Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Minister of Education, Bernard Drainville, and Minister of Higher Education, Pascale Déry, inducted the 25 new members of the Ordre de l'excellence en éducation at an official ceremony at the National Assembly on May 29th recognizing these new inductees for their contribution to education.

Classified as: Awards
Published on: 31 May 2023

Jessica Mettler, recent PhD graduate in the Human Development program supervised by Dr. Nancy Heath, has been awarded the highly competitive Governor General’s Gold Medal, which is awarded to the most outstanding PhD graduate in Social Sciences & Humanities at McGill, and the McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award, which is awarded to an outstanding PhD graduate at McGill.

Published on: 30 May 2023

Professor Victoria Talwar, from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was featured recently in Globe and Mail's article on limiting screen time for children.  The quality of that screen time is worth considering, and a child connecting with friends or family using the technology isn't a bad thing.  However, it is important to keep an eye on children's screen time, as it continues to rise, from year to year.

Published on: 26 May 2023

"One of the biggest things that I have learned through my time at McGill is to always carry hope and kindness with me. I genuinely believe that by being hopeful about positive change and bringing kindness into whatever we choose to do, we will be able to make a positive change in the world. We will be able to find solutions for some of these challenges as long as we all work together and strive to make a difference."

- Zainab Khan, Faculty of Education Valedictorian

Classified as: Convocation
Published on: 19 May 2023

For a qualitative research project investigating students' experience with supplementary schooling, a joint effort project by McGill University and the University of Antwerp in Belgium are looking for participants.

The goal is to investigate the educational pathways of students who attended supplementary schooling in the past.  Students who attended a form of supplementary schooling (Chinese school, Greek school, other heritage language schools, Mosque school, Black weekendschool, etc… ) in the past are cordially invited to participate.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 17 May 2023

Would pushing school hours later have an impact on teens' mental health? Don't mistake laziness for sleepiness; our youth may be on a different biological schedule. Pediatric sleep expert, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology explains in this interview with TVA Nouvelles. (Interview in French only.)

Published on: 9 May 2023

McGill professor recognized for her work on technology-supported education

The Ordre de l’excellence en éducation du Québec has named Professor Susanne Lajoie a Senior Fellow in recognition of her significant contribution to the quality of education in Quebec.

Published on: 24 Apr 2023

Bassam Khoury, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention, McGill University, were recently featured in The Conversation, authoring the article Suicide prevention: Protective factors can build hope and mitigate risks.

Published on: 6 Apr 2023

McGill's Development and Intrapersonal Resilience (DAIR) research team is recruiting McGill students with lived experience of self-harm within the last 12 months to participate in a paid research study! This research seeks to evaluate self-regulation strategies for university students' mental health resilience. It is completely online, takes 20 minutes to complete (in a single session), can be done independently, and is compensated $20 via e-transfer.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 6 Apr 2023

The Cardiovascular Health and Autonomic Regulation Laboratory in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education is looking to recruit participants for an exciting study!


WHAT: To investigate the efficacy of using folic acid supplementation to restore the vascular benefits of physical activity in postmenopausal women and age-matched men.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 3 Apr 2023

The DAIR Research Team within McGill's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is conducting a McGill-wide study on self-regulation strategies for mental health resilience among students with lived experience of self-harm.

The study is completely online, takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be completed independently at your convenience.

Compensation is $20 paid via e-transfer. For more information, please see the attached flyer!

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 30 Mar 2023

Participate in research for up to $100 in compensation!

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy's research team is searching for participants for the Walking for Wellbeing research project!

Looking for English-speaking McGill students aged 18-25, with a working smartphone & data usage plan.

Participants will be asked to walk 3x per week for a total of 4 weeks.

walkingintervention.mtl [at] (Send Email to Participate)
Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 28 Mar 2023

ECP's Dr. Victoria Talwar, was featured in Newsweek Magazine's article "Here's How Science Explains Liars Like George Santos" by Dan Hurley:

Lying turns out to be a very teenage thing to do, as most parents learn."Lying peaks in adolescence and then declines all through adulthood and into the senior years," says Victoria Talwar, professor of developmental psychology at McGill University and author of The Truth About Lying: Teaching Honesty to Children at Every Age and Stage (APA LifeTools, 2022).

Published on: 10 Mar 2023

Tina Montreuil, ECP, was recently featured on Global News and Times Colonist outlining how parents can talk honestly with their children about traumatic events, such as the case of a bus crashing into a daycare.

“Parents need to prepare for these discussions and listen instead of being reactive. With any tragedy or anything that elicits a reaction of distress or sorrow, we want to be sure that we’re available, we’re listening, because we need to validate and create space for them.”

Published on: 16 Feb 2023

Three scholars from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology were represented the recently published lists of Top-Producing Women in Educational Psychology Journals from 2017 to 2021 (Griffin et al., 2023, Educational Psychology Review). Krista R. Muis, Professor, Kristy A. Robinson, Assistant Professor, and Nikki G. Lobczowski, Assistant Professor, each received recognition for their publication records in flagship educational psychology journals.

Published on: 2 Feb 2023


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