Dr. Mindy Carter’s new book “The Teacher Monologues – Exploring the Identities and Experiences of Artist-Teachers” was recently launched by Sense Publishers.
This workshop is designed and delivered by the Liaison Officer (Harm Reduction) in the Office of the Dean of Students.
McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year. More than 32,000 people from 160 countries, with an average age of 35 (a bit younger than normal) signed up for the MOOC. Almost 1,800 people completed all elements of the course, and another 7,000 people completed at least one assignment or test.
Congrats to Arzina Zaver on recently being named a Graduate Student Representative for the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE). Arzina’s role will include planning the graduate student session at the annual Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) conference.
Congratulations to Faculty of Education PhD graduate Dr. Ghada Chehade on winning the award for Best Dissertation in the Field of Rhetoric, Writing Studies and Discourse Analysis from the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Ghada is a graduate of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and a supervisee of Dr. Anthony Paré and Dr. Steve Jordan.
In May, DISE held a remarkable retirement party for Dr. Lise Winer. Lise has been part of the McGill community for many years, recently taking on the role of Graduate Program Director. She also possesses an outstanding record of intellectual achievement on the topic of Caribbean Creole. The affection and respect with which Lise is viewed was reflected in the size and tone of her retirement party, which featured singing, dancing, and a decadent cake. Lise will be very much missed, but we all wish her well in all of her future endeavours-- and we know she has plans.
Dr. Jacob Burack, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed in Canadian Jewish News for his research in the development of attention and cognition among typically developing children, persons with autism, and persons with specific syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities.
This workshop is based on the Safe Spaces workshop first designed and implemented by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People. Participants in this workshop may choose to participate in our Safer Spaces Allies program.
This workshop is designed and delivered by the First Peoples’ House.
This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses. The workshop provides historical and contemporary information about laws and policies, demographics, and cultural and economic realities. Participants will have the opportunity to apply new ideas and awareness, and build skills, by working through practical scenarios drawn from everyday work and life at McGill.
Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement. Through case studies, participants will have the chance to practice identifying and responding to the types of discrimination most commonly encountered in campus life.