Educating the minds and hearts of children prepares them to become responsible local and global citizens. Our faculty members share in this role of cultivating understanding and knowledge in their students. They create inclusive learning environments for prospective educators and practitioners, which encourages mindful engagement and a deeper inquiry into teaching and learning. Our undergraduate students engage in immersive research, community service-learning, and practicum placements, including in international settings. Our communities, province, and country benefit from innovative educators who guide our learners of all ages, to become caring individuals and responsible global citizens.
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Andrew Clunas passed away half a century ago, but his constant championing of the importance of education has reached across the generations to benefit students in the Okanagan School of Education. His family’s gift of a $100,000 endowment will create, in his name, two bursaries of $2,000 each annually for students in the Okanagan School of Education.
Inspired by its 100-year commitment to improving the lives of children, the Kiwanis Club of Kelowna-Summit has established the first major entrance award endowment in the Okanagan School of Education. The endowment will provide $10,000 annually to a student pursuing a career in primary/elementary school education.