When it comes to gambling and lotteries, young people are looking for "immediate gratification", Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, told the Canadian Press this week.
The NHL's Winnipeg Jets hockey team has named Education alumnus Jamie Kompon (BEd, Physical Education, 1989) as assistant coach. Previously Kompon had served as Head Coach and General Manager of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks (2014-15). Kompon's NHL experience includes stints with the LA Kings (2006-12) and Chicago Blackhawks (2012-14). In 2013 Kompon became the first NHL coach in 78 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles with different teams.
Alumnus of McGill's Faculty of Education John Parisella (MA’71, DipEd’73) was appointed to the National Order of Quebec this month.
“The National Order of Quebec gives us the opportunity to highlight the achievements of remarkable Quebecers,” said Premier Philippe Couillard at the announcement earlier this month. “Each one of these exceptional men and women are leaders in their respective fields. It seems to me that it is entirely appropriate – even necessary – that we express our gratitude to them for their respective contributions to the advancement of our society.”