Welcome to the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts website. This site serves as the umbrella for a number of initiatives in the Faculty of Education sponsored by the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts fund:

  • scholarships for students;
  • an artist-in-residence program to ensure professional leadership, expertise, mentoring, and pedagogical collaboration across the Faculty;
  • resources to support performance/exhibition spaces that will to ensure the public presentation of student and Faculty-produced arts projects, research, and creative work (visual, music, drama); and
  • support for partnerships with local schools in music education.

This site also hosts the Arts Professional Learning Community (PLC) of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and the Artful Inquiry Research Group (AIRG).

For the students and educators in the Faculty of Education, these initiatives provide valuable access to resources, support, ideas, techniques, inspiration, and opportunities and extends to those they influence: their students, their communities, and their families. These initiatives also solidify the Faculty’s capacity to stand behind its stated commitment to the arts and to the critical role played by the arts in the construction of knowledge.

The P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts is coordinated by the McGill Faculty of EducationDepartment of Integrated Studies in EducationInstitute for Human Development and Well-Being, and Participatory Cultures Lab.

Current members of the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts Advisory Board: Claudia Mitchell (Chair), Elizabeth Wood, Mindy Carter, Anila Asghar, Steven Jordan, Maria Ezcurra, Laurel Hart, Melissa Proietti (EGSS), Kathleen Vaughan (Concordia University), and EdUS Representative (to be filled).