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Stemming the tide of invasive species

Ballast water release from ocean vessels has introduced hundreds of invasive species to coastal ecosystems worldwide, causing major disruptions to fisheries and biodiversity. Attempts to control aquatic invasions have met with mixed success in general.

Published: 11 Mar 2022

McGill Chemistry Outreach Group founders describe the group's work in new tribute

Founding members of the award-winning McGill Chemistry Outreach program have documented the inception and work of the group in Beyond exploding balloons- bringing the science of chemistry to the public, a new piece in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.

Published: 9 Mar 2022

McGill24 - Museum Crowdfunding!

March 9 is McGill24, the University’s day of giving.

 

The pitch

Help us bring the hands-on experience of a natural history museum into schools and community venues by supporting the Redpath Museum Discovery Boxes.

Check out our promo video here: https://youtu.be/ZKij3NXK1Ks 

The highlights

With your help we can:

Published: 9 Mar 2022

Christelle Luce's Ditch Lab Project Receives ACFAS Prize!

McGill Educational and Counselling Psychology postdoctoral fellow, Christelle Luce, and her Ditch Labs team have been awarded this year's ACFAS Prize. Ditch Labs wants to defeat smoking, the world's number one preventable cause of death, with a holistic and smart medical device.

Published: 9 Mar 2022

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day that celebrates the political, economic, social, and cultural achievements of women. With this year’s theme of “breaking the bias” we reflect upon the strong female role models we have in what many assume to be male-dominated fields.

Published: 8 Mar 2022

Media Spotlight – Armando Bertone, ECP, Featured in The Montreal Gazette

Armando Bertone, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and SCERT Co-Founder, was interviewed in The Montreal Gazette, regarding Summit School, a Montreal school serving a population with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions including autism, becoming the site of Canada’s first creative arts centre for the neurodiverse.

Published: 5 Mar 2022

Media Spotlight – Bradley Crocker, KPE, in The Conversation

Bradley Crocker, a PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, published a piece in The Conversation about the spread of misinformation online.

Read the full article here.

Published: 4 Mar 2022

A Statement from Suzanne Fortier, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, on the Situation in Ukraine

Dear Members of the McGill community,

McGill is home to a vibrant international community, and many of us have roots in countries around the world. Global crises can affect us all.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has been a source of deep preoccupation to many of us. As Principal of our university, I am reminded of the need for – and the potential fragility of – stability and peace in order to pursue higher learning and the advancement of knowledge.

Published: 2 Mar 2022

Congratulations to Jackie Stendel: Selected as Pathy Fellow

Jackie Stendel, DISE, has been selected as Pathy Fellow for the year 2022-23

Published: 1 Mar 2022

Emmanuel Tabi, DISE, Interviewed in the McGill Reporter on Fighting Oppression, Honouring Diverse Voices and Fostering a Courageous Classroom

"Being challenged is important, but being challenged in a kind, caring and also courageous way. Nelson Mandela tells us that courage is not the absence of fear, it's triumph over fear."

Emmanuel Tabi started at McGill last fall as an assistant professor in Black/African Studies in Education in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE).

Published: 28 Feb 2022

Student Spotlight, time for our last question!

It's today!

Time for, Question 3 of 3 that we asked 10 students of the Redpath Museum on their research, career and general path in science. 

This week, "What advice would you give your younger scientist self?"

Without further ado, here is the video: https://youtu.be/F-7htHPkaf0

Thank you to everyone who have been part of this amazing project and thanks for watching! We hope to see you again soon!

Published: 23 Feb 2022

Face masks impair nonverbal communication between individuals

Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, face masks have been widely adopted to control the spread of COVID-19. While masks are critical for mitigating disease contagion, they hide parts of our faces which are used for nonverbal communication to express our emotions and intentions.

Published: 21 Feb 2022

McGill Seeds of Change – Tom Thompson Education Award

In celebration of three important milestones, the 85th birthday of a true McGill champion, the beginning of the University’s third century, and the upcoming 65th anniversary of his class, a  brand new named award is being established in McGill's Faculty of Education to celebrate Thomas B. Thompson (BSc(PE) ’58, Med ’78), a Physical Education alumnus with a proven track record of community service.

Published: 18 Feb 2022

New Video: The Psychology Behind Enforcing COVID Safety

In a new McGill-produced video, Dr. Tina Montreuil, Associate Professor, Educational and Behavioural Psychology, discusses with Associate Provost, Chris Buddle, how you might approach someone in a kind and non-confrontational manner, who is not following safety protocols. We hope that this video will give you some helpful tips to help keep us all safe.

Published: 18 Feb 2022

Student Spotlight, time for our 2nd question!

It's today!

Time for, Question 2 of 3 that we asked 10 students of the Redpath Museum on their research, career and general path in science. 

This week, "What is a notable struggle you had that you overcame?"

Without further ado, here is the video: https://youtu.be/D0nGZzYI054

Published: 16 Feb 2022

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