Faculty of Education news
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies faculty member, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field and is held for five years (renewable).
Fourteen of the 156 new 2012 Vanier Scholars will be attending McGill University, coming from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Peru and the United States, as well as from Canada.
Two McGill researchers were recently awarded large partnership grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These grants are designed to foster research partnerships among the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Dr. Aliki Thomas Pyliotis, a doctoral student in Educational & Counselling Psychology and Faculty lecturer in Physical & Occupational Therapy, has won the “prix de la meilleure thèse de doctorat en éducation pour l’année 2011” which is awarded by the Association des doyens, doyennes et directeurs, directrices pour l’étude et la recherche en éducation du Québec (ADEREQ).
A new study by Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University and Catherine Sabiston of McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education found that breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old exercise goals and set new ones increased their level of physical activity and showed an improved well-being overall.
The Montreal Gazette featured an article about the Self-Injury Outreach and Support website that was co-developed by ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath and was launched early last week.
Dr. Dilson Rassier has been named a William Dawson Scholar in recognition of his outstanding research in muscle biophysics. The William Dawson Scholar Award recognizes outstanding and original researchers of world-class caliber who are poised to become leaders in their areas of expertise.
A new university research center spearheaded by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education was approved by Senate on March 21 and by the Board of Governors on March 27, 2012. The McGill University Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health will welcome members from across the university to collaborate in exploring the links between physical activity and health.
Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Hall, Professor of the Learning Sciences Program here at ECP who was honored with the Canadian Psychology Association President's New Researcher Award for 2011!
Dr. Lisa Spanierman named Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award Winner for 2011-2012!
Dr. Lisa Spanierman, Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program of Educational and Counselling Psychology was honored with The Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practionner Award for 2011-2012!
Congratulations to all School of Information Studies faculty and Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students who presented at the 2012 EGSS Conference. View the full article for more information on presenters and topics.
SIS @ iConference: MLIS student Emily Kozinski & Dr. Carolyn Hank receive honour for poster "Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive"
Emily Kozinski, MLIS II student, presented a poster “Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive" (Emily Kozinski, McGill University; Carolyn Hank, McGill University) at the recent 2012 iConference in Toronto. The poster was among those which received the Best Poster Runners-Up mention.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives Young Network Investigator Award to research communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care
Dr Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, was awarded a Young Network Invesigator Award by the Graphics, Animation, and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND-NCE) to support her work investigating the communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care.
McGill Faculty of Education Professor Shaheen Shariff has been named as one of four worldwide recipients of Facebook’s first Digital Citizenship research grants – a $50,000 (U.S.) award that will support her Define the Line project, designed to help reduce cyber-bullying and promote responsible digital citizenship.