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Welcome to Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sumer Seiki

We are excited to have Dr. Sumer Seiki, from the University of San Francisco, participating in the Centre during the week of June 12-16th.

Public Lectures - 2017 Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the three public lectures for the 2017 Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute, on July 4, 6, and 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in ED N2-115. Please click on the links below for further information about each lecture.  

Tuesday, July 4:  Mary Pinkoski, Spoken word poet and arts educator

Thursday, July 6:  Kaia Lamothe, Director of Education for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

Tuesday, July 11:  Amanah Eljaji & Youth in Grade 9 at Edmonton Islamic Academy

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 click on the above title to access the video of Zahra's presentation.

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 explored 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 click on the above title to access the transcript of Brooke's seminar.  

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.

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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