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Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

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Education Welcomes Two New McCall MacBain Scholars

Two members of the Fall 2024 cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars will begin their funded Master’s studies at McGill’s Faculty of Education. Designed to encourage purposeful leadership, the scholarships enable students to pursue a funded degree while participating in mentorship, coaching, and a leadership development program.

 

Published: 1 May 2024

Undergraduate research takes center stage at Poster Showcase

On the evening of March 19, more than 500 members of the McGill community gathered in celebration of student work at the fifth annual Undergraduate Poster Showcase. Hosted each March by the Office of Science Education (OSE), the Showcase invites students from across the University to share their scientific research, field work, in-class assignments, passion projects and more.

Published: 30 Apr 2024

Dr. Tina Montreuil, ECP, Invited to Provide Expert Testimony to the House of Commons

Dr. Tina Montreuil, ECP, has been recognized by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as one of Canada’s Difference Makers.

This honour led to Dr. Montreuil’s selection as an expert witness, invited to present before Canada’s parliament on April 8, 2024.

Published: 26 Apr 2024

Appointment of a New Education Dean

From the Office of the President: (Français a suivre.)

On behalf of Provost and Executive Vice-President (Academic) Christopher Manfredi, I am pleased to also announce the appointment of Professor Vivek Venkatesh as the new Dean of the Faculty of Education. This follows an extensive, international search conducted by the Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Published: 26 Apr 2024

Inspiring the next generation of scientists: Future Innovators Science Fair

On March 27th, in collaboration with Real Ventures, McGill's Chemistry Outreach Group joined other STEM experts and educators for the Future Innovators Science Fair at the Royal Charles Elementary School for International Women’s Month.

Published: 24 Apr 2024

CBC Features Dr. Krista Muis, ECP: TikTok Math Lessons using DeepFakes Raise Concerns over Misinformation and Edutainment

In an interview with CBC News, Dr. Krista Muis, ECP, discusses the use of deepfakes to foster learning in mathematics. Math lessons from deepfakes with Dr. Drake and Queen Elizabeth are buzzing on TikTok. But do they foster learning and understanding of complex mathematics concepts?

Published: 23 Apr 2024

Barbados Field Study Semester is journey of discovery

by Emma Bergeron Quick 

Reflecting on my semester abroad in Barbados, I feel gratitude, excitement, and nostalgia already settling in. Three months of learning in this vibrant small developing island state left an unforgettable mark on my heart and mind, shaping my perspectives, and igniting a sense of exploration, discovery, and newfound desire for change.

Published: 22 Apr 2024

Five burning questions with Ehab Abouheif

Ehab Abouheif, James McGill Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the highest distinctions in the global science community, which recognizes contributions to science and technology, scie

Published: 18 Apr 2024

Kristy A. Robinson, ECP, Honoured for Significant Early Career Contributions to Research on Motivation and Learning

Kristy A. Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, received two awards at this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

From the AERA Motivation in Education Special Interest Group, she received the Wilbert C. McKeachie Early Career Award for Motivation in Education Research, and from AERA Division C (Learning and Instruction), she received the Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Celebrating all of our science outreach volunteers

National Volunteer Week: April 14-20, 2024

The theme for this year's National Volunteer Week is Every Moment Matters. It highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support more than ever.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Professor Henri Darmon named Guggenheim Fellow (2024)

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced their 2024 fellows, which includes one faculty member from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Henri Darmon.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Millions of gamers advance biomedical research

Leveraging gamers and video game technology can dramatically boost scientific research according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Campus garden initiatives can help grow the next generation of environmental change-makers

(The following article was published by the McGill Newsroom.) Researchers at McGill University found student-led initiatives can transform students’ mindsets and develop their skills and confidence as agents of larger-scale change.

For many Canadians, one of the most visible climate impacts is on the availability and cost of

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Thousands flock to McGill to take in solar eclipse

On Monday April 8th, thousands of people flocked to McGill's downtown and MacDonald campuses, as well as Gault Nature Reserve, to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: the total solar eclipse. The three spectacular events not only included a viewing party with free glasses, but also educational activities to inform the public on this astronomical phenomenon.

Published: 11 Apr 2024

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