A crowd gathered for the second annual Indigenous Research event, hosted by the Faculty of Education’s Research & Graduate Programs office and First Nations University, Thursday, September 26, as part of the University of Regina’s Indigenous Research Showcase Week. Elder and Master’s student Alma Poitrois shared about her research, taking the audience through several layers of circles, offering a deeper understanding of her Indigenous worldview and a natural curriculum.
Following a break of bannock and tea, a panel moderated by Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly discussed “What is an indigenous research methodology? and Why is it important?” To begin the panel discussion, Dr. Angelina Weenie offered naskwahamākēwin, accompanying the women with song, to honour their courage and process. Dr. Angelina Weenie, Dr. Anna-Leah King, Mary Sasakamoose, and Ida Swan shared their thoughts about indigenous research methodology and its importance from their own experiences and research. The panel discussion highlighted the importance of ceremony as part of the research, of language, of engaging with the heart, of mother, of story, and of song and drum.
Indigenous Research in Education Hosted by the Faculty of Education and First Nations University of Canada Sept 26, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM ED 228 TPC
naskwahamākēwin: meaning to accompany by song
6:00 – Opening: Elder’s Prayer
6:15 – Master student presentation: Alma Poitras
6:30 – Book Display – Bannock and Tea
6:45 – Panel Discussion: “What is an Indigenous Research Methodology? Why is it Important?”
Featuring: Dr. Angelina Weenie, Dr. Anna-Leah King, Mary Sasakamoose, and Ida Swan
On Thursday, September 13, Education graduate students attended a Welcome Back event, organized and hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education. Associate Dean, Dr. Twyla Salm and Program Advisor Linda Jiang greeted students, and several faculty members attended as well. Attendee names were entered and drawn for door prizes, which were given out throughout the evening. A lovely display of food and drinks were served.
Wednesday, November 8 was a busy night for the Faculty of Education. Education Students’ Society organized a Bowling night for students, faculty, and staff. The event was well attended and pizza well enjoyed. Graduate students held a potluck and students attended from as far away as Nunavut (NTEP)! TEP (Teacher Education Program) graduate students were here for a TEP Indigenous Knowledge Exchange.
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Becoming Unsettled Again and Again: Thinking With/in and Against
Autobiographical Writing (20-38)
My Junglee Story Matters: Autoethnography and Language Planning and Policy
Empowering Students in the Trauma-Informed Classroom Through Expressive Arts
Standpoint Theory in Professional Development: Examining Former Refugee
Education in Canada (72-86)
Power, Identity, and the Construction of Knowledge in Education (87-97)
Lana J. Vindevoghel
A Review of Settler Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada , by
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A Review of Critical Mathematics Education: Theory, Praxis, and Reality
The Faculty of Education invites students, faculty, administration, and staff to a
UR Welcome Back
Faculty of Education Graduate Student Social
Friday, September 9, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
2ND Floor Mezzanine, Westside of Education Building
(Closest to Exit from the EdGrad Office)
This is an informal gathering for graduate students in education, including those just beginning their program and those closer to completion. The aim is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to foster collegial relationships both with one another and with those who support them in their studies. The event is also intended to recognize and celebrate the hard work involved in pursuing and successfully completing a graduate program. Please see details below and in the attached invitation.
Food and Refreshments provided
(One complimentary alcoholic drink per person)
RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, September 2, 2016
On March 15, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education celebrated the opening of a new Education Graduate Student Lounge (Ed 244). There were prizes and gifts for students in attendance. Dr. Andrea Sterzuk, Acting Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Programs in Education, says, “The lounge is for student use. Already, the new graduate student writing support groups have decided to use it for their writing support meetings.”
Grad student, Rubina Khanam, says,
“Thanks to Faculty of Education and Dr. Andrea Sterzuk for the new graduate student lounge. I am using this lounge every week for the graduate writing support group meeting .
Also, I use it for meeting and discussion with other students, which is not possible in my graduate office. I also appreciate the technical support that we have in the lounge. Our graduate writing support group can set up Skype meetings when someone is unable to join in person. So, I will say that the graduate lounge has tremendous value to me as a student!”
Thinking about how the space would have benefited her, grad student Amy Lawson, who will be defending her thesis this April, says, “When I was balancing grad studies and teaching, especially once my research hours began, I sometimes felt disconnected from the university. Having a designated space (where support is close) is a fantastic idea and a great way to keep the university as a ‘home base.’ I’m thrilled to see it open!”
Anticipating the possibilities, grad student Rhonda Stevenson, who is just beginning her thesis work says, “I think if I had more classes to take it would be a great meeting place to plan and collaborate….maybe it is another space I could meet with my supervisor to discuss plans.”
Below are some photos of the launch courtesy of the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education.