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Welcome back Education graduate students

On Thursday, September 13, Education graduate students attended a Welcome Back event, organized and hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education. Associate Dean, Dr. Twyla Salm and Program Advisor Linda Jiang greeted students, and several faculty members attended as well. Attendee names were entered and drawn for door prizes, which were given out throughout the evening. A lovely display of food and drinks were served.

New Appointment to Centre for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Kathryn Ricketts, new coordinator of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Photo credit: Shuana Niessen

The Faculty of Education’s Dr Kathryn Ricketts has been appointed as Coordinator of the Centre for Teaching and Learning for a one-year term effective 1 September 2018.

Dr Ricketts is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. She holds a PhD in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University. Her teaching and research have been in the areas of literacy, embodiment and cultural studies, movement, and visual arts.

Over the past ten years, her academic and professional work has involved curriculum design, delivery, and assessment in a variety of ways from educational consultant to workshop and seminar leader to course instructor, and conference designer and coordinator. In 2017 Kathryn completed the full year UR Leading course which nurtured many leadership skills that will now be put into play.

Dr Ricketts served as a member of the CTL’s Teaching and Learning Advisory Group during 2014-18. She designed and co-taught the Centre’s Graduate Student Teaching Development Certificate Program and the University Teaching Certificate Program in 2016-18. She is also scheduled to teach the two programs this Fall and Winter semester. Her other major contributions to teaching and learning at the University include designing and teaching “The Art and Science of Marking – TA Training” (2016); “The Anatomy of Best Teaching Practices”; New Faculty Orientation (2016 and 2017); and organizing and facilitating “Drawing to Learn Symposium” (2017). Dr Ricketts is excited to be taking on the responsibility of developing, facilitating and delivering vibrant services for the University community in the area of teaching and learning and looks forward to rich and productive collaborations and partnerships.

More information and updates are available on the Centre for Teaching Learning’s webpage

Dr Nilgün Önder
Associate Vice-President (Academic)

International Literacy Day discussion

It’s International Literacy Day on September 8!

Join Dr. Jerome Cranston, our new Dean, as he discusses literacy and skills development with Regina Public Library Director, Jeff Barber. Hosted by Edward Willett with a musical performance by Ava Wild. It’s free!

Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. Regina Public Library, Central Branch

Fall Seminar

Today is our Fall Faculty and Staff Seminar. Faculty and staff meet annually, spending the day in discussions about how to best serve our students and communities.
Today’s discussions are being facilitated by Laura Soparlo Consulting.

Internship seminars for fall 2018 begin with new manager

Blair Gullickson, who joined the Faculty of Education on August 13 as Manager of Student Placements and Field Experiences after 19 years as a school-based administrator, has a quick initiation into this part of his role, with the annual internship seminars beginning on August 22.

Internship seminars began yesterday, bringing student interns together with their co-op teachers to meet and develop their plans for working together this fall. Interns spend a 4-month term in schools as part of their undergraduate programs. This year, newly appointed Manager of Student Placements and Field Experiences, Blair Gullickson, took to the stage for the introductory session just over a week after he began his new role.

New Appointment

The Faculty extends a warm welcome to Dr. Melanie Brice who joined the Faculty of Education, University of Regina on August 1, 2018.

Dr. Brice holds a Ph.D. (Elementary Education from the University of Alberta), and her dissertation was titled “’Don’t step on each other’s words’: Aboriginal children in legitimate peripheral participation with multiliteracies.” Dr. Brice  has the following degrees: M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies), B.A. (Linguistics), & B. Ed. With Distinction from the SUNTEP program at the University of Saskatchewan. Most recently she held a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Brice is Métis and has, by her own account, “lived experience in an Indigenous context and strong understanding of Indigenous histories, cultures, languages and literacies, perspectives, educational experiences, and cross-cultural education issues.”

Farewell to Dr. Shauneen Pete

Dr. Shauneen Pete, Photo courtesy of Michael Dubois, Dub Photography

For the past academic year, Dr. Shauneen Pete has been on a leave of absence. Dr. Pete has now resigned her position with the Faculty of Education.

Dr. Andrea Sterzuk says, “Over the years, so many of us have had the very good fortune to work with and learn from Shauneen. Her influence will continue to be felt in the University for many years to come.” The Faculty considers Dr. Pete’s departure a great loss, but we wish her the best in all her current and future endeavors.

Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the following extraordinary Faculty of Education Alumni:

Dr. Allan Bonner BEAD ’78 (Business and Language Arts)
Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

As a journalist, educator, political advisor, mentor, author, and lifelong learner, Allan Bonner has tackled some of the most controversial and public issues of our time. Allan began as a journalist locally and then nationally in Canada and the US, and now holds graduate degrees in political science, education, business administration, law and urban planning.

Allan has worked with peacekeepers, international diplomats, oil, gas and chemical companies, and other blue chip clients on five continents. He is the author of eight books on communication, leadership, urban
planning, and crisis management.

Amy (Mickleborough) Moroz BEd’98 and Andrea (Gottselig) Ward BEd’00, MEd’10
Dr. Robert and Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service

Amy (Mickleborough) Moroz and Andrea (Gottselig) Ward are best known as award-winning athletes in the U of R Cougar Womens’ Basketball program. Both graduated with education degrees and now work in Regina schools as teachers and coaches – lending their skills to the next generation of young basketball players.

In March 2018, they applied their collective energy and leadership skills to host of the U Sports Women’s Basketball Championship at the University of Regina. Together with an ensemble of Cougar and University
of Regina alumni, they delivered events and hospitality to eight teams from across Canada. The 2018 Cougar Women’s Basketball team captured the bronze and the championship weekend was among the most successful U Sports tournaments in the University of Regina’s history.