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Panel Discussion at UNB to Honour Ottilia Chareka

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 9, 2011

Category: Events , myUNB

The public is invited to the University of New Brunswick on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. for a commemorative panel called Educators as change agents: What educators can do about violence.  It will take place at Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 Mackay Dr., UNB Fredericton, in Room 261. The panel honours Ottilia Chareka, – an educator and a change agent – a woman who in both her personal and professional lives took the risks that were required to act as a force of powerful change in the lives of the people she cared about. This panel takes up the idea of educator as a change agent with stories / experiences from the hard work of addressing violence in schools and institutions, including gendered violence, radicalized violence, and homophobic violence. Opening remarks will be given by Elizabeth Blaney, Researcher & Lise Bellefleur, Department of Education.  Panel members include: Gwen Bear, Elder Mary McCarthy, PhD candidate & author Judy Piers-Kavanaugh, high school educator Matthew Rogers, PhD candidate Sherry Rose, PhD candidate Closing remarks will be given by Linda Eyre, professor of education at UNB. For further information please contact: Elizabeth Blaney, MMFC Researcher blaney@unb.ca / (506) 458-7378 Ann Sherman, Dean Faculty of Education shermana@unb.ca / (506) 453-4862

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