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Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl Promoted to KPE Senior Faculty Lecturer

Congratulations to Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl who was recently promoted to Senior Faculty Lecturer within the Faculty of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education!

Published: 16 Feb 2021

Marie-Hélène Pennestri, ECP Assistant Professor, Conducts Study on Parents and Sleep

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.

Published: 12 Feb 2021

Media Spotlight – Nancy Heath, ECP, Interviewed on CBC Radio

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.

Published: 9 Feb 2021

Faculty of Education Infrastructure News

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.

Published: 9 Feb 2021

Media Spotlight – Philip S. S. Howard, DISE, Interviewed in CTV News Article

Philip S. S. Howard, from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, was recently interviewed in a CTV News article about Canadian Black history and the importance of adding it into the school curriculum, but warns that it should not be a way to avoid confronting what needs to be changed. 

“That takes actually identifying and really owning up to the anti-Blackness that is within the founding logics of these entities.”

Published: 6 Feb 2021

Media Spotlight – Dr. Tina Montreuil, ECP, Article in The Conversation

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.

 

Published: 5 Feb 2021

Alumni Highlight – Sam Rapoport, KPE, Interviewed in The Toronto Star

Sam Rapoport, KPE Faculty of Education alumna, was recently interviewed by The Toronto Star for her work in the NFL and how she is revolutionizing America’s game.

Rapoport’s successes come in a time of wider progress, of pushing back preconceptions. She has football in her blood, and is working to put more women on a path to the NFL.

Published: 4 Feb 2021

Media Spotlight – Sabrina Jafralie, DISE, Interviewed in CBC News Article

Sabrina Jafralie, is a history teacher at Westmount High School and a lecturer at McGill's Faculty of Education in DISE, was recently interviewed by CBC News for their Black Changemakers Series.

Published: 3 Feb 2021

Congratulations to Zhiyang George Shi, KPE, Recipient of the 2020-21 Clifford C.F. Wong Fellowship!

KPE Ph.D. student, Zhiyang (George) Shi, receives the 2020-21 Clifford C.F. Wong Fellowship. This fellowship is valued at $5000 for full-time degree students on the basis of academic merit with preference given to students in specific academic areas.

Published: 1 Feb 2021

University students without histories of mental health issues are feeling pandemic distress

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.

Published: 29 Jan 2021

Teen suicide prevention during COVID-19

Teen suicide prevention during COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations

“School or no school, it won’t matter.”

“Young people’s issues are minor compared to those of adults.”

Published: 28 Jan 2021

Book Launch: Teaching with Purpose by Karen Cohen-Gazith, ECP

Discover 7 Essential Principles of Great Teaching

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.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

Study Reveals Difference in Parents' Sleep Patterns: Global TV Coverage

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.

Published: 25 Jan 2021

Bronwen Low Shares Views about Education on ICI Manitoba (Radio-Canada)

Sunday, January 24th was the International Day of Education. This annual social action holiday was proclaimed by UNESCO in an effort to raise awareness about education's role in promoting peace and social justice throughout the world. Radio-Canada's ICI Manitoba news program interviewed DISE's Dr.

Published: 25 Jan 2021

Faculty Experts on International Day of Education | January 24, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The theme of the 3rd International Day of Education is ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. Now is the time to power education by stepping up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the center of the recovery.

Published: 22 Jan 2021

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