Kristy A. Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, received two awards at this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

From the AERA Motivation in Education Special Interest Group, she received the Wilbert C. McKeachie Early Career Award for Motivation in Education Research, and from AERA Division C (Learning and Instruction), she received the Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award.

Published on: 15 Apr 2024

Victoria Talwar, ECP Professor, Faculty of Education Interim Dean, and Lab Director of the Talwar Child Development Research Lab, recently published a paper in Developmental Psychology that investigates the effects of honesty promotion techniques on children of different ages.

Published on: 3 Apr 2024
Participate in Study on Moving Beyond “Good vs. Evil”

The Science and Practice in Psychology research lab is inviting university students to participate in a brief ANONYMOUS survey approved by McGill’s Research Ethics Board.

Help them find out which potentially controversial socio-political topics could be discussed in the university context.

They are also trying to better understand some beliefs and attitudes that could get in the way or facilitate genuine dialogue.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 22 Mar 2024

Dr. Tasmia Hai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, is a recipient of 2024 IMPaCT Salary Award.

Published on: 18 Mar 2024

TVA spoke to Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, pediatric sleep expert from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, about the impact of daylight savings time on our circadian rhythm, our alertness, and our physical and mental health. Could napping help with the adjustment? Hear expert advice about turning the clocks ahead and the effects of missing an hour of sleep:

(Interview available in French only.)

Published on: 12 Mar 2024
(This message was sent by email on March 11th at 8:28 a.m. to the Faculty's list of students, course instructors, and admin/support staff.)

Dear Education Community,

I am writing as a follow-up to the message sent by President Saini on Friday.

Classified as: security, Peaceful assembly on McGill’s campuses
Published on: 11 Mar 2024
How McGill’s Leaders #InspireInclusion

Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, marking the achievements of women and serving as a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

This year’s theme is Inspire Inclusion – a message exemplified by McGill’s female leaders. At the moment, 10 of McGill’s 14 deans are women; three are the first to ever to lead their Faculty.

Their thoughts on the women who inspire them, the progress that’s been made, and the barriers that have yet to be broken.

Published on: 8 Mar 2024

Dr. Suning Wang Award celebrates academic staff who exemplify the highest standards in teaching, training, and mentoring.


The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) has announced that Nancy Heath, PhD, Distinguished James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill, has been selected as the winner of the 2023 Dr. Suning Wang Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

Published on: 1 Feb 2024

The International Day of Education (January 24) is celebrated annually as a day dedicated to highlighting the crucial role educators play in inspiring new generations and in healing our world. Education is of utmost importance for the development of both individuals and societies. It is an integral part of shaping one’s character and strengths, fostering respect for the rights of others, and instilling a desire for knowledge and excellence.

Published on: 24 Jan 2024

Karen Gazith PhD, faculty member in the department of Education and Counselling Psychology has written a new book titled The Power of Effective Reading Instruction: How neuroscience informs instruction across all grades and disciplines.

Published on: 22 Jan 2024

On December 19, 2023, McGill University announced it is launching a $3,000 Canada Award to offset tuition increases for Canadian undergraduate students from outside Quebec in certain disciplines. Approximately 80% of new Canadian students from outside Quebec coming to McGill will be eligible for the new award.

Published on: 18 Jan 2024

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor Emeritus, ECP, was recently featured in an article on the dangers of giving children lottery tickets as gifts by

“With the growing social acceptability and opportunities available for gambling on an international level, it is important to remember that even young people may experience gambling-related problems,” said Dr. Derevensky.

Published on: 5 Dec 2023

Steven Shaw, ECP, spoke to Andrew Carter on CJAD800 about the effect of the teacher strikes on children and what can be done about it.

Worried about your kid’s studies during teacher strike? Listen to the interview to learn what you can do.

Published on: 1 Dec 2023

This research study conducted by an Inuit researcher explores how colonized Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities decolonized their ESL education. Notably, the examination reveals a significant absence of studies addressing this issue within the Inuit context. Recognizing this gap, the researcher develops a framework for decolonization based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuit traditional knowledge.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 28 Nov 2023

The goal of this course is to critically examine developmental theory, with a specific focus on cognitive development, from historical, empirical, cultural perspectives. In all discussions, we will emphasize universal and inclusive developmental approaches and strengths-based narratives for understanding the complex transactions among individuals and the multi-layered environmental systems in which they develop.  The challenges of incorporating issues of culture, context, and individual differences will all be addressed.

Published on: 10 Nov 2023


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