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Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky speaks to Canadian Press regarding youth gambling tendencies

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.

Published: 12Jul2016

A look into challenges faced by women in Korogocho, Kenya

What happens when mothers from an informal urban settlement are asked to take photos that answer these questions:

Published: 7Jul2016

Winnipeg Jets land Jamie Kompon (BEd, Physical Education, 1989) as new Assistant Coach

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.

Published: 6Jul2016

John Parisella (MA’71, DipEd’73) appointed to the Order of Quebec

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.”

Published: 30Jun2016

Professor Shariff appears before House of Commons' Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been invited to appear as an expert witness before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on the Status of Women. 

The House of Commons' Standing Committe on the Status of Women had adopted a motion to "study violence in the lives of young women and girls."

Published: 23Jun2016

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