2015 News

  • Western Education launches international office

    December 4, 2015

    Western Education launches international officeWestern's Faculty of Education is looking to take on the world. The Faculty, which is already involved in many international collaborations and initiatives, has a strong desire to further increase its international presence. As such, it has formally established a dedicated International Office.

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  • Identifying risk, increasing success

    November 20, 2015

    Identifying risk, increasing successA single lesson in a Grade 11 sociology class changed the course of Shannon Stewart's life. "I remember the teacher spent one session on the subject of children's psychology and mental health, and I said 'wow, that's exactly what I want to do'," said Stewart, associate professor at Western's Faculty of Education. "From that day onward, I knew I was going to help children." She was right.

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  • Educating for Reconciliation | Christy Bressette discusses history of Indigenous Education in Canada

    October 29, 2015

    Educating for Reconciliation | Christy Bressette discusses history of Indigenous Education in CanadaAboriginal education in Canada has undergone many significant changes over the years. Christy Bressette, Co-ordinator of Aboriginal Education for the Council of Ministers of Education Canada and a member of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation recently spoke to first-year BEd students about those changes.

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  • Graduate program partners with First Nations to provide unique student experience

    October 5, 2015

    Graduate program partners with First Nations to  provide unique student experienceLisa Gibson was living in the United Arab Emirates, teaching in Dubai, when she decided to pursue her dream of completing a master's degree. Having grown up in northern British Columbia where her father worked in a First Nations community, Gibson had always been interested in Aboriginal education.

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  • CREVAWC named national Knowledge Hub

    July 30, 2015

    CREVAWC named national Knowledge HubThe Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $1,008,271 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to become the national Knowledge Hub for supporting the health and wellbeing of victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

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  • Cracking the code

    June 24, 2015

    Cracking the codeSymposium examines how to teach computer coding to kids Many people use technology - few people create it. George Gadanidis, professor at the Faculty of Education, is doing his best to change that.

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  • Faculty of Education awards celebrate student excellence

    June 17, 2015

    Faculty of Education awards celebrate student excellenceTimothy Irvine worked in microbiology at Research Western for ten years before he decided to pursue a degree in education in September 2014. With a BSc in genetics and a decade of scientific research under his belt, many of his friends and family considered it a strange decision.

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  • Unique partnership supports international student success at Western

    June 15, 2015

    Unique partnership supports international student success at WesternFirst year university can be tough. The classes are large, the lectures are long, and it can be hard to keep up. But for many international students at Western, an additional challenge looms; since courses are taught in English, these students must complete their program in a non-native language.

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  • Student-designed mural supports victims of violence against women

    May 25, 2015

    Student-designed mural supports victims of violence against womenWhen Bachelor of Education candidate Jenna Roy and her fellow classmates wanted to show their support for victims of violence against women, they put down their schoolbooks and picked up their paintbrushes.

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  • Lessons from Fukushima

    April 17, 2015

    Lessons from FukushimaOn March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake unleashed a tsunami that slammed into the country, disabling infrastructure and destroying everything in its path. Just days later, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced the worst nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl.

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  • Western Education explores the community side of international service learning

    March 20, 2015

    Western Education explores the community side of international service learningThe traditional focus of International Service Learning (ISL) - where students travel to communities around the world to do voluntary humanitarian work related to their courses - is often on the students themselves. How did they benefit from the experience? What did they gain in terms of skills, knowledge and aptitude? How will the experience help them in the future?

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  • Faculty of Education welcomes 13 Faculty Fellows

    March 20, 2015

    Faculty of Education welcomes 13 Faculty FellowsWestern's Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 Faculty Fellows in its Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership degree, each of whom is a distinguished expert in the field of education, research and practice.

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  • Fantastical Fun

    February 13, 2015

    Fantastical Fun"A person's a person, no matter how small." Western's Faculty of Education is bringing those words of wisdom, and a number of others, to life this weekend as nearly 70 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) students produce and perform Seussical the Musical live on stage.

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  • Thinking outside the box - BEd candidates learn to engage students in a variety of ways

    February 6, 2015

    Thinking outside the box - BEd candidates learn to engage students in a variety of ways Staff from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Centre visited the Faculty of Education today to kick off a day-long series of professional learning and development sessions for the Faculty's Bachelor of Education students.

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  • Faculty of Education connects students with employers

    February 3, 2015

    Faculty of Education connects students with employersLisa Pace wants to be a teacher. The 22-year-old London native is currently halfway through her Bachelor of Education degree at Western's Faculty of Education. Focusing on French in the Primary Junior stream, she'll be able to teach children from junior kindergarten to Grade 6 when she graduates.

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  • Standing up for the less fortunate - Faculty of Education's Barb MacQuarrie appointed to Order of Ontario

    February 3, 2015

    Standing up for the less fortunate - Faculty of Education's Barb MacQuarrie appointed to Order of Ontario Barb MacQuarrie knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others as soon as she graduated highschool. "I had the opportunity to travel to Senegal, in West Africa," she said. "While I was there I quickly realized the huge inequalities that exist in this world, and knew immediately I wanted to be a part of trying to change that."

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