2014 News

  • 2014 W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education Awarded

    December 11, 2014

    2014 W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education AwardedFaculty of Education graduate student Beryl Cohen has become part of a prestigious group of researchers by being awarded the W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education.

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  • Let's Talk About Education

    November 13, 2014

    Let's Talk About EducationThe Faculty of Education's complementary lecture series, Let's Talk About Education, is examining the challenges of access to proper care in the children’s and youth mental health system on Wednesday, November 19.



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  • Dr. Vicki Schwean gives keynote address at Children's Aid Society's Bright Futures Breakfast

    November 5, 2014

    Dr. Vicki Schwean gives keynote address at Children's Aid Society's Bright Futures BreakfastDr. Vicki Schwean, a child psychologist and Dean of Western's Faculty of Education, delivered these numbers today as part of her keynote address at the Bright Futures Breakfast hosted by the Children's Aid Society (CAS) of London and Middlesex. The breakfast raises funds for the Bright Futures Bursary Fund, which helps CAS youth pursue post-secondary education. For Schwean, working to change these types of statistics is a vitally important mission.

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  • Visiting Scholar

    October 6, 2014

    Visiting ScholarThere are more than 150 different languages spoken among India's indigenous tribal minorities, but Hindi and English, the country's two official languages, are not among them. What's more, until this year out these 150 different languages, the Indian government recognized only two.

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  • 2014 AQ Instructor Awards

    September 25, 2014

    2014 AQ Instructor AwardsEvery year Western Education's Teacher Education Office awards the Additional Qualifications Award of Excellence to an instructor that stands out and exemplifies the engagement and quality students enjoy.

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  • Western Education Library

    September 12, 2014

    Western Education LibraryTo get your year off on the right foot, we encourage you to acquaint yourself with the Education Library, its breadth of digital and physical resources, and its friendly staff -- all here to help you succeed! This (not so) hidden gem, shaped like a space ship and situated on the northeast corner of the Faculty, offers three floors of individual and group study space, computing, printing and photocopying facilities, as well as a variety of rich information resources and services, all provided to support the coursework, educational research, and teaching practice of members of the Education community at Western.

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  • Class of 2015 Teacher Candidates

    September 12, 2014

    Class of 2015 Teacher Candidates John Szasz fell in love with teaching after years of donating his time to working with kids. "I was always a pretty active volunteer," he said. "I worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters, in group homes, even at my old high school - I just loved connecting with people."

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  • Food Options

    September 8, 2014

    Food OptionsWe are pleased to provide information about Ontario Hall's food services and amenities. Ontario Hall is located directly north of the building and can be accessed by exiting the first floor door on the north east corner of the building (to the left of the current Faculty cafeteria). Walk directly across the roadway to Ontario Hall and follow the signs for the Visitors Entrance to Ontario Hall.

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  • Graduate Student Orientation PowerPoint Slides

    September 5, 2014

    Graduate Student Orientation PowerPoint SlidesThe PowerPoint slides from the graduate orientations this week are now available below.

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  • CPED Membership

    July 8, 2014

    CPED MembershipWestern Education is excited to announce it has joined the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) consortium — a vibrant community of over 80 colleges and schools of education that share a common vision of redesigning all aspects of the Doctor of Education (EdD), including curriculum, assessments, and admissions.

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  • Deadline: Graduate Education Program Planning

    June 25, 2014

    Deadline: Graduate Education Program PlanningThe deadline for Program Planning (Course Registration) for new and continuing Graduate Education students in the research intensive programs is on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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  • Convocation 2014

    June 19, 2014

    Convocation 2014Family, friends, and faculty members gathered at Alumni Hall on the morning of Friday, June 13 to celebrate the 644 Faculty of Education students graduating at Western University's 303rd Convocation ceremony. 56 students graduated from Graduate Education programs, and 588 students graduated from the Teacher Education program.

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  • Showcase Day Finale

    May 30, 2014

    Showcase Day FinaleOn May 16, the Faculty of Education's Teacher Education program celebrated its second annual Showcase Day Finale - an event that marks the end of the program's Transition to Professional Practice (T2P).

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  • Minds on Minds

    May 5, 2014

    Minds on MindsThe Faculty of Education Research Office is pleased to invite you to our first Education-Neuroscience Symposium on May 23, 2014. This event brings together a range of speakers whose research interests span the fields of neuroscience and education.

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  • Professional Master's Student Makes Impact on Professional Early Learning Community

    April 27, 2014

    Professional Master's Student Makes Impact on Professional Early Learning CommunityWhen professional master's student Greg Marshall originally set out to investigate how education research literature links the topics of documentation and reflective practice, he intended to only use his findings for furthering his personal knowledge.

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  • TIES 2.0 Symposium Expands Tech Talks in Education to Meet Demand

    April 8, 2014

    TIES 2.0 Symposium Expands Tech Talks in Education to Meet DemandAre you interested in learning about and exploring research related to educational technology? Would you like to meet others in the Western community with shared interests and goals related to technology in education?

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  • Paul Tarc on International Education

    April 8, 2014

    Paul Tarc on International EducationWhen I began my international school teaching in the early 1990s, I had little more than the slide show presented by the school director at the recruiting fair and a travel book on Ecuador as my ‘preparation’ for international school teaching. Times have definitely changed. The growth of international schools has spawned ever-greater demand for high quality international schoolteachers. In turn, more program options have begun to emerge.

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  • Mark Henshaw and Student Council Deliver on Promises for an Engaging, Memorable Year

    April 8, 2014

    Mark Henshaw and Student Council Deliver on Promises for an Engaging, Memorable YearThis year has been a whirlwind for Teacher Education's Student Council President Mark Henshaw since being elected in September. He and his Council have worked hard to deliver the memorable, engaging experience they touted on Election Day, planning and hosting a number of popular events including socials and the EdTalk speaker series.

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  • School's OUT

    January 23, 2014

    School's OUTThe Faculty of Education strives to facilitate discussions that both influence and affect positive change in education. On Wednesday, January 29, the Faculty's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will host a panel to further these discussions by raising awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, 2-spirit and queer/questioning (LGBT2Q) issues in education.

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