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Professors Lajoie, Mitchell honoured at McGill's Bravo gala

Thu, 2016-04-07 10:47

At McGill’s annual Bravo gala last week the winners of major provincial, national and international prizes, together with their families, friends and colleagues, gathered to celebrate excellence in research and scholarship.

The University's Bravo gala, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the cream of the researcher crop.

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Small increases in sleep improve grades

Mon, 2016-04-04 14:16

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

​Family and community involvement key in empowering students to make healthier choices regarding their sleep

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal.

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Professor Hall tops list of best social media accounts for academics, reports UK's Guardian

Thu, 2016-03-24 12:22

UK national newspaper The Guardian today published a list of their favourite blogs and social media accounts for academics. To no one's surprise Dr. Nathan Hall, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, topped the list with his popular @AcademicsSay twitter handle, where he has amassed over 180,000 followers. 

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Professors Choudry, Rassier awarded Canada Research Chairs

Thu, 2016-02-18 13:41

Professors Aziz Choudry and Dilson Rassier of the Faculty of Education have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), announced the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia this week. CRCs are granted to "outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields." The program was created to help Canadian universities retain world-class researchers.

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Ron Sharp (1925-2016) was McGill Education alumni and supporter, championship coach

Mon, 2016-02-15 16:09

SHARP, Ronald David (B.Sc.(Physical Education) 1951, M.Ed. (Educational Administration) 1971)

"In his 91st year, Ron Sharp (1925-2016) passed away after a short illness in Ottawa. Born in Ottawa, May 1, 1925, Ron achieved much in his life as an athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, husband and father. 

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Launch of new option: teaching Greek language and culture

Fri, 2016-02-12 12:38

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

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Dr. Naomi Nichols co-edits "Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness"

Tue, 2016-02-09 13:41
Professor Naomi Nichols, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is co-editor of a recent publication, Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness, published by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub). The collection represents the nation’s first book on systems-level solutions to homelessness.
 
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