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Memorial University’s Faculty of Education in cooperation with the Labrador Institute wish to announce and seek your interest in: 

A Graduate Education Summer Course in Happy Valley-Goose Bay: Memorial University’s Faculty of Education in cooperation with the Labrador Institute will be offering a face-to-face graduate course in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this summer. The classes for Perspectives in Indigenous Education will run from July 21 to August 7, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 to 11:30, and will be taught by Dr. Sylvia Moore. This course is open to current M.Ed. students, and may be open to those who are interested in starting the graduate program. New students will need to contact Ms. Gosse at the graduate office (jilliang@mun.ca) to request special consideration with regard to late registration to allow them to avail of this locally-offered course.

A Labrador-Based Masters in Education Cohort: The Faculty of Education and the Labrador Institute are seeking expressions of interest from residents of Labrador to see how many people are interested in joining a Labrador-based cohort. Interested persons should contact the Labrador Institute at 896-6395, or email (Ruby Best) ruby.best@mun.ca by August 30, 2014.
The cohort will likely start in the Spring or Summer of 2015.  


As well as providing information and advice on programs at St. John’s Campus and at Grenfell, the LI is actively involved in promoting education taking place in Labrador. This includes the 4 year Inuit Bachelor of Social Work program which concluded in June 2013, an Inuit Bachelor of Education program beginning in September 2014, and annual intersession courses and occasional graduate courses. 


An educational needs assessment was conducted by the Labrador Institute in 2012-2013. The purpose of this project was to begin to identify the post-secondary education needs within Labrador, to inform the Labrador Institute of the efforts it can pursue in order to support these needs and provide guidance for future program offerings in Labrador. 

Data for this study was gathered from High School students and Comprehensive Arts and Science Transfer: College-University students in Labrador.  The project was carried out with the assistance of the Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning (CIAP), Memorial University.  The Educational Needs Assessment Report was completed in July 2013.

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