Education Development and Alumni Relations Office

McGill Education's Spring updates for alumni and friends of the Faculty helps to keep you informed of the great things we're doing, with news about the Faculty’s strategic initiatives and priorities, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.

To subscribe to our e-newsletter contact Associate Director of Development, Rayna Goldman (rayna.goldman [at] mcgill.ca).

Published on: 29 Mar 2021

McGill Education's Winter updates for alumni and friends of the Faculty helps to keep you informed of the great things we're doing, with news about the Faculty’s strategic initiatives and priorities, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.

To subscribe to our e-newsletter contact Associate Director of Development, Rayna Goldman (rayna.goldman [at] mcgill.ca).

Published on: 22 Dec 2020

Nearly 500 McGill student teachers were placed in Montreal-area schools this fall, but did you know that more than 30 new Cree McGill B.Ed students are studying in their home communities in Eeyou Istchee, places like Chisasibi, Waswanipi, and Oujé-Bougamou? As part of OFNIE, (the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education), McGill Education has partnered with the Cree School Board to offer the Bachelor of Education First Nations & Inuit Studies, helping to certify more Cree teachers in Indigenous communities.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

The experience of homeschooling during the initial phase of the pandemic brought with it a newfound respect for teachers. Celebrity shout outs to elementary and high school educators filled our social media feeds and as teachers have become the new front-line workers during this second wave, the public continues to hold them in high regard. Thankfully, the spotlight on education has not only changed attitudes and perceptions about the teaching profession, it has brought incredible new philanthropic investments to McGill’s Faculty of Education.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

For many of us, the summer of 2020 was a time to take a breath and regroup. For Fiona Howse, an undergraduate kinesiology student, it was a time to take a breath and examine breath. Thanks to the Adriano Tassone Internship Award, Fiona Howse had the opportunity to spend the summer working full-time at the Cardiovascular Health and Autonomic Regulation Lab (CHARLab), researching how slow breathing affects heartrate variability in both men and women.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

Despite the inability to travel during COVID’s second wave, McGill’s Faculty of Education launched a major initiative overseas in partnership with McGill University Asia Office. This October marked the inaugural McGill Mental Health Awareness Week in Asia which also launched the McGill University Bicentennial Project on Mental Resilience Education in Asia.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

McGill students weren’t the only ones learning remotely this past semester; parents also did a great deal of virtual learning when the McGill Effective Parenting Series moved from an in-person to an online format. Launched in 2018 by the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), the Effective parenting series was held annually in the spring for an audience of 80 to 100 subscribers who attended a weekly seminar for four weeks.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

A new partnership between McGill’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls – known as the CoLab – aims to advance collaborative research that will address the evolving needs of both educators and students. Unlike traditional laboratory schools at Oxford, Columbia, UCLA and the University of Chicago, which operate as an adjunct to a university, this new venture will be a true partnership, the first of its kind in Canada.

Published on: 21 Dec 2020

Two donations, one from the estate of Mary Marsh and another from The Molson Foundation, will support students and spur innovations in pedagogy.

At a time when school teachers everywhere are being challenged by the second wave of the pandemic and by technological advances that are changing where, when and how students learn, McGill’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce over $7 million in new philanthropic support through a pair of generous gifts from longstanding donors.

Published on: 9 Dec 2020

They may not know it yet, but McGill’s student teachers are getting a big boost from a kindred spirit.

The late Mary Marsh, DipEd’42, a Grade 1 teacher at Rosedale School in Montreal for most of her career, has left more than $4.8 million in her will to support students in the Faculty of Education through a suite of awards – an investment that couldn’t have come at a better time for a profession deeply marked by the pandemic.

Published on: 9 Dec 2020

A new partnership between McGill’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls – known as the CoLab – aims to advance collaborative research that will address the evolving needs of both educators and students. Unlike traditional laboratory schools at Oxford, Columbia, UCLA and the University of Chicago, which operate as an adjunct to a university, this new venture will be a true partnership, the first of its kind in Canada.

Published on: 9 Dec 2020

Faculty of Education alumna, Tami Zuckerman (B.Ed’02), was recently featured in McGill Alumni’s “Come & Be Inspired” webcast, sharing thoughts on “Showing Up for Yourself”.

Tami prides herself on being one of the Founders of VarageSale as well as being a busy mom, and many of the skills she learned as a B.Ed are transferable to both business and parenting.

Watch the full webcast here: https://mcgill.ca/x/oJa

Published on: 7 Dec 2020

McGill Education's Fall updates for alumni and friends of the Faculty helps to keep you informed of the great things we're doing, with news about the Faculty’s strategic initiatives and priorities, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.

To subscribe to our e-newsletter contact Associate Director of Development, Rayna Goldman (rayna.goldman [at] mcgill.ca).

 

Published on: 16 Sep 2020

Dear Friends of the Faculty,

With the vast majority of courses now being offered remotely, the fall semester is off to a good start. Faculty and staff have begun working on-campus on a rotating basis to provide Education students with the academic and administrative support they need. Ensuring student safety and offering a high-quality education will remain my top priorities as we move through a semester like no other.

Published on: 9 Sep 2020

Back-to-school is an exciting time, but this season came with uncertainties and anxieties like no other. With experts in mental health resilience, teacher preparation pedagogy, child development, and more, McGill’s Faculty of Education works in consultation with community partners to support a challenging re-entry to school during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the highlights:

Published on: 9 Sep 2020

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