2009 News

  • Bishop Townsend Medal

    December 9, 2009

    Robyn Turgeon and Jennifer Ingrey were awarded the 2009 Bishop Townsend Gold Medals for highest academic achievement in their program at a luncheon reception on December 4.

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  • Rex Murphy at the Faculty of Education

    November 23, 2009

    More than 500 people gathered in the auditorium on Thursday, November 19 to hear noted Canadian, columnist, broadcaster and Newfoundlander Rex Murphy speak on "reading." This year's Joan Pederson Lecture Series speaker was a hit with all audience members from students to senior alumni.

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  • H1N1 Clinic here at the Faculty on Friday, November 20

    November 18, 2009

    The Middlesex-London Health Unit will be holding an on-campus H1N1 vaccination clinic on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Althouse Faculty of Education Building and it will be open to anyone who wants to be immunized.

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  • Rex Murphy Coming to the Faculty of Education

    November 2, 2009

    Nationally known Globe & Mail and CBC journalist and host of Cross Country Checkup, Rex Murphy will speak at the Faculty of Education on Thursday, November 19 at 7 pm. Tickets are free and all are welcome.

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  • World Teachers' Day

    October 5, 2009

    October 5 marks World Teachers' Day. Started by UNESCO in 1994, the day has been celebrated ever since, this year in over 172 countries. UNESCO established the day to "show appreciation, awareness and understanding of the crucial contributions teachers make to development and education."

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  • OCUFA Women's Equality Award

    October 1, 2009

    The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has recognized the many contributions Professor Rebecca Coulter has made in her lifelong work with women's issues.

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  • A gift comes to Bridges

    September 22, 2009

    For many marginalized women, the Bridges Project: Women's Links to Learning in the Faculty of Education, has been a gift in the form of the opportunity to get a high school education. And now the Counseling Foundation of Canada has recognized the importance of the program with a gift of $67,000 over two years.

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  • Homecoming 2009 - Calling all Education grads!

    September 21, 2009

    It's time to come home to the Faculty of Education. Join us in the Community Room in the Althouse Building on Saturday morning, October 3, 9 am -11 am for breakfast and visit with fellow alumnae and alumni and members of the Faculty.

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  • Orientation

    September 4, 2009

    Greeting them in both English and French, Dean Julia said, "You are all here because you want to make difference in the lives of children and young people - you can and you will and you’ve come to the right place. This is the best teacher education program in Canada."

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  • She's going back to school but can she read?

    September 4, 2009

    Approximately five million students will return to Canadian schools this month. If nothing changes at least a million will fail to graduate high school.

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  • Bermuda Zoological Society's Steinhoff Award

    August 20, 2009

    When Alexandria (Lexi) Tatem arrives at the Faculty to earn her Bachelor of Education Degree, she comes bearing an honour from her native Bermuda. Lexi is the first recipient of the Bermuda Zoological Society's Steinhoff Award, "established to assist young Bermudians in environmentally related careers."

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  • Additional Provincial Funding

    August 10, 2009

    The Faculty's Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children welcomed community friends and university colleagues on August 10 to share in for an exciting announcement.

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  • Visiting scholar happy to say "yes"

    July 27, 2009

    Professor David Little, the Faculty of Education's visiting scholar, and world renowned expert on language learning accepted Shelley Taylor's invitation to come to the Faculty as visiting scholar for both personal and professional reasons.

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  • Western professor appointed to Order of Canada

    June 17, 2009

    Faculty of Education professor Peter Jaffe, who holds cross appointments in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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  • Major Conference tackles domestic violence

    June 11, 2009

    More than 500 people from across Canada and around the world will gather in London June 14-16 to share information about the prevention of domestic violence.

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  • Awakening the love of math and science

    May 8, 2009

    The Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation has made a commitment of $500,000 in support of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Education to promote two programs designed to spark Canadian students' interest in science, mathematics and technology.

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  • Nominations being accepted for Teachers' Wall of Fame

    May 7, 2009

    The University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Education and the London Public Library are now accepting nominations for the 2009 Teachers' Wall of Fame.

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  • Flag lowered for student

    April 30, 2009

    The flag on University College will be at half mast today in remembrance of student Darren Davis who died last week in Nicaragua.

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  • Western student dies in Nicaragua

    April 24, 2009

    A 37-year-old father of six and student from the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Ontario has died in Nicaragua. Darren Davis, of Mount Pleasant, Ontario drowned April 22 while in that country on a Western service-learning experience.

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  • Local MPPs announce Muslim Family Resource Centre

    April 17, 2009

    Families dealing with abuse in London's Muslim community will benefit from a new program announced today at The University of Western Ontario by Attorney General Chris Bentley.

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  • The theatre is dark

    March 23, 2009

    The show is over, the sets are torn down, the curtain has fallen but the memories linger on. This year's Faculty of Education (F.E.W. Good Players) production of Urinetown was a great success not only for audience members but for the cast and crew who put their time and hearts into making a great show.

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  • Wayne Martino named Faculty Scholar

    March 20, 2009

    Faculty of Education Professor Wayne Martino has been recognized as one of Western's Faculty Scholars. The award was established "to honour and celebrate outstanding scholarly achievements at a critical point in the career of a faculty member at Western." Criteria for the award include: excellence in research, teaching and service.

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  • Building leadership in Aboriginal education

    March 16, 2009

    John Snake dreamed about completing graduate studies in a First Nations community, but he never thought it would happen in his lifetime.

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  • Teaching students through experiential learning

    March 9, 2009

    When Katina Pollock worked as a skating instructor to help finance an education degree, she had no way of knowing she would go from teaching in a rink to teaching at The University of Western Ontario.

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  • Raising children in a violent society

    February 18, 2009

    The Faculty of Education Research Seminar Series continues this Friday afternoon (Feb. 20) with a discussion on children growing in a violent society. Professor Peter Jaffe, Academic Director of the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women & Children, will talk about the implications for parents and educators surround the idea children being so prone to violence in their lives.

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  • Hats off to Family Studies students!

    February 5, 2009

    Not many of this year's Family Studies students thought they would be taking sewing lessons as part of their curriculum. But that's just what they did and the outcome was a much needed cold weather donation to the Ailsa Craig community.

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  • Inaugural lunch

    January 15, 2009

    Students in the Faculty of Education watch transfixed as newly inaugurated President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address to record crowds in Washington on January 20. On a normal day, the faculty cafeteria is abuzz with conversation and lesson planning. On this day, all were silenced as they watched and listened.

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  • Founding Professor Emeritus dies

    January 15, 2009

    One of the Faculty's first Professors, Douglas M. Gray, has died. Professor Gray taught history from 1965 until his retirement in 1982.

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