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Parents shouldn’t worry if their infant doesn’t sleep through the night by 6-12 months of age: New research led by ECP's Dr. Pennestri

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age. Indeed, they often receive messages from paediatricians and others about the importance of early sleep consolidation. But authors of a study in the December 2018 issue of Pediatrics found that a large percentage of healthy babies don’t reach that milestone by six months of age, or even at a year old....

Published: 13 Nov 2018

Congratulations to winners at 6th International Cellphilm Festival

Monday, November 12th at the McGill Art Hive a lively group of students, activists and film enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the 6th International Cellphilm Festival: Making Community.

Published: 13 Nov 2018

DISE's Jayne Malenfant is La Presse "Personality of the Week"

Jayne Malenfant, doctoral student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been chosen as La Presse's Personality of the Week.

Published: 12 Nov 2018

Report on the IHDW Think Tank of September 2018

On September 27th, 2018 the IHDW held its first Think Tank: “Reflecting Forward 2018.” This event invited professors, graduate students and community leaders from Montreal and beyond to discuss the promotion of well-being at McGill and in the broader community, bringing brought together 35-40 par...

Published: 8 Nov 2018

Haunted Montreal guide and history teacher Donovan King (BEd (Sec Eng) 2010) wants "full history of city during tours", reports Eastern Door

Donovan King (BEd (Sec Eng) 2010), founder of Haunted Montreal and Irish Montreal Excursions, "has noticed that many other guides often don’t acknowledge the city’s Indigenous roots in their tours," writes Eastern Door. 

Published: 6 Nov 2018

New book co-edited by Claudia Mitchell: "Disrupting Shameful Legacies: Girls and Young Women Speaking Back Through the Arts to Address Sexual Violence"

Claudia Mitchell has co-edited a new book:Disrupting Shameful Legacies: Girls and Young Women Speaking Back through the Arts to Address Sexual Violence (Brill Publishers). The book is co-edited with Relebohile Moletsane of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The book is now available online through Brill.

Published: 30 Oct 2018

"If you’re thinking of doing blackface for Halloween, just don’t": Prof. Philip Howard contributes to The Conversation

Professor Philip Howard, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has written an article for The Conversation titled "If you’re thinking of doing blackface for Halloween, just don’t". In the piece, published October 25th, Howard discusses the recent outcry regarding NBC host Megyn Kelly, who defended blackface on-air during the Today show.

Published: 26 Oct 2018

"D’itinérante à doctorante": DISE doctoral student Jayne Malenfant featured in La Presse

Jayne Malenfant, doctoral student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, was featured in a recent La Presse article, "D’itinérante à doctorante", published October 26, and written by Suzanna Colpron.

Published: 26 Oct 2018

McGill Tribune speaks to Profs. Jao, Kobiela: "Beyond the answer sheet: liberating mathematics from stifling teaching methods"

Profs. Limin Jao and Marta Kobiela, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, spoke at length with McGill Tribune recently for their feature article about mathematics pedagogy. 

Published: 25 Oct 2018

McGill Mindfulness Research Laboratory launches website

The McGill Mindfulness Research Lab (MMRL), led by Dr. Bassam Khoury, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has launched a new website at

Published: 23 Oct 2018

Prof. Limin Jao speaks to CBC about REDress project honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women

Prof. Limin Jao, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, spoke with the CBC this week regarding the recent REDress exhibition held at Montreal's Trafalgar School for Girls.

Published: 22 Oct 2018

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and affects an estimated 1 in 500 people around the world. A protein called myosin acts as the molecular motor which makes the muscles in the heart contract. Researchers had suspected for some time that the R403Q mutation in some of the myosin genes is among those that play a role in causing HCM....

Published: 16 Oct 2018

MIIE global partnership brings Faculty of Education’s Jayne Malenfant to Australia

Joining the ranks of the Faculty of Education’s many global partnerships is the International Alliance, a network that connects McGill with four world-leading universities in education: Monash University, Stanford University, Oxford University, and University of Hong Kong.

Published: 12 Oct 2018

Artist-in-Residence requests help from people who speak languages other than English

Artist-in-Residence Lou Sheppard is hoping to connect with students, faculty and staff in the faculty who speak languages other than English. They are collecting words that don’t have an English translation, as well as a brief attempt to describe what these words mean. These words, the descriptions, and your name (if you are willing to share) will be printed on posters and displayed around McGill campus.

Published: 5 Oct 2018