Category: Events

Spring 2022 Education News

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In this issue:
A note from the Dean….. 3
Change maker: Tranforming schools and society….. 4
Alumna envisions schools as environments of empowerment….. 10
Why become a teacher? To be a role model….. 16
Alumnus positively influencing change….. 20
Le Bac student helping to preserve Indigenous languages….. 22
Teaching hard truths in a positive way: Kâsinamakewin….. 24
De/colonising Educational Relationships….. 29
Study informs services and supports for South Central Saskatchewan newcomers….. 30
Equity, diversity, and inclusion research partnership agreement announced….. 32
Successful defences….. 34
Funding and awards….. 35
Published research….. 36
New book….. 38
Long service recognition….. 38
New staff|New position….. 39
Student fundraising….. 40

Whisperings of the Land – Indigenous Science

The Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series presents Wilfred Buck, a Cree astronomer and long-time educator, who will present on Ininiw Acakosuk (Cree Stars). Everyone is welcome to join us for this virtual event, 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2022.
 
Register in advance at to receive the Zoom link at https://events.eply.com/WhisperingsoftheLandSeriesWilfredBuck3366920

Whisperings of the Land series event

The Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series presents Dr. Herman Michell who will speak on “Land-Based Education: Embracing the Rhythms of the Earth” as part of the 2022 Indigenous Science: A Spiritual Path series.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
11:00 a.m. (CST)
via Zoom
Register by April 5, 2022 for this free virtual presentation at https://events.eply.com/WhisperingsoftheLandSeriesHermanMichell
Hosted by the #UREdu Education Indigenous Circle
Everyone is welcome!

Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education 2022

The Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education virtual conference is happening again! Save the Dates May 27 – 29, 2022

Click to Download the Call for Proposals

This is a FREE virtual conference for Faculty of Education undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, K-12 teachers and education practitioners.

Featuring Keynote Panelists Lance Dixon, the Race Equity Education Consultant at Calgary Catholic School District, and Beau Dixon, Award-winning actor, musician, playwright, music direct and sound designer, who has been listed among Toronto’s Top Ten theatre actors by NOW magazine and Toronto Star! Alicia Reschny, a teacher at Jack MacKenzie Elementary School, will facilitate the panel discussion.

Submit proposals to Teach.Learn2022@uregina.ca by April 8, 2022 EXTENDED TO April 18, 2022 (Click to download the Call for Proposals pdf)

Event Registration Deadline – May 6, 2022

Register at https://events.eply.com/TeachingandLearningHereandNowVirtualConference3361823

Keynote panel
Lance Dixon (Race Equity Education Consultant at Calgary Catholic School District)

Panelist: Fostering equity and inclusion in our learning communities.

The passion that guides Lance’s work is fostering equity and inclusion in our learning communities. Lance takes a constructive approach to equity education by fostering deeper empathy through racial and cultural sensitivity training. The process and practices are guided by aligning critical pedagogy, adaptive leadership, and systems thinking to the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Beau Dixon (Actor, musician, playwright, music director, sound designer)

Panelist: Carving the legacy of his ancestors through performance while actively advocating for racial inclusion

Beau is an award-winning actor, musician, playwright, music director and sound designer and has been listed among Toronto’s Top Ten theatre actors, multiple years in a row in NOW magazine and Toronto Star.

Alicia Reschny (Teacher at Jack Mackenzie Elementary School)

Facilitator

Stories for the Heart Performers
Patrick Lewis
Storyteller, teacher, researcher,  professor in early childhood Education, University of Regina
Patrick Lewis studies and researches story, narrative identity, storytelling as teaching, and play based learning. He taught as a primary teacher for 20 years before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina in 2004 where he is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Associate Dean. He has authored articles, book chapters, conference presentations, and books. His most recent work, Trauma Informed Teaching through Play Art Narrative is published by Brill/Sense and is co-authored with his spouse Karen Wallace.
Kedrick James
Poet, teacher and scholar, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia
Kedrick’s poetry utilizes procedural techniques to produce poems that create a whirlwind of images and tones. He is also an electronic musician whose current project, Collaborative Voltage, utilizes distributed “control voltage” signals to create multiplayer sonic universes of synthesized sound. At UBC, he directs the Digital Literacy Centre, a lab of innovative software development, where they have produced a mobile app called PhoneMe for place-based spoken word poetry (freely available on Google Play and the App Store) and Singling, a text data modification software. For more info about related projects, please visit dlsn.lled.educ.ubc.ca.
Kimberly Dark
Writer, professor, and raconteur
Kimberly is a writer professor and raconteur working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay poem and story at a time. She’s performed poetry and stories at hundreds of venues worldwide during the past 20 years. She divides her time between Hawaii California and various international and domestic airport departure lounges

Event: All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward with Tanya Talaga

Join us March 21, 2022 6:30 p.m. (CST) for a Zoom presentation by acclaimed Canadian storyteller, journalist, author, and CBC Massey lecturer Tanya Talaga!

Tanya Talaga, of Anishinaabe and Polish descent, is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City.

Everyone is welcome!

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tanya-talaga-all-our-relations-finding-the-path-forward-tickets-267708622697

2022 Whisperings of the Land presentation

Please join us on Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022,10:00 am-12:00 pm CST to hear from Elder and Professor Willie Ermine, First Nations University of Canada.
 
Elder Willie Ermine will speak about “tapping into the creative life-force for ultimate understanding.”
 
The 2022 Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the #UREdu Education Indigenous Circle, will focus on Indigenous Science–A Spiritual Path. Indigenous speakers will share their perspectives on Indigenous science and how all teaching and learning is spiritually imbued.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Register by February 15, 2022 for this free Zoom Presentation: events.eply.com/WhisperingsoftheLandSeries2022

Métis Identity Panel Webinar

SAVE THE DATE! March 9, 2022
You are invited to a free online webinar: Métis Identity Panel: Wena ka tapaymish ekwa kakway ka dipayhtamun? (Who Claims You and What Do You Claim?).
When: Mar 9, 2022 06:00 PM Saskatchewan
via Zoom
Panel includes:
Rita Bouvier
Russell Fayant
Dr. Brenda Macdougall
Dr. Darryl Leroux
with Dr. Melanie Griffith Brice as moderator.
A Q&A will follow.
Register in advance at:
https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/tJwqduirrD4rE9PetKXB72CWoMkRqmcpoHZS/success?user_id=1_lrv0MfSX6UkQqUgNndEQ&timezone_id=America%2FRegina

CERCD Lunch and Learn Series: Telling Research Stories

Mark your calendar for the Lunch and Learn Sessions: January 26 and February 2, 2022

The Centre for Education Research, Collaboration & Development is hosting two lunch & learn events on telling research stories, open to University of Regina researchers. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cercd-lunch-and-learn-telling-your-research-story-tickets-250369952267

Expressive Therapy and Wellness Series for undergrad education students

Undergraduate Education students: Have the stressors and safety concerns of the pandemic taken a toll? Have you experienced loss, illness, or a difficult personal circumstance? Are you interested in learning valuable coping skills and tools to help lower anxiety?

The Faculty of Education is offering a 10-part Expressive Therapy and Student Wellness Workshop Series starting in January 2022. (Free for Undergraduate Education Students!)

Led by Karen Wallace, a well-respected Art and Play Therapist and Trauma Counsellor, these interactive sessions are designed to introduce students to a host of coping skills to help lower stress and anxiety. Creating a safe space for students in education to lean into their creativity and self-awareness, students will also learn how to incorporate trauma-informed wellness exercises into their own teaching.

Check your email for more information and for links to download the workbook and for the Zoom sessions. No preregistration is required. Just visit Karen’s Zoom room at the time sessions are offered.

WestCAST 2022 PD opportunity for Education students

Education students, don’t miss this PD and networking opportunity! WestCast is an annual education conference held by education faculties in the western provinces. The 2022 virtual conference features multiple keynote speakers and workshops that focus on topics related to education and wellness. Cost: $42. **Deadline for registration is February 1, 2021.** More information here: https://conferences.usask.ca/westcast2022/index.php#WestCast2022

***FREE WESTCAST 2022 REGISTRATION FOR FIRST 30 EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO REGISTER HERE: https://uregina.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QOleyaGW8XSfXg ***

****DO YOU WANT TO BE A PRESENTER? Please contact wanneta.martin@uregina.ca to book an appointment to meet with the associate dean, Dr. Pamela Osmond Johnson.****