Jackman ICS in the News – 2010

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The Toronto Star: $5-million gift will double child education centre
December 7, 2010 Eric Jackman thinks his mother would approve of his $5 million gift to the University of Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, the $5-Million gift will double child education centre.

December 2, 2010

The Institute of Child Study recently received $8 million in donations:

The University of Toronto has announced that Dr. Eric Jackman has donated $5 millionto the Institute of Child Study – a landmark gift in Canada for early development and childhood education.
In recognition of the gift, U of T has renamed the 85-year-old Institute of Child Study (ICS) the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, which is part of the University’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology. The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is one of the few places in the world to integrate advanced research, renowned graduate teacher training and a demonstration model of practical elementary schooling at one place. 

Furthermore, Margaret and Wallace McCain are donating $3 million to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study to support the expansion and renewal project. The planned new wing at the Institute is named for Margaret and Wallace McCain in recognition of their gift to the University, allowing the Institute to open its doors to the wider community by offering professional, academic and family outreach programming.

The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, has been a powerful advocate for women’s rights and in the fight against family violence. In 1999 Margaret joined Dr. Fraser Mustard in co-authoring the Early Years Study; in 2007 she co-authored the Early Years Study 2: Putting Science Into Action. These two reports for Ontario describe what our society needs to effectively support children and families. A renewed Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is being expanded to address these needs and provide leadership for parents, teachers and other professionals. 

December 7, 2010


On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, David Johnston, Canada’s Governor General, along with the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, visited Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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Elizabeth Morley elected President Elect of NALS

Laboratory School Principal Elizabeth Morley serves as the current Past President of the International Association of Laboratory and University-Affiliated Schools (IALS). Elizabeth sits on the Executive Board and is responsible for research and travel grants and international partnership work within the organization. For more information about IALS and other laboratory school affiliations, please click here.

The Secure Child: Timeless Lessons in Parenting and Childhood Education

by Jackman ICS Prof. Richard Volpe, was designed to contribute meaning to the adage “what was old is new again.” Just as ideas in child psychology shifted in the 1960s from a focus on behaviour to cognitive stages, we are currently seeing a shift away from stages of development toward an emphasis on the interplay between children and the world around them. This collection of original papers by former students and colleagues of Dr. William Blatz—first director of the Institute of Child Study and known as the “Dr. Spock of Canada”—and formerly unpublished work of Blatz himself, makes a vital contribution by bringing forward and examining his work in the context of contemporary ideas about human development, parenting and education.
ISBN paperback: 978-1-60752-389-5 / hardcover: 978-1-60752-390-1  

Congratulations to Prof. Dale Willows who received the 2010 David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and toProf. Kang Lee, who recently was made Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. Fellow status is awarded to APS members who make sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, and/or application.