Faculty of Education news
Source: McGill News Alumni Magazine, Mar. 06, 2015 by Shannon Palus, BSc’13 Questions & Answers: The Sexting Generation
The Research Exchange Forum events have been relaunched to promote faculty-wide research sharing. These regular events, open to all, are intended to support the transdisciplinary research culture within the Faculty, and to provide an informal hub where faculty and graduate students’ ongoing research can be discussed.
A newly published study headed by Ross E. Andersen’s team at his Health and Fitness Promotion Laboratory, housed in McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, highlights the need for physical activity for those who have undergone the increasingly popular practice of bariatric surgery.
A new committee of cyberbullying experts formed under Quebec’s Minister of Family and Minister of Public Safety will include Dr. Shaheen Shariff of McGill's Department of Integrated Studies in Education, details a recent infodimanche article.
Three students from the Faculty of Education at McGill received recognition for their excellence at the recent RSEQ awards: Kelsie Moffatt, Leslie Oles and Marie-Phillip Lavoie. Source: McGill Athletics, March 3, 2015 By: Earl Zukerman
McGill Equity and Community Building Awards are bestowed each year upon McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment promoting equity and diversity within our locality.
Dr. Shaheen Shariff of the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) spoke to National Post's Sarah Boesveld recently about a high school implementing breathalyzer tests for their prom. [read the original National Post article, Feb 24, 2015] * * *
Dr. Mindy Carter of the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies recently spoke to Lakehead University about her experiences as a graduate. The following is an excerpt from Lakehead University's Faculty of Education newsletter, January 2015. Please click here to read the newsletter in its entirety. * * *
“The best player in the country,” Martlets hockey luminary and Education student Mélodie Daoust returned to the team’s lineup this week, gaining six points in two McGill victories over the weekend. Her performance earned her honours as a McGill Tribune Athlete of the Week, and she was the subject of Michel Marois’ recent article in La Presse.
A new SSHRC grant will boost the Faculty of Education’s venerated McGill Journal of Education, strengthening the peer-reviewed journal’s commitment to the open access movement. The McGill Journal of Education (MJE), which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, will utilize funding from this federal program to help increase and diversify their online presence in the changing world of academic publishing.
The annual SPEAQ on Campus Montreal event was February 7th, hosted in 2015 at McGill’s Education building, and organized by students in the faculty. The conference, a student-led initiative that brings together current and prospective TESL instructors to share their knowledge, featured over 15 workshops throughout the course of the day. The Montreal host rotates between UQAM, Concordia and McGill. The 2015 event, sporting the theme “Collaboration and Cooperation In and Out of the Classroom”, set a new record for attendance with 250 participants.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Russell Hepple has been promoted to the rank of full professor with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
As Safer Internet Day is recognized around the world, DISE's Dr. Shariff spoke to BBC News about the legality of sexting. [read the BBC News article, Feb. 10, 2015] * * *
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Steven Jordan’s appointment as Chair of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE). Following an external search Dr. Jordan was unanimously selected by the Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Dean. His appointment as Chair is effective February 15, 2015, for a duration of three years.
McGill’s Faculty of Education and the Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies have joined the lead partner, Dalhousie University, to embark on a 6-year, $18 million project to help Ethiopia enhance their colleges’ Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) programs. Key to McGill’s involvement in the project will be to foster and support gender equality, diversity and inclusiveness.