Faculty of Education news
Winner of the coveted Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, Dr. David Jenkins swept through Toronto and Montreal last week on a whirlwind lecture series that included three presentations and two media interviews over a three-day span. The series of lectures, presented by McGill University’s Faculty of Education, wound up with the flagship event, “A Conversation with Dr. Jenkins: Is It Time to Invest in Your Health?”, Wednesday January 21st at McGill.
McGill faculty and staff members now have FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. The service allows you to install the Office suite on up to 5 personal devices*, including PCs, Macs, and 5 iPad and Windows tablets.
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky Appointed Chair of Educational & Counselling Psychology The Faculty of Education at McGill is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the 2014 Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2014 Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award are Professors Annett Körner and Nathan Hall, respectively.
For the Fall 2014 semester the Faculty of Education introduced an Education for Sustainability course with instructors Elizabeth Wood, Caroline Riches and Anila Asghar. The description of the Special Topics course (EDEC 300) was enticing enough for Constantinos Yanniris, PhD student in the Faculty’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, to attend as an observer. What he found there so inspired him that he reached out to his classmates and the Faculty in an effort to promote the class’ subject matter.
Dr. Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education is author of the new publication Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids from Cambridge University Press.
DISE postgraduate student and teacher at John Rennie High School Jackie Armstrong was featured on CJAD's Teen Talk with Dr. Laurie Betito on December 10th, 2014. An audioclip of the entire show is available on Dr. Betito's soundcloud page.
Researcher with Faculty of Education awarded U.S. patent for sub-cellular muscle measurement instrument
Researchers with McGill University’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Department of Physics were granted a United States patent for their invention of a new technique that helps measure microscopic forces in biological samples that can be as small as 1/60,000 of the diameter of a human hair.
Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8. How the experiment was done
Dr. Ratna Ghosh, professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill, will receive the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day.
Have you been wishing for more file storage space? Based on feedback from the IT Services 2014 student survey, you’re not alone. Well, you’ll be happy to receive this early holiday gift from IT Services.
Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99) wins CFL’s Grey Cup, Tom Pate Memorial Award This past week was a memorable one for Calgary Stampeders long snapper Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99). Thursday, at the CFL’s annual awards presentation banquet, Chevrier’s sportsmanship and community involvement were recognized with his acceptance of the league’s Tom Pate Memorial Award. On Sunday, Chevrier won his third Grey Cup, as the Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20-16 in the 102nd edition of the historic CFL Championship game.