Category: Grad Student Events

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.

Student gatherings

Wednesday, November 8 was a busy night for the Faculty of Education. Education Students’ Society organized a Bowling night for students, faculty, and staff. The event was well attended and pizza well enjoyed. Graduate students held a potluck and students attended from as far away as Nunavut (NTEP)!  TEP (Teacher Education Program) graduate students were here for a TEP Indigenous Knowledge Exchange.

Student Gatherings Fall 2017To view the photo album, place cursor over the photo and click on arrow.

New Issue of in education, 22(2)


ineducation-cover-22-2in education has just published its latest issue “[Power and Identity] in education” at This is a special pilot issue featuring the work of U of R Faculty of Education graduate students who engaged in an open peer review process. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Patrick Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
Shuana Niessen, Managing Editor, in education

in education
Vol 22, No 2 (2016): Autumn 2016 [Power and Identity] in education
Table of Contents


Editorial (1-2)
Andrea Sterzuk


“I’m Still Angry!” A Korean Student’s Self-Negotiation in her
Canadian Classroom (3-19)
Jennifer Burton
Becoming Unsettled Again and Again: Thinking With/in and Against
Autobiographical Writing (20-38)
Audrey Aamodt
My Junglee Story Matters: Autoethnography and Language Planning and Policy
Rubina Khanam
Empowering Students in the Trauma-Informed Classroom Through Expressive Arts
Therapy (55-71)
Miranda Field
Standpoint Theory in Professional Development: Examining Former Refugee
Education in Canada (72-86)
Vanessa Braun
Power, Identity, and the Construction of Knowledge in Education (87-97)
Lana J. Vindevoghel

Book Reviews

A Review of Settler Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada , by
Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker (98-100)
Shana Graham
A Review of Critical Mathematics Education: Theory, Praxis, and Reality
Jeremy Sundeen

The Faculty of Education invites students, faculty, administration, and staff to a

UR Welcome Back

Faculty of Education Graduate Student Social

Friday, September 9, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

2ND Floor Mezzanine, Westside of Education Building
(Closest to Exit from the EdGrad Office)

This is an informal gathering for graduate students in education, including those just beginning their program and those closer to completion. The aim is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to foster collegial relationships both with one another and with those who support them in their studies. The event is also intended to recognize and celebrate the hard work involved in pursuing and successfully completing a graduate program. Please see details below and in the attached invitation.

Food and Refreshments provided
(One complimentary alcoholic drink per person)

RSVP to by Friday, September 2, 2016

New Space for Education Graduate Students

Ed Grad Studies Staff Angela Kampert and Tania Gates display prizes.
Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education Staff, Angela Kampert and Tania Gates display prizes.

On March 15, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education celebrated the opening of a new Education Graduate Student Lounge (Ed 244). There were prizes and gifts for students in attendance. Dr. Andrea Sterzuk, Acting Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Programs in Education, says, “The lounge is for student use. Already, the new graduate student writing support groups have decided to use it for their writing support meetings.”

Grad student, Rubina Khanam, says,

“Thanks to Faculty of Education and Dr. Andrea Sterzuk for the new graduate student lounge. I am using this lounge every week for the graduate writing support group meeting .

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Grad student Rubina Khanam enjoying her new bunny hug in the new Education Graduate Student Lounge.

Also, I use it for meeting and discussion with other students, which is not possible in my graduate office. I also appreciate the technical support that we have in the lounge. Our graduate writing support group can set up Skype meetings when someone is unable to join in person. So, I will say that the graduate lounge has tremendous value to me as a student!”

Thinking about how the space would have benefited her, grad student Amy Lawson, who will be defending her thesis this April, says, “When I was balancing grad studies and teaching, especially once my research hours began, I sometimes felt disconnected from the university. Having a designated space (where support is close) is a fantastic idea and a great way to keep the university as a ‘home base.’ I’m thrilled to see it open!”

Anticipating the possibilities, grad student Rhonda Stevenson, who is just beginning her thesis work says, “I think if I had more classes to take it would be a great meeting place to plan and collaborate….maybe it is another space I could meet with my supervisor to discuss plans.”

Below are some photos of the launch courtesy of the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education.

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New Education Graduate Student Lounge (Ed 244) Photo courtesy of Education Graduate Studies Office CdrBG0LVAAIeaFq.jpg large

Community-Based Master’s Graduates Breakfast

Community-Based Master’s of Education program graduates enjoyed a breakfast together after traveling from northern Saskatchewan to convocate today.

The community-based university education program is designed to provide a unique cohort model of education to students in off-campus locations. The community-based model allows students to obtain a quality university degree in their own communities, considering local educational needs, and it allows them to participate in a cohort that provides immediate and long-term support through a professional learning community. This learning community has also proven to be a northern networking resource, as graduates take on decision making and policy forming roles and responsibilities.  The graduate program includes an action research project, which is developed around students’ interests and the needs of their communities.

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Community-Based Master’s of Education program graduates:

Jennie Andres
Christina Bellerose
Tyler Borovigs
Maurina (Sue) Carriere
Rachel Deschambeault
Maureen Elias
Micelle Favel
Sharon Feschuk
Leanne Gailey
Andrew (Scott) Haggarty
Nancy Lafleur
Erin Laliberte
Steve McKay
Kristianna Mercredi
Ashley Petit
Terresa Polehoykie
Anne Cook
John (Reid) Dingwall
Jody Holzmiller
Viviana Ruiz Arcand