Natural Curiosity Awards for Excellence in Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity is an Environmental inquiry resource for educators.

Natural Curiosity and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study are excited to honour pre-service and in-service Ontario Elementary school teachers for their excellence in Environmental Inquiry.

Two awards are offered:

Teacher Candidates may apply for the Dr. David Suzuki Fellowship Award.

Associate Teachers may apply for the Edward Burtynsky Award.

Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

You may also be interested to know that Natural Curiosity is creating a 2nd Edition of their resource that supports an awareness of Indigenous perspectives by further highlighting how Indigenous knowledge, processes, principles, and wisdom can inform environmental inquiry. Click here to learn more.

The new resource is set to launch in the near future. If you would like more information please write to Haley Higdon and you will be added to a newsletter mailing list.


STEMposium – March 19

STEMposium: Inspiring Young Women in Science & Engineering, is a Western student initiative of the Women in Science and Women in Engineering groups at Western University.

STEMposium is a one-day conference on March 19th, 2017 designed to introduce young women in high school and university to the diversity of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and is organized by the students of Western University.

To register, visit

Year 1 TC Drama Workshops

Calling All First Year Teacher Candidates!

With practicum right around the corner, are you looking for an opportunity to boost your drama teaching skills? Well look no further, we have a three part drama workshop just for you (no experience required)! Run by fellow first year teacher candidate, Jasmine Scott, this workshop will showcase various warm ups, drama skills and activities to use in your practicum and future classrooms. Attendees will receive hands-on, interactive practice and resources to take home!

 Three workshops will be held in the gymnasium as follows:

Session 1: Tuesday February 14 @ 3:30-5:00 PM

Session 2: Wednesday February 22 @ 2:30-4:00 PM

Session 3: Tuesday February 28 @ 3:30-5:00 PM


Seeking ENGLISH-FRENCH bilingual adults for research on reading comprehension

For a study on strategy use and reading comprehension success in bilingual readers, we are looking for pre-service teachers who read in both English and French. In the study, you would be asked to read some passages in English and French while reporting your thoughts. The study would take place here at the Faculty of Education and takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You would be given 20$ for your time. We can schedule the session around your availability. If you are interested in more information, please contact the lab at or myself at

Career Expo January 17 and 24

Teacher Candidates,

On Tuesday January 17 and 24, Westerns’ Faculty of Education will be hosting Boards and International Recruiters at our annual Career Expo.  The Expo will be held in the gym from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Attached is a list of attendees and information on Preparing for the Career Expo.  We strongly encourage you to participate to begin making important career connections!

Please find information on how to prepare, expected vendors etc. at