Education News Spring 2018 - Page 2

University of Regina Female Athlete of the Year 3 Acting Dean’s Message 3 President’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award 4 The Bachelor of Education After Degree Convocation Prize 4 2017 Pat Clifford Award Student awarded 2017 TriSask Coach of the Year 5 6 Injury does not stop baton twirling champion named a Finalist for the 2017 Sask Sport Female Youth Athlete of the Year Alumni recipients of Governor General’s History Award for Excellence UR Educators Event 7 Over 400 attended #TreatyEdCamp 3.0 10 Inaugural Indigenous Speaker and Film Series 11 Conversations about reconciliACTION 11-15 Indigenizing math concepts 15 International graduate students bring diverse viewpoints on Indigenization of adult education classes Teacher Education Programs (TEPs) gather for Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Early Childhood Education – New Certificates 16 New Dean of Education Appointment 19 Long Service Awards Appointment Renewal Globe Theatre performers and playwright perform and discuss musical Us for Arts Ed students Successful defence 19 19 20 Community Engagement 21 Campus Regina Public students receive U of R IDs 21 New faculty and staff Published writing 22 23 Research funding 24 New book: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education 24 Awards 8 9 17 18 21 In this Issue The cover image was taken at the UR Educators event. President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze and three first-year students look at the UR Educators pin. UR Educators pin: As a Faculty, we are committed to anti-colonial education. This commitment is reflected in our pin design, which includes Indigenous elements. The pin is circular: The circle is embraced by Indigenous peoples because it symbolizes and mirrors the cycles in the natural world. In some communities it is a symbol of equality. The textured segments of the pin’s outer circle incorporate Inuit art (top right), beadwork (bottom right), Métis sash (bottom left), and prairie wheat (top left). Our Faculty values our partnerships with Indigenous Teacher Education Programs. The inner circle represents the cultural concept of the Medicine Wheel and a holistic approach to education. The butterfly in the center emerges from the Faculty of Education logo and our motto: Inspiring and Transforming Education. Notre Faculté s’engage à offrir une éducation anticoloniale. Cet engagement se reflète d’ailleurs dans notre épinglette, qui inclut des éléments provenant des cultures autochtones. Cette épinglette est de forme circulaire, car le cercle, dans les cultures autochtones, symbolise les cycles du monde naturel. Dans certaines communautés, il représente aussi l’équité. Sur le bord du cercle se trouvent des œuvres d’art inuit (en haut à droite), des objets perlés (en bas à droite), une ceinture fléchée métisse (en bas à gauche) et du blé des Prairies (en haut à gauche). Notre Faculté accorde une valeur importante aux liens qu’elle a tissés avec les programmes d’éducation autochtone. Le cercle central de l’épinglette désigne le cercle d’influences et symbolise une approche holistique de l’éducation. Le papillon au milieu prend son envol à partir du logo de la Faculté, laquelle vise à revaloriser et à transformer l’éducation. Tea and Cree Indigenous Chair Dr. Anna-Leah King organized a new opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to enjoy Tea and Cree with Elder Alma Poitras on Mondays, beginning in January this year. Dr. King says she plans to continue to offer this opportunity in the future. Elder Alma Poitras Page 2