Welcome and welcome back everyone to the 2019-2020 Academic Year.
Have you been wondering what is going on in the Faculty of Education?
The Faculty is currently undergoing construction for two capital projects.
Second floor construction began in November 2016. The former SIDRU offices along with some faculty offices are being transformed into a Decolonized Education Counselling Centre. See the plan below:
At the end of March, the third floor Student Program Centre along with faculty offices on the north end began their transformation into an Integrated Service Centre. This renovation will bring together the General Office, the Professional Development & Field Experiences Office, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education, and the Student Program Centre.
During the renovations the Student Program Centre (academic advising) is in Ed 228 (Teaching Preparation Centre). The Professional Development and Field Experiences Office and General Office are currently located in Ed 253.
Arts Education students enjoyed the one-man performance by Beau Dixon, “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” (Created and Performed by Beau Dixon, Lyrics and Music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman, Directed by Linda Kash).
“This forty-five minute musical chronicles the life of Maurice Ruddick, an African Canadian who survived the historic mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1958. Ruddick – an African Canadian – was awarded “Citizen of the Year” for saving the lives of his fellow workers. Created and performed by Beau Dixon, with lyrics and music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman, this one man show will recall the events of seven miners trapped one mile beneath a small mining town, the effect it had on their rural Canadian community and the racial tension that surfaced as a result. Book this original one-act play for your school, and participate in an educational story filled with tragedy, drama and comical – yet conflicting moments of hope and bravery.” (http://www.firebrandtheatre.com/)
Congratulations to Kayla Brodner, a grad student with the Faculty of Education, who competed at the Australian Cup Festival in Canberra, Australia from July 25-26 and took home the gold medal in the 75 kilogram division!