2016 Events 

Events for 2015

Career Fair: November 21st 10:00a.m.-2:30p.m. MacLaurin Building
Because of the success of last year's career fair, we will be hosting another one this year.
Hiring districts from every faction of education will be present at the fair. Booths will be set up where you can meet potential employers, and arrange for an interview at the fair. In the past, students have been hired on the spot just from meeting, and having an interview with an employer at the fair. 
Plans are currently being made now. 
 Employers can email: to register. 


UVic's Resumania (for help writing and improving your resume)
When: Tues, Jan 13 and Tues, Mar 17 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Bob Wright Centre lobby, Clearihue Building lobby (near computer labs), University Centre lobby

When: TUESDAY, SEPT 29 and WEDNESDAY, SEPT 30, 2015  |  10 am – 3:30 pm

Invitation to Attend: October 8 from 4:00- 5:20 pm in MAC A166
Anita Prest is the new music education professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Last year, she was on the K-9 Arts Curriculum Development Team at the Ministry of Education as a BCTF rep. The person in charge of arts curriculum development will be coming to her class (EDCI 761-Curriculum & Pedagogy for Secondary Music) on October 8 from 4:00- 5:20 pm in MAC A166. 
She would like to welcome all education students who are interested in learning about more about the new arts curriculum (from someone who has been working on it from the beginning) to this session.

Peer Sharing Workshop: March 18th
We are trying to organize a presentation by a few Education faculty members with personal experience hiring and recruiting teachers. 
This workshop will focus on what to expect during and interview, and what resources you should bring with you. After this workshop, you will be prepared for any future education-related interview you walk into.
As well, we hope to have some third and fourth year education students available to display their practicum binders so second year students can see what they can expect for their practicums. More to come.

Project Wet: March 21st
Official date for Project Wet (the sequel to Project Wild from last year). Tickets will be sold on March 6th. More info to come.

January 2015

January 21st, 2015 from 1pm-4pm 

 Cindy Brown and Todd Milford will be giving two presentations in MacD016 They will each run for about 1.5hours long.

The topics include:
1)Suicide Prevention in the classroom and
2) Assessment and Report Cards! 
These would be two great workshops to attend before embarking on your next practicums! No sign up necessary just show up the day of:)
Hope to see some familiar and new faces there!

Cindy and Todd are both UVIC Education faculty members!!

 Order is Suicide Prevention from 1-2:20pm and Assessment from 2:30-4:00pm

First workshop is one Suicide Prevention and Awareness in the classroom. It will also include what to do in the aftermath of a tragedy, and how to discuss sensitive topics with your students. This one will be run by both Todd Milford and Cindy Brown.

The second workshop is by Todd Milford, and will focus on how to transfer your assessments into report card format. Not sure how to balance grading between different forms of assessment such as tests and assignments? Attend this workshop! This type of workshop was requested by graduates who did not feel prepared to do this as teachers

February 17th
Board Game Night! 
Starting at 5:00 at Felicitas. Bring your own board game or feel free to play board games brought by others. Felicitas has been very kind to offer us food specials, so you won't have to spend an arm and a leg to have a blast!

February 21st
Special Education Workshop
9:00-12:00 we are very lucky to be having a wonderful presenter come in to talk to us about excellent resources to use for an efficient and exciting inclusive classroom. If you're not sure where to start for implementing inclusion into your classroom, this is the presentation you must see. 

Events of 2014:

November 15 - Deadline for Nominations

We're gearing up for a new executive for the 2015 year!  If you are an undergrad student (B.Ed or PDPP) in the Faculty of Education and you enjoy being part of a team environment, consider applying for EdSA!  We need a dedicated group of students to continue to keep EdSA going.  Did you enjoy any of the 2014 events, or want to plan different ones this year?  Just send us a 150 word write-up about yourself/why you would like join, as well as a picture of yourself to

Perks of being part of EdSA:
Develop your leadership and organization skills
Plan events you'd like to see happen on campus and within our community
Letter of recommendation from the Faculty
$100 stipend per semester
Build your resume
Decide where your money goes!

Nominations must be received by Saturday November 15th, by 6pm.
Elections will take place for the week of November 17-21st. The ballot box
will be located in the Curriculum library - make sure to get out and vote!

November 17-21 - Elections Week!

Elections week!  Information about the students running and the ballot box will be located in the curriculum library from 8:30 AM on Monday November 17 until 4:00 pm Friday November 21.  Make sure to get out and vote!

November 22 - Project Wild

Hey UVIC Education Students,

November 22nd ProjectWILD is coming to UVIC! This workshop will run from 9am-1pm, and tickets will be $10.00 each. Only 30 TICKETS will be available for this event, and we will not be reserving any tickets. If you would like a ticket to this event, please message Christina Sylvana Dyea Nero or myself directly! We will also be selling tickets at this weeks EdSA meeting at 4pm in MacD101! We apologize for the late notice of this event, as we have just received all the final details!

Hope to see some familiar and new faces there,


"Project WILD is an interdisciplinary environmental education program for formal and non-formal educators of young people. The goal of Project WILD is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to result in informed decisions, responsible behaviour and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends. The activity guide consists of 121 activities that support key concepts under the following themes"

November 24

From 12:30-4:30 pm there will be gingerbread decorating and hot chocolate in Mac D107!  Everything is free of charge for education students, so drop by and grab some goodies!  

We will also have a hamper set up for donations.  Last year we made a hamper for a family from George Jay - it was a great success!  This year we will be sponsoring a family from Tillicum Elementary - details to follow!  Items which are always appreciated include: gift cards, cash, (a specific wish list will be posted once we receive it!)


October 2014

October 1st - Resume Workshop
Resume Workshops are coming up quickly!  These two workshops focus specifically on
developing resumes for education students - and they're free!

Workshop One
Thursday Sept. 25, 2014
4:30-5:30 pm
Mac D114

Workshop Two
Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014
4:30-5:30 pm
Mac D114

Email<> to reserve a spot - spaces are limited!

Laptops will be available to use during the workshops - first come first serve basis


EdSA 2014 Executive
October 6th - Resume and Career Fair Prep Workshop

Nervous about the Career Fair?  Not sure what to expect?  Attend our preparatory drop-in workshop with Joy Andrews from Co-op and Career Services!  This workshop focuses on:
-Interview skills
-Questions to ask your potential employers
-How to fine-tune your resume

Mac D287
4:00-5:00 PM

Free Event!
October 18th - Fall Career Fair

Welcome! Our first Education Career Fair is happening on October 18th,
2014 at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
We have invited school districts, recruitment agencies, independent
schools and post-graduate education centers across Canada to showcase the
breadth of opportunities in the field of education.

For a list of exhibitors and organizations, please visit our website:

All interview time slots will be available for sign-up the day of the
event.  For tickets, email<>, or use the online
registration on our website listed above.

Thank you, we hope to see you there!

EdSA Executive 2014

October 24th - Movie Night @ David Lam

From 5-7 pm, we will be in the David Lam Auditorium for a movie night by donation.  All proceeds will benefit a student in our program undergoing a difficult time.

Movie playing: Girl Rising

Snacks available by donation as well!

October 29 - Ghost Tours


Wednesday, October 29th
Tour starts at 8:00 pm, ends at 9:30 pm

Two options for Ghostly Walkers:

A) Leave as a group from UVic
-Public Bus transport from Felicita's @ 7pm

B) Meet at the starting point of the tour
-Tour starts 8pm, Bedford Regency Hotel Lobby
(1140 Government St)

Ticket costs are as follows:
$5 Education students
$10 adult guest
$8 children (6-11)

Email<> to reserve tickets now!  Ticket sales begin
Oct. 16th, from 11:30-1:00 pm in front of the EdSA board.

Space is limited!  Dress appropriately for the weather - rain or shine

Map of haunted bars in Victoria will be provided for those wishing to
continue the spooky experience

October 30 - Halloween Pub Crawl

Attention fellow education students!

Please read this whole e-mail if you want to make this event happen.

You’re off to a good start! I am hoping to continue the Education
Halloween Pub Crawl tradition. In order to do so, I need some help. I know
many of you are busy with school, work and other life commitments, but if
you can spare anytime to do the following things that would be greatly
appreciated. We will need…

1) 6 sober chaperones to be bus hosts and help hand out tickets on the night of the
pub crawl.
2) Volunteers to sell tickets at school.
3) Brave out-spoken people to tell your education classmates about the event (write
a message on the board in your classroom to remind everyone).

If you are still reading, well done! You’re a superstar! Now this is most
important step to make this event happen. Everyone needs to GO ON FACEBOOK
CRAWL 2014 event hosted by me (Chris Fry).

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the event please
feel free to contact me at<>, personal
message me on
Facebook or post a comment on the event page. If you have any contacts to
provide us deals at downtown venues or want to volunteer that would be

Thank you,

Chris Fry
4th Year Elementary Education Student


EdSA Fall Conferences

2013 - EdTalks: Teaching Ideas that Matter

2012 - TEACHING IS LEARNING: Building the Professional You 

2011 - Moving Beyond the Curriculum: Learning for a New Generation

Workshop Resources

A database of lesson plans and resources all organized by subject and topics. UVic Education students can upload their work here to share with the rest of the student body.  Email to be added to the database.