Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Education Alumni Panel: Words of Wisdom

A role I enjoy in the Faculty of Education is my service on the Executive of the Education Alumni Chapter with President, Teresa Kinley. Our Alumni Website has been revamped to include a Message from the Executive, Spotlight on Alumni Profiles, and Alumni Events - like the Skate with Santa and the Alumni Panel for Graduating B.Ed students. 

Read this Great UToday story about the Alumni Panel by Betty Rice, HERE.

On April 4, the Education Alumni Association hosted a session with the undergraduate class of 2012, the students about to enter into the workforce—450 new alumni. We presented a panel of classroom teachers, fellow Alumni, to tell the graduating class about those first few years of teaching, and to answer their questions about what to expect. Thank you to Jessica, Jocelyn, Mike, Teresa, Jennifer and Michael, who volunteered to share your experiences!
Faculty of Education alumni took time to share their classrooms experiences with undergrads on April 4. Photo by Clayton MacGillivray

Alumni profiles: Several Alumni have shared stories about what they have been up to since graduation. Our long-term goal is to have enough profiles able to organize them by decade, or ideally, by the graduating year. So, you are invited to get in touch with the Education Alumni, and tell us:
--your degree and when you graduated (e.g. BEd '87, MA ' 05, PhD Educational Technology '98)
--what you've been doing since you graduated
--how you stay connected to the U of C

We are hoping for submissions of up to 500 words and a photo!
Email your profiles to us at

Finally, please do keep an eye on Faculty of Education Events that may be of interest!

Check the main website for a calendar of events. For those of you who live and work in other parts of Alberta, Canada, or the world, many of the presentations (Engaging New Ideas, several keynote lectures), will be posted on line following the events—so watch the website for updates. And remember to follow the Faculty of Education on Twitter—you can find us @UCalgaryEduc