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SSTA Conference 2017

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM to
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Saint Mary's will host the 2017 Social Studies Teachers Association conference on October 27.

Eleven professor from Saint Mary's Faculty of Arts, along with educators from schools and museums across the province, will lead workshops demonstrating a breadth of curriculum-based and other professional development opportunities for Nova Scotia teachers.

The event will include a keynote address by The Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to Parliament and a recipient of the Order of Canada.

The workshops include:



Workshop Theme

Dr. Jonathan Fowler

*Satellite Workshop: Hands on Archaeology – Grand-Pre National Historic Site

Dr. Gugu Hlongwane

Creative Writing

Dr. Evie Tastsoglou

Treading Carefully Between Burden, Fraud and Threat: The “(Un)Deserving Refugee” Discourse in Canadian Jurisprudence

Dr. Karly Kehoe

Landscapes and Lifescapes Project  

Dr. Jennifer VanderBurgh

Creative Writing/Film Studies

Dr. Rylan Higgins


Dr. Kirrily Freeman

The French Revolution and role playing

Dr. Richard Field

Critical Thinking / Approach to Teaching

Dr. Shelagh Crooks

Critical Thinking

Prof. Mark Sweeney

Community History

Dr. Tim Stretton

Married Women and Litigation in England: Law, Status & Stories 

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Most Faculty of Arts' activities and events, including lectures, conferences, and thesis defense presentations, are open to all members of the Saint Mary's community and the public. New and special topic courses require enrollment

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