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Grade 4/5 Class Petitions Kingston City Hall and Queen’s Park to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

February 25, 2019

Jerri Jerreat’s (B.Ed. ’02) grade 4/5 class at Elginburg DPS in Kingston is taking action to protect the environment. A class discussion on the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and a visit from Derek Ochej, Committee Clerk for the City of Kingston, inspired the class to write a petition to Kingston City Hall to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and polystyrene for food and drink.


Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force Report Information Session

Haley Cochrane from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives will be speaking about the role of her office as well as the “Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report”. She will be discussing the report and its implications for faculty, staff, and students at Queen’s.

Date: Postponed until 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon Ready Room (A115), Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

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Orange shirt day - Truth and Reconciliation at Queen's

B.Ed. Alumnus Brings Scottish Music to Kingston Youth

February 20, 2019

When John McKay (B.Ed. ‘16) came to Queen’s for his B.Ed. he brought his passion for the bagpipes with him. He also brought a lifelong interest in teaching and learning. These two parts of John’s life intersected in Dr. Jane Chin’s Prof 110 during a show and tell. At the time, John was interested in the Inveraray and District Pipe Band, a competitive pipe band based in Scotland. He shared this for the class activity, sparking a connection that eventually led to an alternative practicum at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow and establishing free programs that bring traditional Scottish pipe band music to any Kingston area youth interested.

Queen's Community Cupboard with students who built it

Remembering Alumni Paul Dewar (B.Ed.'94)

The Faculty of Education is saddened to hear about the passing of Paul Dewar (MP for Ottawa Centre ’06 – ’15). Paul was an inspirational alumni. During his time at Duncan McArthur Hall he was awarded the A. Lorne Cassidy Award. After earning his B.Ed. in ’94 he went on to teach at elementary schools in Ottawa and was a leader in teachers’ unions before entering politics.  Read more about Paul’s life and career. 


Reconceptualizing Inclusivity for Today’s Classrooms

Reconceptualizing Inclusivity for Today’s Classrooms

Panelists: Luigi Iannacci (Trent U), Jordan Shurr (Queen’s U), and Liying Cheng (Queen’s U)

In this panel presentation, three scholars will draw on research to share their perspectives on inclusivity in today’s classrooms. With a focus on reconceptualizing disability, exploring the role and profession of special education in schools, and considering the value of linguistic and cultural diversity within learning contexts, this panel will present research and practices that will help you better understand inclusivity as a fundamental principle of contemporary education. This event is part of the Indigeneity, Inclusion, and Equity Series (IIE). After five IIE workshops or lectures students, staff, and faculty are eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.

Date: February 04, 2019
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: A237, Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

Orange shirt day - Truth and Reconciliation at Queen's

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference (Horwood Conference)

"Restoration & Resilience"

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario,

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018
Conference Dates: February 1-2, 2019
Location:SKHS Building at 28 Division Street, Queen's University
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Paul Stonehouse, Green Mountain College, and Dr. Lisa Glithero, University of Ottawa

The Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference (aka The Horwood Conference) is an annual event organized by and for students studying outdoor and environmental education, health and physical education, outdoor recreation, adventure leadership, experience-based learning and/or related fields. It is hosted at Queen’s University each year and held on a weekend in February.

For full details and to register visit:

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference 2019 - 7th Annual

Imagine a Canada Call for Submissions

The Faculty of Education is excited to be supporting Ontario students, teachers, schools, and boards with Imagine a Canada projects.

Imagine a Canada, an initiative of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR, is an invitation for all young people, from across the country, from kindergarten to post-secondary, to share their own vision of what Reconciliation can be. Submissions for this year have been extended to March 1, 2019.

More information available on:

Imagine a Canada - A Canada through the lens of reconciliation


Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair

TORF is the recruiting fair of choice in Canada for many independent, accredited international schools.

Queen's University Faculty of Education has been inviting International Schools to recruit Canadian Teachers since 1986. In 1989, Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair (TORF) was established by the Faculty of Education. Since then, we have placed thousands of teachers in schools in hundreds of countries. Organized by educators for educators.

Date: January 25 - 27, 2019
Location: Duncan McArthur Hall

See the Schedule and Learn more:

TORF January 2018 pointing at a globe of the world