Faculty of Education News - 2013
MEd alumna honoured with an Outstanding Alumni Award in Academic Achievement February 19, 2013
Dr. Jo-ann Archibald receives an award for her advocacy and advancement of Aboriginal education.
Fraser Institute School Rankings report should be ignored March 07, 2013
Dan Laitsch, SFU Education professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) was mentioned in a Surrey Now article regarding the recent controversial Fraser Institute School Rankings report.
Literacy bumbled among three Ministries: SFU prof Suzanne Smythe March 08, 2013
SFU education professor Suzanne Smythe was mentioned in an article in The Tyee concerning cuts to literacy and adult education programs related to an overall mismanagement of literacy and adult basic education services in B.C.
Teacher Education for the 21st Century (TEF21) report highlighted in op-ed March 27, 2013
Authored by The Task Force on Teacher Education for the 21st Century (TEF21), the SFU report is directed at creating an updated vision of teacher education in British Columbia.
Education deans to lead review of student performance assessment April 04, 2013
SFU and UBC deans of Education appointed co-chairs of a newly created advisory group.
Education alumna Susan Lambert featured in AQ magazine April 12, 2013
AQ Magazine catches up with Susan Lambert in a Q & A.
Lord Roberts students participate in SFU research April 22, 2013
SFU Education researchers Drs. Kelleen Toohey and Diane Dagenais teamed up with a grade four Lord Roberts Elementary class to explore Stanley Park with their iPads.
Op-Ed: Teachers need a new kind of training April 23, 2013
A report authored by the Faculty of Education's Task Force on Teacher Education for the 21st Century was once again mentioned in an op-ed written by Geoff Johnson, retired superintendent of schools.
Education graduate student wins CATE Recognition Award May 27, 2013
Karen Sy de Jesus received the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) Recognition Award for Theses and Dissertations on Teacher Education.
Spring 2013 Honour Roll celebrates academic achievement May 27, 2013
Congratulations to all the Education students who made the Spring 2013 President's and Dean's Honour Rolls!
Ontario education changes unlikely to happen in BC says dean Kris Magnusson June 07, 2013
Education deans in B.C. are watching with interest the changes announced Wednesday [June 5] to teacher education programs in Ontario.
Faculty of Education teacher certification engages outlying communities June 10, 2013
School-based student support workers in outlying communities may have a gift for teaching and have acquired fundamental teaching skills on the job, but teacher certification often remains an impossible dream for them, until now.
Fraser Institute secondary school rankings causes controversy June 19, 2013
Once again the annual Fraser Institute secondary school report is causing controversy. This year Education professor Daniel Laitsch commented in a pair of articles discussing the validity of these rankings.
The Faculty of Education engages with 20 Spanish principals from Madrid July 15, 2013
A group of 20 Spanish principals from Madrid are visiting the Faculty of Education to attend a month-long leadership and school management program.
Laying foundations for the future August 19, 2013
A $100,000 gift helps to create a legacy for Aboriginal student support and engagement.
Planning a gathering space for Indigenous education students August 29, 2013
Dean Kris Magnusson talks with CBC Radio's Early Edition about plans for the new space made possible by a $100,000 gift from UA Local 170.
Talking gathering spaces with The Peak September 09, 2013
Ron Johnston, Director of the Office of Indigenous Education, discusses the recent $100,000 gift to create a new Aboriginal gathering space within the Faculty of Education.
Real estate agents should sell houses, not rank schools September 09, 2013
Education professors from SFU and the University of Alberta express alarm of a real estate agent's school rankings.
A master of his trade, in the garage and in the classroom October 11, 2013
A student in the Critical, Creative and Collaborative Inquiry program, his thesis examined methods for developing his students’ transferable critical and creative diagnostic abilities.
Teaching children about gratitude and thankfulness October 18, 2013
Dr. Wanda Cassidy from the Centre for Education, Law & Society, talks about teaching children and teenagers thankfulness and gratitude on CBC's On the Coast.
How are Romanian orphans doing in adulthood? October 28, 2013
Faculty of Education researcher Dr. Lucy Le Mare is planning another round of interviews with Romanian orphans who were adopted by Canadians in the 1990s following the fall of the Ceausescu regime.
Spanish educators leadership program a success! November 04, 2013
From July to August 2013, we hosted a successful leadership and school management program for 20 bilingual Spanish educators from the Region of Madrid.
The power of the narrative and healing November 14, 2013
Pat Hibbitts, Vice-President of Finance and Administration at SFU, and alumna of the Faculty of Education has been invited to attend a Narrative Medicine Workshop at Columbia University.
Dr. Wanda Cassidy discusses cyberbullying November 21, 2013
Dr. Wanda Cassidy discusses new cyberbullying legislation introduced by the Government of Canada on November 20.
Introducing new Masters (M.Ed.) degree program in Contemplative Inquiry January 23, 2014
Starting fall 2014, SFU Faculty of Education will be offering a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in 'Contemplative Inquiry.'
Education alumni and school associates honoured with teaching excellence awards December 05, 2013
Congratulations to the following SFU Education alumni and school recipients of the 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Time is key to online discussion success December 18, 2013
Through the federally funded E-Listening project, SFU Education associate professor Alyssa Wise and her master's of education students determine that time management is crucial to successful online learning.