Education News Spring 2018 - Page 3

Acting Dean’s Message This spring issue of Education News feels like an exclamation mark (or a happy face emoji) at the end of a busy and successful academic year. The Faculty of Education’s many celebrations are reflected in this issue. We are proud of our accomplishments and excited to share these successes with our extended community of readers. Students are at the centre of what we do. This issue showcases Faculty of Education undergraduate and graduate students and their many achievements in teaching, research, and service. From student awards of excellence in athletics and academics to the student-led #TreatyEdCamp event, this issue highlights just some examples of ways that the Faculty of Education students and alumni are making great contributions to school communities and beyond. We have some new faces in our Faculty: Dr. Alexandra Stoddart joined us in January 2018 and is teaching in the area of Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education. Arlysse Quiring and Linda Jiang have recently joined the Faculty of Education Student Services Office. And one of the most important pieces of news is the announcement of the new Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Jerome Cranston. The Faculty will look forward to welcoming Dr. Jerome Cranston when he joins us on July 1, 2018 from the University of Manitoba. I am proud of the Faculty of Education, the work that we do, faculty, staff and, most importantly, the students. I have learned a great deal over the past year in my role as Acting Dean. I am grateful to the Faculty of Education and to the University of Regina for this opportunity of professional and personal growth. Andrea Sterzuk Acting Dean, Faculty o f Education In mid-April, Education student Kyanna Giles was named the U of R Female Athlete of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Kyanna’s achievements on the Women’s Basketball team (Guard) are outstanding. The Cougar’s website states: “After guiding the Cougars to a U SPORTS bronze medal and the school’s first Canada West championship since 2013. Giles, a Canada West first-team all-star and second- team All-Canadian, was the leading scorer (17.1 points per game) and rebounder (7.8 per game) as the Cougars finished the regular season with an 18-2 record.” Ed student Kyanna Giles Ed student Kyanna Giles (R) with Andrea L. Ward (nee Gottselig) (L), the 1998 recipient of this award and 2000 alumna of the Faculty of Education and 2011 U of R Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. University of Regina Female Athlete of the Year Education News Editor: Shuana Niessen Editorial Board: Val Mulholland and Alayne Armstrong Layout and Design: Shuana Niessen Education News | Page 3