After being named Canada's top female athlete two years in a row, young Quebec tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has lost 13 of her last 15 matches. Dr. Gordon Bloom of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Director of the McGill Sports Psychology Research Laboratory, was interviewed by the Montreal Gazette to help resolve questions brought to light by her recent disappointments.
Robert Houle (BEd 1975) was a recent winner of the $25,000 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. A member of the Sandy Bay First Nation in
The Define the Line project team has launched a new website for children, www.kidsdefinetheline.ca. This new site is intended to help children, parents and educators navigate difficult topics such as cyberbullying.The Define the Line project addresses cyberbullying through:
Richard Lynn Studham, professor emeritus in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, will be displaying his work A Paragon of Chivalry at Galilee Chapel in Durham, England, this autumn. The exhibit will be shown as part of Durham Cathedral's celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Founded in 1093, Durham Cathedral -which houses Galilee Chapel, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A recent article with Business Insider Australia profiled Professor Julie Côté, of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and her research into treadmill desks and standing workstations.
Please visit Business Insider online to read the entire article: "Forget the standing desk, here's what science says about the treadmill workstation" (Chris Pash, Business Insider Australia, July 9, 2015)
By Katherine Gombay
By Earl Zukerman
Published May 20, 2015, McGill Athletics
CALGARY, Alta. -- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989), a McGill University graduate from Thunder Bay, Ont., is among three head coaches named to lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in August.
Today McGill's Faculty of Education launches a Facebook page specifically for our Education alumni (www.facebook.com/mcgilledualumni). This page is a great place for you to find out what’s new with the Faculty of Education, our graduates, our current students, and our professors. It’s also an easy way to stay connected with news and happenings around the entire University, and to share and exchange information with us and your peers.
On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy. The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.
As part of the Faculty of Education's 2015 Spring Convocation ceremony, L. Jacques Ménard, lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, was selected to receive an honorary degree. "We are honouring... individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many," said Principal Suzanne Fortier. "I am delighted that mcGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University's highest honour."
Education alumnus Alexander Michael Otsehtokon McComber (MEd 1996) has been selected as recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Queen's University. Alexander McComber "has worked with a number of national diabetes organizations including Health Canada's Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative," wrote Queen's Gazette in their recent announcement.
Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey coach Mike Babcock (BEd (PE) 1986) has accepted an offer to head the Toronto Maple Leafs. His record-breaking contract will make him the highest paid head coach in NHL history. [Read the CBC Sports story]
OBIT: Ray Baillie, former CFL player and McGill football coach, was 80
By Earl Zukerman
Published by McGill Athletics, May 11, 2015
The third instalment of McGill’s annual Equity and Community Building Awards recognized doctoral student Lerona Lewis and Professor Bronwen Low of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies. Tuesday night’s award ceremony acknowledged outstanding contributions of McGillians towards promoting diversity and inclusivity in the local community and on campus.