March 15, 2017
Congratulations to Faculty of Education alumna Dr. Lynn Thomas, BEd’84, MEd’94, Phd’99, named President-elect of The Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Dr. Thomas’s term on the board of directors will begin following the 2017 AGM in Toronto.
From the announcement by CSSE:
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Dr. Lynn Thomas has been teaching at the Université de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec for the past twelve years where she is a full professor and coordinator of the undergraduate and graduate programmes in TESL, and coordinator of internships in the Master’s of Education programme. Previous to this position, she was director of the School of Education at Bishop’s University. She was a member of the executive of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) for eight years, holding the positions of communications director, vice president, president and past president. During her time on the executive of CATE, Lynn participated in the redesign of the graduate awards to recognise new research in the field of teacher education and also chaired the committee that created the new lifetime achievement award for research in teacher education. In the role of past president she has organised working conferences on research on Teacher Education in Canada for the past three years, leading to two publications of collected chapters written by participants, with a third volume to appear this spring. Lynn is currently a member of the Collectif CLÉ, an international research group that studies reading and writing across the curriculum, in one or more languages and at all stages of schooling. Lynn is fluently bilingual in English and French, and her research interests include literacy in second languages, the development of professional identity in teachers, and self-study of teacher education practices.