50th Anniversary Book

The book can be purchased in person at The Campus Bookstore at Queen’s University, or it can be ordered by phone (1-800-267-9478)

50th anniversary book cover50 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

See a preview of our 50th Anniversary Book: 50 Moments of Queen’s Education.

Get your copy of the book at The Campus Bookstore or call 1-800-267-9478 to have it shipped.



50 Influential in 50
Call for Faculty of Education Alumni

Teacher Candidates at Graduation Ceremony 2017

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. Check back in the spring for the list. 





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

Incoming teacher candidates 2018

On October 20, 2018, Keynote speaker Dr. Dennis Sumara (University of Calgary) and panels of alumni and faculty discussed the topic teachers as change leaders as we reflected on our past, and looked towards the future.

After these inspiring panels alumni, students, faculty and friends of the Faculty joined us at the Faculty of Education’s 50th Anniversary Wine and Cheese.



Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time Description
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch provided
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Welcome and Introduction by Dean Rebecca Luce-Kapler
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm Dr. Dennis Sumara Keynote: Teachers as Change Leaders
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Panel 1: Teachers as Change Leaders: What does this mean by the decades?
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Dennis Sumara – response to panel
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Light refreshments provided
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Panel 2: Looking to the future
4:15 pm - 4:25 pm Dennis Sumara – response to panel
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm Closing remarks – Dean Rebecca Luce-Kapler


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.

Stephen 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 an artist, teacher, and community activist teaching Visual Arts and Photography at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Vaughan. In 2017 he received 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.

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