Transforming Education. Transforming Lives.

We want to hear your story


At the Faculty of Education, we strive to transform education and transform lives each day – through teaching, research, and working with our community partners. As part of the Western Education family, more than 41,000 alumni have been making transformative contributions to education for several decades. Our alumni are teachers and leaders across many different sectors. What has been your experience? What have you noticed that may change the future of education in Canada and beyond? Where did your journey take you?

I am pleased to introduce you to this collection of stories called Transforming Education. Transforming Lives. It is my hope that you are willing to be included in this collection by sharing your story. The process is quite easy – simply fill out the form at the bottom of this message and we will contact you. We will then share your story as part of this feature.

Now even more than before, it is time for Education to shine. We want to share how you and your colleagues are transforming education and transforming lives. I also invite you to read the stories below and see how your colleagues are making a difference in our communities.

Donna Kotsopoulos, PhD
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Education

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Alumni People

Giving back to education

September 22, 2021
Gregg Bereznick has done it all in education. He’s been an administrator, principal, teacher and Faculty of Education instructor and mentor.


Lifelong learning

July 28, 2021
Loving lifelong learning has been the key to Bertha-Rose Park’s success inside and outside the classroom


Learning through the senses

July 27, 2021
Jennifer Orr, BEd ’95, established Eyewords, a company that engages students’ senses to facilitate learning.


Resiliency key to career success

July 27, 2021
For alumnus Frank Loreto, BEd ’79, his life has followed a verse from Bruce Cockburn’s song from the Festival of Friends, ‘Open ...

People Community

Learn. Earn. Return.

June 08, 2021
For retired educator, Sylvia McPhee, these three words are her life’s philosophy; and education is her passion. 

People Community Alumni

Young Maestro Wes goes to school

May 10, 2021
Alumna Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool, Canadian Hip Hop legend Wes ‘Maestro’ Williams and illustrator Leon ‘Eklipz’ Robinson, ...

People Community

Understanding learning styles

April 30, 2021
A school visit from two psychologists sent Alberta O’Neil on an education odyssey spanning the globe.

People Alumni Community

Heart of the classroom

April 29, 2021
Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool always knew she wanted to be a teacher. However, she had to go through a journey to figure it out.

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