Category: HOPE Student Association

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

Faculty member recipient of the Jack MacKenzie Career Service Award

Dr. Nick Forsberg, Professor of Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE), was the inaugural recipient of the Jack MacKenzie Career Service award, which was presented at the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association 2019 Conference,”Celebrating Diversity,”  held May 9 and 10, 2019.

Saskatchewan Physical Education Association Conference is committed to supporting teachers of Physical Education throughout the province in their implementation of the curriculum. Celebrating Diversity will be structured for our delegates to engage in sessions that will help them meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of their students in physical education.

HOPE student association raises money for phys ed gear

Each year, HOPE student association “peddles for change” to raise money for phys ed gear for school children. This year, the dollars raised will go to St. Michael’s Community School to help buy runners. 

Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education (HOPE) Fundraiser

On Monday, October 26 the Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education (HOPE) Student Association held a fund raiser Bike-a-thon to support Growing Young Movers (GYM) after school program. HOPE education students, along with Dr. Lee Schaefer,  Dr. Sean Lessard, and Brian Lewis (co-founders of the GYM program), rode exercise bikes for donations.  When a minimum of $5 was donated, donors could add their name in the draw for a bike. U of R Students’ Union President and Faculty of Education student, Devon Peters was the winner of the bike. Donors were also given a cheer from the HOPE students riding the exercise bikes. The fundraiser raised $1397.75, which will be given to the Growing Young Movers program.

Read more about the team of researchers who founded Growing Young Movers here.

HOPE Fundraiser for GYM 2015