Faculty of Education news
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.
A message from Stuart (Kip) Cobbett, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor On November 7, the Quebec government moved forward with Bill 60, which retains the provision of prohibiting public sector employees from wearing conspicuous religious symbols, dropping the previously proposed exemption for universities and hospitals and substituting a time-limited transition to full implementation.
The Faculty of Education will soon be re-establishing the audiovisual equipment loans service formerly managed by the Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre. While we still have a lot to do in preparation we are optimistic that everything will be up and running by the beginning of the second week of classes. The new home for the Audiovisual Equipment Loan Service will be the Education Computer Lab in room 328 of the Education Building.
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies faculty member, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field and is held for five years (renewable).