Faculty of Education news
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.
The Faculty of Education is now accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students. The deadline for all applications is April 1st, 2015. Eligible undergrad students in the Faculty of Education are now invited to apply for in-course and graduation scholarships. In order to be considered eligible, students must meet the following criteria, in addition to any award specific criteria:
As part of the distant placement opportunities offered by the Faculty of Education’s Internships and Student Affairs Office in conjunction with LCII, four students in the final year of their teacher certification degrees will head off to Santo Domingo’s Americas Bicultural Academy.
Dr. Victoria Talwar is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She is director of the Talwar Research Team for Understanding Children's Behaviour Through Research. She has been working in the area of developmental psychology for over fifteen years with an emphasis on social-cognitive development.
Dr. Mitchell’s Participatory Cultures Lab secures upgrade Dr. Claudia Mitchell of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) and her research team have secured a major grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to upgrade her Participatory Cultures Laboratory in the Coach House.
Winner of the coveted Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, Dr. David Jenkins swept through Toronto and Montreal last week on a whirlwind lecture series that included three presentations and two media interviews over a three-day span. The series of lectures, presented by McGill University’s Faculty of Education, wound up with the flagship event, “A Conversation with Dr. Jenkins: Is It Time to Invest in Your Health?”, Wednesday January 21st at McGill.