Natalie Zhayvoronok had a double-major in Translation and Education when she arrived in Montreal from her native Ukraine in the summer of 2010. She was planning to continue her career as an ESL teacher, but instead discovered that she couldn’t simply pick up where she left off. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newletter.
Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has co-edited the recent publication Being Young in a Neoliberal Time: Transnational Perspectives on Challenges and Possibilities for Resistance and Social Change.
It is possible to be too successful as an immigrant group. Scholars of migration studies have come to identify a pattern of immigrant groups that are so successful that they assimilate into their new countries to the point of disappearing altogether, because overtime their outcome is such that they simply cannot be distinguished from the local population.
The School of Architecture team took second prize at the recently completed 2015 Tongji International Construction Festival and "Ablues Design" Corrugated Cardboard Design and Construction Competition in Shanghai. The students' project - "PoP-Up Shelter" - featured a deployable shape-changing structure with potential use as an emergency shelter. The McGill team consisted of Ariela Lenetsky, Camille Charest, Merit Shokry, Jennifer Jiang, Sara D'amato and Aldrich Leahy, and were led by Adjunct Professor Howard Davies.
In the past few weeks, McGill researchers have published several papers on a variety of global health topics. Here are a few of them: The Development of a Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, June 11 2015: School of Physical and Occupational Therapy,and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation Professor Matthew Hunt has collaborated in the development and validation of an ethical analysis tool for humanitarian health workers.
Links to McGill Library e-resources will not work as expected Thursday, June 18, 2015 starting at 9:00pm for up to 4 hours, due to scheduled maintenance to the EZproxy authentication system.
McGill's Faculty of Education has received funding to create a dedicated laboratory space that will serve as a hub for multiliteracies practices in the Education building.
For the first time, the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program and McGill Global Health Programs are distributing travel awards to medical residents! Without further due, here are our first cohort of winners. Ipshita Prakash Michael Fein Elise Vuille-Lessard Evan Wong Fadi Hamdani Han Yao Jessica Keen Kristin Popiel Congratulations to the awardees and to all applicants!
Professor Mindy Carter, of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is co-editor of a new publication from the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) entitled Drama, Theatre and Performance Education in Canada: Classroom and Community Contexts.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Vrinda Narain and Paul Miller have each been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. When he shared the news, Dean Daniel Jutras indicated how “this is wonderful news, which underscores the excellence of their work and the quality of their contributions to the intellectual life of the Faculty, the University and the various communities to which we belong. It is a privilege to have them as members of our McGill Law community.”
The 2015 Wighton Fellowship Award was awarded to Dr Amar Sabih for his exceptional and innovative contribution to the instruction of laboratory-based, undergraduate engineering courses in Canada. The fellowship is funded by a generous endowment from the late Dr J.L. Wighton, a professor with a commitment to the laboratory component of engineering curricula. In cooperation with the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS) and the Sandford Fleming Foundation, the fellowship was formed in 1986.
Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $4.5 M in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s. CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in Vancouver. Six Canadian research teams share a total investment of $ 10 million, through the strategic "Focus on Brain" initiative.