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2015/16 Issue #1


Welcome Statements Dean Ron Owston Molly McFarlane

Editorial Words of Welcome Executive Introductions Upcoming Topics

Welcome from Dean Owston Welcome back to all returning Consecutive TCs! And an especially warm welcome to all of the new TCs. You are the pioneers in the new two-year extended BEd program. We have developed a new innovative curriculum that will challenge you academically as well as prepare you for the classroom unlike any other program. I urge all of you to become involved in FESA as it is among the strongest student organizations on campus. Also you will find that there are many University committees that are looking for student representatives so please step up and volunteer. You will find this a fascinating experience in learning how York is governed. Best wishes for the coming year and I look forward to shaking your hand when you walk across the stage at Convocation!

Presidential Welcome & Remarks I would like to welcome you to the 2015/2016 school year with the Faculty of Education at York University – we are getting geared up for a wonderful year together! My name is Molly McFarlane and I am the President of the Faculty of Education Students’ Association (FESA). FESA is a non-profit, levyfunded student association that works as a liaison between the Faculty of Education and its students. FESA works to help guide you through your degree by supporting you with various professional development workshops and conference opportunities. As President, my responsibilities include being a direct link between FESA and the Faculty of Education, managing the main e-mail account for FESA and conducting full council and executive team meetings. I am currently pursuing an HBA majoring in sociology and minoring in English while concurrently completing my Bachelor of Education degree in General Social Science and English as my two teachable subjects. This is my fourth year on FESA and I am thrilled to be working alongside an amazing team who are committed to ensuring your year is filled with significant professional development opportunities, opportunities to create lasting memories with your friends and colleagues, and to support you in achieving optimal success in the program. I encourage you all to embrace this year and take advantage of everything FESA has to offer you. We are here for you and cannot wait to get this year started!

Official Welcome