Spring Newsletter | April 2022


In this newsletter...

  • Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta receives UBCO's Researcher of the Year, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Lifelong learner uses the power of personal narrative to share a broader view of teaching and learning

  • For the love of French – and teaching

  • Dr. Carl Ruest, Patrimoine canadien/Canadian Heritage funding recipient

  • Upcoming Summer Institute in Education courses


Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta receives UBCO's Researcher of the Year, Social Sciences and Humanities

A champion of interdisciplinary and community-based research, her focus is to advance curriculum as a shared participatory learning experience that inspires reconciliation. Her practice-engaged research with Indigenous, school district and community partners supports educators in decolonizing their curriculum and teaching practices.

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There will be a special celebration to honour our 2022 Researcher of the Year award recipients. This is a unique opportunity for our campus community to come together and celebrate our research achievements from the past year. We hope you can attend.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday, May 6th, 2022
Location: Innovation Centre | 460 Doyle Ave
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Award presentations followed by a rooftop reception
RSVP: Register to attend the celebration. All are welcome.

Lifelong learner uses the power of personal narrative to share a broader view of teaching and learning

Inspired by the land, people and history, Shirley Zouboules, MEd alumna, explores education in Canada’s north through the eyes of a non-Indigenous educator.

If you’re thinking about joining the education team in northern Canada, Zouboules has shared some advice:“Be humble and don't make any assumptions. If you are coming to the north, or if you’ve recently moved here, be humble. Be humble by the land, and be humble by the people in their knowledge and powerful history. I am every day.”

Read her story

For the love of French – and teaching

For some students, learning a new language can seem like a daunting feat or an uninteresting (and maybe boring) task, but Bréanne Brunel,  B.Ed. alumna, brings in a level of enthusiasm for French her students can’t resist.

“I’m so proud of being French that when I can share it with other people, it makes me really happy,” says Brunel with a smile. “I want to instill a love for French in my students so we always try to make the language learning aspect fun – like teaching through songs.”

Read her story

Dr. Carl Ruest, Patrimoine canadien/Canadian Heritage funding recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Ruest, Field Experience Coordinator, for receiving Patrimoine canadien/Canadian Heritage funding for two projects to run until 2024. These funds will support the growth and development of our future French teachers.

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Summer Institute in Education

Summer Institute in Education (SIE) courses provide the unique opportunity of connecting certified teachers, graduate students and teacher candidates in classes together. Courses are offered in a multitude of formats (indoors, outdoors, online and face to face) and are relevant to current trends and needs in education. For educators, courses in the SIE program can be used towards certificates, diplomas, graduate programs, professional development and upgrading requirements.

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Exploring Hands-On Classroom Gardening as Science Curriculum

July 4 – July 21 (Monday to Thursday)
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Format: In-person

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Creating Inclusive Spaces, Advancing Equity, and Using Anti-Racism Pedagogy

July 25 – August 11 (Monday to Thursday)
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Format: Online – synchronous

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Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning

July 25 – August 11 (Monday to Thursday)
1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
Format: Online – asynchronous

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