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Sustainability Projects Fund: Green Labs Program

From McGill Office of Sustainability: 

The Green Labs Expansion is a $50,000 envelope of SPF funding to assist labs on McGill campuses to adopt sustainable best practices learned from previous Sustainability Projects Fund projects. Approved funding will be available to teams for one year to assist them in creating a proof of concept to secure long-term funding for these practices.

Published: 13 Jan 2021

Media Spotlight – Bronwen Low, DISE, in the Montreal Gazette

Quebec’s law on religious symbols appears to be emboldening racists to lash out against student teachers who are members of minority groups, a new survey has found.

Published: 18 Dec 2020

Media Spotlight: Bronwen Low Discusses the Problem with Borat

In December of 2007, Dr. Bronwen Low co-authored "Borat and the Problem of Parody" in reaction to the Sasha Baron Cohen film that took the world by surprise. With a new cringe-worthy Borat film having been released this fall, McGill DISE's Dr. Low was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post (UK edition) as a follow-up to her earlier written critique.

Published: 18 Dec 2020

To teachers, with love: Elementary school teacher Mary Marsh leaves a historic bequest for Education students after a lifetime of giving

They may not know it yet, but McGill’s student teachers are getting a big boost from a kindred spirit.

The late Mary Marsh, DipEd’42, a Grade 1 teacher at Rosedale School in Montreal for most of her career, has left more than $4.8 million in her will to support students in the Faculty of Education through a suite of awards – an investment that couldn’t have come at a better time for a profession deeply marked by the pandemic.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

New CoLab spurs innovations in pedagogy: Valuable support from The Molson Foundation will bolster a novel approach to education

A new partnership between McGill’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls – known as the CoLab – aims to advance collaborative research that will address the evolving needs of both educators and students. Unlike traditional laboratory schools at Oxford, Columbia, UCLA and the University of Chicago, which operate as an adjunct to a university, this new venture will be a true partnership, the first of its kind in Canada.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

Honouring the Women of École Polytechnique

DISE's Allison Gonsalves, Co-Chair of McGill’s Senate Subcommittee on Women, gave the following statement at the vigil:

"As part of the virtual vigil for the women who were murdered at École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, a new scholarship was announced to support female engineering students.

Published: 8 Dec 2020

McGill Alumni’s Webcast Features Faculty of Education Alumna Tami Zuckerman

Faculty of Education alumna, Tami Zuckerman (B.Ed’02), was recently featured in McGill Alumni’s “Come & Be Inspired” webcast, sharing thoughts on “Showing Up for Yourself”.

Tami prides herself on being one of the Founders of VarageSale as well as being a busy mom, and many of the skills she learned as a B.Ed are transferable to both business and parenting.

Watch the full webcast here: https://mcgill.ca/x/oJa

Published: 7 Dec 2020

Faculty Launches New Video for B.Ed. Students

For fourth-year B.Ed. students approaching the end of their programs, knowing what path to take after graduation can be challenging. Whereas many B.Ed. grads are eager to pursue careers in teaching, training, pedagogy, youth programming, or other employment sectors, others may not feel ready to join the job market just yet. Some students may want to broaden their knowledge and skillsets, become more specialized, or expand their career opportunities.

 

Published: 18 Nov 2020

Congratulations to Marilyn Ramlakhan, the First English Sector Principal at FACE

Congratulations go out to Faculty of Education B.Ed Graduate and MA in Educational Leadership Student, Marilyn Ramlakhan, who became the first ever English Sector Principal at FACE high-school.

Marilyn Ramlakhan was previously the vice-principal at James Lyng High School.

Published: 13 Nov 2020

New Video Features Blane Harvey on Sustainability and Climate Change

Dr. Blane Harvey, DISE Assistant Professor and William Dawson Scholar, is the focus of the inaugural video in McGill Education's new series entitled "Faculty Features". Targeted at prospective graduate students, Faculty Features provides insight into the work and mentorship philosophies of select Faculty of Education's academics. Dr.

Published: 12 Nov 2020

Media Spotlight – Andrea Brazeau, DISE, on CBC News

Andrea Brazeau, a fourth year student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, tested the internet speed at her apartment in Montreal and found it to be more than 2,000 times faster than her father's connection in Kangiqsualujjuaq, in Nunavik.

CBC News covers how she's urging Quebec's premier to follow up on a 2018 election promise to do something about it.

Published: 10 Nov 2020

Media Spotlight – Wahiakatste Diome-Deer, DISE, in The Globe and Mail

DISE graduate student, Wahiakatste (Wahi) Diome-Deer, (M.A. Educational Leadership) is partnering with Associate Professor Dr. Karl Moore (Desautels Faculty of Management) to write an insightful new column for The Globe and Mail: Indigenous Leaders.

Published: 9 Nov 2020

Media Spotlight – Monica Paraghamian, DISE, in The Montreal Gazette

PhD student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Monica Paraghamian, (supervisor Dr. Bronwen Low) was featured in The Montreal Gazette with her Op-Ed piece, A Safe Environment for Learning Involves More Than Cleaning.

Monica gives us the inside view of the daily stresses being faced by Quebec elementary and high school teachers and provides suggestions for the provincial government.

Published: 5 Nov 2020

AV Loans Updated Hours and Reminders

Faculty of Education AV Loans Service Update

Please be aware that that AV Loan Service pickup and return service hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in room 328 of the Education Building (3700 MacTavish). To reserve any equipment, please follow these protocols:

 

Step #1: Reserve Equipment

Published: 2 Nov 2020

Media Spotlight – Sabrina Jafralie, DISE, on CBC News

Sabrina Jafralie, a Course Lecturer from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, along with teachers and community leaders, interviewed on CBC News.

Read the full CBC article here: CBC.ca/montreal/teachers-want-action-against-textbook

Published: 29 Oct 2020

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