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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Supporting a new higher education institute in Haiti - ISTEAH

I am part of a new institute that is providing Masters and Ph.D. programs in Haiti. The Institut des sciences, des technologies et des études avancées d’Haïti (ISTEAH) is primarily made up of professors from universities in Quebec but others, such as myself, are supporting the program either by teaching courses or supervising graduate students. Courses are either being offered on-line or face-to-face in three locations in Haiti. We have completed the first year of programs with positive results.

Here is an article in Canada's national university magazine, University Affairs, about the initiative:
ISTEAH: Building knowledge to rebuild Haiti

ISTEAH is building the social and human capital within Haiti by providing support for graduate students in Haiti instead of expecting them to travel to Canada, France, or the United States. Haiti has a number of public and private universities that are well positioned to help build the academic and research-base of the country but lack some of the basic infrastructure supports to enable this to happen. For example, university professors often have to work multiple jobs to make a living, thus not allowing them the time to engage in research and writing.

Laurier did a short news piece about my work with ISTEAH with a focus on one of the students in the program who is affiliated with me:

Laurier prof helps train...

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