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Empathetic Imagining: Using Literature and Art to Understand Each Other's Complexities

Empathetic Imagining: Using Literature and Art to Understand Each Other’s Complexities

How can literature and art help us understand each other’s inner worlds? This workshop will explore close reading as a way of empathetically imagining the complex, intersectional identities of others. We will unpack various literary and art pieces including Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. We will also create a collaborative art piece that will be displayed in Duncan MacArthur Hall. Free copies of Scarborough will be available for Queen’s students. This workshop is part of the Queen’s Reads program and the Faculty of Education’s Indigeneity, Inclusion, and Equity Series. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation after attending five IIE workshops/lectures.

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: A234, Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

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Sharing Our Diverse Scholarly Contributions: A Faculty Celebration

Thursday, February 28, 4-5:30 pm

Education Library, Duncan McArthur Hall

This event honours the diversity of scholarly work undertaken by our Faculty. Inspired by talking circles, faculty members will be invited to share their significant publications, outreach activities, creative works, grants, and ground-breaking research with our community. As a contribution to the Rosa Bruno Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE), this event will invite exchange between faculty members, graduate students, and the broader education community while recognizing the multiple ways our work intersects and influences one another.


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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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.

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Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair and Placement Services

TORF is the recruiting fair of choice for Canadian teachers and international schools around the world.

Due to COVID-19, TORF 2021 has been postponed until January 2022. 

Register with our Teachers' Overseas Placement Services (TOPS) for full-year online job placement.

TORF is a face-to-face component of our Teachers’ Overseas Recruitment Services (TOPS), which is offered online throughout the year to Canadian teachers, new and experienced, interested in launching their international teaching career.

Queen's University Faculty of Education has been inviting international schools to recruit Canadian teachers since 1989 as part of TORF. We have successfully placed thousands of teachers in schools around the world.

TORF is an annual on-site recruiting fair that allows teachers to have face-to-face interviews with independent, accredited international schools, and to sign contracts. The fair takes place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, every year at the end of January. During the fair, teachers are introduced to the international schools through formal school presentations, an interview sign-up session, as well as a networking reception. During the fair, international school administrators interview teachers for various teaching jobs. Our expert career advisors are available to coach teachers on making the decision to go abroad to teach. As a not-for-profit educational organization, we also provide valuable professional development opportunities for teachers and school administrators throughout the TORF weekend

On-site Dates: January, 2022
Location: Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University

Online: Year round

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