Wednesday, October 31, 2007

October 31, 2007

Hallowe'en Celebrations in the Faculty of Education

Thanks to the Social Committee for hosting a great Hallowe'en party today in the McCann Centre. Wonderful costumes, delicious food and other treats, lovely prizes, and most of all the great fellowship of staff and faculty in Education.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Recent events:

History of Education Exhibit:
The Faculty of Education recently hosted the official launch of the History of Education in Newfoundland and Labrador Exhibit. This magnificent work is the result of the dedication of four colleagues, Dr. Phil McCann, Dr. Glenn Sheppard, Dr. Gar Fizzard and Dr. Roy Kelleher. They began this project as members of a Committee of the Faculty of Education and saw it to completion over a ten year period. The graphic artist and designer, Dougal Dunbar contributed his knowledge, skills and expertise to this work. Dr. Tim Borlase made a major contribution to the two exhibits which focus on Labrador.

Please visit this wonderful depiction of the growth and development of education in Newfoundland and Labrador proudly displayed in the G. A. Hickman Building.

Deans of Education Meetings:

I have just returned from our Fall meeting of Deans of Education (ACDE). This is a wonderful professional and social event in which Deans share the accomplishments of our faculties and set goals for our work as an organization. The Deans developed an Accord on Teacher Education and we are now working on two other Accords, one on research in Faculties of Education and the other on Aboriginal Education.

When I was in Toronto, I also had the opportunity to visit with my two daughters and my grandchildren. That was an added bonus especially when Kieran and Gwen light up when they see me or is it the other way around. No matter: it's simply joyful!

Monday, October 15, 2007

First Blog

I'm stepping into unknown and untested terrain. Here's my first attempt at a Blog. More later.