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Burst pipe in Stewart Biology Building

Extreme temperatures over the weekend have caused pipes to burst in the Stewart Biology Building.

It will take at least two more days to complete the clean-up and thoroughly assess the extent of the damage. Therefore, the building (North and South blocks) will remain closed until at least Thursday morning.

Published: 7 Feb 2023

The Science (Students) of Course Change – FSCI 396 Research Projects

Data and collaboration are key in science – so why not use both to drive change in teaching and learning at the Faculty of Science at McGill? FSCI 396 – Research Project in Science Teaching and Learning is a course that partners undergraduate students and instructors to design and assess learning opportunities, resulting in improvements for everyone.

Published: 6 Feb 2023

Education Alumna Part of Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is at the beginning stages of work to support dramatically increasing the numbers of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers by 10,000 and to promote the systemic changes necessary in leading to more sustainable Indigenous teacher employment opportunities in all areas of the country.

Published: 3 Feb 2023

A new understanding of reptile colouration

Snakes and mice don’t look alike. But much of what we know about skin colouration and patterning in vertebrates generally, including in snakes, is based on lab mice. However, there are limits to what mice can tell us about other vertebrates because they don’t share all of the same types of colour-producing cells, known as chromatophores. For example, snakes have a type of chromatophore called iridophores that can generate iridescent colours by reflecting light.

Published: 3 Feb 2023

Alumni Lerona Lewis and Sabi Hickson Comment on Systemic Racism in Quebec Schools

Department of Integrated Studies in Education alumni Dr. Lerona Lewis (Ph.D. Educational Studies) and Sabi Hinkson (MATL Science/Tech '22) were featured on Global News discussing systemic racism in Quebec schools and what is needed to better support Black students.

Published: 2 Feb 2023

Muis, Robinson, and Lobczowski Recognized as Top-Producing Women in Educational Psychology Research

Three scholars from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology were represented the recently published lists of Top-Producing Women in Educational Psychology Journals from 2017 to 2021 (Griffin et al., 2023, Educational Psychology Review). Krista R. Muis, Professor, Kristy A. Robinson, Assistant Professor, and Nikki G. Lobczowski, Assistant Professor, each received recognition for their publication records in flagship educational psychology journals.

Published: 2 Feb 2023

Education Alumni Philip Cutler in the Media

Teacher turned mission-driven entrepreneur, Philip Cutler (B.Ed.'13), was featured in interview with two media outlets this past week. As CEO of Paper, Philip used his transferable skills as a classroom teacher to establish an on-demand online tutoring service. Paper has supported 3,000,000 students throughout the United States and will be collaborating with McGill Education on research in the EdTech field.

Published: 1 Feb 2023

Education Alumni Philip Cutler in the Media

Teacher turned mission-driven entrepreneur, Philip Cutler (B.Ed.'13), was featured in interview with two media outlets this past week. As CEO of Paper, Philip used his transferable skills as a classroom teacher to establish an on-demand online tutoring service. Paper has supported 3,000,000 students throughout the United States and will be collaborating with McGill Education on research in the EdTech field.

Published: 1 Feb 2023

March Break at the Redpath Museum: The Paleontology Expedition Is Back!

An activity for everyone! Start your expedition at the Paleontology Lab, with a presentation on dinosaur excavation and observe Museum staff prepare fossils from Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park. Continue your search for fossils in the Museum’s natural history galleries using your own expedition map. Who knows what you might find!

Published: 1 Feb 2023

Two Human Resources positions available within McGill Education!

McGill Faculty of Education is expanding its Human Resources team and is looking to fill the positions of Staffing Advisor and Human Resources Administrator, working directly under the Human Resources Advisor and as part of the Dean’s Office unit.

Published: 31 Jan 2023

Media Spotlight: Gordon Bloom on Reducing Mental Health Stigma in Junior Hockey

For professional athletes, the pressures of competition and stigma surrounding mental health issues can be debilitating to the point where some are leaving the arena for good. Young hockey players are no exception. Fear of negative career repercussions can mean athletes avoid disclosing their mental health concerns.

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Published: 27 Jan 2023

Media Spotlight: Lisa Starr (DISE) on Fast-Tracking Teachers

Quebec's Education Minister, Bernard Drainville, has been in the media lately, discussing plans to address the province's teacher shortage. Global News approached McGill's Faculty of Education for comment on Minister Drainville's ideas, including fast-tracking teachers:

(Excerpt from Global News)

Dr. Lisa Starr, chair of the department of integrated studies in education at McGill University agreed that the teacher shortage needs to be fixed but not at any cost.

Published: 27 Jan 2023

Participate in the MMRL Understanding Undergrads Survey

Are you an undergrad student? The MMRL lab is currently conducting a two-part study on understanding undergrads.

If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to read the consent form and begin the first part of the study. The questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and you will be entered into a draw where you can win $50 with a rate of winning 1/25.

Published: 27 Jan 2023

Integration of Mental Wellness in Classrooms Survey

As part of their mandate their mandate as special researcher (Academic and classroom policy) for the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU), a survey is being distributed to professors in all of the undergraduate faculties to develop a report summarizing faculty-specific efforts to integrate mental wellness in classrooms.

Published: 27 Jan 2023

Education Alum Gerard Lewis Receives Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence

Gerard Lewis, a graduate of McGill's Concurrent B.Ed. and B.Sc. Mathematics (Class of 2004) was recently awarded Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence for igniting the love of learning. The award recognizes Gerard's exemplary teaching practices and his dedication to supporting teachers. Part of the Toronto Catholica District School Board, Gerard is the Mathematics Facilitator, Kindergarten to Grade eight.

Published: 26 Jan 2023

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