Message from the Dean


Welcome to the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and the beginning of a new academic year!
Dean’s Message – September 2016

Since its inception in 1963, the Faculty of Education at the U of M has grown to be the centre of teacher education in the province, offering the most comprehensive array of programs (BEd, PBDE, MEd and PhD) of any faculty of education in the province.  
We are the only faculty of education in Manitoba at a U15 (research intensive) university which means that increasingly, we are taking our place as leaders in educational research across the country and around the world.
Many of our faculty members are well-known experts in their fields and are involved in externally funded research that is having a direct impact in the community.
We are also the hub for graduate education in Manitoba and have the second highest number of grad students at the university. Many of these people are practicing teachers, administrators, counsellors, and consultants, but we also have a growing number of international students who make significant contributions to our faculty culture.
Of particular note this year has been the establishment of the EdGSA (the Faculty of Education Graduate Students’ Association) which promises to strengthen the connection between our grad students and the Faculty itself.
At the BEd level, we are heading into the second year of implementing the new After-Degree BEd program, featuring greater student choice, greater variety of practicum options, state-of-the art courses in curriculum and teaching, and a number of international opportunities. We are also excited about our Education for Reconciliation conference, focusing on the innovative work that classroom teachers are doing to act on the Truth and Reconciliation’s “Calls to Action”. Also at the BEd level, work continues on developing an Indigenous Teacher Education specialization that we hope to offer in a few years.
Please take a few minutes to browse our website to learn more about the exciting and ground-breaking work that we are doing in the faculty. As an alumnus of the University of Manitoba, I  am extremely proud of the work we are doing and the role we are playing in preparing tomorrow’s educators for careers in Manitoba, Canada, and the around the world!

David Mandzuk, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Education


Office of the Dean Contacts

David Mandzuk, PhD
Dean of the
Faculty of Education

Laura Orsak

Assistant to the Dean
(204) 474-9001
Room 225 Education

Tamara Gillam

Confidential Assistant
(204) 474-9170
Room 225B Education

Charlotte Enns, PhD
Associate Dean (Graduate & Professional Programs, and Research) & Professor
(204) 474-9009

Room 204 Education

Julianna Enns
Assistant to the Associate Dean (Graduate & Professional Programs, and Research)
(204) 474-9000
Room 205 Education

Francine Morin, PhD
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) & Professor

Tara Baxter
Assistant to the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) &
Assistant to the Director of the School Experiences Office
(204) 474-9015
Room 213 Education

Martha Koch, PhD
Director of the School Experiences Office (on leave)
Michelle Honeyford, PhD
Acting Director of the School Experiences Office
(204) 474-9043

Katie Maloney-Buchanan

Field Partner Liaison
(204) 474-9040

Frank Deer, PhD
Canada Research Chair – Indigenous Education & Associate Professor
(204) 474-9072
Room 230U Education

Rita Courchaine
Manager, Finance & Administration
(204) 474-9008