The McGill Reporter is happy to announce that the numbers of applicants for the Principal's Prize for Emerging Researchers grew significantly this year. The jury was impressed by the number of early-career researchers who see sharing their knowledge with the media and the public as being an important and natural complement to their academic work.
Dr. Tina Montreuil, of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed in the McGill Tribune on the symptoms of social anxiety in early adolescence.
Karissa Leduc, ECP, Wins the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation
Karissa Leduc, a PhD candidate in the Human Development Program supervised by Dr. Victoria Talwar, has won the competitive Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation.
This prestigious fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars to pursue innovative research in the area of child psychology.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world’s largest international higher education network, McGill’s Faculty of Education has ranked 26th in the world for the organization’s 2021 university subject rankings. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources.
While kids may be resilient, the pandemic is testing the limits of that resilience.
Children and teens are dealing with a toxic cocktail of stressors and it's hurting them. According to a study from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, 70 percent of children and youth surveyed experienced a deterioration of mental health in the first wave of the pandemic.
Language is the building blocks of literacy. In this project, we aim to find out the relationship between ability to understand from spoken language and text in bilingual children, adolescents, and adults.
McGill researcher, Dr. Gigi Luk at Educational and Counselling Psychology, is looking for children (ages 6-9) and adolescents (ages 12-15) to understand how language and reading are related and develop in bilingual individuals.
Every new parent knows that their sleep suffers when they have children, and there’s evidence that may not get better for a while. However, a study led by Marie-Hélène Pennestri, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, on parents and sleep, showed no association between interrupted sleep and later cognitive or physical development problems.
Dr. Nancy Heath, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel, about students' needs of social connections and their mental health.
Many of us have not been on campus for some time, and I’m sure there are new members of our Faculty who have yet to experience life on-campus. Please be reminded that it is still possible to pick up items and conduct small-scale activities on campus, but take note that we require three business days to process requests.
Dr. Tina Montreuil, from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, recently wrote an article in the national online newspaper The Conversation on parenting in a pandemic and how to develop stronger family relationships during COVID-19.
It’s no secret that students have had a very tough time during this COVID-19 pandemic.
A new study by McGill University and the University of Toronto found that students who've never had mental health issues now find themselves in greater distress.
“School or no school, it won’t matter.”
“Young people’s issues are minor compared to those of adults.”
The most effective teachers are those who are both purposeful and intentional in their daily work. Built on seven well-researched principles, this resource outlines how new and veteran teachers can thoughtfully cultivate a rich learning environment conducive to the success of every student.
Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University.