Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology news
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology would like to congratulate the following ECP students on receiving 2013-2014 Faculty of Education Fellowships! Chao-Mei Chiang, Ph.D. Candidate, Counselling Psychology Program2013-2014 Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Support Fund recipient. Tanya Chichekian, Ph.D. Candidate, Learning Sciences Program2013-2014 Walter A. and K. Mary Marsh Fellowships in Teaching and Learning recipient.
Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was awarded the 2013 Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award! Dr. Fitzpatrick is currently the Program Director of ECP's Counselling Psychology Masters and Doctoral programs, and has and continues to supervise many students in this area.
The television program Campus profiling ECP’s Dr. Tara Flanagan out in the field will be airing tonight Friday April 12th at 7:30PM and Sunday April 14th at 3PM! Check it on Canal Savoir, available on Videotron(ch. 22) and Bell (ch. 152) TV providers.
Dr. George Mager, retired professor from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently honored with a Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. Congratulations Dr. Mager!
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was interviewed by MindShare Learning on YouTube about the newly funded Learning Environments across Disciplines (LEADS) project, which Dr. Lajoie is the Director.
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor and Canadian Research Chair, was interviewed in the McGill Reporter for her research on LEADS (Learning Environments across Disciplines) to use technology as a source of enhancing the way students learn.
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was presented the Joseph Ciarrocchi Recognition Award from the the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling for pioneering efforts in research on youth problem gambling. Dr. Deverevnsky's research focuses on identifying and understanding the underlying factors and consequences related to youth gambling problems. Congratulations Dr. Derevensky!
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor in ECP, Featured in The Globe and Mail as a Leading Researcher Across Canada!
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was featured in The Globe and Mail today as one of the leading researchers across Canada!
Stephanie Mitelman, ECP Course Lecturer, Interviewed on CTV News about Lack of Sex Education in Quebec Schools
Stephanie Mitelman, a course lecturer in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was interviewed on CTV News! Stephanie works as a sex educator with the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, and provides sex education to Quebec’s public school systems. “For decades sex education was a staple in North American high schools, but in 2005 Quebec decided to change course and dedicated instruction was removed from the curriculum.”
ECP's Dr. Susanne Lajoie Featured in Le Devoir for Collaborative Research on Technology in the Classroom
ECP's Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 and Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and her Learning Environments Across Disciplines (LEADS) research team 'leads' a 19-university and 6-country collaborative research project on technology in classrooms. Dr. Lajoie's team and study are featured in the Le Devoir, particularly as it relates to dropout rates.
The research "Self-injury behaviours on the Internet," of Jamie Duggan, PhD candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program, published in the Encyclopedia of Cyber Behaviour has been nominated for the Outstanding Reference Sources Award by the American Library Association!
Following numerous meetings and consultations with experts in mental health, including Dr. Martin Drapeau, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec released a report titled Verser, plus d'équité et de Résultats en santé mentale au Québec. In this report, the Commissaire recommends greater access to psychotherapy for those in need.
After publishing a study that shows health benefits for 'coming out of the closet' for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, Dr. Nathan Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and his colleagues at the Université de Montréal's new study titled "Sexual Orientation and Disclosure in Relation to Psychiatric Symptoms, Diurnal Cortisol, and Allostatic Load" has been a hot topic worldwide and now on The Comedy Network's The Colbert Report!
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was invited to testify before the Senate of Canada regarding the Bill C-290, a legislation that would make it legal in Canada to bet on a single sports event, which is currently only legal for horse racing. To read the discussion in full, visit the Parliament of Canada website.