As part of the distant placement opportunities offered by the Faculty of Education’s Internships and Student Affairs Office in conjunction with LCII, four students in the final year of their teacher certification degrees will head off to Santo Domingo’s Americas Bicultural Academy.
Last week (January 26 to 30, 2015), the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards in Architecture to architects Robert Mellin, Peter C. Blackie and Ron Fougere of Fougere Menchenton Architecture. This is the inaugural presentation of what will be a triennial event, celebrating outstanding contribution to the field of architecture and the built environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to recognize the important role architects and architecture have in building communities across the province.
Kevin Manaugh, McGill Prof., lead author on study of cities trying to involve different aspects of sustainability to spur economic growth
“Almost all [cities involved] have wide goals about how the infrastructure should be equitably distributed, but then nothing is really measured, because there isn’t a clear target for performance measure for many plans.” - Kevin Manaugh “In terms of being able to measure data," Manaugh says, "surveys on trains or buses can get a lot of information about who’s being served and who’s not being served using simple mapping and census data, so that people who are less well off have access to the same economic opportunities.”
Dr. Victoria Talwar is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She is director of the Talwar Research Team for Understanding Children's Behaviour Through Research. She has been working in the area of developmental psychology for over fifteen years with an emphasis on social-cognitive development.
McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised
New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth.
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Ives, Dr. Myriam Denov and Dr.Tamara Sussman for their release of "Introduction to Social Work in Canada: Histories, Contexts, and Practices".
Drawing not only on English contributions to Canadian social work practice, but also long-neglected Indigenous and French contributions, Introduction to Social Work in Canada: Histories, Contexts, and Practices is the first text of its kind to explore Canada's multiple histories of and approaches to social work. Part I provides an overview of the historical roots of social work in Canada before moving on to discuss theoretical perspectives, ethics, and research.
Dr. Mitchell’s Participatory Cultures Lab secures upgrade Dr. Claudia Mitchell of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) and her research team have secured a major grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to upgrade her Participatory Cultures Laboratory in the Coach House.
The Faculty was delighted to learn that Professor Margaret Somerville has been invited as a thought leader at the inaugural BEINGS Biotech and the Ethical Imagination Global Summit, which will take place May 17-19, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Other luminaries such as Margaret Atwood, Arthur Caplan, Steven A. Pinker and Michael J. Sandel are among the distinguished invited speakers at the summit.
McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 8am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Desautels BCom students Hasan Nizami, Ishani Majumdar, Fiona Xu and Sunaina Roy Chaudhuri (coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier) won the Montreal regional PRMIA Risk Management Challenge on January 22. The team will proceed to the International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge to be held in Minneaopolis, Minnesota on March 6th, 2015.
The Faculty of Law of McGill University, its Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) as well as Gordon Echenberg and the Penny and Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation are ending their work together, following a meaningful collaboration that began in 2006. Over the past nine years, this collaboration has resulted in three Global Conferences, one Regional Conference in Rwanda, two published books, a DVD on genocide largely based on its 2007 conference, numerous working papers and a global community of young human rights specialists.
The Faculty of Law of McGill University, its Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) as well as Gordon Echenberg and the Penny and Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation are sad to announce that the Young Leaders Forum 2015 has been cancelled. We would like to thank each of the more than 1,300 individuals who sent us an application – the Centre reviewed every one and we were inspired by the work that is being done in human rights around the world. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to individual applicants and thank you for your interest in this initiative.
The Schulich School of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of legendary Canadian tenor Ben Heppner to the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. One of Canada’s greatest artists, Mr. Heppner has received acclaim on the world’s most prestigious opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, and the Vienna State Opera. Mr. Heppner will teach over a dozen voice students and contribute immensely to the rich and dynamic life of the Voice Area at the School.
Professor Fabrice Marandola is interviewed by Le Devoir in a special section dedicated to the grand opening of Le Vivier at his new address, the 'Gesù-Centre de création' in Montreal. Le Vivier comprises 34 music ensembles and organisations dedicated to new music. Fabrice Marandola has been the President of the Board of Directors since last fall. Read the full article here.