Welcome to the University of Alberta’s Education Students’ Association!

We begin by respectfully acknowledging that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory. We are grateful to be on Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Métis, Blackfoot, and Nakota Sioux territory; specifically the ancestral space of the Papaschase Cree. These Nations are our family, friends, faculty, staff, students, and peers. As members of the University of Alberta Education Students’ Association we honour the nation-to-nation treaty relationship. We aspire for our learning, research, teaching, and governance to acknowledge and work towards the decolonization of Indigenous knowledge and traditions.

Run for council! Positions to be filled in Fall By-Elections: VP Student Life, VP External, Liaison Commissioner, Social Commissioner, Volunteer Commissioner

If you are interested in a becoming a member of council and would like more information check out our ‘Join the Council’ page or email esapres@ualberta.ca!

The University of Alberta’s Education Students’ Association is an ATA Student Local that strives to create a sense of community by offering services that enhance academic, professional, and social experiences for students within the Faculty of Education here at the UofA.

The ESA strives to connect education students to multiple resources, provide them with opportunities to expand their academic experience by offering workshops and PD session resources, and aim to unite fellow education students by hosting and participating in a variety of awesome social and athletic events!

Interested in an ESA membership or just want to say hi? Come by our office in 4th floor lounge – ED North, 4-110

Stay updated by liking us on FACEBOOK @UAlbertaESA and following us on INSTAGRAM @ualbertaesa!

Membership form here!

The ESA OFFICE will remain closed over Spring and Summer.
If students need to return locks and get back their deposit, please contact 
esaint@ualberta.ca. For other inquiries, please contact esainfo@ualberta.ca 

NEW COURSE FALL 2019! EDPS 401: Multicultural and Anti-Racism Education.

This course examines theoretical, pedagogical, and applied aspects of multicultural and anti-racism education with a focus on how race, ethnicity, colonialism, and diversity shape equity within school systems and the communities they serve. Focusing on historical and contemporary constructions of racial and cultural difference, the course explores how such differences work at various levels, from everyday micro interactions to societal institutions and larger macro social structures. Particular attention is paid to (a) the contexts of education and the experiences of students, families, teachers, and administrators within the school system; (b) significant contemporary issues educators encounter regarding multiculturalism and race in schools and communities; (c) the role of education in addressing racial and ethnic inequality and issues facing Indigenous people. The course also surveys various pedagogical approaches within these areas and explores the challenges and transformative possibilities presented by implementing these critical forms of education. Overall, students will come away with a multilayered understanding of the dynamics of racialization and multiculturalism in society and the implications they present for education in Canada.  

Course times: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:50pm (Fall)

Instructor: Professor Alexandre Da Costa 

(Social Justice and International Studies in Education, EDPS)

Fall 2019 Course Offering: Mindfulness in Education and the Workplace

CHRTP 330: Fall Term 2019: Tues & Thurs. 2pm – 3:20pm

Instructor: Norbert Krumins

“Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present at one with those around you and with what your are doing.” (plumvillage.org)

This course explores contemplative/meditative practices that foster calm, concentration, and insight for educators and other helpful professionals.

Want to help make UAlberta Campus more accessible, or minimize barriers? Click here for more information! Fill out the following survey to participate:

Undergraduate Research Initiative : Want to get involved in undergraduate research related to education and do not know how? Visit https://esa.ualberta.ca/research/

Want to stay updated about events, PD session, and volunteer opportunities without coming to our website? Enrol yourself in the ESA Eclass page using your CCID! Go to this link, login using your CCID and click “Enrol Me”. It’s that simple!

Don’t miss out on our PD sessions!

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Email esavolun@ualberta.ca or fill out the volunteer form (coming soon).

Interested in becoming a member? CLICK HERE for more information on why you should join the ESA!

Attending meetings is a great way to stay informed and get involved in your faculty of Education community!