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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

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

Biodiversity is its own catalyst – to a point

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet, researchers from McGill University show that biodiversity does in fact foster further diversity in microbiomes that are initially less diverse. However, diversity rates plateau with increased competition for survival and space in more diverse microbiomes.

Published: 3 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

DISE Student Andrea Brazeau Continues to Lobby for Internet Services for Inuit Communities

McGill Student Urges Legault to Follow Up On High-speed Internet Campaign Promise

Inuit communities still lack access to high-speed internet

by Catey Fifield of The McGill Daily

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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