of Education hosts symposium to tackle the barriers faced by Indigenous people in education.

Kindling Conversations

The importance of inclusivity in creating First Nations education policy was evidenced in the recent challenges faced by the federal government as it worked to bring forward the First Nations Education Act. So when the Werklund School of Education decided to focus on Indigenous education, it was imperative that members of Canada's Indigenous communities be included.

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Gregory Lowan-Trudeau

What we can learn from indigenous philosophies and knowledge

New Ideas in Education speaker series to contrast understandings of the natural world.

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Women's Resource Centre to honour Werklund graduate student

Tireless advocacy for refugees and immigrants earns awards of distinction for former, current student.

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Werklund faculty and staff find one of 40 geocaches located on the University of Calgary campus.

Teachers as health champions

Innovative program has teachers-to-be focus on health and wellness of students and of themselves.

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Lisa Panayotidis

Using the arts for a higher purpose

Event March 17 will unite teachers and arts community leaders

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Werklund School of Education student Caitlin Campbell says teachers play an important part in achieving social justice in their classrooms

Social Justice in the classroom

Education student envisions shift by teachers to bring about social justice in classroom.

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Tonya Callaghan from the Werklund School of Education and Lana Wells from the  Faculty of Social Work are collaborating on a new graduate certificate program called Safe Schools, Safe Communities

Developing healthy relationships in youth

Werklund School of Education, Faculty of Social Work collaborate to launch new interdisciplinary graduate program: Safe Schools, Safe Communities.

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Ina Kim credits Bridge to Teaching with giving her the background and skills she needed to teach in the Calgary Board of Education's Edgemont School. Photo courtesy Ina Kim.

Bridge to Teaching: Unique program helps internationally experienced teachers get into Alberta classrooms

Free open house and information session Feb. 27.

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Going back, but in a different way

Undergraduate students reflect on their first practicum experiences.

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Standing up for what's right

Community engagement in social justice issues focus of Darren Lund's Annual Distinguished Lecture.

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Indigenous studies in the spotlight

Paving the way for inclusive education

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Prepping for the Classroom

The recent Student Led Conference provided an opportunity for student teachers to share inspiration, insights, and ideas to be used in the classroom

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University presents second-annual production of The Vagina Monologues

Two-night run, Feb. 6 and 7, will raise funds and awareness to help stop violence against women. 

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David Jones

Warning – several songs were harmed during this fundraiser

On November 29, More than 50 students, staff and faculty crowded the foyer of the Education Tower to participate in the Werklund School of Education's karaoke fundraiser for United Way.

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Steven Tober at the summit of Ecuador's Cotopaxi.

Education alumnus works and travels around the world…and back again

Uncommon career path combines passion for academics and adventure.

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Kevin Alderson will speak on Jan. 28 on New Conceptions of Sexuality and Gender at the Werklund School of Education's next Engaging New Ideas lecture.

Is a new sexual revolution underway?

The second decade of the 21st century seems to be bringing with it a range of changes to our society. For example, did anyone think that it would be legal to purchase marijuana in a smoke shop? Or that same sex marriages would become a normal part of who we are? It's this latter category that Kevin Alderson says has created what he calls a new "sexual revolution."

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Kim Lenters, assistant professor in the Werklund School of Education, specializes in literacy development. Photo by Riley Brandt

Educating future educators through volunteering

Programs such as Calgary Reads expose Werklund students to magic of watching a child grow.

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Denise Clarke, BEd'85, was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.

Order of Canada recipients celebrated

Academic excellence, medical breakthroughs, artistic vision and community support within the University of Calgary and beyond have been acknowledged with one of Canada's top honours.

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PechaKucha began more than a decade ago as a means to allow people to share and exchange ideas.

Pecha-what? Increasingly popular communication tool relies on imagery and speed

Presentation technique to figure prominently in Werklund School's spring conference.

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