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DISE's Dr. Philip Howard interviewed by CTV regarding blackface incidents

Dr. Philip Howard, Assistant Professor in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), spoke to Chief Anchor of CTV Montreal News Mutsumi Takahashi this week regarding blackface incidents in Quebec. [view video on CTVNews.ca] According to Dr. Howard, "There is a relationship between racial humour and actual relations of race on the ground."  He further comments "The more that we think we are over race is the more that we are willing to bring up these issues of racial humour."

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Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Professors Choudry, Rassier awarded Canada Research Chairs

Professors Aziz Choudry and Dilson Rassier of the Faculty of Education have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), announced the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia this week. CRCs are granted to "outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields." The program was created to help Canadian universities retain world-class researchers.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Ron Sharp (1925-2016) was McGill Education alumni and supporter, championship coach

SHARP, Ronald David (B.Sc.(Physical Education) 1951, M.Ed. (Educational Administration) 1971) "In his 91st year, Ron Sharp (1925-2016) passed away after a short illness in Ottawa. Born in Ottawa, May 1, 1925, Ron achieved much in his life as an athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, husband and father. 

Published on : 15 Feb 2016

Launch of new option: teaching Greek language and culture

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

Dr. Naomi Nichols co-edits "Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness"

Professor Naomi Nichols, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is co-editor of a recent publication, Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness, published by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub). The collection represents the nation’s first book on systems-level solutions to homelessness.  

Published on : 09 Feb 2016

Ancaster's Dan Williams (B.Ed. Secondary) making his mark with McGill lacrosse team

Hamilton News' Ian Burns interviewed Faculty of Education student Dan Williams for a recent article about his success with McGill's lacrosse team. McGill's Redmen lacrosse team enjoyed an undefeated season in 2015. Currently studying for his B.Ed. in Secondary Education, Williams hails from Ancaster, Ontario, and served as captain of Team Ontario's men's lacrosse team. Hamilton News also spoke to McGill lacrosse coach Tim Murdoch.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Professors Howard, Schaefer join our faculty

McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce two new professors: Dr. Philip Howard has joined our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Dr. Lee Schaefer is a new addition to our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE).

Published on : 19 Jan 2016

Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust (B.Ed. Physical Education)

You can excuse Mélodie Daoust if she may a little tired these days. On Thursday, Jan. 7 (Daoust’s 24th birthday), she was in Füssen, Germany, lacing up her skates as part of the Canadian national development team in the gold-medal game against Finland at the Nations Cup.

Published on : 14 Jan 2016

Dr. Julie Côté appointed Chair of Kinesiology and Physical Education Department (KPE)

Dean Dilson Rassier is pleased to announce that Dr. Julie Côté has been appointed as Chair of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Dr. Côté received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Physiology Department with the Université de Montréal, and her Master's in Science with the University of Wisconsin's Kinesiology Department.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2016

Mélodie Daoust (BEd (PE)) named Captain of Canadian squad at Nations Cup Tourney

Mélodie Daoust, a centre with the McGill University Martlets, was named Sunday to captain Canada's national women's development hockey team at the 2016 Nations Cup, in Fussen, Germany, Jan. 4-7.

Published on : 05 Jan 2016

Dr. Derevensky interviewed by National Post concerning fantasy scandals

In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Published on : 04 Jan 2016

Kinesiology and athletics are a good match, KPE's Dr. Côté tells Le Soleil

Dr. Julie Côté, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Le Soleil this week about her career, her experiences, and the happy marriage between athletics and kinesiology in her current profession.

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Published on : 14 Dec 2015

DISE's Dr. Low speaks to The Gazette about transformation of James Lyng High into Urban Arts School

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.

Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Montreal is best city in North America for students, says recent poll

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.

Published on : 03 Dec 2015

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.

Published on : 27 Nov 2015