Faculty of Education news
The Faculty of Education is pleased to felicitate the numerous researchers who were awarded open Tri-Council and provincial research grants for their work in the 2014-2015 competition year. Please find below a complete list of each grant's principal investigator, co-applicant(s), and title:
"Both socially and economically, Europeans only stand to gain from opening their doors to Syrian refugees," writes Constantinos Yanniris in a recent commentary piece for the McGill Daily. Constantinos Yanniris is currently a PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, with a special interest in sustainable education and environmental education systems.
Jennifer Wallace, Laboratory Technician in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been named as winner of the Principal's Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the 'Technical and Libraries' category.
Dr. Choudry on his new publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements
To mark the publication this week of Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press), the author, Aziz Choudry, provides the following background, as well as thoughts on how the book might be used in the undergraduate or graduate classroom. The book launches this Wednesday in Montreal at the Immigrant Workers Centre, 4755 Van Horne Ave., Suite 110, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Quebec Toponymy Commission has responded to a petition started by Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), that asked the province to rename 11 locations because they contain the "N-word". Initial reports indicate that the provincial commission has agreed to "de-officialize" the 11 names and have released a statement promising to consult the community during the renaming process.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome three new professors to our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Drs. Adam Dubé, Chiaki Konishi and Tina Montreuil.
The Faculty of Education is offering three new Special Topics courses in Health, Science, and Art & Social Media. The deadline to apply for these new courses is this Friday Sept, 18 at noon. Education students will find all the pertinent details in their McGill email accounts. We are now accepting applications for these three new Faculty of Education Special Topics courses.
During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Dr. Claudia Mitchell, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Mid Sweden University's Faculty of Human Sciences. This commendation, a result of her nomination by the interdisciplinary Gender Studies Forum at Mid Sweden University, will be delivered officially on October 9th, 2015.
Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has written an opinion piece for the Montreal Gazette entitled "Canada's Long History of Racism". The article was published on Wednesday, August 18, 2015.
Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been cited by Vice in the recent article "The Ruler: My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me and I Am Only Seeking Help Now".
A petition started by McGill PhD student Rachel Zellars is asking Quebec's toponymy commission to rename 11 locations in the province. National Post's Katherine Wilton reported on the petition in an article published Thursday, "Change names of Quebec places with N-word in them, petition asks Quebec commission" (Katherine Wilton, Postmedia News, August 13, 2015). Over 600 people have signed the petition, reports Wilton.
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
McGill’s Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome back Catherine Essar, our Faculty Research Administrator in charge of the Faculty’s OFFERING services.
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: