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In the Media
September 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,   The education community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am proud to learn of the important public intellectual role played by our faculty members – Hartley Banack, Susan Gerofsky, Lindsay Gibson, Marina Milner-Bolotin, and probably many others, who appeared in various outreach media since March 2020 sharing their views on this important topic “Education […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Hartley Banack and Team
August 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hartley Banack, EDCP, Faculty of Education, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Department of Paediatrics & School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and team, which includes Kailee Hirshe, one of the HOPE MEd students, for being awarded $10,000.00 from the Peter Wall Institute to host virtual roundtables […]
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Kieran Forde Appointed as Provost Office Fellow, Students
July 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to inform you that Kieran Forde, a first-year doctoral student in Curriculum Studies, is recently appointed as one of the two Provost Office Fellows in Online Learning. As the Provost Office Fellow, Students, Kieran’s role will focus on: Ensuring student feedback is represented in preparation for summer/fall online instruction. Supporting […]
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Promotion News
July 1, 2020

Colleagues, I have recently received the President’s letters informing me that the following three faculty members have been granted promotion effective July 1, 2020. Please join me in congratulating them on this important and wonderful achievement. Dr. Kerry Renwick – promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, with tenure; Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin – promoted to […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Adler – Assistant Professor of Teaching Appointment

Colleagues, Following the recent search for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Science Education, Dr. Douglas Adler has been appointed to the position effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Adler has until now been a 12-month Lecturer in Science Education. Please join me in congratulating Doug on this important appointment. Best, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD […]
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Congratulations and Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Jing Zhao
June 29, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Jing Zhao, who has joined our Department as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Media & Technology Studies Education under the Supervision of Drs. Stephen Petrina and Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han. Dr. Zhao’s Postdoctoral appointment is funded by Mitacs Accelerate program. She completed her PhD studies in the Department in 2019. Dr. […]
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Dodgeball Paper
May 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues,   Almost one year ago (June 7, 2019 to be exact), before the passing of our colleague, the late Professor Joy Butler, I shared with the EDCP community about the many interviews she had given to various local, national and international media (TV, radio and newspaper) on an important topic of bullying as regards […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Karen Lee – Recipient of the 2020 Killam Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize
May 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Karen Lee who has been awarded the 2020 Killam Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize. This prestigious award was presented at the May 7th Faculty Meeting. Once again hearty congratulations, Karen! Best, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education
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Congratulations to Kieran Forde – Recipient of the 2020 Faculty of Education’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Kieran Forde, a doctoral student in Curriculum Studies, who has been awarded the Faculty of Education’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for his work with the BEd’s Tech Ed cohort. This prestigious award was presented at the May 7th Faculty Meeting. Congratulations Kieran on the well-deserved recognition! Best, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, […]
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Ad hoc Committee on Technology, Instruction and Communication (EDCP-ACTIC)
April 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues, The impact of COVID-19 on delivery of courses and summer institutes has made it necessary for EDCP to form an ad hoc committee to consult on a way forward in these areas. Specifically the committee will address how we can quickly respond to requests for feedback on guidelines from the University, Faculty and […]
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