#McGill24 aims to be a day to remember

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm

McGill has never tried anything quite like this during its long history. On March 16, the University will launch #McGill24, an ambitious one-day fundraising challenge focused on online activities.

The story behind the billion-dollar cancer marker

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Fifty years ago, McGill researchers Phil Gold and Samuel Freedman discovered CEA, a protein that continues to be the most commonly used marker for cancer tumours.

A different kind of MOOC

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, is one of the driving forces behind McGill’s first GROOC — a massive open online course that’s designed to foster interaction and collaboration.

A wry look at academic life

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Education professor Nathan Hall set out to conquer Twitter — and he succeeded. Thanks to its sardonic and witty offerings, Shit Academics Say has attracted a large and loyal following.

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Thanks to a major gift from J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Community Farm Outreach Program will be able to expand its offerings.

How Making Waves is making waves

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

The McGill student group Making Waves, which offers affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to kids with disabilities, is growing by leaps and bounds, establishing new chapters across Canada.

Football hero gets his due

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Michael Soles, BA’89, now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, is one of McGill’s all-time football greats. His ex-teammates have created a new award to honour Soles, the MVP of McGill’s last national title.

Windows to the past

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

McGill’s Hosmer Collection is the largest grouping of medieval stained glass in Canada. Displayed in the Macdonald-Harrington Building, the collection is the subject of a new book.

Exhibition spotlights art icon’s sketchy past

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Arthur Lismer co-founded Canada’s legendary Group of Seven. He also taught at McGill’s School of Architecture. A new exhibition showcases the whimsical sketches he produced at McGill.

McGill in wartime

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

McGill contributed scientific ingenuity and a remarkable military hospital during the First World War. It also paid a heavy toll. 363 McGillians who fought in the war, never made it back home.