Congratulations! Dr. Laurie Snider, Associate Director of SPOT and Associate Director of the Graduate Program will step in to the interim SPOT Director position beginning on October 17. Our current Director, Dr. Annette Majnemer will take a leave from her position to enable her to focus all her energies to her key and strategic role as Vice-Dean, Education, at the Faculty of Medicine, a position she has held since January 2016.
Congratulations! Dr. Sara Saunders, Associate Director of the OT Program at SPOT …has been named Director of the Occupational Therapy Program, when the term of the current OT Director, Dr. Bernadette Nedelec ends, in Spring 2017. Dr. Saunders is an occupational therapist whose clinical background involved working with individuals with work disability resulting from a musculoskeletal injury. She has been the OT Associate Director since 2014.
Dr. Laurence Roy and Dr. Tim Wideman have both been re-appointed as full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors at SPOT for three-year terms. This marks an important milestone in their tenure-track trajectory, and highlights the excellence that both these scholars have achieved in their fields. Congratulations from all of us at SPOT!
Marie Brossard-Racine is the PI on a new project funded by La Fondation du Gran Defi Pierre Lavoie. The project is titled “Quantitative MRI: A novel biomarker for disease progression in the leukodystrophies.” More information can be found at: goo.gl/vCY5vf
Aiming for a touchdown for gender equality by Maeve Haldane Samantha Rapoport, (BEd’04 -Kinesiology), has a message to deliver, one that some might find a little surprising – maybe even shocking. The National Football League is a great place for a woman to work.
Sheila Goldbloom, Associate Professor, School of Social Work McGill University from 1964-1992 was recently awarded the Prix Émerite 2016 by the OTSTCFQ in recognition of her contribution to the profession and longstanding commitment to community development. Member of the Professional Order since 1965, Professor Goldbloom has been a leading member of Montreal’s social work community. Her contribution to the field has been exemplary garnering her with numerous awards and honours; the Order of Canada in 1999 and an honorary Doctor of Laws , McGill University in 2011.
Patrick Delisle-Houde, graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has been named as the winner of the annual 1938 Champions Award.
Starting on November 17, the IT Services 2016 survey for students will be open for submissions. All students (Undergrad, Grad, Continuing Studies, etc.) may participate in this survey. Some of you may have already received an invitation by email. Let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve your experience with the IT services and technologies you use. Go to survey >>
Faculty of Ed's Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education unveils the Adriano Tassone Teaching Laboratory
Over 200 family, friends, faculty, staff and student award-winners attended the annual Adriano Tassone Memorial Event, held at the newly named Adriano Tassone Teaching Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill's Currie Gymnasium complex on Monday, October 24th.
For Faculty of Arts students Are you going on exchange or independent study away and want to make sure that your courses will transfer back to your McGill degree? Attend one of the following Arts OASIS (Office of Advising & Student Information Services) information session on transfer credits. You will learn:
Même si les étudiants sont sollicités sur les campus, dans les salles de classe, et qu'on parle de « stage » ou de « programme de formation », les entreprises qui proposent des franchises n'ont pas l'appui des universités ni de lien avec la formation universitaire. Leur but est strictement commercial. À la suite de plaintes, ces dernières années, l'Université McGill a interdit ce type de sollicitation sur le campus.
Matthew Anderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008. Matt is a Senior Consultant with Malaspina Consultants Inc., a private company that provides accounting and administrative infrastructure to junior public companies.
McGill students Mengyin Hong, 28, and Zoey Li, 22, the duo behind Yumibox, met two years ago, when a professor suggested Li as an assistant for Hong on her master’s project. Hong had moved from China to study at McGill, Li was from Vancouver, where she moved from China at age 4. Working together, they discovered they had similar goals and beliefs. They launched their business six months ago, even before completing their studies at McGill.