Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Two McGill Faculty of Education Academics, Joseph Levitan, of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, and Karen Gazith, of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, were featured in a web series conducted by the organization WhyKnowledgeMatters, on Identity and Learning, and Inclusive Education.

WhyKnowledgeMatters shares inspiring, empowering, and transformative educational content across worldviews, disciplines, and continents. To contribute, build on, and improve humankind's extraordinary achievements.

Published on: 30 Apr 2021

Need to step up your health and fitness? McGill Education's Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education is offering personalized at-home fitness sessions via Zoom for members of the McGill Community! Kinesiology students will craft your fitness routine using your existing at-home equipment and household items.

As part of their internship, these students (supervised by a staff kinesiologist) will guide you through a one-hour workout twice a week for ten weeks (cost: $60 flat fee), to improve your strength, flexibility and overall physical health.

Published on: 23 Apr 2021

The McGill Reporter is happy to announce that the numbers of applicants for the Principal's Prize for Emerging Researchers grew significantly this year. The jury was impressed by the number of early-career researchers who see sharing their knowledge with the media and the public as being an important and natural complement to their academic work.

Published on: 16 Apr 2021

Dr. Tina Montreuil, of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed in the McGill Tribune on the symptoms of social anxiety in early adolescence.

Published on: 9 Apr 2021

Karissa Leduc, a PhD candidate in the Human Development Program supervised by Dr. Victoria Talwar, has won the competitive Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation.

This prestigious fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars to pursue innovative research in the area of child psychology.

Published on: 31 Mar 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are writing to you to make you aware of the required cybersecurity measures McGill has been implementing during the past year’s remote work situation and the impending completion scheduled for our Faculty. McGill has been rolling out two-factor authentication (2FA) for all new accounts since January 2020. In April, IT Services will support the Faculty of Education in securing all remaining accounts for faculty, staff, and students.

 

Published on: 29 Mar 2021

According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world’s largest international higher education network, McGill’s Faculty of Education has ranked 26th in the world for the organization’s 2021 university subject rankings. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject.

Published on: 8 Mar 2021

While kids may be resilient, the pandemic is testing the limits of that resilience.

Children and teens are dealing with a toxic cocktail of stressors and it's hurting them. According to a study from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, 70 percent of children and youth surveyed experienced a deterioration of mental health in the first wave of the pandemic.

Published on: 26 Feb 2021

Language is the building blocks of literacy. In this project, we aim to find out the relationship between ability to understand from spoken language and text in bilingual children, adolescents, and adults.

McGill researcher, Dr. Gigi Luk at Educational and Counselling Psychology, is looking for children (ages 6-9) and adolescents (ages 12-15) to understand how language and reading are related and develop in bilingual individuals.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 25 Feb 2021

Every new parent knows that their sleep suffers when they have children, and there’s evidence that may not get better for a while. However, a study led by Marie-Hélène Pennestri, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, on parents and sleep, showed no association between interrupted sleep and later cognitive or physical development problems.

Published on: 12 Feb 2021

Dr. Nancy Heath, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel, about students' needs of social connections and their mental health.

Lack of these connections is a key part of mental health, and though not all students feel that classrooms are a safe way to keep these connections, Dr. Heath wonders if there are outside options that would give young people a safer way to connect while maintaining distancing to rebuild their normal connections.

Published on: 9 Feb 2021

Many of us have not been on campus for some time, and I’m sure there are new members of our Faculty who have yet to experience life on-campus. Please be reminded that it is still possible to pick up items and conduct small-scale activities on campus, but take note that we require three business days to process requests.

Published on: 9 Feb 2021

Dr. Tina Montreuil, from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, recently wrote an article in the national online newspaper The Conversation on parenting in a pandemic and how to develop stronger family relationships during COVID-19.

 

Read the full article here: https://theconversation.com/parenting-in-a-pandemic

 

 

Published on: 5 Feb 2021

It’s no secret that students have had a very tough time during this COVID-19 pandemic.

A new study by McGill University and the University of Toronto found that students who've never had mental health issues now find themselves in greater distress.

Classified as: mental health
Published on: 29 Jan 2021

Teen suicide prevention during COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations

“School or no school, it won’t matter.”

“Young people’s issues are minor compared to those of adults.”

As researchers concerned with suicide prevention in youth, we sometimes hear people express sentiments like these about young people in the pandemic. But socialization is an important part of growing up. As much as COVID-19 has affected adults, it may affect children and teens even more.

Published on: 28 Jan 2021

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