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Undergraduate scholarship applications open until April 1, 2015

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:

Classified as : Students, Awards, Scholarships
Published on : 04 Feb 2015

Education students ready for trip to Santo Domingo

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 04 Feb 2015

Dr. Talwar's research featured in Men's Health

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 03 Feb 2015

Dr. Mitchell’s Participatory Cultures Lab secures upgrade

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 03 Feb 2015

Dr. David Jenkins’ dietary talk draws a crowd

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 29 Jan 2015

MS Office 365 ProPlus now available for faculty & staff

McGill faculty and staff members now have FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. The service allows you to install the Office suite on up to 5 personal devices*, including PCs, Macs, and 5 iPad and Windows tablets.

Published on : 19 Jan 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky Appointed Chair of Dept. of Educational & Counselling Psychology (ECP)

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky Appointed Chair of Educational & Counselling Psychology The Faculty of Education at McGill is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 15 Jan 2015

ECP professors Körner, Hall awarded

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the 2014 Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2014 Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award are Professors Annett Körner and Nathan Hall, respectively.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 13 Jan 2015

Education for sustainability

For the Fall 2014 semester the Faculty of Education introduced an Education for Sustainability course with instructors Elizabeth Wood, Caroline Riches and Anila Asghar. The description of the Special Topics course (EDEC 300) was enticing enough for Constantinos Yanniris, PhD student in the Faculty’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, to attend as an observer. What he found there so inspired him that he reached out to his classmates and the Faculty in an effort to promote the class’ subject matter.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 13 Jan 2015

DISE’s Shaheen Shariff author of new book on Sexting, Cyberbullying

Dr. Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education is author of the new publication Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids from Cambridge University Press.

Published on : 05 Jan 2015

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do   If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8. How the experiment was done

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 12 Dec 2014

DISE's Ratna Ghosh to receive India's Hind Rattan Award

Dr. Ratna Ghosh, professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill, will receive the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 09 Dec 2014

NEW: Free cloud storage for students via Microsoft OneDrive

Have you been wishing for more file storage space? Based on feedback from the IT Services 2014 student survey, you’re not alone. Well, you’ll be happy to receive this early holiday gift from IT Services. McGill students now have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Published on : 01 Dec 2014

Randy Chevrier wins CFL’s Grey Cup, Tom Pate Memorial Award

Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99) wins CFL’s Grey Cup, Tom Pate Memorial Award This past week was a memorable one for Calgary Stampeders long snapper Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99). Thursday, at the CFL’s annual awards presentation banquet, Chevrier’s sportsmanship and community involvement were recognized with his acceptance of the league’s Tom Pate Memorial Award. On Sunday, Chevrier won his third Grey Cup, as the Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20-16 in the 102nd edition of the historic CFL Championship game.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 01 Dec 2014