Faculty of Education news
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).
"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and regulated sports books must follow," writes the New York Times in a recent article discussing the rising phenomenon of online fantasy sports betting.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to felicitate the numerous researchers who were awarded open Tri-Council and provincial research grants for their work in the 2014-2015 competition year. Please find below a complete list of each grant's principal investigator, co-applicant(s), and title:
"Both socially and economically, Europeans only stand to gain from opening their doors to Syrian refugees," writes Constantinos Yanniris in a recent commentary piece for the McGill Daily. Constantinos Yanniris is currently a PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, with a special interest in sustainable education and environmental education systems.
Jennifer Wallace, Laboratory Technician in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been named as winner of the Principal's Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the 'Technical and Libraries' category.
Dr. Choudry on his new publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements
To mark the publication this week of Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press), the author, Aziz Choudry, provides the following background, as well as thoughts on how the book might be used in the undergraduate or graduate classroom. The book launches this Wednesday in Montreal at the Immigrant Workers Centre, 4755 Van Horne Ave., Suite 110, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Quebec Toponymy Commission has responded to a petition started by Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), that asked the province to rename 11 locations because they contain the "N-word". Initial reports indicate that the provincial commission has agreed to "de-officialize" the 11 names and have released a statement promising to consult the community during the renaming process.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome three new professors to our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Drs. Adam Dubé, Chiaki Konishi and Tina Montreuil.
The Faculty of Education is offering three new Special Topics courses in Health, Science, and Art & Social Media. The deadline to apply for these new courses is this Friday Sept, 18 at noon. Education students will find all the pertinent details in their McGill email accounts. We are now accepting applications for these three new Faculty of Education Special Topics courses.
During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.