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Montreal is best city in North America for students, says recent poll

Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.

Published on : 03 Dec 2015

Lottery tickets not suitable gifts for minors: message of Youth Gambling Centre's holiday campaign

Lottery tickets should not be purchased as holiday gifts for children, stresses the International Centre for Youth Gambling in their 2015 Holiday Campaign, now underway. Research has shown that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Youth gambling has also been linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviours such as smoking, drinking and drug-use.

Published on : 27 Nov 2015

Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony

Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!

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Published on : 19 Nov 2015

Dr. Nancy Heath's Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS) launches new website

Created by Professor Nancy Heath and Dr. Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph, the collaborative non-profit outreach initiative Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS, sioutreach.org) provides supportive and research-informed resources for individuals who struggle with self-injury and those who want to help, including family, friends, romantic partners, schools, and various health professionals.

Published on : 18 Nov 2015

ECP's Dr. Talwar tells PBS "why kids lie, and what to do about it"

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by PBS.org's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.

Published on : 18 Nov 2015

Professor Lajoie cited in Hill Times opinion piece

In a recent opinion piece to the Hill Times Online, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt praises Professor Susanne Lajoie's research: "Lajoie is making it possible for children to learn in more meaningful ways with the help of technology," writes Hewitt.

Published on : 10 Nov 2015

Le Devoir interviews ECP's Professor Susanne Lajoie

Dr. Susanne Lajoie, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was interviewed this week by Francophone newspaper Le Devoir. 

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Published on : 29 Oct 2015

University Affairs reports on @AcademicsSay phenomenon

Higher education news source University Affairs interviewed Professor Nathan Hall, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, about his experimental social media account @AcademicsSay this week. "His Twitter presence is part pastime, part social media experiment and a catalyst for his investigation into the subject of psychological well-being in academia," writes Shawna Wagman of UA. In July of this year

Published on : 27 Oct 2015

New York Times speaks to Dr. Derevensky regarding internet gambling, fantasy sports betting

"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and regulated sports books must follow," writes the New York Times in a recent article discussing the rising phenomenon of online fantasy sports betting. 

Published on : 20 Oct 2015

Education researchers awarded Tri-Council, provincial grants in 2014-15

The Faculty of Education is pleased to felicitate the numerous researchers who were awarded open Tri-Council and provincial research grants for their work in the 2014-2015 competition year. Please find below a complete list of each grant's principal investigator, co-applicant(s), and title:

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

New professors join Educational and Counselling Psychology

The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome three new professors to our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Drs. Adam Dubé, Chiaki Konishi and Tina Montreuil.

Published on : 16 Sep 2015

ECP's Dr. Talwar quoted in VICE article "My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me..."

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been cited by Vice in the recent article "The Ruler: My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me and I Am Only Seeking Help Now".

Published on : 20 Aug 2015

ECP's Dr. Bertone tops CIHR competition

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Armando Bertone, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been awarded a coveted Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant for a study entitled Assessing the Development of Elementary and Social Perception in Autism using Behavioural and Electrophysiological Approaches. Dr.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2015

Positive Parenting cites ECP's Dr. Talwar

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Victoria Talwar, Canada Research Chair, was quoted in a recent Positive Parenting article written by Samantha Toweel-Moore, "The Ugly Truth about White Lies". In the article Talwar distinguishes between the societal perception of lies and culturally ritualized stories.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2015