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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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Congratulations to Dr. Rita Irwin – Recipient of the National Higher Education Art Educator Award of the Year
March 3, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rita Irwin who has been awarded the National Higher Education Art Educator Award of the Year by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for her lifetime achievement. The award will be presented to Dr. Irwin at the upcoming NAEA conference in Minneapolis at the end of March […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Peter Gouzouasis – Recipient of the 2020 AERA Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award
February 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues, It gives me tremendous pleasure to share with you the incredible news that Dr. Peter Gouzouasis will be receiving the 2020 AERA Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award from the AERA Arts and Learning SIG. The jurors were greatly impressed with Peter’s work and shared the following feedback: “Peter Gouzouasis has made […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Dónal O’Donoghue – Recipient of the 2019 Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Visual and Performing Arts
February 3, 2020

Dear Colleagues, It gives me tremendous pleasure to share with you the incredible news that Dr. Dónal O’Donoghue received the 2019 Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Visual and Performing Arts. The award is given in recognition of faculty who have made outstanding education and development contributions to (and performances in) art, […]
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Congratulations for Successful MITACS Funding
January 31, 2020

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Drs. Stephen Petrina, Sandrine Han, and Postdoctoral Researcher Jennifer Zhao, for their successful MITACS Accelerate application. The team was funded $165,000 for their project titled “Case Study Scenarios and Videos for Intercultural Competence Acquisition.” Well done Steve, Sandrine and Jennifer and best wishes launching your project! Best, Samson. Dr. […]
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EDCP Strategic Plan 2019-2024 Launch
January 16, 2020


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