Faculty of Education news
Dr. Armando Bertone, of our Deparment of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been granted tenure by McGill's Board of Governors. The board's decision to grant tenure to 44 Assistant Professors, promoting them to Associate Professor, was announced in May, 2016.
Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), has been awarded the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling's prestigious Joanna Franklin Pay-it-Forward Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gambling and the training of the next generation of professionals.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Anila Asghar has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role Dr. Asghar is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty of Education.
The 8th biennial Provoking Curriculum conference, co-sponsored by CACS (Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies) will be held from February 17 to 19, 2017, at McGill University's Faculty of Education. The conference is currently accepting proposals, with a deadline of September 6, 2016. Please view Provoking Curriculum Call for Papers 2017 (.pdf) for details.
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 3 p.m. Doctor of Letters honoris causaCÉLINE GALIPEAU, O.C., O.Q.B.A. (McGill University)
George Burnett (BEd, 1985) was named General Manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds. Burnett has coached Junior hockey since 1989, spending nine years with the Belleville Bulls, and most recently as Coach and GM of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Burnett also played hockey with OHL's London Knights and McGill Redmen. [Read the OHL announcement, May 17, 2016]
McGill’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the establishment of a Faculty Advisory Board (FAB). The FAB will serve as a consultation body to the Dean, for new and existing initiatives for the Faculty. The FAB members represent different sectors of the community in Quebec, Canada, and around the world, with a large scope of activities.
DISE's Dr. Susan Ballinger co-edits "Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning," John Benjamin Publishing Co.
Co-edited by Dr. Susan Ballinger of our Department of Integrated Studies, Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning is now available via John Benjamin Publishing Company. The volume "represents the first collection of empirical studies focusing on peer interaction for L2 learning," states the publisher. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning was also co-edited by Masatoshi Sato of Universidad Andres Bello.
Professor Aziz Choudry, of our Department of Integrated Studies, was recently featured in the London School of Economics and Political Science's Review of Books. Dr. Choudry recently co-edited, with Mondli Hlatshwayo, the publication Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today. Reviewer Paul Clewett refers to the recent publication as a "fascinating read."
Dr. Lee Schaefer, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Narrative Research Special Interest Groups' Award for the Most Outstanding Publication of 2016.
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill's Faculty of Education, is pleased to announce that the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) now accredits the department's School/Applied Child Psychology program. "This accreditation is an acknowledgement that the program achieves the highest national standard in professional preparation for school psychologists," stated Dr. Derevensky. The program continues its accreditation with the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.
Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has received the McGill Equity and Community Building Award for students.
"Sitting is the new smoking," argues Australian Broadcasting Corp. program featuring KPE's Dr. Ross Andersen
Dr. Ross Andersen, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke recently to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) regarding the potential risks associated with prolonged sitting. "Sitting is the new smoking," argues Ellen Fanning of ABC's RN (Radio National) during her hour-long radio segment, Life Matters. ABC.net has provided a unique page for the interview with Drs.
Education students learn to teach art through partnership with Montreal-area community centres
Teaching Sustainability through Connecting with Nature: A Hands-on Workshop, Reviewed by Morganne Blais-McPherson, Neuroscience; Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)