Faculty of Education news
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:
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Julie Côté, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Le Soleil this week about her career, her experiences, and the happy marriage between athletics and kinesiology in her current profession.
An initiative led by Professor Bronwen Low, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is featured in a recent Montreal Gazette article, "It's bigger than hip hop -it's high school," by Basem Boshra.
Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.