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[Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Education Dean]On behalf of everyone at the Faculty of Education, I would like to thank our donors for their generous gifts and investment in the Faculty of Education and the Queen’s Initiative Campaign. For the past ten years, contributions to the Initiative Campaign have allowed the Faculty of Education to continue to advance its mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent and thoughtful leaders in education through teaching, research and professional collaboration. The donations, no matter the size, have had a valuable impact on our students, while also enabling us to play an important role as educators in our local community through the work of our Community Outreach Centre.

The gifts have truly impacted some of our graduate and undergraduate students through the establishment of bursaries and an award. Students enrolled in our full-time Master of Education program greatly benefit from the Walter F. Light Bursary for Graduate Students, which was established by gifts from the late Walter F. Light (Sc'49, LLD'81), former Chair of the Queen’s University Board of Trustees, and CEO and Chair of Nortel, Margaret Light (Arts’47), and gifts in memory of Walter F. Light. The Donna B. Rediger Award, established by the estate of Donna Rediger (Arts’60) has also provided significant support to our Master of Education students. Our Bachelor of Education students have also felt the impact of giving through the establishment of the Henry Jackson Family Bursary, by a bequest from the estate of W. Henry Jackson (Arts’47) and the Concurrent Education BFA-BEd Bursary, established by Robert Burge, Director, Student and Support Services, Faculty of Education. Such gifts help our students finance their goal of enrolling and completing a degree in education in order to take positions locally, nationally, and internationally in schools, universities, colleges, corporations, and other organizations.

The kindness of giving continues. The significant support of the Imperial Oil Foundation and the Joseph S. Stauffer Foundation has allowed the Faculty of Education to establish and support the Community Outreach Centre, an important hub for innovative programs and projects related to literacy, mathematics, science, and technology education. The Community Outreach Centre brings together local partners, such as community agencies, museums, educators, local artists, musicians and volunteers, other departments within Queen’s, RMC, and St. Lawrence College, to coordinate activities and to produce useful resources for teachers, parents and children.

On behalf of our students, faculty, staff and community, I would like to thank our donors for their kind gifts to the Faculty of Education and Queen’s University.

Rebecca Luce-Kapler, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Education