Faculty of Education news
Championing the Canadian horse By Andrew Mahon Published May 12, 2015, McGill News Alumni Magazine The Canadian horse is an icon of Canada’s heritage and, according to legend, the original breed of horses in North America – but proving its rightful place in history and drawing attention to its dwindling numbers has been a long and arduous saga.
At the recent Faculty Council meeting Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian at the Faculty of Education, discussed changes to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. The following resources can provide you with further information and clarification regarding the new policy: Through the McGill Library Services website:
Community work has applications to academic pursuits Published May 7, 2015, McGill Reporter Through a formal partnership established in 2014, where each benefits from and extends the expertise and reach of the other, SEDE and the Faculty of Education work in tandem to strengthen equity and diversity education at McGill and beyond.
The QS World University Rankings, regarded as “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures,” recently published their 2015 international rankings. McGill’s Faculty of Education shows a stunning improvement since last year’s publication, jumping up thirteen spots.
The third instalment of McGill’s annual Equity and Community Building Awards recognized doctoral student Lerona Lewis and Professor Bronwen Low of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies. Tuesday night’s award ceremony acknowledged outstanding contributions of McGillians towards promoting diversity and inclusivity in the local community and on campus.
Young students get a taste of McGill By Jean Murray, McGill Reporter, April 23rd, 2015 A line of eager students formed outside SNAX – the student-run cafe in the Arts building – expectantly waiting to grab a cookie in between classes.
The Faculty of Education’s OFFERING office recently hosted Rebecca Reich, Business Development Officer of Mitacs Canada. Mitacs Canada is a national non-profit research organization that funds research and training programs by building partnerships between universities and industry, across the country and internationally.
Please be advised that the planned renovation of EDUC-129, the Jack Cram Auditorium, begins April 22nd, 2015. Facilities, Operations and Development (FOD) have mandated AGL Construction to carry out the construction project, projected to be completed by August 2015.
Concussions are a top-of-mind issue in hockey To build a better helmet is a complex issue, says McGill expert By Neale McDevitt Published April 13, 2015, McGill Reporter
Award winners, donors, staff and Education faculty members gathered Tuesday, March 31st to honour students selected for Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards during the 2014-15 academic year. The event marked an opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with the donors who have contributed to their academic pursuits. All in attendance were reminded of the great impact that these generous awards can have on the life, career and development of the fortunate recipients.
Dr. Shaheen Shariff, associate professor with the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, spoke to the Montreal's Gazette about misogyny in the public domain.
Sandy Stanutz, a postdoctoral fellow with the McGill Youth Study Team, along with her mentors, Professors Jacob A. Burack and Eve-Marie Quintin from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, have been awarded a Grammy Foundation Grant for their research on the links between music and autism.
McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes. This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.
Five students in the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies have collaborated to create the illustrated children’s book Nelly’s Really Very Bad Day. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) students Cho Yeung Lee, Valerie Nguyen and Jessica Gibson worked with Kingergarten/Elementary Education students Demeka Fa and Erin Lieberman. Cho Yeung Lee explained some of the motivation and aspirations behind the project:
Dr. Marina Milyavskaya of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was interviewed recently for Ideas that Move You, a selection of current articles on active living brought to you by the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.