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Dr. Choudry's "Learning Activism" reviewed by mRb

Montreal Review of Books' Patricia Boushel takes an in-depth look at Dr. Aziz Choudry's recent publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements, in an article published this week.

Published on : 21 Mar 2016

Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra interviewed by DHC/ART

The Faculty of Education's Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra was the subject of a recent video interview on behalf of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. Maria Ezcurra leads the "Red Roots/Green Lands" workshop at DHC/ART's Imagine Brazil exhibition, which continues until March 13, 2016.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2016

Is sexting illegal? Radio-Canada speaks to Define the Line's Professor Shaheen Shariff

In a recent article for Radio-Canada, Laurence Niosi spoke to Dr. Shaheen Shariff of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), an expert on the legal ramifications of sexting and cyberbullying. Twenty states in the USA have adopted specific measures regarding "sexting," the practice of sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages primarily between mobile phones.

Published on : 29 Feb 2016

DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars featured in Gazette article on Black activism in Montreal

Rachel Zellars, a PhD student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education who made headlines last year when she challenged Quebec’s Toponymy Commission to rethink the use of the word “Nigger” and “Nègre”, acknowledges that Quebec is a challenging environment in which to organize anti-racism movements:

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Published on : 29 Feb 2016

DISE's Dr. Philip Howard interviewed by CTV regarding blackface incidents

Dr. Philip Howard, Assistant Professor in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), spoke to Chief Anchor of CTV Montreal News Mutsumi Takahashi this week regarding blackface incidents in Quebec. [view video on CTVNews.ca] According to Dr. Howard, "There is a relationship between racial humour and actual relations of race on the ground."  He further comments "The more that we think we are over race is the more that we are willing to bring up these issues of racial humour."

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Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Professors Choudry, Rassier awarded Canada Research Chairs

Professors Aziz Choudry and Dilson Rassier of the Faculty of Education have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), announced the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia this week. CRCs are granted to "outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields." The program was created to help Canadian universities retain world-class researchers.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Ron Sharp (1925-2016) was McGill Education alumni and supporter, championship coach

SHARP, Ronald David (B.Sc.(Physical Education) 1951, M.Ed. (Educational Administration) 1971) "In his 91st year, Ron Sharp (1925-2016) passed away after a short illness in Ottawa. Born in Ottawa, May 1, 1925, Ron achieved much in his life as an athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, husband and father. 

Published on : 15 Feb 2016

Launch of new option: teaching Greek language and culture

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

Dr. Naomi Nichols co-edits "Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness"

Professor Naomi Nichols, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is co-editor of a recent publication, Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness, published by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub). The collection represents the nation’s first book on systems-level solutions to homelessness.  

Published on : 09 Feb 2016

Ancaster's Dan Williams (B.Ed. Secondary) making his mark with McGill lacrosse team

Hamilton News' Ian Burns interviewed Faculty of Education student Dan Williams for a recent article about his success with McGill's lacrosse team. McGill's Redmen lacrosse team enjoyed an undefeated season in 2015. Currently studying for his B.Ed. in Secondary Education, Williams hails from Ancaster, Ontario, and served as captain of Team Ontario's men's lacrosse team. Hamilton News also spoke to McGill lacrosse coach Tim Murdoch.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Professors Howard, Schaefer join our faculty

McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce two new professors: Dr. Philip Howard has joined our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Dr. Lee Schaefer is a new addition to our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE).

Published on : 19 Jan 2016

Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust (B.Ed. Physical Education)

You can excuse Mélodie Daoust if she may a little tired these days. On Thursday, Jan. 7 (Daoust’s 24th birthday), she was in Füssen, Germany, lacing up her skates as part of the Canadian national development team in the gold-medal game against Finland at the Nations Cup.

Published on : 14 Jan 2016

Dr. Julie Côté appointed Chair of Kinesiology and Physical Education Department (KPE)

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.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2016

Mélodie Daoust (BEd (PE)) named Captain of Canadian squad at Nations Cup Tourney

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.

Published on : 05 Jan 2016

Dr. Derevensky interviewed by National Post concerning fantasy scandals

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.

Published on : 04 Jan 2016