Faculty of 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.
Dr. Nancy Heath of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology with McGill's Faculty of Education was recently interviewed by CTV National News about self-harm cases in Canada. Dr. Heath was asked to comment on a recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) that found a rise in incidents of intentional self-harm related hospitalizations over the past five years.
Recently reopened to all students in the Faculty of Education, an enclosed area on the Education building’s 1st floor offers state-of-the-art computers for private use without reservation, ideal for those who wish to work efficiently in quiet solitude. As a result of its transparent glassed walls, the room has already earned the friendly sobriquet “EduQuarium”. Outside of those rare hours posted by the entrance, in which it is earmarked for examinations or class use, the new computer lab is open at all times for public use.
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.
When their son passed away tragically in 2009, Vincent and Sabina Tassone were determined that Adriano’s legacy of generosity would survive. Adriano Tassone excelled as a defensive back and on-field leader with the McGill Redmen football team while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with the Desautels Faculty of Management. Mr. and Mrs. Tassone promptly founded two awards that continue to honour Adriano’s name and the spirit of kindness that characterized his gregarious and charismatic personality.
Starting in December 2014, Microsoft will begin offering McGill faculty and staff members FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus. This offering includes the Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps, and will replace the current Microsoft Work at Home program.
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.
KPE’s Dr. Julie Côté Interviewed on Radio-Canada Julie Côté, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Philip Desrosiers of Radio-Canada about ergonomics, seating postures and vertical workstations on October 11th, 2014.
Celebrated author and professor in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Dr. Howard Gardner’s appearance at Montreal’s Sheraton Centre was an unmitigated success. Over two hundred in attendance, largely educators and devotees of Dr. Gardner’s books, were treated to a lecture on the subject of Gardner’s newest, The App Generation.
The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.
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:
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Steven Shaw discusses easing children back to school on the Andrew Carter Morning Show, CJAD 800. Listen here!
“Helmet design has become more sophisticated, yet still a lot of athletes are getting concussions,” says Dr. David Pearsall, Co-Director of the McGill Ice Hockey Research Group and an expert in biomechanics. “The question remains: what are we missing in term of helmet testing measures?” See the complete story in the McGill Reporter.