Dear Members of the McGill community,

McGill is home to a vibrant international community, and many of us have roots in countries around the world. Global crises can affect us all.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has been a source of deep preoccupation to many of us. As Principal of our university, I am reminded of the need for – and the potential fragility of – stability and peace in order to pursue higher learning and the advancement of knowledge.

Published on: 2 Mar 2022

In a new McGill-produced video, Dr. Tina Montreuil, Associate Professor, Educational and Behavioural Psychology, discusses with Associate Provost, Chris Buddle, how you might approach someone in a kind and non-confrontational manner, who is not following safety protocols. We hope that this video will give you some helpful tips to help keep us all safe.

Classified as: covid-19
Published on: 18 Feb 2022

This February 11 on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIUSSS du Nord de l'Île de Montréal highlighted Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri,  McGill Educational and Counselling Psychology University Assistant Professor and psychologist at the clinic for diagnosing sleep disorders at the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital.

Published on: 11 Feb 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, from the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, was recently featured at on what parents should teach their kids about gambling.

“Kids with a problem will talk about gambling, watch gambling shows, and lie about their own gambling. Parents will find scratch lottery tickets in drawers, amongst other things,” says Dr. Derevensky.

Read the full article here.

Published on: 7 Feb 2022

Eve-Marie Quintin, neuropsychologist and music scientist from the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, appeared on CBC Radio's Ontario Today to discuss how we use music to cope.

Published on: 28 Jan 2022

Dr. Tina Montreuil, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has contributed to a special Winter 2022 Issue of the EngagED Learning - Teaching in the Digital Age on "The Development of Social and Emotional Competencies" with an article entitled "Optimizing the Well-Being of Teachers for a Better Education of Future Generations".

Published on: 28 Jan 2022

A recent study from a group of Quebec researchers reinforces the idea that children, particularly those with developmental issues or health problems, may be particularly vulnerable to the interruptions to their regular routines caused by the pandemic. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry in December 2021, suggests children were particularly susceptible to disrupted sleep patterns, loneliness and isolation. 

Published on: 25 Jan 2022
The following message was sent to the McGill Community via email on Wednesday January 19th, and contains a useful set of guidelines for the January 24th Return-to-Campus:


Dear Members of the McGill community, 

As we transition to more in-person learning activities, some members of our community remain concerned about safety at McGill. The Omicron variant has made us all more cautious, and the situation in Quebec is changing how we track the presence of the virus on campus. We will continue to adapt as the pandemic evolves, as we have in the past.  

Published on: 19 Jan 2022

Concerned about kids and screen time? McGill Faculty of Education experts weigh in, providing advice for families in these pre-recorded seminars.

Part of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology’s annual Effective Parenting Series, Dr. Adam Dubé, Dr. Victoria Talwar, and Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky discuss the benefits and pitfalls of parenting in the digital world, including such topics as how to select good learning apps, addressing cyberbullying, and identifying warning signs of gaming addiction.

Published on: 10 Jan 2022

Susanne P. Lajoie, Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has recently been recognized as a finalist for the SSHRC impact awards. Dr. Lajoie researchers technologies that support learning considering the individual characteristics of learners, such as cognition and emotions, with innovative learning analytics techniques.

The SSHRC Impact Awards honour leading Canadian researchers, innovations, and achievements, in the field in social sciences and humanities.

Published on: 14 Dec 2021

Dr. Victoria Talwar, Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, is a finalist for the SSHRC Impact Awards.

The SSHRC Impact Awards honor leading Canadian researchers in social sciences and humanities.

Published on: 10 Dec 2021

Canada’s most prestigious French-language learned society announced the recipients of its research awards on December 8 at its 77th virtual gala ceremony, the non-profit organization Acfas, l’Association francophone pour le savoir, awarded Professor Susanne Lajoie the Prix Jeanne-Lapointefor her remarkable contribution to education.



Classified as: Awards
Published on: 10 Dec 2021

A research project led by Prof. Martin Drapeau is looking for study participants regarding student life experiences at the university level. The study examines the experience of students in universities across Canada, with a focus on campus climate, and involves researchers from McGill University, the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Vancouver Community College. It has received ethics approval from McGill University (REB#21-08-013) and partner universities.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 26 Nov 2021

McGill Faculty of Education is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions; one in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), and the other in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP). 

Classified as: hiring
Published on: 25 Nov 2021

In this podcast, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, ECP, describes the development of the sleep-wake cycle in infants with a family perspective. There is a lot of information circulating on infant sleep, but unfortunately this information is often contradictory. Therefore, this podcast will be useful to parents, educators and health professionals.

Listen to the Podcast here.


Published on: 15 Nov 2021


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