An inaugural UR Educators Event was held on September 29, 2016 to officially welcome new Education students to the teacher profession. New students heard inspirational talks from Dean Jennifer Tupper, University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Senior Staff Administrator Rob Lehne, and Regina Public Schools Deputy Director Mike Walters. The speakers deliberated on all that one can become as a teacher, the difference one can make as a teacher, and the responsibility one has as a teacher and role model for youth. New students received a professional pin and pledge card from Dean Jennifer Tupper and Associate Dean of Student Services and Undergraduate Programs Valerie Mulholland. The students then signed the poster to signify their willingness to take on all that the teaching profession entails. The poster will be framed and exhibited near the Student Program Centre. After a group photo, the participants read aloud from their pledge cards and then enjoyed some refreshments.
The organizing committee: Dean Jennifer Tupper, Associate Dean Valerie Mulholland, Student Program Centre Manager Nicole Glas, Communications Officer/Publications Manager, Shuana Niessen and Associate Dean’s Assistant Wanneta Martin, who as a new hire came late to the organizing committee, but in the words of the Associate Dean, “hit the ground running, making significant behind-the-scenes contributions to the event.”
(Below is a photo gallery of the event. Slide your cursor over the photo and click on the arrow to see the next photo.)
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