Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching Excellence

50th Anniversary Book

First Graduating Class 1968

50 Moments of Queen’s Education

50 Moments of Queen’s Education will be released to accompany this momentous occasion as we celebrate 50 years of Queen's Education. This book is a visual story of 50 years of education at Queen’s with contributions from Dean Rebecca Luce-Kapler, our history of education scholar Theodore Christou, and Queen’s University Historian Duncan McDowall.

Price for Book: $25.00
Price for Book & Conference: $50.00

Faculty of Education 50th Anniversary Book: 50 Moments of Queen's Education is now available for purchase through Queen's Homecoming 2018!


50th Anniversary Homecoming Events

Incoming teacher candidates 2018

Teachers as Change Leaders:
The Faculty of Education’s 50th Anniversary Conference

Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: University Club
Price: $30.00
Price for Book & Conference: $50.00

Keynote speaker Dr. Dennis Sumara (University of Calgary) and panels of alumni and faculty will discuss the topic teachers as change leaders as we reflect on our past, and look towards the future.

Panel 1: Teachers as Change Leaders: What does this mean by the decades?

Eleanor Newman – 70s
Over the years Eleanor has been a teacher, administrator, superintendent and director for boards across Ontario. She has worked with the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and is currently Executive Director, EOSDN.

Steve Elliott – 80s
Stephen Elliott worked as a teacher in Gananoque, as a visual arts professor, and coordinator of the Artist in Community Education program before becoming Dean of the Queen’s Faculty of Education from 2010-2015.

Rosalie Griffith – 90s
Before becoming a Vice-Principal at A. Y. Jackson Secondary School and Northview Heights Secondary School in Toronto, Rosalie was an executive member of AHEN (African Heritage Educators' Network) and ONABSE (Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators). She taught in elementary schools, secondary schools, has been an associate teacher, an international teacher, and a seconded instructor at OISE.

John Senisi – 00s
John is a visual arts and photography teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School in Vaughn, and winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Hannah Ramsay – 10s
After completing her B.Ed. in 2017, Hannah began an M.Sc. at Queen’s in Physical, Inorganic Chemistry. She also works at a tutor and student advisor.

Panel 2: Looking to the Future

Lee Airton – Gender and education
Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education. Lee’s teaching, research, and advocacy work focus on enabling individuals and institutions to welcome gender and sexual diversity.

Karine Bertrand - Indigenous education
Karine researches film studies, communications, and indigenous studies at Queen’s. She is currently working on Indigenous women’s cinema in the Americas, creating an online database of Indigenous women filmmakers’ works.

Alana Butler – At-risk youth and student success
Alana is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education. Her current research agenda focuses on at-risk children and their families in elementary and secondary school settings.

Jane Chin – International education
Jane is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education. She teaches in the international concentration and English curriculum at the Faculty, has taught at international schools, and is currently involved in the 1 Million Teachers Project.

Anita Jack Davies – Diversity and equity
Anita is Education and Awareness Facilitator at Ryerson University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s.

Claire Ahn – Digitalization and technology
Claire Ahn is an Assistant Professor of Multiliteracies at the Faculty of Education. She is interested in how visual information is mediated across different platforms. Claire has worked with educators of all grades and teacher-librarians in an effort to provide resources and lesson plan ideas around various topics of visual literacy and deceptive media.


Incoming teacher candidates 2018

Faculty of Education’s
50th Anniversary Wine and Cheese

Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Agnes Etherington
Price: $12.00

Join other alumni, students, faculty and friends of the Faculty as we celebrate 50 years of education!


Artist-in-Community Education (ACE) 40th Anniversary Events

Justin Case and the Closet Monster Book Cover

Artist-in-Community Education
Anniversary Exhibit & Book Launch

Date: Friday, October 19th 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Studio B144, Duncan McArthur Hall
Price: FREE

Join us for the opening of the ACE Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit and a reading and book signing by Mark Julien ACE ’08 author and illustrator of Justin Case and the Closet Monster.


Artist-in-Community Education class of 1986

Artist-in-Community Education
Anniversary Exhibit & Morning Coffee at The Studio

Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: The Studio B144, Duncan McArthur Hall
Price: FREE

Drop by the 40th Exhibition in The Studio for morning coffee before the 50th Anniversary Conference!


Call for Faculty of Education Alumni

Teacher Candidates at Graduation Ceremony 2017

50 Influential in 50

As part of our 50th anniversary, Queen’s Faculty of Education is celebrating our extraordinary alumni.

The 50 Influential in 50 celebrates the leadership and accomplishment of our alumni across the globe. Submit the nomination form by October 1st, 2018 to nominate yourself or someone else. The 50th Anniversary Committee will choose 50 inspiring and remarkable alumni and share their stories on our website, social media, our newsletters, and more!

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