Jackman ICS in the News – 2011

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Leighton G. McCarthy House opens its doors to the community
May 27, 2011 An Annex landmark, built by a distinguished Canadian, the Honourable Leighton Goldie McCarthy will open its doors this weekend: one of six University of Toronto buildings to participate in the City of Toronto's Doors Open event.

November, 2011

On November 16, our mentor, great friend, world champion and brilliant advocate for healthy children and families, Dr. J. Fraser Mustard passes away. With the recent publication of the third report Early Years Study 3, Dr. J. Fraser Mustard together with another great champion, The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, and third author Kerry McCuaig, continue to provide a blueprint for how our policies can evolve to recognize and appreciate that inextricable link to healthy societies. Dr. Janette Pelletier, Director of the Jackman ICS, says, “His work has excited leaders from across political parties and from academia to the business world, inspiring the University of Toronto’s new Institute for Human Development. He was a remarkable mind and a towering human being. We will miss him terribly.” 

The Early Years Study 3 was released on November 22, 2011.

Kang LeeOctober 25, 2011

In his latest study Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young childrenKang Lee‘s research compares lie-telling behaviour in harshly punitive, mildly punitive environments.

July 26, 2011

Study by Kang Lee & researchers from McGill and University of Minnesota –Spare the rod and develop the child– suggests non-corporal discipline aids children’s executive-functioning ability.

July, 2011

U of T Magazine’s Summer 2011 issue features the work of Prof. Carl Corter and OISE’s Prof. Jennifer Jenkins in their cover story Unlocking Our Potential. The generous Eric Jackman and Margaret McCain gifts are also highlighted in Opening Doors.


June 10, 2011

Kadria Simons, graduate student in our MA Child Study and Education Program, talks about her work on the Kindergarten Diaries.

June 6, 2011

Ruth Anne Beatty, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in Developmental Psychology and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE), wins the OISE’s Outstanding Thesis of the Year award.


June 3, 2011

Early this week, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto co-hosted the 8th Annual Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development. Read more about it here.

June 2, 2011

Congratulations to all our MA Child Study and Education graduates who convocated on June 2, 2011 from the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study! Celebrating 85 years at the University of Toronto, graduate programs have been offered here since 1944. Read more in the U of T eBulletin.

May 16, 2011

The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto welcomed approximately 500 graduates, faculty, teachers, staff members, families and friends to an 85th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

May 11, 2011

More than 300 people committed to environmental and sustainability education gathered to celebrate the launch of Natural Curiosity, a new education resource published by The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

May 3, 2011

Congratulations to Paul Alcamo and Lori Kado! These two teachers who lead the Bloorview School and Jackman ICS/OISE partnership for an Integrated Kindergarten Program (IKP), have won the Premier’s Award for Team Teaching Excellence from Bloorview School (part of Bloorview Kids Rehab). The IKP Program is in full partnership with The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study.

Also, Congratulations to Professor Kang Lee- the recipient of the prestigious University of Toronto Distinguished Professor in Developmental Neuroscience and Education award. The purpose of this award is to advance and recognize individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments and those who display exceptional promise, who maintain an extraordinary level of activity in their research and scholarly work, and have achieved pre-eminence in their field in line with the University’s stated objectives and emerging priorities.

Over the last 15 years, Kang’s research focuses on two major domains. The first is the development of moral cognition and action with a specific focus on lying from cross-cultural perspectives. He also uses behavioral and neuroscience methods (e.g., EEG and fMRI) to explore neural correlates of moral cognition and action including lying. Kang’s second domain is the development of social perception with a specific focus on face processing in children and adults coming from different social-cultural backgrounds. He uses psychophysical and neuroscience methods to examine behavioral and neural correlates of face processing. Kang is a most prolific writer, his research has been funded by SSHRC NSERC, NIH, and the National Science Foundation of China, and he is the recipient of numerous awards. His work in both research domains has had direct or indirect impact on policy, practice, and educational practices.

April 7, 2011

The 2011 Leighton G. McCarthy Memorial lecture was a special 85th Anniversary Event presented by the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study in honour of its founding grant from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Fund in 1925-26, and recognizing its sister institution, the Child Study Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Approximately, eighty-five years ago, six child study centres were seeded by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Fund and established at Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Toronto, and Yale University