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What a way to end the year!

What a way to end the year!

Education Students' Association chosen for SU award.

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It's all about Leadership

It's all about Leadership

Where will we find tomorrow's leaders? Shirley Steinberg says these young women and men are all around us—we just have to facilitate them to discover their own abilities.

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United Way cake decorating fundraiser

Have your cake and decorate it too

Congratulations to our very own Cheryl Ohly, Lisa Llewellyn, Farah Allani and Stacy Gooliaf for not only representing Education in the Faculty of Graduate Studies cake decorating contest but for also being selected as the winners.

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United Way

Stairways to United Way heaven

Along with plenty of sweat and a few sore knees, a lot of heart went into raising $43,660 during the second annual University of Calgary United Way Stair Climb.

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Yvonne Hebert

Royal recognition

Each year, senior Government of Canada officials are given the privilege of presenting medals to outstanding Canadians on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. Recipients of the medals include long-time volunteers, community leaders or other prominent personalities.

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International Seminar on Dual Language Learning, Curriculum, and Leadership

Sharing our teaching expertise

When Faculty of Education professor Nancy Arthur answered an email from a local colleague she never suspected that the result would be a 10-year collaboration with the Guidance Council of Thailand.

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Skate with Santa

Skate with Santa Brings out Ed Alumni

It's official—winter is here, and every year around this time, we start to think about how best to make use of our bulky sweaters and slightly thicker clothes. One excellent way is to get off the couch, out of the house, and into a bit of seasonal recreation. What better way to do that than a Skate with Santa?

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Janet Groen and John Graham

Spirituality in social work and education

A new book has opened what the authors call a timely and much needed dialogue between the disciplines of social work and education.

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Creating Math Minds

Creating Math Minds

Many children struggle with math. That's not something new; in fact, most of us probably remember when we were young and math stopped being a "fun" subject. We probably decided at that point that we were simply were never going to be good at math. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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National Day of the Child

National Day of the Child

Three undergraduate students from the Faculty of Education volunteered their time to read to children for National Day of the Child.

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Tom Strong

Money trouble

Check any list of reasons couples and families seek counselling and disagreements over money is often a chief concern.

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Kent Donlevy

Rights in spotlight

The issue of conscience rights in education is both complex and contentious and though it was brought into the spotlight during the last Alberta election, Kent Donlevy feels the subject was not fully examined.

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Patricia Hull

HAVE DEAN, WILL TRAVEL

Opting to enroll in graduate studies when the last of her seven children was beginning an undergraduate degree, education student Patricia Hull researched the high turnover rate in nursing deans across Canada.

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Studying shyness in gifted kids

Swiss researcher spends sabbatical in Calgary to study shyness in gifted kids with university colleague.

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HANDS-ON APPROACH

$2.5 million gift from Imperial Oil opens doors for new Education initiative connecting subjects, students.

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Michelle Hogue

National Recognition

When it comes to learning, most educators will tell you that there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, especially with a student body as diverse as Canada's.

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IN GRANDFATHER'S FOOTSTEPS

Inspired by her grandfather's commitment to volunteering, Kayla Selsing considers giving back to her community extremely valuable and important.

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Shirley Steinberg

A PLACE FOR EVERY STUDENT

Sixty-three per cent of students in Alberta with emotional and behavioural disabilities don't finish high school. It's a shocking statistic, and one Chris Gilham hopes to change.

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MICHELE JACOBSEN ELECTED TO CEA BOARD

Michele Jacobsen brings research and practice expertise in educational technology to pan-Canadian level.

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Shirley Steinberg

Follow the leaders

Where will we find tomorrow's leaders? Shirley Steinberg says these young women and men are all around us — we just have to facilitate them to discover their own abilities.

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Ashley Lynn Johnson

Celebrating the life of Ashley Johnson

The Faculty of Education is saddened to announce the sudden passing of one of its own. On October 18, undergrad Ashley Johnson passed away after a brief illness.

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Student finds her niche

Finding the right program can be challenging, but for Shelina Hassanali the Master of Education in School and Applied Psychology program was the perfect fit.

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United Way Stair Climb Event

Step up!

It's that time of year again: the leaves have fallen from the trees and most of us have just finished adding a few extra pounds to our midsections with our intake of turkey and pumpkin pie. But fear not – the United Way Stair Climb is back.

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DECONSTRUCTING THE MATH TEACHER

Mathematics teachers' disciplinary knowledge is by far the most prominent topic among math education researchers, and today, there are two main schools of thought on the subject.

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LANGUAGE POLICY CONFERENCE

Listen to Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages' keynote presentation.

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Remembering Ted Aoki

Tributes to an inspiring educator.

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Erica Backenson

First Fellowship in school neuropsychology

Most people know the brain is the organ responsible for learning, yet, surprisingly, few educators know much about neuropsychology – the study of brain-behaviour relationships.

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Stephen Kemmis

Finding the 'Sweet Spot' in Education

When most of us think of school and schooling, we likely don't spend much time considering the challenges most teachers face in finding the bridge between promoting the good for each student, the good for society, and the restrictions that are put upon them.

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Is leadership your thing?

The University of Calgary takes leadership seriously, both in practice and in theory. At the same time the Eyes High vision and strategy offers faculty, staff and students the opportunity to excel as leaders on campus and in the community, there are also many researchers throughout the campus who focus their work specifically on issues and aspects of leadership.

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Werklund Centre launch

Focus on youth

It wasn't a typical opening of a research centre on a university campus, but the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education is set to be anything but typical.

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Language Policy and Planning Conerence 2012

The Faculty of Education and Language Research Centre are co-hosting the first annual Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference from Sept. 6-8.

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Sarah Nunes

Back to School Stress

Education PhD student Sarah Nunes connected with a group of international students to research how they cope with the cultural-based stressors associated with living and studying in Canada.

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Tonya Callaghan

Meet Tonya Callaghan

Before Tonya Callaghan joined the ranks of such iconic figures as Pierre Trudeau and Gabrielle Roy, she had to face down rattlesnakes and steers during her earliest days teaching at a southern Alberta school.

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New interactive map points the way to research in Education. Photos Courtesy of NASA.

Where in the World?

Find out more about our faculty research outreach and international visitors.

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Jim Brandon

Developing principals of pedagogic excellence

Faculty of Education one of only two English language programs selected to teach educational leadership through Government of Chile project.

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Colleen Kawalilak

Narrowing the gap between tradition and technology

In native cultures, the basis of teaching, learning, and sharing knowledge is in face-to-face interaction, as it allows the conveyance of nuance and real meaning of a subject.

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Alumna Stephanie Xiao Liang, PhD, visits with her former University of Calgary supervisor Ian Winchester during a recent visit t

Trip down memory lane

Stephanie Xiao Liang was back in Calgary last month, taking the opportunity to reconnect with some of the professors who guided her through her studies when she earned her PhD in education in 2003.

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Research assistant Bronwyn Bragg, left, principal investigator and Faculty of Education professor Darren Lund, Lianne Lee, c.a.r.e. manager, Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary, and Erin Kaipainen, director, Centre for Community Engaged Learning at the university, receive the Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education (International) Program Award, Honorary Mention.

Program works to reduce school dropout rate

In an effort to build the skills of Calgary's next generation of teachers and help ensure the success of children and youth from immigrant backgrounds, Dr. Darren Lund collaborated with the Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary's c.a.r.e. strategy and the University of Calgary's Centre for Community Engaged Learning to develop an innovative Service-Learning Program for Pre-Service Teachers program.

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EAP Program welcomes students from Shanghai and Taiwan

Currently more than 40 students from the Shanghai University of Electric Power and the National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology are on campus as part of the Intensive English for Academics Program.

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Cohorts on campus

Cohorts on campus

For a group of people who've only met twice, they know each other pretty well. The cohort of 22 students in the Master of Education program in Educational Technology are on campus for two weeks of intensive course study, where they have the opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss ideas and issues in their field of research.

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Kamal Punit

Reputation leads to recommendations

Growing up in New Delhi, Kamal Punit probably never considered she would end up studying at the University of Calgary. But today, the 31-year old graduate student is on campus enjoying two weeks of face-to-face classes.

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Three grad students in the Faculty of Education ready for summer classes.

Stampeding to Calgary

Normally, during Stampede week, it gets a little quieter on campus as many people head down to the grounds to take in the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Not this year. Close to 400 graduate students are on campus for intensive two week courses.

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EAP Heritage BBQ July 2012

Taking it global

A couple of times each year, the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program leaders organize a pot-luck lunch and an afternoon of entertainment for their students, who hail from all over the world.

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Remembering Alexander Proudfoot

Remembering Alexander Proudfoot

Dr. Alexander James Proudfoot, beloved husband and lifelong companion of Eileen Proudfoot, father to Jeff, Jill and Reg, passed away on July 2, 2012.

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The Calgary Stampede and the Treaty Seven Nations

Anyone who's ever been to Stampede knows there are certain highlights that must be taken in during the 10 day exhibition, rodeo, agricultural fair, and carnival in order to get the full Stampede experience.

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Gardner competing in Airdrie during his rodeo days. Photo by Mike Copeman, courtesy of Alex Gardner

An interview with Alex Gardner

One of the Faculty of Education's recent graduates, Alex Gardner, earned his BEd degree a few weeks ago. Prior to his degree in Education, Alex, earned his BSc in mathematics. But neither of these degrees were Alex's first rodeo. Literally. Alex Gardner might not tell you this when you meet him, but he's a champion bull rider.

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Jennifer Lock, Michele Jacobsen and Candace Saar were recently honoured with Teaching Excellence Awards.

Award Winning Academics

Three of the Faculty of Education's finest were honoured as this year's Teaching Excellence Awards, with each bringing their own special contributions to their students, their classrooms, their research, and the community.

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UMake a Difference, Sylvia Parks!

UMake a Difference, Sylvia Parks!

On June 19, senior University of Calgary administrators and hundreds of guests attended a formal recognition event put on by the Human Resources department. It was an occasion to pause, acknowledge and express appreciation for the workplace contributions of faculty and staff.

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Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference

Teaching the leaders of tomorrow about education today

Each year, the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference invites more than 200 participants to take part in a three-week study program with the goal of developing and improving decision-making abilities in future Canadian leaders. Two weeks ago, one of the breakout groups spent a morning with the Faculty of Education

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Helle Mathiasen

What's next in tech?

Danish professor shares insights into teaching and technology.

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Aarthi Rajasekara

Education award winners

Congratulations to the Faculty of Education students who received awards this year.

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Bridging the transition gap

For a teacher coming to Alberta from another country, a love and passion for teaching and the knowledge and skills essential to be an educator aren't enough to allow them to enter a classroom.

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SSHRC logo

SSHRC Awards 2012

The Faculty of Education is celebrating several professors and students who will receive Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding.

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Partner Teacher banquet

Faculty of Education celebrates community connection

The Faculty of Education recently held a banquet to honour the partner teachers who work with education students in classrooms across Alberta.

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Casey Eagle Speaker

Lose the language, lose the culture

Native Elders, community members and Education experts came to campus recently to share research and discuss the problem of the looming disappearance of several Aboriginal languages in Canada.

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Dave Werklund

Dave Werklund is committed to leadership and life-long learning

Philanthropist David Werklund will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary at the morning convocation ceremony on June 6.

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Max Foran

The many faces of Stampede

Max Foran, BEd'68, is the leading authority on the Calgary Stampede. Foran explains the 100 year old show's value to Calgary and the surrounding region in U Magazine.

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Conference brings international mental health experts to Calgary

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association is holding its annual conference in Calgary May 24 – 27. The event is being co-hosted by the Faculty of Education.

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Teaching Excellence Awards

Jim Paul was one of 21 faculty members and instructors to be recognized at the Students' Union annual Teaching Excellence Awards banquet.

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Donna Patrick

Preserving the past, developing policy for the future

When it comes to discourse on language policy in Canada and the discussion moves beyond English and French, people tend to think of what might be considered "new" languages—or at least new to Canada. The talk rarely turns to languages that have been spoken for centuries, right here.

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Martin Sadlon

Postcard from Japan

A number of Education students spent several weeks teaching abroad in their final semester of study.

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Alumni Panel

Words of wisdom

For any student about to graduate, the world of employment can be an enigma. What will the actual work be like? How helpful will colleagues be? Has education given each of them the expertise they need to succeed—or to at least get them started.

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Edcuation fine arts presentation

Celebrating the nexus of fine arts and education

In their final semester, Education students who specialize in the fine arts were given the opportunity to showcase what they had learned.

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Making their mark at AERA

More than 30 University of Calgary representatives are attending the American Education Research Association conference—one of the most prestigious conferences in education in the world.

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International Office Tokyo Exchange

Reaping the rewards of international exchanges

Four delegates from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education are finishing up a ten-month exchange program on campus where they learned about educational leadership and teaching English as a Second Language.

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Barbara Pickering

A second chance

The goal of sending someone to prison for committing a crime is pretty straightforward: you do the crime, you do the time, and hopefully you come out of the other end of the criminal justice system rehabilitated, so that you don't need to be a part of that system again.

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Tsuut'ina graduation March 2012

A legacy of language

The first graduates of a new faculty of education program have earned more than certificates – they're passing a valuable language on to future generations.

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The culture of youth

Growing up has never been easy. But imagine the youth of today, constantly bombarded with mixed messages from innumerable sources. Understanding the range of issues faced by 21st century youth is the focus of a one day conference hosted by the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership in Education.

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Everyone belongs outside

It's getting to be that time of year—the snow is slowly (hopefully) disappearing, the grass is turning from winter brown to a lighter shade of green, and in short order flowers will bloom and leaves will burst from the tress. Before you know it, your thoughts will be turning to spending time in the great outdoors.

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Faculty publications

Read any good books lately?

Recent Publications from the Faculty of Education.

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#WestCAST

#WestCAST2012 - an overwhelming success

For a relatively short event, the work behind the scenes was monumental; in fact, the planning went on for more than a year.

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Bonnie Shapiro

Education for the environment

A new graduate level, four-course program being offered by the Faculty of Education will prepare students from a wide range of backgrounds to educate others about the environment.

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WestCAST2012

#WestCAST2012

The planning has been going on for more than a year; and while the organization of the event starts out quietly and builds in momentum, there's nothing like the last few days that lead to the launch of a major conference.

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David Jones

What makes a great teacher?

The traits that make a good teacher include sincerity, honesty, patience, positivity, and acceptance. But many say that fundamental to being a good teacher is a level of self-realization or self-actualization.

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Kathy Sitter

Adjusting the lens

It's that time of year again—splashes of red and pink-coloured hearts and flowers are everywhere as Valentine's Day comes around. But does everyone have the right to love?

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Jim Paul and Mr. Abdul Fazil

Improving education half a world away

Over the next the few years, international donor projects in Afghanistan will result in a dramatic increase in the number of students, especially girls, attending school through grade nine.

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Undergrad research conference

Student research—not just for grads

In November, the 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Competition showcased more than 130 projects focusing on a range of disciplines.

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KIm Lenters and Catherine Burwell

Vampires and Villains: Addressing the place of young people's out-of-school literacies in the classroom

One is a brooding, attractive teenager with a thirst for blood; the other, a beleaguered principal clad in skivvies. While these two don't seem to have much in common, Edward Cullen and Captain Underpants share the common bond of being two of the most popular characters in young people's fiction today.

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Hans Smits and Rahat Naqvi

Learning about each other

Following September 11th and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, certain groups of people—particularly those of the Muslim faith, had the spotlight focused upon them and their way of life.

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Rahat Naqvi

Research shows children can learn multiple languages simultaneously

Bilingual parents wondering which language to teach their children should know they don't have to choose.

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Tom Strong and Kinga Olszewska

Ramping up research in the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is aiming to become more renowned for research into areas as varied as psychology, language learning, diversity, youth studies, technology and leadership.

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Franco Rizzuti

Q & A: Franco Rizzuti

Franco Rizzuti is the President of the Graduate Students Association. What many people don't know about Franco is that he is studying for his Master's degree in Higher Education leadership through the Faculty of Education.

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