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Dean Dr. Luce-Kapler discusses the teacher shortages in Ontario

Ontario Morning - Tuesday September 4, 2018

Dr. Luce-Kapler discusses the teacher shortages in Ontario school boards and the challenges that will arise over the next few years (42 minute mark).

"Three years ago, the talk was of too many teachers and poor job prospects for those finishing teachers college. Now Ontario School Boards are facing teacher shortages in key subject areas like math and science and French. They are also seeing a drop in the number of supply teachers."

Listen to the full discussion:

Rebecca Luce-Kapler

Student Experiences: Creating an Online Resource for Teaching Aboriginal Education

August 24, 2018
By: Olivia Rondeau

My name is Olivia Rondeau. I am a Métis student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program. I am of mixed Mohawk descent. My Mohawk ancestry is from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory which is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, across from Montreal, Quebec.

It is because of my cultural background and the people that I know who have been affected by residential schools, that teaching Aboriginal education is so important to the reconciliation and healing process of so many of our students and their family members. As teacher candidates, we learn so much about the importance of teaching FNMI curriculum, but I found that many people were unsure of the resources and community supports available to assist them in creating culturally relevant curriculum.

Olivia Rondeau at Duncan McArthur Hall Queen's University

Student Experiences: A Master’s Experience of the Dual-degree Program

July 23, 2018
By: Jiawen Fan

My name is Jiawen Fan. I am an international student from China and an M.Ed. candidate currently enrolled in Dual Master of Education Degree Program. I can’t believe it is close to the end of my journey. My time here at Queen’s has been invaluable and enriching.

Initially, I really didn’t know what to expect as I am one of the first group of students to go through the program, and it was slightly challenging to get used to the changes both academically and emotionally. Classroom interaction is much more intense compared to the class back in China. One of the challenges that I confronted with is the doubt of my abilities to keep up in fast-paced discussions and to express myself in cooperative activities, but students from my class are always nice by slowing down their pace of speech with patience and encouraging me to voice out my opinions.

Crawford Gallery First Day of Spring

A Healing Journey and Walk with Mr. Ray Mason

A Healing Journey and Walk Towards Achieving Justice for all Survivors of Canada who were Impacted by the Colonial System

Special guest Mr. Raymond Mason, one of the first Aboriginal people to seek justice for survivors of residential schools in Canada will be presenting at Duncan McArthur Hall.

Date: Thursday, July 12th
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: A243 (the Akwe:kon Room)


Student Experiences: The Accessible Mental Health Initiative

June 25, 2018
By: Emily Cehic

Hey! My name is Emily Cehic and I just finished my third year here at Queen’s. Over the past year, I had the amazing opportunity to create a social justice action as a part of one of my classes. As teacher candidates, we often learn about different mental illnesses and how to create an I.E.P., but I found that it was hard to find resources relevant to teachers.

As such, I created the website The Accessible Mental Health Initiative (www.amhi-online.com) to help open the conversation and make mental health an ongoing discussion within schools. As someone who is both a teacher candidate and has a mental illness, this project quickly turned from coursework to a passion project. Everyone has mental health, by talking about it in classrooms and creating positive environments teachers have the opportunity to make a positive change.

Crawford Gallery First Day of Spring