2008 - Today

Strides in teaching and learning


Professor Shaheen Shariff released her first book on cyberbulling, Cyberbullying: Issues and solutions for the school, the classroom, and the home.


The Faculty of Education hosted the Comparative & International Education Society’s Annual Conference, drawing more than 2200 participants. The 2011 conference marked the first time the gathering was held in Montreal.


The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education celebrated its 100th anniversary, having evolved from the McGill School of Physical Education, founded in 1912. Additionally, the Master of Arts Teaching and Learning, a two-year graduate level teaching certification program for student who have a undergraduate degree in a teachable subject area, is accredited by the Comité d’agrément des programmes de formation à l’enseignement (CAPFE).


The Office of Student Teaching was reorganized as the Office of Internships and Student Affairs to become a central hub to support many facets of student life for the B.Ed. and MATL students. The School of Information Studies, housed under the umbrella of the Faculty of Education, moves to the Faculty of Arts.


Establishment of the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts which provides resources to support performance/exhibition spaces, and artist-in-residence program, and other Education student resources that promote creative work and pedagogical collaboration. Founding of the McGill International Office for Education and Professional Advancement (MIEPA) which later became the McGill International Institute of Education (MIIE), providing professional development for educators overseas as well as student academies.


Dilson Rassier, Dean of the Faculty of Education, spoke at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York as part of the UN’s inaugural International Day of Education, telling delegates that knowledge is the key to a better world.  “Education means more than reading, doing math or learning scientific theories,” Prof. Rassier told gathered delegates and dignitaries. “Education is one of the major tools for the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Goals, such as eliminating poverty, promoting gender equity, decent work for all, peace, justice and the development of strong institutions.”

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) established its Sport Science Institute due to the immense generosity of an international donor.  KPE also formally establishes its first PhD in Kinesiology Sciences.


Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, OFNIE’s graduating class from Listuguj, Quebec, was able to complete their last course online.  All 14 Mi’gmaq students were successful in both their coursework and fieldwork, earning the first fully in-community B.Ed. K/Elem (First Nations and Inuit Studies) degrees the Faculty of Education has ever awarded.

Faculty of Education establishes a partnership with Trafalgar School for Girls to form The CoLab, a lab school.  A first of its kind in Canada, the CoLab will integrate teacher education, classroom practice, and cutting-edge pedagogical research under one roof.