Summer School on Leadership Excellence 2019

July 29 - August 1, 2019 – University of Alberta North Campus, Edmonton, AB


Keynote Speaker: H. Mark Ramsankar, President, Canadian Teachers' Federation

We are excited to introduce H. Mark Ramsankar, a graduate of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education, as a keynote presenter.

In addition to his many responsibilities as CTF President, Mark remains focused on developing meaningful relationships among teachers, education leaders, education partners and colleagues from the international education community. Mark is also keenly interested in the development of teacher identity, autonomy and professionalism, a topic that was the focus of his master's degree in education.

We'll be posting a description of Mark's presentation in the New Year.


Endnote Speaker: Dr. Joanne Minaker 

Title: Caring Leaders

Dr. Joanne Minaker received a PhD in Socio-Legal Studies from Queen’s University. She is Associate Dean, Academic in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University. A sociologist, qualitative researcher, and ardent mother, Dr. Minaker’s body of work centres around care, human connection, and social (in)justice. An emphasis on knowledge for social transformation resonates deeply and underscores her scholarly, creative, and pedagogical contributions, which include the book Youth, Crime and Society: Issues of Power and Justice (2009), co-authored with Bryan Hogeveen, Criminalized Mothers, Criminalized Mothering (2015), numerous articles that call into question marginalizing processes that exclude, silence, and dehumanize groups such as young women, criminalized youth and survivors of sexual violence. In 2016, she spoke at TEDxUAlberta “The Power of Meaningful Connections,” on the transformative power of relationships inside and outside academia.


The 2019 Summer School on Leadership Excellence fulfills the requirements for: 

EDU597 Foundations of School Leadership (3 credits)  

Using scholarly and professional research, this course focuses on foundational dimensions of school leadership. This course is a partial fulfillment of the requirements for school leader certification through Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard. Please note: an Alberta teaching certificate is required for principal certification.


For more information, please contact summerschool@ualberta.ca