Category: YNTEP

Teacher Education Programs gather for Indigenous Knowledge Exchange

TEP gathering to discuss Indigenous Knowledge

On November 8 and 9, 2017, Teacher Education Programs’  faculty, directors, and program heads (SUNTEP, ITEP, NTEP, and YNTEP) gathered together for an Indigenous Knowledge Exchange. This was the first time the TEPs came together since 2008, when several TEPs gathered to discuss Indigenous ways of knowing.

Keith Adolph (TPC coordinator) and Dr. Val Mulholland (Associate Dean)
Wanneta Martin (Assistant to the Associate Dean) registering TEP guests.

Hosted by the University of Regina, Faculty of Education, the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange gathering “provided an opportunity for participants to advance and strengthen relationships between one another, engage in transformative Indigenous education, and collaborate and plan for the future,” says SUNTEP Regina coordinator, Janice R. Thompson. Thompson was involved in the organization and planning along with Associate Dean, Dr. Val Mulholland, Associate Dean’s Assistant, Wanneta Martin, and Acting Dean of Education, Dr. Andrea Sterzuk, along with others who assisted with this event.

The day was hosted by Janice R. Thompson and began with opening prayers by SUNTEP Regina’s, Erma Taylor and opening remarks by Acting Dean, Dr. Andrea Sterzuk.  Chairman of the GDI Board of Governors, Dr. Earl Cook, brought opening greetings on behalf of Gabriel Dumont Institute. Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette, professor in the Department of Visual Arts, MAP, brought a keynote.

Over the course of two days, the group explored themes that emerged such as “similarities and differences between the TEP programs and establishing a safe space for us to examine our work,” says Thompson. Scheduled theme discussions included TEP’s philosophy and TRC Calls to Action, Indigenous pedagogy and research (land-based pedagogy), language development and preservation, and successes and challenges.

Thompson says, “This invaluable two-day experience continued to demonstrate our commitment to Indigenous teacher training in the academy, and we are humbled by this. We look forward to gathering in the near future, and not another ten year wait!”

Janice R. Thompson welcoming TEP members to Indigenous Knowledge Exchange
Dr. Earl Cook brings greetings as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Gabriel Dumont Institute
Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette giving keynote address.

Photo credits: Shuana Niessen

Student Success Celebrated

2017 Student Success Celebration

Student Success Celebration Photos (to view slide cursor over the photo and click on the arrow)

The Faculty of Education, along with partners SUNTEP Regina and YNTEP (via Skype), gathered to celebrate student success on March 7, 2017. The organizing committee from the Student Program Centre, Dr. Val Mulholland and Wanneta Martin, invited faculty from SUNTEP, YNTEP, and the Faculty of Education program chairs and student societies to forward names of students who have made contributions to learning and to leadership in the Faculty of Education through scholarship, activism, and engagement in coursework.

Dean Jennifer Tupper brought greetings, reminding students that their successes reflect the motto of our faculty: Inspiring and Transforming Education.

SUNTEP Regina’s new Michif 100 course was celebrated at the event. Coordinator Janice Thompson spoke to the uniqueness of the SUNTEP Regina program, being the first post-secondary institution to offer such a course.

The new Arts Education program exhibited a commemorative piece by artist and second-year student Molly Johnson.

Students listed below were recognized by faculty members or student societies for having made a significant contribution to teaching, learning and/or leadership in their classes, field placements, or in the community.:

Michela Adlem
Karie Aikman
Regina Akok
Leanne Allen-Bader
Bailey Antonishyn
Amy Arnal
Nicole Aulie
Molly Basnicki
Kimberley Bateman
Jessica Bec
Haylie Bedore
Raquel Bellefleur
Mari-Anne Berriault
Brandon Bezanson
Robert Blenkin
Melayne Borys
Mélissa Bouffard
Curtis Bourassa
Orisha Boychuk
Karlee Brennan
Dori-Lyn Brezinski
Abby Bristow
Taryn Buhler
Sarah Burns
Amy Campbell
Melaynie Campbell
Jolene Campbell
Stefanie Cook
Petina Cook
Kaitlin Corbin
Rose Couture
Shannon Cranch
Annamarie Cressman
Chelsea Croft
Rachel Davis
Samantha Dech
Arnaud Demaria
Diana Demaria
Jillian Dempsey
Austin Denham
Allison Doetzel
Jaicee Draper
Catherine Duffy
Josée Dumont
Robyn Dyck
Jacquelyn Easton
Courtney Einsiedler
Allison Entem
Emily Eskowich
Jordan Ethier
Jaiden Evans
Martin Farrow
Alexandra Fenson
Elise Fettes
Kara Fidelack
Kyla Fidelack
Payden Fraser
Taylor Frei
Dawn Ganshirt
Alicia Garlock
Sally Generoux
Lolery George
Nicole Gerbert
Spencer Giffin
Hillary Gladish
Chloe Golden
Erin Goodpipe
Ashley Grandfield
Todd Greenwood
Brittany Haidt
Jenna Hansen
Tara Hanson
Taylor Harder
Kylie Harder
Allyson Haukeness
Madison Hawkes
Laura Heinmiller
Kayla Henderson
Colin Hickman
Robyn Hilderbrand
Sarah Hoag
April Hoffman
Andrea Hoffman
Courtney Horsman
Victoria Howe
Kaila Huber
Rachel Hussey
Melanie Ilnisky
Benjamin Ironstand
Rachelle Ismond
Celeste Jensen
Venus Kay
Amy Kapeller
Shayla Kapila
Chelsea Driedger
Kalen Kehrig
Beth Kelln
Kourtney Kerelation
Hojeong Kim
Sarah Kirschman
Samantha Kitzul
Amy Klassen
Kristen Klatt
Landen Kleisinger
Shaelyn Knudson
Shaunee Kobialko
David Korchinski
Jasmine Korpan
Brennan Kowalski
Vanessa Kushniruk
Payton Kuster
Rachelle Lamontagne
Brittany Larson
Kendra Leier
Janelle Letkemann
Sharon Lewis
Aleesha Lichtman
Amanda Livingstone
Latasha Luchsinger
Hanna Macaulaly
Tianna Macdonald
Stephanie Maier
Marie Louise Malick
Daylia Martin
Amy Martin
Melissa McCormick
Matthew McKee
Laine McLaren
Liard McMillan
Brigid McNutt
Miranda McPhee
Christopher Merk
Jaylee Michel
Matthew Mickleborough
Renee Molesky
Amanda Moosemay
Harper Morland
Brenna Morris
Renee Muir
Craig Munroe
Kayley Murdoch
Noelle Nestman
Jenna Neufeld
Cole Nicolson
Crystal Norris
Christina Oberlin
Daniel Odendaal
Lexy Osborne
Brandi Ottenbreit
Barbara Owens
Julia Papic
Deanna Patterson
Danielle Pelletier
Leta Perepeluk
Josie Phillips
Jasmine Phillips
Katelyn Pippus
Sarah Pitman
Cassandra Poirier
Sébastien Potvin
Jessica Pouliot
Mackenzie Raedeke
Elio Ramirez
Sarah Redmond
Eve Reed
Jessica Reid
Sara Reimer
Julie Rempel
Zachary Renwick
Ellen Revet
Holly Robinson
Brooke Robson
Kaitlyn Rohrke
Sarah Ross
Jolene Ross
Jenna Rudolph
Sara Salazar
Avery Saunders
Teagan Schiltz
Rina Schmidt
Karley Schwab
Carmelle Seiferling
Kirsten Selinger
Zachary Sellers
Madisson Shearer
Nissa Shiell
Bailie Shindle
Paddra Shing
Laura Simpson
Gillian Smith
Valerie Snider
Karae Sotropa
Alexandra Specht
Jacob Stebner
Peter Steele
Melissa Stephens
Daniel St-Jacques
Paula Stoker
Shelby Stratechuk
Kelsie Sutherland
Michelle Sweeting
Christina Thiel
Debra Townend-Callaghan
Leigh Tremblay
Rhandi Turton
Jessamy Unger
Jayda Van Betuw
David Vanderberg
Leanne Varley
Bryce Voogd
Tiana Waldbauer
Trisha Wallington
Kristen Wallington
Kayla Ward
Timothy Wasyliw
Jessica Weber
Katlyn Weisberg
Raelyn Weisgerber
Corina Wesdyk
Kaitlin Wesnoski
William Whitten
Lacey Wicks
Cameron Wiest
Dana Wilbraham
Tanya Wilkins
Jillana Willford
Benjamin Woolhead

Student Success Celebrated

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Dean Jennifer Tupper greeting students and recognizing their success. Photo credits: Shuana Niessen

On April 6, the Faculty of Education, SUNTEP and YNTEP gathered to celebrate student success. This year was different than previous years: The coordinators from the Student Program Centre, Dr. Val Mulholland, Nicole Glas, and Wendy Campbell, invited faculty from SUNTEP, YNTEP, and the various Faculty of Education programs and student societies to forward a list of students who have made contributions to learning and to leadership in the Faculty of Education through scholarship, activism, and engagement in coursework. In previous years, academic excellence was the only success that was celebrated. There were 166 students honoured at the celebration and their names were scrolled individually across the screen throughout the event.

Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dr. Val Mulholland, and Dr. Michael Cappello  highlighted and honoured not only the students’ achievements in their classes, but also in their field placements, and in the community.

After welcoming the students and their families, Dr. Val Mulholland said, “You have been recognized by faculty members or program for having made a significant contribution to teaching, learning and/or leadership in the classes, in field placements or beyond classroom walls.”

Dean Jennifer Tupper said, “This celebration is more than recognizing academic excellence, which we value. It is recognition of our students taking seriously their call to teach for a better world, to inspire and transform education – which many of you may know is the motto of this faculty.”

And after listing some of the amazing initiatives with which students have been involved, such as the STARS Regina’s #TreatyEdCamp, and other sessions working towards social justice;  the Science Education students’ work with Treaty 4 schools; and the ESS’s PD opportunities, Dean Tupper said, “What I am struck by in my conversations with our teacher candidates is their passion for teaching and learning in the midst of the many challenges schools and teachers are facing.  I am struck by their commitment to social justice, and their desire to create meaningful and transformative learning experiences for young people in schools.  They are thoughtful, compassionate and courageous.”

Dr. Michael Cappello spoke about the students’ exceptional contributions which are helping to shape the field of education even before entering it as teachers.

Also unique to this celebration was the Skype connection with YNTEP students and faculty who are located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Through this connection, Faculty of Education and SUNTEP members were able to participate in the YNTEP celebration, and YNTEP students participated in the Regina celebration. Dr. Andrew Richardson, Dean of Applied Arts for Yukon College, spoke on behalf of YNTEP, recognizing the following YNTEP students:

Candice Cockney
Judy Leamon
Meghann Meadowcroft
Dwight Snowshoe

Photo Album:
2016 Student Success Celebration

The following is the list of Faculty of Education and SUNTEP students celebrated:

Amelia Andrews
Riley Arseneau
Nicki Bannerman
Gareth Bawden
Laura Beatch
Raquel Bellefleur
Mackenzie Bellegarde
Madison Biem
Curtis Bourassa
Orisha Boychuk
Bailey Braden
Jenny Brouwers
Miranda Brown
Miranda Button
Amy Campbell
Aimee Castillo
Matthew Chamberlain
Jennifer Chyz (Hackl)
Joseph Clark
Sarah Clarke
Candice Cockney
Petina Cook
Amanda Corbett
Celine Couture
Rachel Cronan
Kari Davis
Brandon Debert
Jenna DeBoth
Samantha Dech
Arnaud Demaria
Megan Dobson
Allison Doetzel
Jacquelyn Easton
Courtney Einsiedler
Jordan Ethier
Amanda Filipchuk
Chad Fisher
Steven Fraser
Taylor Frei
Lila Gaertner
Sally Generoux
Sheena Gigian
Graham Gilmore
Caitlin Grant
Isabelle Grégoire
Jessie Guraliuck
Christine Hall
Cassandra Hanley
Tara Hanson
Taylor Harder
Kylie Harder
Amanda Harle
Emma Harold
Allyson Haukeness
Madison Hawkes
Chandra Hawley
Laura Heinmiller
Kayla Henderson
Cassandra Hepworth
Jessica Hickie
April Hoffman
Victoria Howe
Hanna Hudson-Plante
Benjamin Ironstand
Rebecca Jalbert
Douglas Jarvis
Jarrod Jobb
Tammy Kadler
Nicole Keller
Christina Kelly
Amy Klassen (Thiessen)
Kristen Klatt
Landen Kleisinger
Amanda Koback
Brooke Korchinski
Shae-Lynn Kowaniuk
Jasmine Kuntz
Riley Lajeunesse
Brittany Larson
Judy-Ann Leamon
Amber Learned Garritty
Keith Lee
Kendra Leier
Janelle Letkemann
Matthew Leupold
Gillian Maher
Amy Martin
Daisy Martinez
Roxan McAtee
Aidan McKeague
Linda McNabb
Brigid McNutt
Meghann Meadowcroft
Christopher Merk
Matthew Mickleborough
Jesse Miller
Lexi Milligan
Amy Missal
Cameron Mohan
Renee Molesky
Alexandra Mortensen
Sarah Munro
Monica Nawakayas
Robert Neufeld
Cole Nicolson
Crystal Norris
Haleigh Oberkirsch
Emma Olson
Brooklyn Orban
Lexy Osborne
Fred O’Soup
Eriko Parker
Megan Pearce
Emily Perreault
Josie Phillips
Jaylyn Pierce
Alexis Poh
Marissa Poitras
Kendell Porter
Jessica Pouliot
Breanne Prazma
Mackenzie Raedeke
Amie Reid
Holly Robinson
Brooke Robson
Sarah Rohde
Kaitlyn Rohrke
Jolene Ross
Aidan Roy
Avery Saunders
Michael Schienbein
Garrick Schmidt
Rina Schmidt
Jason Shamel
Nissa Shiell
Bradley Slepicka
Charis Slusar
Tracy Smotra
Dwight Snowshoe
Shania Sonen
Connie Starblanket
Jacob Stebner
Kelsie Sutherland
Jessica Swartz
Zakk Taylor
Christina Thiel
Bryn Todd
Catlyn Todorovich
Caitlin Toews
Jayda Van Betuw
Dacy Vance
Willow Wallace-Lewis
Trisha Wallington
Robert Webb
Katlyn Weisberg
Raelyn Weisgerber
Crystal Whitehawk
William Whitten
Cameron Wiest
Dana Wilbraham
Benjamin Woolhead
Conor Woolley
Aysha Yaqoob
Cassidy Zacharias
Ziyao Zhu
Michael Zylak

YNTEP Visits the Faculty of Education and SUNTEP

YNTEP, SUNTEP, and the University of Regina, Faculty of Education come together to collaborate on programming. Photo credit: Shuana Niessen
YNTEP, SUNTEP, and the University of Regina, Faculty of Education come together to collaborate on programming. Photo credit: Shuana Niessen

From November 24 to 26, Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) representatives visited the University of Regina campus to discuss plans for renewed education programming and a new community-based Elementary Education After Degree Program offered in partnership with the University of Regina.

Tina Jules (Coordinator/Faculty Advisor) and Mark Connell (YNTEP Faculty Advisor) met with Dr. Val Mulholland (Associate Dean, Student Services and Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education) and Student Program Centre (SPC) staff, Nicole Glas (SPC Manager), Carol Shi (Assistant to the Associate Dean) and Wendy Campbell (Program Assistant – TEP Programs / Timetable); Dean Jennifer Tupper; Dr. Shauneen Pete (Executive Lead, Indigenization); and Dr. Xia Ji (Director of Field Experiences and Professional Development) as well as Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) Janice Thompson (Coordinator), to iron out details for the new and renewed programs.

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(L-R) Tina Jules and Mark Connell (YNTEP)

With a full schedule, Tina and Mark also met with Dr. Angelina Weenie (First Nations University), Dr. Michael Cappello (ECS Courses), and attended JFEC. (Joint Field Experience Committee – comprised of the stakeholders, including southern SK school divisions, Ministry, SUNTEP, STF, Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board, Faculty of Education. JFEC meets semi-annually to review and to consult on policy governing field experiences in teacher education.)

They took in the sites at Lebret, SK with SUNTEP Faculty, and enjoyed the screening of the film, The Pass System, at the University of Regina, which YNTEP hopes to bring to the Yukon in February.

Though much was accomplished in terms of programming through the visit, in her farewell speech, Tina Jules spoke of the value of the relationships that have been formed as a result of the collaboration.

Photo Above (L-R): Back row: Xia Ji (Fac of Ed), Shauneen Pete (Fac of Ed/Indigenization), Tina Jules (YNTEP), Janice Thompson (SUNTEP), Kristina Lee (Fac of Ed), Wendy Campbell (Fac of Ed), Russell Fayant (SUNTEP), Mark Connell (YNTEP); Front row: Carol Shi (Fac of Ed), Nicole Glas (Fac of Ed), January Hutchison (Fac of Ed), Rechel Leonard (Fac of Ed), Dean Jennifer Tupper (Fac of Ed), Tamela Friesen (Fac of Ed), and Val Mulholland (Fac of Ed).