Faculty of Education news
An initiative led by Professor Bronwen Low, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is featured in a recent Montreal Gazette article, "It's bigger than hip hop -it's high school," by Basem Boshra.
Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.
DISE's Dr. Shariff featured in McGill Talks, Episode 8: Addressing Sexual Violence and Rape Culture in Universities
The term rape culture is now commonplace in the news. What does it denote, how pervasive is it, and what should be done? To discuss the topic on video are McGill professors Shaheen Shariff, an internationally recognized expert on sexting and cyber-bullying in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education; Carrie Rentchler, former Director of the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; and Bianca Tétrault, the Harm Reduction Officer in the Office of the Dean of Students at McGill.
Dr. Lora Giangregorio named winner of 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health
$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients McGill University's Faculty of Education, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Lora Giangregorio, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.
Montreal’s other great hockey team by Gary Francoeur, McGill News Alumni Magazine, Nov. 20, 2015 With a new name and logo, new uniforms, and new promotional links to hockey’s most storied franchise, expectations are high for the rebranded Les Canadiennes de Montréal this season.
Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony
Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!
Dr. Shariff addresses Ontario Summit, Montreal Council of Women regarding rape culture at universities
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was recently invited to address the Montreal Council of Women (MCW) regarding rape culture in universities.
Created by Professor Nancy Heath and Dr. Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph, the collaborative non-profit outreach initiative Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS, sioutreach.org) provides supportive and research-informed resources for individuals who struggle with self-injury and those who want to help, including family, friends, romantic partners, schools, and various health professionals.
Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by PBS.org's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.
The Faculty of Education's P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts launched their new website this week at knowledge-through-the-arts.ca, providing resources, support, ideas and inspiration encouraging the critical role that arts play in the construction of knowledge.
In a recent opinion piece to the Hill Times Online, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt praises Professor Susanne Lajoie's research: "Lajoie is making it possible for children to learn in more meaningful ways with the help of technology," writes Hewitt.
Each year McGill's Faculty of Education participates in the university's campus-wide Open House event and exhibits our program offerings to prospective students and their families. Hosted in the lobby of the Education building at 3700 McTavish, this year's event was a first-rate success, evidence that the love of teaching is still very much alive! In addition, visitors are always anxious to learn about our faculty's Kinesiology degrees as well as our Graduate studies and Professional Development programs.
Charline Labonté (BEd (PE) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015) wants to stay in Montreal to encourage the development of women's hockey here, in Quebec, and Canada, she told the press recently. Labonté received her MA in Sport Psychology from our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in May, 2015.
Lisa Mikelberg, seven-year veteran of Canada's national synchronized swimming team, announced her retirement from the sport this week. Mikelberg is currently enrolled in the Kindergarten and Elementary Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française major with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE).