Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education news
Mariusz Galczynski, lecturer and PhD student in the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American television game show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, November 25th. Originally created by Merv Griffin and hosted by the iconic Alex Trebek since 1984, Jeopardy! tests, in increasing levels of difficulty, the general knowledge of participants by providing clues phrased as answers.
Book Announcement: Redefining Multicultural Education: Inclusion and the Right to Be Different (Dr. Ratna Ghosh and Mariusz Galczynski) source: Canadian Scholars' Press
The Faculty of Education of McGill University would like to extend our formal congratulations to all 2014 Fall graduates. The following students completed their Masters or Doctoral programs within the Faculty of Education and were honoured at McGill’s convocation ceremony of October 29, 2014:
As media reports continue to highlight the heightened employability of teachers with French immersion qualifications, both in Quebec and Canada at large, McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) has responded with innovations to their teacher education programs. The new Certificat d'études supérieures en enseignement immersive, a 15-credit graduate certificate, begins in January 2015, and focuses on the pedagogy involved in French immersion teaching at both the Elementary and Secondary levels.
On October 28th, 2014, First Peoples' House held a celebration to honor the Fall Graduates. It was a Scarf Ceremony followed by a dinner. It was held at the McGill Faculty Club. Jim Howden, the Director, and Tina Schiavone, one of the Student Advisors attended. It is always a special occasion sharing this moment with the graduates, members of their community as well as their partners and families. First Nations and Inuit Education is proud to announce that there are five graduates this Fall.
The P. Lantz Scholarships and Fellowships for Excellence in Education and the Arts are two new opportunities within the Faculty of Education for students in the field of arts education. These endowments are a reflection of donor Pauline Lantz’s (M.Ed 1975) strong belief in the import of arts and music education to the formation of the individual and the community at large.
This weekend the Canadian Society for Education in the Arts (CSEA) honored Dr. Boyd White in Halifax, NS as an honorary lifetime member of CSEA for his (over) 40 years of service to this organization. He was also appointed Director of Publications, and so I would like to extend my congratulations to him for his life-long commitment to arts in education. Mindy R. Carter
While the Faculty of Education’s Community Engagement Day is now behind us, many of the organizations that came to meet students in our lobby on September 22nd are still seeking volunteers:
Dr. Mindy Carter’s new book “The Teacher Monologues – Exploring the Identities and Experiences of Artist-Teachers” was recently launched by Sense Publishers.
Congrats to Arzina Zaver on recently being named a Graduate Student Representative for the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE). Arzina’s role will include planning the graduate student session at the annual Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) conference.
Congratulations to Faculty of Education PhD graduate Dr. Ghada Chehade on winning the award for Best Dissertation in the Field of Rhetoric, Writing Studies and Discourse Analysis from the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Ghada is a graduate of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and a supervisee of Dr. Anthony Paré and Dr. Steve Jordan.
In May, DISE held a remarkable retirement party for Dr. Lise Winer. Lise has been part of the McGill community for many years, recently taking on the role of Graduate Program Director. She also possesses an outstanding record of intellectual achievement on the topic of Caribbean Creole. The affection and respect with which Lise is viewed was reflected in the size and tone of her retirement party, which featured singing, dancing, and a decadent cake. Lise will be very much missed, but we all wish her well in all of her future endeavours-- and we know she has plans.
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education would like to congratulate the 2014 winners of the Department Independent Awards (the “Indies”) Amy Cole, Dominic Manuel, Lerona Lewis, Sarah Mostafa-Kamel , Rosalind Hampton, Desirée Rochat, and Manuel Salamanca Cardona. For full details, please see "The Indies."
Miranda Campbell, DISE PhD 2010 graduate and now professor of English at Dawson College has been short-listed for the prestigious 16th Annual Donner Prize. Her book "Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy is one of five books vying for the 2013/2014 Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Dr. Campbell's book was based on her dissertation which was supervised by Dr. Bronwen Low.
The Department is excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Starr to McGill. Dr. Starr moved to DISE from the University of Victoria, and is going to be strongly focused on teacher education. She is experienced in this area and completed her PhD on the topic, so will be well-placed to help us think about how to evolve our programs.