2016 Student Teacher Photo Contest

Overall Best Photo Winner

Photographer: Miranda Suzara

Module: ITEM Mexico

Location: Santo Tomás Jalieza, Ocotlán District, Oaxaca, Mexico

This photo was taken in a town called Santo Tomás (in Jalieza, Ocotlán, Oaxaca, Mexico) where the ITEM Mexico students volunteered with community art projects once a week. During this session the children were able to choose from many different materials (such as paints, felt pens, crayons, pencils) to do a free draw. During the exercise they let their imaginations run wild! At the end of their program the PDP students collected the completed artwork and it was showcased in an exhibition where the art could be bought. All of the profits from the sold artwork went towards new art supplies for the community.

In the Classroom Category Winner

In the Classroom Category Winner

Photographer: Lisa Chiang

Module: IPTEM (Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module)

Location: Aboriginal Focus School at McDonald Elementary

The hearts in this photo were made by students in Lisa’s class as part of a lesson regarding “Have a Heart Day.” Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation campaign.

All of the hearts were sent to Prime Minister Trudeau along with a letter written by the students and the Prime Minister replied!

In the Classroom Category Runner-Up

In the Classroom Category Runner-Up

Photographer: Faye Caudwell

Module: SEEDs (Sustainability Education in an Environment of Diversity Module)

Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology

This photo was taken by Faye Caudwell during a field trip with her class to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. It was a rainy day but the class was up for a trot around the grounds to view the majestic totem poles and longhouse. Faye’s school associate (the teacher of the class) has woven aboriginal perspectives and knowledge into her practices and curriculum and while this photo was being taken the students of the class were having thoughtful and animated discussions about the animals represented on the totem poles and their relation to First Nation culture.

Module Life Category Winner

Module Life Winner

Photographer: Amanda Pion

Module: Lifework

Location: Como Lake Middle School

This photo is of the Lifework module student teachers as they take part in an activity during module time.

Module Life Category Runner-Up

Module Life Runner-Up

Photographer: Quill Point

Module: FPA (Fine and Performing Arts)

Location: Simon Fraser University

During module time the FPA module will often share resources with one another. One activity was a fashion design contest! Small groups were given random items, and the task of completing a garment in 10 minutes. The garbage bag dress was the winner!

ITEM Experience Category Winner

ITEM Experiences Category Winner

Photographer: Taryn McLagan

Module: ITEM India (International Teacher Education Module)

Location: Mathura, India

The ITEM India module is based in Dharamsala, 500km north of Delhi. Perched on the southern edge of the Himalayan Mountains, the cultural history of the region dates back to the time of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The area is currently home to a variety of vibrant cultural communities.

ITEM Experience Category Runner-Up

ITEM Experiences Category Runner-Up

Photographer: Melissa Kohlman

Module: ITEM India

Location: Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India

This photo was taken by Melissa Kohlman during a hike in the town of Bir. Bir is a town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India (to the south east of Dharamsala). The picture features a woman in the foreground making a fire with the Himalayas in the back ground.

People Category Winner

Photographer: Quill Point

Module: FPA (Fine and Performing Arts)

Location: Simon Fraser University (in front of the Education building)

The students and faculty associates of the FPA module pose for a photo on the last day that they would convene as students. Several photos were taken at first, all rather formal, but as Quill says of the FPA students “we’re artists, actors, musicians, and dancers so the razamataz came out in the end.”

People Category Runner-Up

Photographer: Amanda Pion

Module: Lifework