Education Development and Alumni Relations Office

"Both socially and economically, Europeans only stand to gain from opening their doors to Syrian refugees," writes Constantinos Yanniris in a recent commentary piece for the McGill Daily. Constantinos Yanniris is currently a PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, with a special interest in sustainable education and environmental education systems.

Classified as: Sustainability, DISE, McGill Daily, Syria, refugees, constantinos yanniris, refugee crisis, press
Published on: 2 Oct 2015

Jennifer Wallace, Laboratory Technician in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been named as winner of the Principal's Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the 'Technical and Libraries' category.

Classified as: Awards, DISE, support, integrated studies, jennifer wallace, technician, laboratory, administrative
Published on: 1 Oct 2015

The Quebec Toponymy Commission has responded to a petition started by Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), that asked the province to rename 11 locations because they contain the "N-word".

Initial reports indicate that the provincial commission has agreed to "de-officialize" the 11 names and have released a statement promising to consult the community during the renaming process.

Classified as: history, Geography, racism, rachel zellars, anti-black racism, quebec toponymy commission, nigger, n-word, black, post-colonial
Published on: 29 Sep 2015

The Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce four new professors in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE): Susan Ballinger, Christian Ehret, Naomi Nichols and Dawn Wiseman.

Classified as: education, DISE, new hires, 2015 faculty, new professors, new faculty, christian ehret, dawn wiseman, susan ballinger, naomi nichols, integrated studies
Published on: 21 Sep 2015

The Royal Society of Canada today announced 14 new Fellows from McGill University including Dr. Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor with the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies in Education.

Classified as: Awards, education, IHDW, fellowship, royal society of canada, claudia mitchell, rsc, fellow, pcl
Published on: 8 Sep 2015

Montreal's OBORO gallery presents Anne Ashton's Tiburón from September 12, 2015 until October 17. Anne Ashton currently teaches painting with the Faculty of Education.

The Tiburón installation "deals with the great white shark," reveals OBORO's promotion for the exhibit, "in danger of extinction due to human impact. The artist's intention is not to romanticize or demonize this animal, but rather to emphasize the uniqueness, as well as the primeval and mystifying beauty of this rare species..."

Classified as: Art, DISE, art education, painting, art instruction, anne ashton, painter
Published on: 8 Sep 2015

Dr. Lisa Trimble, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), was interviewed this week by Breakfast Television and Radio Canada International regarding Quebec’s new "no exemption" sex education pilot project.

Classified as: alumni, media, lisa trimble, sex ed, dr. trimble, sex education, quebec law, new law
Published on: 3 Sep 2015

During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Classified as: alumni, First Nations and Inuit
Published on: 3 Sep 2015

Education alumni Mike Babcock (BEd. (Phys. Ed) 1986), currently head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was a recent guest at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) fundraiser in Ontario, reported the Peterborough Examiner.

"Babcock would be the perfect person to speak on the topic for Team 55 and the CMHA's suicide awareness and prevention mandate," said Team 55's Dave Pogue in part. Click here to read the entire article.

Classified as: awareness, mental health, McGill, suicide, Mike Babcock, Fundraiser, hockey, NHL, Coach, Education Alumni, edalumni, babcock, leafs, cmha, advocacy
Published on: 2 Sep 2015

Richard Lynn Studham, professor emeritus in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, spoke to North East United Kingdom's Chronicle reporter David Whetstone this week regarding his ongoing exhibition A Paragon of Chivalry.

Classified as: art education, Emeritus Professor, UK, richard lynn studham, durham, mcgill education, professor studham, artwork
Published on: 27 Aug 2015

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".

Classified as: alumni, media, abuse, vice, talwar, faculty of education media, vice canada, shaun michaud
Published on: 20 Aug 2015

Veronika Horlik, Art Education instructor with our faculty's Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 RBC Emerging Artist People's Choice Award. The award particularly celebrates the artistic medium of clay. Horlik's winning submission is entitled PROUNS(SLASH), and is a 300-pound ceramic reinterpretation of Japanese video game Katamari Damacy, also drawing inspiration from Horlik's experience with the Canadian reforestation industry.

Classified as: Awards, Art, art education, education art, horlik, veronica horlik, award winner, prouns(slash)
Published on: 18 Aug 2015

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