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Faculty of Education launches alumni Facebook page

Today McGill's Faculty of Education launches a Facebook page specifically for our Education alumni (www.facebook.com/mcgilledualumni). This page is a great place for you to find out what’s new with the Faculty of Education, our graduates, our current students, and our professors. It’s also an easy way to stay connected with news and happenings around the entire University, and to share and exchange information with us and your peers.

Published: 3Jun2015

Education graduates celebrate Spring Convocation 2015

On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy.  The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.

Published: 3Jun2015

Steven Pinker: "The Psychology of Communication in Writing and Teaching"

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Salon St-Francois, 900 Rene Levesque Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3B 4A5

Montreal-born Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

DISE Research Forum featured in Gazette special

Moderated by Paul Zanazanian of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, the recent DISE Research Forum posed the question “is it too late to successfully vitalize English-speaking Quebec?” Panellists included David Birnbaum, Celine Cooper, Diane Gérin-Lajoie, Cheryl Gosselin and Marie McAndrew.

Published: 2Jun2015

L. Jacques Ménard receives honorary degree from Faculty of Education

As part of the Faculty of Education's 2015 Spring Convocation ceremony, L. Jacques Ménard, lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, was selected to receive an honorary degree. "We are honouring... individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many," said Principal Suzanne Fortier. "I am delighted that mcGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University's highest honour."

Published: 29May2015

Artful Inquiry Salon Potluck & Garden Party


We are celebrating the wrap-up of our season of Artful Inquiry Salons with a potluck garden party.
The event will take place in the new Outdoor Learning Centre/garden space behind the Coach House building.

CSI McGill (CEGEP Student Information)


The Faculty of Education looks forward to welcoming new incoming CEGEP students at the CSI McGill (CEGEP Student Information) on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Artists-in-Residence to join Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that two Artists-in-Residence have been appointed via the P. Lantz initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts. As part of this five-year endowment, Maria Ezcurra will begin her appointment in May, and Jimmy Baptiste will start in September. The two are poised to support and mentor students and faculty members in their understanding of the languages of art, and the ways in which art can be integral to building knowledge across disciplines.

Published: 21May2015

Alexander McComber (MEd 1996) to receive Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Education alumnus Alexander Michael Otsehtokon McComber (MEd 1996) has been selected as recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Queen's University. Alexander McComber "has worked with a number of national diabetes organizations including Health Canada's Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative," wrote Queen's Gazette in their recent announcement.

Published: 21May2015

Mike Babcock hired as Maple Leafs head coach

Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey coach Mike Babcock (BEd (PE) 1986) has accepted an offer to head the Toronto Maple Leafs. His record-breaking contract will make him the highest paid head coach in NHL history. [Read the CBC Sports story]

Published: 21May2015