December 9, 2010
Two recent graduates of the Faculty of Education's Masters of Education program were awarded the 2010 Bishop Townsend Gold Medal at a lunch reception at Windermere Manor on December 3.
November 26, 2010
The Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General; the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minster of Health, and MPP Khalil Ramal gathered in the Community Room of the Faculty of Education this morning to make two important announcements about new funding for the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration.
November 8, 2010
Congratulations to Education's Acting Dean, Carol Beynon, who was one of eight alumni from Western's Faculty of Music to be inducted into the 2010 Alumni Wall of Fame on Saturday, November 6, at the Ontario Music Educators Association Annual Conference.
October 29, 2010
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Coulter, who was taken by surprise at the biennial conference of the Canadian History of Education Association when she was honoured with the Distinctive Contribution Award.
October 28, 2010
On October 16, 170 people interested in the inclusion of children in the education system met at the Faculty of Education for the conference "Belonging! Developing and maintain inclusive environments". It was an exciting day as the Centre for Inclusive Education and Coaching to Inclusion began a formal partnership to enhance the opportunities for people involved in the education of children with exceptionalities to come together and learn from others in the field.
October 25, 2010
The Faculty of Education's George Gadanidis will be at the Thames Valley District School Board Education Centre on November 2 and 4, entertaining 2,000 students from grades 3 to 6 along with their teachers.
October 25, 2010
When Education Professor Emeritus Don Gutteridge began to write his Marc Edmunds mystery series, it was for his own interest and with a view to entertaining friends from his bridge club.
October 20, 2010
When students at Oxbow Public School in Ilderton began their annual fundraiser for cancer research, Pamela Mears, a Grade 2 teacher and Associate Teacher for Western's Faculty of Education, decided to go the extra mile to encourage donations.
October 10, 2010
738 teacher candidates from Western's Faculty of Education will find themselves at the front of the classroom for the first time on Tuesday, October 12, as they begin their first school practicum experience.
October 7, 2010
Joy Lang, Community Liaison Office for the Center for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western's Faculty of Education accepted an Everyday Heroes Award at the London Hilton on Wednesday, October 6.
October 5, 2010
The Faculty of Education at Western and the London Public Library will induct two London teachers into the Teachers' Wall of Fame at a ceremony on World Teachers' Day, October 5.
October 2, 2010
As part of the weekend's Homecoming celebrations, the 36th annual Alumni Award dinner honoured 13 of Western's alumni, four of them graduates from the Faculty of Education.
September 29, 2010
Congratulations to Keith Hole and Maureen O'Neill, winners of the Additional Qualification Teaching Award for Excellence for the summer session, 2010.
September 9, 2010
Western's Faculty of Education is delighted to welcome Matt Bazely, our new Director of Practicum. Matt comes to the Faculty as an educator with a wealth of diverse experience; he has taught internationally, was principal of CultureWorks here at Western and then at Fanshawe College and most recently operated his own business as an intercultural trainer and consultant.
September 2, 2010
For 750 new Bachelor of Education students, Thursday, September 2 was the first day of the journey to become a professional teacher.
September 1, 2010
Our Faculty cafeteria, R U Hungry, has been hungry for change for some time. At last it has undergone a well deserved makeover, with a new look and new furniture.
August 13, 2010
Professor Immaculate Namukasa was interviewed by London's A-Channel news today on the subject of a local family whose eight family members were all born on the 13th day of a month!
August 11, 2010
It is with deep regret that the Faculty of Education learned that former colleague Dr. Helen Harper passed away on August 7 in Las Vegas following complications from heart surgery.
August 5, 2010
2010 Fall Additional Qualifications now open for registration. 2011 Winter registration will open in late September. Please note that there is now a new fee structure in place.
August 5, 2010
Congratulations to Additional Qualifications instructors Kathy Gillies and Jane Begy, who recently received the Additional Qualification Award of Teaching Excellence. Student nominated, this award is presented twice annually to instructors who provide an exemplary class experience in an AQ course.
July 29, 2010
One reason that we won't forget the graduating Bachelor of Education class of 2010 is the unique Legacy Gift donated to the Faculty. A school of 17 beautiful wooden fish, designed and painted by students from Lorne Avenue Public School, will shortly be swimming along the corridors of the Faculty.
July 29, 2010
James (Harvey) Hassard, a former Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, died on July 15 at the age of 93. Hassard retired from Western in 1982 after serving for 15 years at the Faculty.
July 14, 2010
Congratulations to Jennifer Ingrey, a Ph.D. candidate in the area of Gender, Equity and Social Justice, on her recent award of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarship
July 1, 2010
The Faculty of Education is delighted to welcome its new Acting Dean, Dr. Carol Beynon.
June 18, 2010
754 new graduates of Western's Faculty of Education celebrated their achievements on Friday, June 18, with their families, friends and faculty members. At one of the largest Convocations in the history of the Faculty, 6 Ph.D., 34 Masters in Education, 34 Diplomas in Education and 680 Bachelor of Education diplomas were awarded at Western's 295th Convocation ceremony.
June 17, 2010
Faculty of Education professor Peter Jaffe, who holds cross appointments in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, will be invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada Friday morning in Ottawa.
June 1, 2010
Faculty of Education Student Council has initiated a car pool plan for upcoming practicum and classes. To participate, use the sign-up sheet near the cafeteria on the environmental committee board.
June 1, 2010
Deans from Faculties of Education across Canada joined with Aboriginal Leaders on Tuesday, June 1, at a ceremony launching a historic Accord on Indigenous Education.
May 30, 2010
Education's Dr. Jacqui Specht accepted the 2010 Canadian Committee for Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship award on Sunday May 30, at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
April 20, 2010
A ground-breaking conference for parents, From Rhetoric to Reality: How Engaged Parents Close the Achievement Gap for Students, to be held at the Faculty of Education on Saturday, April 24, will shed light on tough issues facing moms, dads and educators today.
April 20, 2010
The inaugural "Research in Education Symposium" held on April 14th welcomed over 75 guests from the Faculty and community to celebrate the research being pursued by the Masters and Doctoral students. Forty-five pieces of research were shared in poster, roundtable and paper presentations.
April 16, 2010
The Faculty of Education announced today the launch of WesternCAN. French diplomats along with visiting Professor David Little, internationally renowned expert on language learning and teaching, Ministry of Education representatives, and Faculty members gathered to mark the beginning of a significant new initiative in second language (L2) education.
April 8, 2010
Members of the Faculty are included in an important Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) award.
March 29, 2010
Students, teachers, families and university and community representatives came together on the weekend for 40th London District Science & Technology Fair. The faculty welcomed 185 students displaying 134 projects. Among them were a record-setting 17 intermediate and 13 senior projects.
March 25, 2010
This year's Research Day, a collaborative presentation among the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Education, and Media and Information Studies, drew large crowds and received praise from President Chakma and the faculties' three deans.
March 22, 2010
Dr. Arno Kumagai will be a visiting scholar at The University of Western Ontario on March 25- 26, 2010. This event is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Network for Scholarship in Professions' Research in Education (INSPiRE), an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by the University of Western Ontario and representing a collaboration between the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
March 18, 2010
Math instructor David Watson has won the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty. Established in 1989, the award is "based on evidence of continuing outstanding contributions to the academic development of students."
March 16, 2010
A POW WOW is happening at the Faculty of Education on March 20 as part of a weekend of traditional teachings and a presentation by Dr. Martin Brokenleg. The weekend is presented by the First Nations Students Association in co-operation with Atˆlohsa Native Family Healing Services, Western First Nation Studies, and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and will include three days of traditional teachings, workshops, guest speakers, an art show and many more activities.
March 4, 2010
Mackenzie Sayers, on-line Masters of Education candidate, is this year's winner of the Joan Pedersen Memorial Graduate Award. Mackenzie is from Garden River First Nation and is currently teaching at a First Nations school on Manitoulin Island.
February 22, 2010
This year's teacher candidate annual musical, 13, begins Thursday, February 25th and runs until Saturday, 27th. Our company is one of the first to revive the recent Broadway hit. 13 is a coming-of-age story with an exciting array of characters and an upbeat musical score.
February 22, 2010
Deborah Ellis, children's author and social activist, will speak at the Faculty on Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30 in the auditorium. Deborah Ellis' title "The Voices of Children," speaks to the work she has done in giving voice to children throughout the world whose stories are rarely told.
February 18, 2010
Bob Lingard will return to the Faculty the week of February 22. His tenure as visiting scholar was funded by Research Western and the Faculty of Education. Professor Lingard is a Professorial Research Fellow at the School of Education, the University of Queensland, Australia.
February 17, 2010
Internationally known speaker and teacher, Professor Shirley Steinberg, spoke to a gathering in the Faculty on Wednesday, February 17. Her topic was "Media and Islamophobia: It's not OK."
February 12, 2010
Representatives from 40 workplaces, elected officials and members of the community gathered on February 12 to celebrate the overwhelming support of the community for the Neighbours, Friends and Family initiative. The event recognized organizations leading the way in addressing workplace domestic violence around the province.
January 29, 2010
"Teaching for Equity and Social Justice, Locally and Globally" was the theme for a very successful conference held at the faculty on January 29. The event, sponsored by OSSTF and UNICEF in collaboration with the Faculty of Education, was organized by Marianne Larsen and Rebecca Coulter.
January 29, 2010
The halls and gymnasium were abuzz with activity on January 15 as more than 40 recruiting organizations and the B Ed class of 2010 shared information and career aspirations.
January 28, 2010
Diana Mady Kelly, a graduate of London Teachers' College and Honorary Alumni of the Faculty of Education received the Order of Ontario on January 28 at Queen's Park. "It was incredible," said Mady Kelly. "I was so touched and honored by the whole event."
January 22, 2010
Heather Marr, B. Ed. '09, is thrilled with her first teaching position in Toad River, British Columbia. "I am the only teacher at the school," reports Heather, "But I have a fantastic principal and teaching assistant to help me out. I teach 12 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in my school, part of School District 81 (Fort Nelson)."
January 8, 2010
Dr. Marie Battiste, internationally renowned scholar, will speak at the Faculty of Education auditorium on January 20 at 4:00 pm. "Bringing Aboriginal Education into the Mainstream: Nourishing a Learning Spirit" is sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the Thames Valley District School Board.
January 7, 2010
Using examples from Canada and other countries, Julia O'Sullivan, University of Western Ontario's Dean of Education, will explore the "golden ticket" for school success for the January Classes Without Quizzes event.