Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology news
Faculty and alumni of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) were well-represented among awardees from this year's National Council on Problem Gambling, which recently concluded their 30th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Tarrytown, NY.
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.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce two new professors in our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Dr. Bassam Khoury and Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri.
Dr. Armando Bertone, of our Deparment of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been granted tenure by McGill's Board of Governors. The board's decision to grant tenure to 44 Assistant Professors, promoting them to Associate Professor, was announced in May, 2016.
Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), has been awarded the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling's prestigious Joanna Franklin Pay-it-Forward Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gambling and the training of the next generation of professionals.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Anila Asghar has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role Dr. Asghar is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty of Education.
The Faculty of Education at McGill University proudly saw over four hundred of our students cross the stage this past Thursday, June 2nd at McGill's annual convocation ceremonies. Celebrating their finest moment were 429 Faculty of Education students who received a degree or certificate this year, including 297 undergraduates, and 115 students pursuing graduate studies. Counting the family, friends, and loved ones, over 1,600 participants celebrated convocation on behalf of the Faculty of Education this year.
ECP's Dr. Susanne Lajoie featured in promotional flyer from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Susanne Lajoie’s research is featured in a flyer promoting the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ campaign on “Smart Ideas for a Better Tomorrow – Supporting Youth and Education.” The flyer explains that “Dr. Lajoie designs and assesses new technologies that support learning and training to solve complex real-world problems. By studying how people learn and retain information, Lajoie and her team design innovative, intelligent, computer-based learning environments for high school math and science classrooms and for university medical schools.”
by Devin Mills, Human Development, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University Over 50 people attended the first Human Development Conference at McGill University on April 22nd. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. William Bukowski from Concordia University, gave an excellent talk on the role of friendship in the onset and further development of anxiety during adolescence.
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill's Faculty of Education, is pleased to announce that the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) now accredits the department's School/Applied Child Psychology program. "This accreditation is an acknowledgement that the program achieves the highest national standard in professional preparation for school psychologists," stated Dr. Derevensky. The program continues its accreditation with the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.
This week Delta Kappa Gamma International announced their 2016 World Fellowship grants, established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies.
(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition) Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Director of the LEADS Partnership, and founder of the ATLAS Research Group (Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings), is featured in a recent SSHRC video, "Knowledge Synthesis Grants: New Ways of Learning."
McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the establishment of the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW). The IHDW is a new transdisciplinary unit led by the Faculty of Education and drawing together researchers from McGill's Faculties of Medicine, Arts, Science, Engineering and Dentistry.
At McGill’s annual Bravo gala last week the winners of major provincial, national and international prizes, together with their families, friends and colleagues, gathered to celebrate excellence in research and scholarship. The University's Bravo gala, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the cream of the researcher crop.