Dr. Lisa Korteweg Appointed to Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee for the CRC Program

Dr. Lisa Korteweg, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, has joined the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program’s Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee—a committee of invited and appointed experts across the NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC councils.

The Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee is responsible for making final recommendations on Canada Research Chair nominations when members of the College of Reviewers are divided. The Committee also provides policy advice on key aspects of the CRC program, and is responsible for ensuring the consistency of standards across the program.

Dr. Korteweg was invited to the Committee on account of her familiarity with the CRC program, her previous experience on SSHRC committees (as former Chair of the SSHRC Indigenous Research Panel), and her areas of research expertise.

She has accepted a three-year term as an adjudicator and will attend the next Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee meeting in October in Ottawa.

The CRC program invests approximately $265 million each year to attract and retain up to 2,000 Chairholders in universities across Canada, with the goal of promoting research excellence in natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Dr. Ruth Beatty’s Indigenous Mathematics Research Contributes to Accepting Schools Award

Dr. Ruth Beatty, Acting Chair of Orillia Educational Programs, has been conducting mathematics research for several years in schools in southern and eastern Ontario. 

Working in conjunction with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and the Ministry of Education, her recent research project, “The Mathematics of Algonquin Looming,” explores how to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into the Ontario math curriculum.

One of the schools where her research was conducted, Eganville and District Public School, has recently been named as a recipient of the Premier's Accepting Schools Award.

This award “recognizes teams across the province that have done exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment,” as outlined on the Ministry of Education website.

As part of Dr. Beatty’s research, students conducted traditional Algonquin activities such as beading, which helped them to learn about patterning, algebra, fractions, and geometry.

Congratulations Dr. Beatty for this achievement, which shows how faculty research can have a significant impact.

May Issue of Education Exchange Newsletter Published

We are pleased to announce that the May issue of our Education Exchange newsletter has been published. This newsletter brings our current and former students as well as our educational partners together to share news, successes, and innovations.

To access our Education Exchange newsletter, click the following link:

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To see previous issues of the newsletter, visit the newsletter archives.

Fat Pedagogy Reader Wins Another Award

A recent book by Connie Russell, a professor in the Faculty of Education, and Erin Cameron, an Education PhD alumna and assistant professor at Memorial University, has won a second award! The Fat Pedagogy Reader (2016, Peter Lang) has been given a 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. Focused on addressing weight-based oppression in formal and informal educational settings, the book has been called “essential reading” and “a vital and needed piece of scholarship.”

Faculty of Education Alumnus Darren Lentz named as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2017

Darren Lentz, Kingsway Park/Hyde Park Public School Principal, has been named as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2017.

Darren is known for his dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm. He is a Faculty of Education BEd and MEd alumnus, and has taught for the Faculty in several programs, including the BEd, NLIP, and AQ programs.

This prestigious award is well-deserved recognition for Darren's achievements.

For more information, visit https://www.lakeheadschools.ca/outstanding_principal/

Faculty of Education Alumnus Letizia Tremonti Named Principal of the Year by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario

Letizia Tremonti, Principal of St. Martin School in Thunder Bay, was named Principal of the Year by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario and selected by her peers as Outstanding Principal this year.

Letizia is a Faculty of Education BEd alumnus, who graduated with First Class Standing in 1986.

In a press release, she stated: “There have been many wonderful moments over my 31-year career but being nominated for Principal of the Year by my colleagues is one of my greatest moments.”

For more information, see the article here.

BEd Students Dave Venneri and Ryan Pasquin Help Develop Experiential Learning Model for Tutoring Program

Lakehead Orillia BEd students Dave Venneri and Ryan Pasquin have helped to develop an experiential-based learning model for Camp Couchiching’s Climbing Tree Experiential Tutoring program.

As reported in a news story, Climbing Tree Experiential Tutoring program helps students rebuild their relationship with learning through experiential teaching activities, including hands-on, active learning with props and resources, and outdoor learning. Each student’s learning style is first assessed, then the tutoring is tailored to them accordingly.

Dave Venneri notes: “This program is an amazing opportunity for students who might not excel in a traditional classroom setting to be exposed to a form of education that is more accommodating of the specific needs of students, while still fulfilling all of the Ministry of Education’s curriculum expectations.”

Dave and Ryan are completing an internship with the Camp Couchiching Community Initiative through Lakehead’s Education 4000 course.

January Issue of Education Exchange Newsletter Published

We are pleased to announce that the January issue of our Education Exchange newsletter has been published. This newsletter brings our current and former students as well as our educational partners together to share news, successes, and innovations.

To access our Education Exchange newsletter, click the following link:

Click to access Education Exchange Newsletter (January 2017) 

To see previous issues of the newsletter, visit the newsletter archives.

Dr. Sonja Grover is Co-Investigator on SSHRC-Funded Partnership Development Grant

Dr. Sonja Grover is co-investigator on a three-year, $200,000 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant awarded to The International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP). ICCRP establishes a new multi-sectoral partnership, including ten NGO partners and seven academic research institutions in five countries.

The partnership is investigating the relationship between child participation in international and national child protection contexts and quality of child protection outcomes. Dr. Grover will be doing case analysis on child participation in the child refugee protection context. ICCRP will conduct case study research via fieldwork and document analysis in Canada, Brazil, China, and South Africa. 

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Dr. Sonja Grover Releases New Book


Dr. Sonja Grover has published a new book with Routledge, entitled The Responsibility to Protect: Perspectives on the Concept’s Meaning, Proper Application and Value.

This edited book presents the views of various international law and human rights experts on the contested meaning, scope of application, value and viability of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). R2P refers to the notion that the international community has a legal responsibility to protect civilians against the potential or ongoing occurrence of the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, large scale war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

For more information, visit Dr. Grover's website.

 

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