Congratulations to Zahra Kasamali, Recipient of the 2017 Dr. Mary Young Memorial Travel Fund

Zahra Kasamali, a PhD Candidate in the University of Alberta's Department of Secondary Education, will be making a presentation based upon her doctoral research, The Curricular and Pedagogical Significance of Wisdom Traditions in Deepening Understandings of Difference, at the 2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference.  Zahra's work explores the curricular and pedagogical significance of Sufic and Cree wisdom traditions in deepening understandings of difference.

Zahra shared her presentation at the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development on Tuesday, May 23.  Please see the brochure for further information and enjoy the video. 


Reconsidering Teacher Education Seminar Series - (Un)Becoming Teacher of School-based Indigenous Education: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Indigenous Education Across Institutions, presented by Dr. Brooke Madden

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  12:30 to 2:00 pm

Room 633, Education South


This presentation will explore the experiences of Indigenous and ally early career teachers who completed university coursework and/or professional development on the topic of Indigenous education.  


Brooke Maddens' maternal ancestry is Wyandot/Iroquois, French, and German, and her paternal ancestry is Mi'kmaq, Irish, and English.  She currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of 

Education, University of Alberta.  Brooke's current research focuses on the relationship between teacher identity and teacher education on the topics of Aboriginal education and truth and reconciliation education.


Please see the brochure for further information.

New Summer Course!

Gandhian Inspired Social Action Research
July 4 to 13, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Reva Joshee

As part of the Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities, this new 3-credit graduate level course will explore the work of Mahatma Gandhi and other peace scholars and teachers alongside understandings of social action research methodology.  Please see the brochure for further information.
Contact: Joanne Farmer at

Closing Seminar: Experiences of care and curriculum making

Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernández invites everyone who has been part of the Experiences of Care and Curriculum Making seminar series community over the past school year to gather for a closing conversation about our shared experiences and the journey we have walked together. Whether you attended one seminar or all the seminars, Emma would love to have you be part of the conversation. You are also invited to watch the video “The Butterfly Circus” (, prior to the seminar, to help us think about the experience of accompanying, caring, and being alongside. For further information, please email Emma at

Welcome Visiting Scholars

We are excited to have three visiting scholars in the Centre during the last week of March. Dr. Andrew Estefan, University of Calgary, will be in the Centre from March 27 to 31and will give the 3rd Reconsidering Teacher Education seminar on March 27th. Dr. Shaun Murphy, University of Saskatchewan, and Vivienne Bengezen, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil, will be visiting on March 27th and 28th.

Dear Centre Community,

We are excited to share with you that on April 1, 2017 Dr. Bonnie Watt will become co-director of our Centre, and on July 1, 2017, she will become the director. Bonnie brings a rich background to, and has participated in, the Centre since her beginning in the Faculty in 2007. Since 2015 Bonnie has been an affiliate faculty member in our Centre.

In this transition and during her time as director of our Centre, Janice expresses deepest thanks and gratitude for everyone’s support.

Remembered with Love and Respect

The Centre community has lost a beloved friend, Joy Ruth Mickelson, who was a participant at the Centre over many, many years and whose presence and wisdom touched many, many lives.  In response to the many people who have asked how to donate to the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship, please click here to be taken to the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education Online Donation page.  Please add your donation to the box that says "An area not listed (please fill out the information below)."

2017 Dr. Mary Young Memorial Travel Fund

The Centre is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Dr. Mary Young Memorial Travel Fund are due March 31, 2017. For further information on how to apply please click here

2016 Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Yuanli Chen who was the recipient of this year's Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Award.

Mahatma Gandhi 2017 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities

The CRTED is pleased to announce that the brochure for the Mahatma Gandhi 2017 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities is available here.

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