Rena B. Upitis, Queen’s University

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Faculty of Education Professor Kingston, Ontario rena.upitis@queensu.ca upitisr@queensu.ca Office: (613) 533-6000 ext. 36212
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Bio/Research

Rena Upitis (Ed.D., Harvard) is a Professor of Education at Queen’s University. She recently completed a six-year term as National Research Co-director of Learning Through the Arts, a multi-year project that brings artists to the classrooms of over 160,000 students. She is a former Dean of Educat...

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Bio/Research

Rena Upitis (Ed.D., Harvard) is a Professor of Education at Queen’s University. She recently completed a six-year term as National Research Co-director of Learning Through the Arts, a multi-year project that brings artists to the classrooms of over 160,000 students. She is a former Dean of Education at Queen’s University (1995-2000).

Rena’s research and curriculum projects have explored teacher, artist, and student transformation through the arts. Rena herself is a musician, visual artist, and timber-frame carpenter. She has a small design practice specializing in ecologically sensitive designs and materials for residences, schools, and retreats.

Her artistic and architectural works on displayed on this website, along with samples of essays and books dealing with ecology and the arts


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