World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill. Under the CERC Program, the University will receive up to $10 million in funding from the federal government over seven years to support Prof. Rogers and his team’s ambitious research program.

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Research and Discovery

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles found in the St. Lawrence have proven to be as high as in the world’s most contaminated ocean sediments.

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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

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In Focus

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

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Princess Pats regiment centenary celebrates McGill ties

National consortium to tackle dementia to be headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute

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Extra! Extra!

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced in Moyse Hall

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced in Moyse Hall

Students, faculty, administrators, press and members of the Montreal literary community filled Moyse Hall on the morning of Sept. 16, to watch the presentation of the longlist for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. It was only the second time the longlist has been presented outside of Toronto.

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Making safety everybody’s business

East meets West at Desautels

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Other News

McGill maintains Top-25 place in QS rankings

McGill maintains Top-25 place in QS rankings

McGill has maintained its ranking of 21 in the QS World University Rankings, it was announced earlier today in London, England. This is the 11th year in a row that Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked McGill in the Top 25 of the world’s universities. McGill is Canada’s second-ranked university in this year’s QS standings, almost tied with the University of Toronto, which ranks 20th.

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McGill renews agreement with Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Behemoth brownie serves up a whole lot of smiles

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Kudos

Philippe Gros awarded McLaughlin Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Philippe Gros awarded McLaughlin Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Professor Philippe Gros has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for important research of sustained excellence in medical science.Established in 1978, the McLaughlin Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards recognizing contributions in the health sciences. Prof. Gros s being recognized for groundbreaking work in genetics.

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McGill’s Myriam Denov awarded prestigious Trudeau Fellowship

RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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Profile

Allan Downey: Using lacrosse to teach, inspire and heal

Allan Downey: Using lacrosse to teach, inspire and heal

People often say sports can forge character. But for Allan Downey of the Nak’azdli First Nation and a newly hired academic associate in Indigenous Studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, it goes even deeper than that. “Lacrosse was my gateway,” he says. “It was my bridge to an education. It’s unbelievable to me the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met and the communities I’ve been welcomed to all because of this game, because of this stick.”

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SSMU President saw need for woman in election

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

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In the Community

October 2 is a day to engage with Montreal

October 2 is a day to engage with Montreal

Some 50 projects involving a variety of community groups will be featured on Community Engagement Day (CED), which will take place on campus and around the city of Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 2. Members of the McGill community can be involved with existing projects happening around Montreal – learning experientially about societal issues and challenges facing communities in Montreal while doing something to address them.

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Heels to Heal: Medical and dental students strut the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders

McGill students for a day – and maybe beyond

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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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Blog

Statement on charges against McGill football player

McGill University was informed this afternoon that a member of the Redmen Football team was charged and will be arraigned in Court tomorrow. In line with the University’s varsity athletics guidelines, effective immediately, this player is suspended from the football team pending resolution of his case by the Court.

Read More → Oct. 2: March of the 1,000 Umbrellas

Oct. 2: March of the 1,000 Umbrellas

Principal Suzanne Fortier will launch the 2014 McGill-Centraide campaign on Oct. 2 at the March of 1,000 Umbrellas. The McGill group will meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Roddick Gates. Remember to bring your McGill or red umbrella and please pass the word along to your friends and co-workers.

Read More → Sept. 30: Internal Responsibility System: Health and safety for managers and supervisors

Sept. 30: Internal Responsibility System: Health and safety for managers and supervisors

In this course – designed to meet the needs of managers and supervisors – participants will become familiar with their internal and legal responsibilities and learn about safety management principles, hazard identification, risk assessment and the concept of due diligence, as well as the available systems and resources for effective health and safety management at McGill.

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McTavish St. stairs are closed for now

As part of the measures being taken to enhance security and safety around the City of Montreal’s McTavish St. sewer and water-main construction project, the stairs at the intersection of McTavish St. and the south side of Dr. Penfield Ave. will be closed immediately for an indeterminate period of time.

Read More → Top fifteen useful sites for students

Top fifteen useful sites for students

You’re already finding your way around campus — now find your way around the Web! Here are the 15 most useful sites for new and returning McGill students.

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Cedars Cancer Centre to open next June

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has announced today that the new Cancer Centre at the Glen hospital site will be known as the Cedars Cancer Centre and is set to open in June 2015.

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DAR embarks on Advancement path

Eagle-eyed visitors to McGill’s website may notice something slightly different. As of Labour Day, the unit previously known as Development and Alumni Relations officially changed its name to “University Advancement” (or “Avancement universitaire” in French).

Read More → New food outlets to tickle McGill taste buds

New food outlets to tickle McGill taste buds

McGill has several new food offerings opening up this fall, including such well-known names as Première Moisson and St-Hubert Barbeque, as well as a revamped cafeteria in the McConnell Engineering Building and changes at several other locales.

Read More → Heartbleed: McGill will double your password if you don’t do it first, IT says

Heartbleed: McGill will double your password if you don’t do it first, IT says

If you haven’t yet changed your McGill Password, it’s time to get to it. Early next month, all faculty and staff members who did not change their password when prompted to earlier this year will have their McGill Password doubled.

Read More → New McGill community rates for Schulich concerts

New McGill community rates for Schulich concerts

For McGill staff members, prices are now just $10 and $5 for students for nearly all Schulich concert tickets for the 2014-2015 season. The Schulich School of Music is offering this special rate for two tickets per concert.

Read More → Curious about your pension balance?

Curious about your pension balance?

Did you know that you can view your current McGill University Pension Plan balance every day? Simply log into your account and select the “Monitor” tab. A paper copy of your Annual Pension Statement covering the year ending Dec. 31, 2013 will be mailed to you on Sept. 30.

Read More → IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify. So in the coming weeks, IT Services will send out several mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to build awareness of phishing.

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McGill instrumental in launching Indigenous initiative

McGill played an important role in the establishment of Canadians For a New Partnership (CFNP), an initiative looking to strengthen ties between Indigenous People and Canadian society. CFNP was launched on Sept. 4.

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Dads and dads-to-be wanted for McGill study

McGill researchers are looking for new dads and dads-to-be to help them develop a new website to provide dads-to be and new dads with information and strategies to help adjust to the changes of parenthood, enhance emotional wellness and engage in healthy behaviours. By participating in this research study, you will help tailor the website to the needs of new dads and dads-to-be.

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Around Campus

One year of renovations later, Douglas Hall reopens for business on time and under budget

One year of renovations later, Douglas Hall reopens for business on time and under budget

A major project to renovate Douglas Hall residence has restored the heritage building to its impressive original condition. Even better news? The ambitious project came in on time and under budget.

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McGill’s diversity on display at Redpath reception

First-ever Aboriginal Homecoming event headlines Indigenous Awareness Week

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News

Principal Fortier ushers in new academic year with block party

Principal Fortier ushers in new academic year with block party

Yesterday afternoon, Principal Suzanne Fortier stood in the square in front of the James Administration Building and surveyed a scene that made her smile. Hundreds of people – students, staff and faculty of McGill, and probably a few passersby – crowded the square, eating free sandwiches and bopping happily to Tonal Ecstasy’s a capella rendition of Some Kind of Wonderful. “This is our Piazza del Campo,” she said to the person standing beside her, referencing the famed public square in Sienna, Italy. “What a wonderful place we have here.”

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McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

Construction project launched at Schulich Library

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Four Burning Questions

No such thing as UFOs, says Trottier Symposium speaker

No such thing as UFOs, says Trottier Symposium speaker

In advance of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, “Are We Alone? Searching for life out there,” on Oct. 6-7, Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, discusses the possibility (or lack thereof) that aliens have visited our planet; and that UFOs are really extraterrestrials.

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Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Literature, authors and the woman he loved

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Athletics

Welence wondrous as baseball Redmen double Carabins, extend win streak to five

Welence wondrous as baseball Redmen double Carabins, extend win streak to five

Tyler Welence of Ridgewood, N.J., continued his torrid pace and collected three hits and as many runs batted in as the McGill men’s baseball team doubled the Montreal Carabins 4-2 at Gary Carter Field in Trudeau Park, Wednesday.

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McGill’s Foster helps Canada win gold at FISU rugby sevens world championship

McGill hoops coach DeAveiro takes Canada to U-17 tourney title in Troyes

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Entre Nous

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

It’s a busy time of the year for Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos, who is also a Professor of Anthropology, as students flood back for another fall term. Dean Costopoulos found a few minutes to sit down with The Reporter to discuss his role as Dean and a wide variety of issues confronting students and administrators, including sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, student discipline and the changing relationship parents have with the University.

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Make your mark with pride and integrity

Entre Nous with Rowan Barrett: Between the genes of adaptation

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