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DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars appointed Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation

Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies (DISE), has been appointed Executive Director of the Girls Action Foundation, the board of the Canadian non-profit organization announced earlier this week: 

(from girlsactionfoundation.ca)

Published: 17Mar2016

Redmen guard Vincent Dufort (B.Ed. (Physical Education)) is first McGillian to win Ken Shields Award

VANCOUVER- Vincent Dufort (B.Ed. (Physical Education)), a guard with the McGill University Redmen, was named recipient of the Ken Shields Award in recognition of his excellence in basketball, academics and community involvement, Wednesday night.
 
Dufort, a four-time all-star from Smiths Falls, Ont., becomes the first McGill player and only the third from the RSEQ conference to receive the Ken Shields Award, presented since 1994.
                      

Published: 17Mar2016

Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra interviewed by DHC/ART

The Faculty of Education's Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra was the subject of a recent video interview on behalf of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. Maria Ezcurra leads the "Red Roots/Green Lands" workshop at DHC/ART's Imagine Brazil exhibition, which continues until March 13, 2016.

Published: 1Mar2016

Is sexting illegal? Radio-Canada speaks to Define the Line's Professor Shaheen Shariff

In a recent article for Radio-Canada, Laurence Niosi spoke to Dr. Shaheen Shariff of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), an expert on the legal ramifications of sexting and cyberbullying. Twenty states in the USA have adopted specific measures regarding "sexting," the practice of sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages primarily between mobile phones.

Published: 29Feb2016

DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars featured in Gazette article on Black activism in Montreal

Rachel Zellars, a PhD student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education who made headlines last year when she challenged Quebec’s Toponymy Commission to rethink the use of the word “Nigger” and “Nègre”, acknowledges that Quebec is a challenging environment in which to organize anti-racism movements:

Published: 29Feb2016

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."

Published: 18Feb2016

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: 18Feb2016

Beth McKenna (B.Ed./B.Mus. 2013) documenting life in Montreal with jazz-rock suite

Faculty of Education alumnae Beth McKenna (B.Mus. 2013, B.Ed. 2013) is documenting her eight years of life in Montreal with a new jazz-rock album called Home: Montreal, funded in part through a Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec (CALQ) grant. The 26-year old musician and composer, who studied Education and Music while attending McGill University, grew up in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In January 2015 the Beth McKenna Jazz Orchestra released their debut EP START.

Published: 16Feb2016

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: 15Feb2016

Mike Babcock (B.Ed. (Physical Education) 1986) 25th NHL coach to reach 1,000 game milestone

 
MONTREAL – When Mike Babcock (B.Ed. (Physical Education) 1986) steps behind the bench on Thursday for Toronto's home game against the New Jersey Devils, he will become the 25th coach in National Hockey League history to reach the 1,000 plateau for regular season games coached.

Published: 15Feb2016

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