This week McGill University announced their prestigious internal recognition awards for 2018. Among the awardees, recognized for their outstanding research contributions, were Faculty of Education professors Ratna Ghosh, Shaheen Shariff, and Eve-Marie Quintin.
Dr. Ratna Ghosh, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, was named Distinguished James McGill Professor. This award recognizes a "late-career scholar's sustained scholarship of world-class caliber and international leadership". Prof. Ghosh is also a William C. Macdonald Professor of Education, and was Dean of Education at McGill from July 1998 to December 2003. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2000, Officer of the Order of Quebec (O.Q.) in 2005, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) in 1999. She received both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals. She is also a Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities; and a Fellow of The World Academy (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, Social Sciences Division, in Trieste, Italy. She recently founded the Research Group PEER (Preventing Extremism through Education Research).
Dr. Shaheen Shariff, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, was named James McGill Professor, in recognition of her status as an "outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and an international leader in her field". An international expert on policy development in the intersection of law, education and technology, Dr. Shariff is Founder and Director of the university's Define the Line Research Projects, and Project Director of IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus. In addition she is Co-Director of the Faculty of Education's Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW), Associate Member with McGill's Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and Affiliate Scholar with the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford University Faculty of Law. She has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada, and the Facebook Award on Digital Citizenship.
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, Assistant Professor with our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, is recipient of the William Dawson Scholar award. This award recognizes a scholar who is developing into an "outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber, poised to become a leader in her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2 chair holder". Dr. Quintin's research aims to identify cognitive, social and neural correlates of the musical profile of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and to quantify the effects of music education on their cognitive, social, and brain functioning and development. Her research also investigates typical development and other neurodevelopmental disorders including fragile X syndrome. She uses a combination of cognitive-behavioural and neuroimaging methods and cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. Dr. Quintin’s work can be applied to improve education programs, community and family services, and mental health care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. She leads the Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment (BAND) Research Group.