Author: Editor Ed News

Retirement celebration

On February 5, 2020 faculty and staff gathered to show their appreciation of Louise Laverdiere, who retired February 14, after 30 years of service to the University of Regina.

Louise has had varied responsibilities during her time at the U of R. She started out her career at the U of R in 1989, where she worked in Purchasing and Accounts Payable until 1997. From there she worked in Payroll for a month, and then moved to a permanent position in Supply Management where she worked doing purchasing, ordering and requisitions until July 2001. For the next nine years she worked in the Faculty of Engineering, where her portfolio included a broad assortment of responsibilities. In 2010, Louise joined the Faculty of Education where she has worked as an administrative assistant, first in the Education Graduate Studies office and then for the last nine years in the PD and Field Placement Office. For her retirement, Louise will be enjoying more time with her five grandchildren, her husband Jeff, and time at their place at Katepwa Lake.

SUNTEP Regina students engaged in project replicating Road Allowance home

Follow along the Twitter journey posted by SUNTEP Regina professor Brenna Pacholko, outlining the student project that resulted in an accurate portrayal of the interior of a Road Allowance House. The display can be viewed at the GDI Library, 2nd floor of the College West Building. They will be presenting about the project on February 27 at 7:00 pm @ the Artesian on 13th as part of  the Heritage Regina Lecture series, “gee meeyo pimawtshinawn It was a Good Life. Stories from the Road Allowance People.”

Admission on the Spot in Regina

Skip the waiting! Fast forward the admission process by attending an Admission on the Spot event!

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina will be assessing applications and admitting students on the spot!

February 12, 2020

4:00 to 7:00 PM

Campion College

Why come to our February Admission on the Spot?

  • Discounted application fee ($70 instead of $100)
  • Receive a free pair of limited edition U of R mittens
  • Leave the event being admitted to your faculty of choice*
  • Free housing applications, additional scholarships, & other incentives

Who can attend Admission on the Spot?

  • Current grade 12 students
  • High school graduates & mature students
  • Students who have taken other post-secondary education**
  • Students with international documents**

**Students with international or post-secondary documents can receive the discounted application fee; however, will NOT be admitted that same day. International students, or students on a study visa, are not eligable for Admission on the Spot or the reduced application fee.

What should you bring to Admission on the Spot?

  • Application Fee: $70.00 for your application fee (cash, cheque, or credit card)
  • Current High School Students: A school certified/unofficial transcript (ask your guidance counsellor or principal in advance)
  • High School Graduates: Please bring your official final high school transcript.

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at
1-800-644-4756 or at

Save the date for Education Expo 2020

The annual Education Expo is happening January 27, 202 from 10 – 2 in Gym 3. Bring your resume and connect with future employers!

Brought to you by the UR Career Education Centre and the Faculty of Education.

More information at


Alumna Monique Salud (’19)

Alumna Monique Salud (’19), who now teaches French Immersion at École Traditions Elementary School, highly recommends attending this event and keeping an open mind to the possibilities:

Salud says, “I was very set on just visiting one booth in particular. But my friends told me to be open minded and visit other booths. If I didn’t listen to them I wouldn’t have gotten a contract before convocation!”


New Lecturer for le Bac

The Faculty of Education welcomes Mr. Stephen Davis who joins us as a lecturer in the Baccalauréat en éducation (le Bac) program area for a one-year term (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020).

Mr. Davis holds a B.A. in French (University of Saskatchewan), has a B.Ed./After Degree from le Bac (University of Regina), and holds an M.A. in Second Language Education (McGill University). Mr. Davis is currently a classroom teacher in a French Immersion context with Saskatoon Public School, and has held a number of teaching positions in other French-language contexts. Besides being a classroom teacher, Mr. Davis has extensive experience as a research assistant. Welcome! Bienvenue! Tawâw!


New Issue Published | Autumn 2019 Education News

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A new issue of Education News is now published

Highlights from the Autumn 2019 issue of Education News:

Page 4: Education sector engaged in discussions on future priorities in education:
Page 6: Inaugural Alumni Gathering 2019
Page 8: Q & A with recipient of Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal: Dr. Joanne Weber
Page 10: Alumna recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM: Heather Faris
Page 14: New Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program formed to help meet northern teacher shortage
Page 20: Looking back: Looking forward: Retirement story: Dr. Cyril Kesten

Association of Canadian Deans of Education release Statement of Commitment

Quebec City ACDE Statement of Commitment

October 23, 2019

Recognizing that every Faculty, College, School and Department of Education and the Universities exist within the lands of Indigenous peoples:

We, the Deans of Education from all regions of Canada, are deeply concerned about the climate emergency and environmental crisis. Local, regional, and global air and water pollution; extractive technologies; accumulation and distribution of toxic wastes; destruction and depletion of forests, soil, and water threaten the survival of the planet, the integrity of the earth and its biodiversity, the security of nations, Indigenous peoples, and future generations. These environmental changes are caused by inequitable and unsustainable production and consumption patterns that aggravate poverty in many regions of the world.

We believe that urgent actions are needed to address these fundamental problems and reverse the trends. We acknowledge the work undertaken by the world in creating the UNSDGs, with associated goals and indicators. Stabilization of human population, adoption of environmentally sound industrial and agricultural technologies, reforestation, and ecological restoration are crucial elements in creating an equitable and sustainable future in harmony with nature.

We recognize that our actions as Faculties, Colleges, Schools, and Departments of Education are complicit in this critical trajectory. We have a responsibility and opportunity to make a difference.

We recognize the power of education to transform practice. Faculties, Colleges, Schools, and Departments of Education have a major role in the education, research, policy formation, and information exchange necessary to make these goals possible. This is a social and an ethical responsibility. We must act.

We, therefore, make the following commitments:

  • We commit to processes of relationship building and engagement with the local communities to which we belong, beginning with Indigenous peoples.
  • We commit to act in ways that add to the equitable and sustainable future of the planet.
    Within our own Faculties/Schools/Colleges/Departments and wider universities, we commit to reduce our environmental impact.
  • We commit to support each other within ACDE to transform our practices in ways that add to the equitable and sustainable future of the planet; through reporting and sharing challenges and good practices.

By engaging in these actions, we recognize we are making a difference now and in the future. As we make these commitments, we are moving towards the creation of the ACDE Accord for Education for a Sustainable Future, which will be a living accord among Canada’s Deans of Education.

This Commitment has been influenced by The Talloires Declaration – La declaration Talloires (see

Ebauche : Déclaration d’engagement d’ACDE à Québec

Reconnaissant que chaque faculté / école / collège / département d’éducation et université existe sur le territoire des peuples autochtones:

Reconnaissant qu’il existe chaque faculté / école / collège / département de l’éducation et université sur les terres des peuples autochtones: Nous, doyens de l’éducation de toutes les régions du Canada, sommes profondément préoccupés par l’urgence climatique et la crise environnementale. La pollution de l’air et de l’eau aux niveaux local, régional et mondial; technologies extractives; accumulation et distribution de déchets toxiques; la destruction et l’épuisement des forêts, des sols et de l’eau menacent la survie de la planète, l’intégrité de la terre et sa biodiversité, la sécurité des nations, des peuples autochtones et des générations futures.

Ces changements environnementaux sont causés par des modes de production et de consommation inéquitables et non durables qui aggravent la pauvreté dans de nombreuses régions du monde.

Nous pensons que des mesures urgentes sont nécessaires pour résoudre ces problèmes fondamentaux et inverser les tendances.

Nous reconnaissons le travail entrepris par le monde pour créer les UNSDG, avec les objectifs et les indicateurs associés. La stabilisation de la population humaine, l’adoption de technologies industrielles et agricoles respectueuses de l’environnement, le reboisement et la restauration écologique sont des éléments cruciaux pour la création d’un avenir équitable et durable, en harmonie avec la nature. Nous reconnaissons que nos actions en tant que facultés / écoles d’éducation sont complices de cette trajectoire critique. Nous avons la responsabilité et la possibilité de faire la différence.

Nous reconnaissons le pouvoir de l’éducation de transformer la pratique. Les facultés et les écoles d’éducation jouent un rôle majeur dans l’éducation, la recherche, l’élaboration de politiques et l’échange d’informations nécessaires à la réalisation de ces objectifs. C’est une responsabilité sociale et éthique. Nous devons agir.

Nous prenons donc les engagements suivants:

  • Nous nous engageons dans des processus d’établissement de relations et d’engagement avec les communautés locales auxquelles nous appartenons, à commencer par les peuples autochtones.
  • Nous nous engageons à agir de manière à ajouter un avenir équitable et durable à la planète.
    Au sein de nos facultés / écoles et universités plus larges, nous nous engageons à réduire notre impact environnemental.
  • Nous nous engageons à nous soutenir mutuellement au sein d’ACDE pour transformer nos pratiques de manière à contribuer à l’avenir équitable et durable de la planète; en rendant compte et en partageant les défis et les bonnes pratiques.

En prenant part à ces actions, nous reconnaissons que nous faisons une différence, maintenant et à l’avenir. En prenant ces engagements, nous nous dirigeons vers la création de l’Accord ACDE pour l’éducation pour un avenir durable, qui sera un accord vivant entre les doyens de l’éducation du Canada.