2010 News

  • M.Ed. Graduates receive Bishop Townshend Gold Medals

    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.

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  • Muslim Centre for Social Support & Integration

    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.

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  • Music to our ears

    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.

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  • Distinctive Contribution Award for Education Professor

    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.

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  • Centre for Inclusive Education Conference

    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.

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  • The Joy of X

    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.

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  • Professor Emeritus writes murder mystery series

    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.

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  • Close Shave for Associate Teacher

    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.

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  • Putting theory into practice

    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.

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  • An Everyday Hero

    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.

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  • Local Teachers inducted into Teachers' Wall of Fame

    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.

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  • Education alumni honoured at Homecoming celebration

    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.

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  • AQ Teaching Award for Excellence

    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.

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  • Welcome to Matt Bazely, Director of Practicum

    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.

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  • Welcome, Class of 2011!

    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.

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  • Hungry for Change

    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.

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  • Lucky for some!

    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!

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  • In Memory of Dr. Helen Harper

    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.

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  • AQ New Tuition Fees

    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.

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  • AQ Award of Teaching Excellence

    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.

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  • Legacy Gift from the Class of 2010

    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.

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  • In Memory of James (Harvey) Hassard

    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.

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  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Award for Doctoral Student

    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

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  • Welcome to Acting Dean Carol Beynon

    July 1, 2010

    The Faculty of Education is delighted to welcome its new Acting Dean, Dr. Carol Beynon.

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  • Faculty Celebrates 2010 Convocation

    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.

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  • Dr. Peter Jaffe receives Order of Canada

    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.

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  • The wheels on the bus ... Strike Update

    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.

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  • Canadian Deans launch Accord for Aboriginal Learning

    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.

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  • National Mentoring Award goes to Faculty Member

    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.

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  • Parent conference held at the Faculty

    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.

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  • Research in Education Symposium

    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.

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  • Faculty launches WesternCan

    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.

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  • Northern community project receives CURA

    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.

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  • "Best ever" Science Fair held at the Faculty

    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.

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  • Research Day 2010

    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.

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  • INSPIRE hosts Dr. Arno Kumagai

    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.

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  • Watson wins Armitt teaching award

    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."

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  • A POW WOW is happening at the Faculty of Education

    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.

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  • "Miigwetch" for this award

    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.

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  • It's Showtime!

    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.

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  • Deborah Ellis speaks for the children

    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.

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  • Professor Lingard Returns

    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.

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  • "It's not OK"

    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."

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  • Neighbours, Friends and Family embraced by the community

    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.

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  • Social Justice Conference

    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.

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  • Career Fair recruiters see "top prospects"

    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.

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  • Diana Mady Kelly receives the Order of Ontario

    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."

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  • 2009 Alumna teaching in Toad River B.C.

    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)."

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  • Nourishing a Learning Spirit

    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.

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  • Golden ticket for school success

    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.

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