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Media Spotlight – Dr. Angelica Galante, DISE, Op-Ed in the EdCan Network

Dr. Angelica Galante, DISE, Assistant Professor in Second Language Education, Assistant Professor in Language Education, and Director of the Plurilingual Lab, wrote an Op-Ed in the EdCan Network: Much More Than a Bilingual Country: A call for plurilingual education in Canada.  In it she speaks of the importance of a multilingual education in the classroom and her experiences with bilingualism.

Published: 26 Feb 2021

Media Spotlight – Dr. Ross Andersen, KPE, on CityLife

Dr. Ross Andersen of McGill Education's Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education talks with CityLife host, Richard Dagenais, about the importance of fitness and health during COVID. Dr. Andersen discusses strategies for incorporating more movement into a sedentary lifestyle and how increased movement benefits both physical and mental health.

Published: 26 Feb 2021

Call for Research Participants: Children for a Language Study

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.

Published: 25 Feb 2021

Call for Research Participants: University Course Instructors Supporting International Students who are Non-Native English Speakers

Participants needed for research in “Faculty instructors’ academic literacy support for international students”  

McGill University researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study examining University Course Instructors’ experience with and support for international students who are non-native English speakers.

Published: 25 Feb 2021

Kin Clinic keeps McGill Community Moving

Putting the internship program online lets students continue hands-on learning while helping community members stay active.

When pandemic restrictions brought physical classes to a halt, program supervisors quickly rallied to transition the classes to Zoom.

Published: 22 Feb 2021

Greater need to talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

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Lucia Wang, master’s student in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill, shares her perspective on the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM education.

Published: 22 Feb 2021

Call for Submissions: Survey on Children's Language Development

Researchers from McGill and Concordia, including Faculty of Education's Dr. Susan Ballinger (Department of Integrated Studies in Education) are seeking parent insights for research into children's language development in babies and toddlers being raised in bilingual and multilingual families.

Learn more and take the survey here.

Published: 19 Feb 2021

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

Astronomers uncover mysterious origins of ‘super-Earths’

Mini-Neptunes and super-Earths up to four times the size of our own are the most common exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system. Until now, super-Earths were thought to be the rocky cores of mini-Neptunes whose gassy atmospheres were blown away.

Published: 10 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

Happiness really does come for free

Economic growth is often prescribed as a sure way of increasing the well-being of people in low-income countries, but a study led by McGill and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) suggests that there may be good reason to question this assumption.

Published: 8 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

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