McGill team making waves at RoboSub Competition

McGill team making waves at RoboSub Competition

A team of 25 McGill students is currently in San Diego taking part in a competition where ‘sinking to new lows’ is actually a good thing. After a solid run in Tuesday’s preliminary round, McGill Robotics has made it to the semifinals of the 17th International RoboSub Competition, thanks to the stellar performance of the team’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Asimov.

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Profile

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold has come a long way from his days studying philosophy and working in the record industry to being one of the founders of Cult Yogourt, a buisness that makes gourmet artisanal Greek yogourt using heirloom cultures imported from Greece, Bulgaria, Sweden and the Caspian Sea. He credits the School of Continuing Studies for helping him make the transition.

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Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

Quebec’s new finance minister to table first budget

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Kudos

Cinq étudiantes de McGill s’illustrent au concours Chapeau, les filles!

Cinq étudiantes de McGill s’illustrent au concours Chapeau, les filles!

Cinq étudiantes de McGill ont remporté des prix dans le cadre du volet scientifique Excelle Science du dernier concours Chapeau, les filles! Elles étaient au nombre des 21 lauréates de cette catégorie qui ont reçu leur prix lors d’un gala qui s’est tenu le 9 juin dernier à l’Assemblée nationale.

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McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

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Extra! Extra!

East meets West at Desautels

East meets West at Desautels

This month, 25 business students from China’s Shantou University are getting a taste of life at McGill and Montreal through the Desautels Faculty of Management’s International Summer Program. The program offers intensive classes on global branding and managing in North America, and includes organized city-wide cultural activities and excursions to Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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In their words: Convocation Honorary Doctorates have their say

Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

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In Focus

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

After a long, cold winter and a dreary, wet spring, Montrealers have been out in full force during this recent heat wave to enjoy a little fun in the sun. But people should remember that precautions are needed to ensure that today’s fun doesn’t result in tomorrow’s serious health issues.

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The sky’s the limit for savings when you book with McGill Travel Management Company

Death by prescription painkiller

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Other News

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.

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Judges sweet on McGill’s unique dessert

June 9 – 19: Jazz at the JGH

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Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

Welcome to the Budget Corner, your source for the latest information on McGill’s finances.

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McGill’s financial situation: “We are on the right track,” Di Grappa and Masi tell Senate

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Athletics

Olympic gold medalist, ex-Hab among new inductees to Hall of Fame

Olympic gold medalist, ex-Hab among new inductees to Hall of Fame

Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, have been selected for induction to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.

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Olympic medalist in McGill Sports Hall of Fame

Babcock, Martlet trio receive special Olympic rings

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Blog

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2).

Read More → Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games to be held on Aug. 3, at Parc Arthur-Therrien.

Read More → McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

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Aug 18: Deadline for Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff nominations

There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

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Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

Brenda Milner (Photo: Helmut Bernhard, Neuro Media Services)
The star researcher turned 96 on July 15, and The Neuro threw a party to celebrate.

Read More → McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week.

Read More → McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus.

Read More → 11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

Read More → HMB to Chair CPP investment board

HMB to Chair CPP investment board

Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heather Munroe-Blum, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as announced on June 24, by Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance.

Read More → Bookstore residency promotions

Bookstore residency promotions

From now until August 31, save 20 per cent on select medical titles and key residency texts. You can also swing by the store and enter the residency raffle, where you can win one of two residency titles or a $100 McGill Bookstore gift card.

Read More → House of Commons pays tribute to Rod Macdonald

House of Commons pays tribute to Rod Macdonald

On June 16, Craig Scott, the NDP MP for Toronto-Danforth, made a Member’s Statement in the House of Parliament in which he paid tribute to Law professor, Rod Macdonald, who died on June 13.

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Participants needed for COPD study

The Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory is currently focused on identifying new therapeutic strategies for the management of breathlessness and activity-limitation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We are looking for COPD patients who would be interested in participating in our research.

Read More → Showers available for bike commuters

Showers available for bike commuters

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff, Athletics and Recreation is pleased to offer a “Green Commuting” membership to the McGill gym. Aimed at urban cyclists who want to freshen up before work, access to the showers will be made available from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through to Sept. 1, for $10.00.

Read More → Student Housing and Dining Service Centre moves to Service Point

Student Housing and Dining Service Centre moves to Service Point

On June 16, McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services opened its new integrated service centre, a one-stop shop for Residences and Student Housing, Meal Plans and Off Campus Housing, located in Service Point.

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Four Burning Questions

Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

After a whirlwind six months, Professor Suzanne Morton is ending her tenure as Acting Director at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) to head back to the Department of History and Classical Studies. As her stint at the MISC winds down, the Reporter caught up with Professor Morton to get her thoughts on what’s next for the Institute.

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Budget Book FY2015: Four Burning Questions for Provost Anthony C. Masi.

Kids and the internet – a parent’s primer on how to make surfing safe

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Around Campus

Construction projects multiply on lower campus this summer

Construction projects multiply on lower campus this summer

The downtown lower campus will be busy again this summer as construction crews try to keep up with McGill’s significant infrastructure deficit. Perhaps most visible among the projects will be important stone restoration work at the Macdonald-Stewart Library building, which houses the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering.

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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

SIRIUSS helps Science undergrads put theory into practice

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Research and Discovery

Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation

Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

Scientists find key piece in brain tumour puzzle

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News

Trocmé to head School of Social Work

Trocmé to head School of Social Work

McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.

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Major upgrade of McTavish Reservoir closes Rutherford Park

Fly girls ready to takeoff

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Entre Nous

Make your mark with pride and integrity

Make your mark with pride and integrity

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier has completed her first academic year leading McGill. She took some time to sit down with The Reporter to discuss what she has discovered about the University and where it is headed.

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Entre Nous with Rowan Barrett: Between the genes of adaptation

Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

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