Education Development and Alumni Relations Office

Dean Dilson Rassier is pleased to announce that Dr. Julie Côté has been appointed as Chair of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Côté received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Physiology Department with the Université de Montréal, and her Master's in Science with the University of Wisconsin's Kinesiology Department.

Classified as: path
Published on: 12 Jan 2016

Mélodie Daoust, a centre with the McGill University Martlets, was named Sunday to captain Canada's national women's development hockey team at the 2016 Nations Cup, in Fussen, Germany, Jan. 4-7.

Classified as: news, Martlets, team canada, melodie daoust, women's hockey, education athletes
Published on: 5 Jan 2016

In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Classified as: Canada, Law, McGill, education, policy, IHDW, derevensky, press, gambling, fantasy, draftkings, fanduel
Published on: 4 Jan 2016

Mélodie Daoust, captain of the McGill Martlets, has been named by Hockey Canada to play at the 2016 Nations Cup tournament in Füssen, Germany, Jan. 4-7.

The Canadian women’s development team will participate in the four-day competition along with national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Classified as: Athletics, alumni, education, hockey, daoust, melodie, canada national team, team canada, nation's cup
Published on: 8 Dec 2015

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.

Classified as: youth gambling, lottery tickets, international centre for youth gambling, holiday campaign
Published on: 27 Nov 2015

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients

McGill University's Faculty of Education, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Lora Giangregorio, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Published on: 25 Nov 2015

Montreal’s other great hockey team 

by Gary Francoeur, McGill News Alumni Magazine, Nov. 20, 2015

With a new name and logo, new uniforms, and new promotional links to hockey’s most storied franchise, expectations are high for the rebranded Les Canadiennes de Montréal this season.

Classified as: Athletics, alumni, McGill, education, Martlets, canadiennes
Published on: 23 Nov 2015

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!

Published on: 19 Nov 2015

Dr. Shaheen Shariff was recently invited to address the Montreal Council of Women (MCW) regarding rape culture in universities. 

Classified as: definetheline
Published on: 18 Nov 2015

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.

Classified as: outreach, website launch, sios, self-injury, nancy heath
Published on: 18 Nov 2015

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.

Classified as: alumni, parenting, children, media, lying, press
Published on: 18 Nov 2015
Each year McGill's Faculty of Education participates in the university's campus-wide Open House event and exhibits our program offerings to prospective students and their families. Hosted in the lobby of the Education building at 3700 McTavish, this year's event was a first-rate success, evidence that the love of teaching is still very much alive! In addition, visitors are always anxious to learn about our faculty's Kinesiology degrees as well as our Graduate studies and Professional Development programs.
Classified as: mcgill education, open house 2015, education open house
Published on: 4 Nov 2015

Charline Labonté (BEd (PE) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015) wants to stay in Montreal to encourage the development of women's hockey here, in Quebec, and Canada, she told the press recently. Labonté received her MA in Sport Psychology from our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in May, 2015.

Classified as: news, alumni, media, hockey, Charline Labonté, women's national team, canada women's hockey, quebec hockey, montreal hockey news, les canadiennes
Published on: 26 Oct 2015

Lisa Mikelberg, seven-year veteran of Canada's national synchronized swimming team, announced her retirement from the sport this week. Mikelberg is currently enrolled in the Kindergarten and Elementary Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française major with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE).

Published on: 23 Oct 2015

"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. 

Classified as: policy, media, youth gambling, press, gambling, fantasy gambling, fantasy sports, betting, online gambling, youthgambling.com, legislation
Published on: 20 Oct 2015

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