Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

Earlier today, Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor in the Department of Integrated studies, was announced as one of the recipients of a prestigious Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. Mitchell’s work in girlhood studies and participatory research has included major research sites in Ethiopia, South Africa and all over Canada.

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Desautels Faculty of Management signs onto UN’s PRME initiative

Desautels Faculty of Management signs onto UN’s PRME initiative

The Desautels Faculty of Management has become a member of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. The faculty joins leading business and management schools from across the globe in working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

Medicine welcomes new Global Health fellows

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Around Campus

SKILLS21: Transferrable skills with real-world applications

SKILLS21: Transferrable skills with real-world applications

Teaching and Learning Services, in conjunction with various McGill units, has launched SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduate students. SKILLS21 offers workshops in five streams designed to facilitate transferable skills development and is just one way McGill is enhancing the undergraduate experience.

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United in a positive Frosh culture

Phishing alert

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Other News

Joëlle Pineau to head new Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal

Joëlle Pineau to head new Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal

Professor Joëlle Pineau of Computer Science is taking charge of the first Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Canada, the second Facebook AI lab outside of the U.S. Pineau is a leading AI researcher at McGill where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab, and will stay on staff at McGill.

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NSERC awards over $35M to McGill scientists and engineers

Engaging students in Quebec language and culture

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In Focus

Annual Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

Annual Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

Hundreds of people congregated on lower campus on Sept. 15, to take in the 16th annual Pow Wow. Always a lively event, the atmosphere was even more charged than usual, with audience members voicing their enthusiasm for the various demonstrations of traditional Indigenous song, dance and music. And when the MC asked people from the audience to join in various dances, young and old responded.

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Snapshots from around the world and around the corner

Desmond Morton: Historian to be feted for setting “aspirational standard for Canadian Studies”

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News

Luminaries fete Des Morton

Luminaries fete Des Morton

It was standing room only at a speech given by Desmond Morton, Professor emeritus, and the first head of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) at a recent celebration of his 80th birthday at the Faculty Club.

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Onward to open science

McGill now sole owner of 680 Sherbrooke St.

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Obituary

Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, 1927-2017

Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, 1927-2017

McGill’s first female Chancellor, Gretta Chambers, who served in that role from 1991 to 1999, died Saturday, September 9, at St. Mary’s Hospital, at age 90.

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Tributes pour in for “extraordinarily kind” McGill grad killed in attack

Prof. Eleanor Stubley (1960-2017)

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Blog

McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative ready for launch

McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative ready for launch

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (formerly the Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative, SSTI), is a new multi-disciplinary, multi-sector centre focussed on sustainability. MSSI is being launched on Sept. 26, at the SSMU Ballroom (3600 McTavish) and will be live streamed to the Mac campus.

Read More → Public wants more funding for university research

Public wants more funding for university research

As Parliamentarians return to Ottawa, recent findings from an Abacus Data survey show that their constituents believe university research is vital for Canada to become a global leader in innovation, sustain local economies, and tackle the most pressing challenges of our time – issues like climate change, income inequality, infectious disease and human migration.

Read More → Spot the nearest AED… you could save someone’s life!

Spot the nearest AED… you could save someone’s life!

Did you know there are 56 automated external defibrillators (AED) across McGill’s two campuses? An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart in case of irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest. There have been three instances on McGill campuses where AEDs have saved lives.

Read More →  Do you have gym envy?

 Do you have gym envy?

McGill Athletics and Recreation is offering a FREE month’s membership to all McGill staff and faculty who have never been a Sports Complex member.

Read More → HVAC system renovations underway at Schulich Library

HVAC system renovations underway at Schulich Library

A major ventilation renovation project at the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering is underway. Work will run through to April 2018.

Read More → Artists among us

Artists among us

Artists Among Us is a McGill event in which students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees display and sell their artwork, reminding the campus community how many of our members have creative gifts.

Read More → Charles Taylor on the challenge of regressive democracy

Charles Taylor on the challenge of regressive democracy

In the wake of the 2016 United States election, Professor Charles Taylor, winner of the 2016 Berggruen Prize and one of the most renowned political philosophers of our time, will deliver the 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture: The Challenge of Regressive Democracy.

Read More → Planning for the unexpected

Planning for the unexpected

Find out how Campus Public Safety prepares for possible emergencies, such as floods, fires or even active shooter situations. And learn about the tools that are available to you so you can stay informed – and safe – during such an event.

Read More → Attention cyclists!

Attention cyclists!

Want a specialist to assess the condition of your bike? Vélo-Québec, a non-profit organization that promotes cycling, will offer McGill cyclists a basic diagnosis of their bike, along with maintenance and safe cycling advice on Sept. 13.

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Kudos

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

McGill researchers, Professor Michel Tremblay and Dr. Mélanie Guigueno, have been recognized for ground-breaking medical research and outstanding academic qualifications with a medal and an award (respectively) from the Royal Society of Canada.

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RSC elects seven McGill scholars to The College

Nine researchers named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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In the Community

Combatting gender-based violence in Ethiopia

Combatting gender-based violence in Ethiopia

Two ongoing research projects led by Professors Claudia Mitchell and Lisa Starr, of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), are helping to understand how women in Ethiopia can empower themselves to protect their human rights, and to benefit equitably from development in the country.

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McGill Symphony Orchestra to take part in Mount Royal mega-concert

Opening the door to new possibilities

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Research

Eating protein three times a day could make seniors stronger

Eating protein three times a day could make seniors stronger

Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

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Pinpointing the origins of autism

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

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Notes from the field

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Just finishing his first year as Dean of Students, Chris Buddle could probably use a little downtime, right? Well, for the award-winning researcher and professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, downtime means heading to the Arctic tundra to study pollination with graduate student, Vinko Culjak Mathieu.

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BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

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Athletics

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

Magali Harvey, a member of the Canadian national women’s rugby team for the past eight years, has been appointed head coach of the McGill women’s program. Harvey was named player of the year in 2014 by the International Rugby Board.

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McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

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