The many faces of McGill

The many faces of McGill

We’ve compiled a short, 20-question quiz to see how well you know your campus. Match the gargoyles, stone faces and statuary in each picture with a McGill building.

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Human Resources

Your first pay of 2018

Your first pay of 2018

For many McGill employees, take-home pay is higher toward the end of the calendar year than at the beginning. Find out why.

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Save money on prescription medication

Make your health and dental claims online

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Kudos

Beijing bound

Beijing bound

Two McGillians have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year Masters’ program in Global Affairs. Grad Jordan-Nicolas Matte and soon-to-be-alum Jonathan Lopez Naranjo will join an elite cohort of international scholars at Beijing’s Tsinghua University in August 2018.

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McGill grad named to Supreme Court

Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

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News

MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda

MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda

A unique industry-academia partnership will increase the rate at which promising drug compounds can be tested as potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure that affects 200,000 people worldwide.

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Caroline Palmer receives 2017 NSERC CREATE program funding

Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize

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In the Community

Prize-winning initiative teaches public to ‘dig’ archaeology

Prize-winning initiative teaches public to ‘dig’ archaeology

In 2016, archaeologist Jennifer Bracewell was named Project Director of the Maison Nivard-de Saint-Dizier Community Archaeology Project in Verdun, in which people from the community were invited to help out with the archaeological dig. She writes about her experience.

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Canada-wide movement to improve pediatric cancer treatment

McGill students helping local merchants learn French

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Athletics

Mentorship program key to Redmen success on and off the ice

Mentorship program key to Redmen success on and off the ice

The McGill Redmen mentorship program teams first-year players with veterans to help the freshmen adjust to full-time course loads and the rigorous scheduling demands of playing varsity hockey.

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Jean Béliveau Awards highlight Martlet Foundation honourees

Redmen rout Ravens, capture fourth straight national title

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In Focus

Cannabis in Canada: What do we know? What can we expect?

Cannabis in Canada: What do we know? What can we expect?

With cannabis to be legalized across Canada on July 1, 2018, a host of issues have arisen regarding social, economic and public health concerns that legalization may impact. On Nov. 30, McGill’s Department of Psychiatry held an academic conference to address some of these issues, specifically mental health, especially in young people, as well as the potential use of cannabis as a medicine for neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Indigenous leadership, governance and development: A public conversation

We are the world: International student enrolment on the rise

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Research

Sign of the times: Morphing mice adapt to changing climate

Sign of the times: Morphing mice adapt to changing climate

New research by McGill biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals.

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Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms, and dads, at risk

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Blog

Rouleau reappointed MNI director

Rouleau reappointed MNI director

McGill’s Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). His second five-year term begins January 1, 2018.

Read More → Last chance to see McGill@Expo 67

Last chance to see McGill@Expo 67

McGill@Expo 67, an exhibition at the McGill Library celebrating Expo 67’s 50th anniversary, showcases the University’s rich collections of photographs, souvenirs, drawings and passports from the seminal event. The exhibit closes on Dec. 21.

Read More → Get the flu shot, not the flu!

Get the flu shot, not the flu!

The influenza virus – or the flu – makes millions of Canadians sick each year, and a vaccine is the best way to prevent it. We’re happy to announce that once again this year, there are sufficient funds to cover the full cost of the flu vaccine for active McGill staff under age 65 who are members of the University’s health and/or dental plans, as well as their eligible dependents under 65.

Read More → Winter’s here

Winter’s here

Environment Canada has issued heavy snowfall warning for the Montreal area for Tuesday and Wednesday. Exams will proceed as scheduled, so give yourself extra time (take an earlier bus or train) to get to your exam venue on time.

Read More → Open data: More standards, more useful

Open data: More standards, more useful

Citizen coders are transforming reams of freely available government data into apps that can create everything from real-time pothole updates to city hall legislation progress reports. But not all open data is formatted equally, and that can make it tricky to harness. McGill’s GeoThink research group has collaborated with Johns Hopkins University to build the first-ever international data standards directory – and they want your help to make it even bigger.

Read More → Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

On Dec. 2, Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher capped a very busy and successful fall by winning the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize at Pollack Hall. On top of the Wirth win, Neher has recently won the Prix Étoiles Stingray from l’Opéra de Montréal, third prize at the Canadian Opera Centre Stage Competition and first prize in the voice category at the OSM Manulife Competition.

Read More → Remembering the women of École Polytechnique

Remembering the women of École Polytechnique

McGill will commemorate the Ecole Polytechnique massacre at the Université de Montreal, in which 14 women were murdered on Dec. 6, 1989, and another 14 injured. McGill’s flags will be set at half staff on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and a memorial service will be held at Birks Chapel (3520 University Street, 2nd floor) beginning at 5 p.m.

Read More → McGill grad nominated Commissioner of Official Languages

McGill grad nominated Commissioner of Official Languages

Raymond Théberge (PhD84) has been nominated to be Canada’s next Commissioner of Official Languages. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) made the announcement on Thursday morning. Théberge currently serves as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moncton.

Read More → People abuzz over Art Hive Initiative

People abuzz over Art Hive Initiative

Launched on Nov. 28, the McGill Art Hive Initiative is a gathering place, a simple space for making art. Participation requires no art background or experience. It is a space where conversation, getting to know fellow artists and creating community can accompany the process of making art.

Read More → What will you read over the holidays?

What will you read over the holidays?

For the fifth-straight year, we’re asking McGillians to tell us what they plan on reading during the break. Send us your reading list and we’ll post it on the Reporter site.

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Around Campus

Ageing gracefully isn’t enough any more

Ageing gracefully isn’t enough any more

About 125 seniors and young people packed the McGill Faculty Club recently. They arrived at 8 in the morning and stayed until after 4. What kept them captivated was the Symposium hosted by the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning, entitled The Challenge of Transformation: Lifelong Learning and Living in the 21st Century.

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Put a smile on the face of a child this holiday season

Fostering respectful engagement

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Other News

Two more students from McGill to be hitting the Rhodes

Two more students from McGill to be hitting the Rhodes

Clare Lyle, a U3 Joint Honours Math and Computer Science student, and Alexander Lachapelle, currently pursuing his Medical Doctorate and Master of Surgery, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships. This brings to 144 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902.

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A suite of SSHRC funding in support of McGill research

McGill’s CIRM gets $3.25M boost from BMO Financial Group and McConnell Foundation

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Extra! Extra!

A gift giving guide for the grad student in your life

A gift giving guide for the grad student in your life

Sophie Cousineau, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and Immunology, gives some timely gift suggestions for the students in your life that won’t break the bank.

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McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

McGill’s third campus takes big step

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Obituary

Law mourns former Dean

Law mourns former Dean

The Faculty of Law is saddened by the passing of John W. Durnford, emeritus professor and former dean who played a vital role in the successful implementation of the first bilingual curriculum combining the common law and the civil law.

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Winston Purdy (1941 – 2017): Long-time “voice of McGill” silenced

Gregory Baum (1923-2017): “Preserving and advancing the humanization of society”

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Profile

Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

Tal Arbel is a pioneer in the fields of computer vision and medical image analysis. But, because she is a woman in a field that is traditionally dominated by men, she is often met with resistance. “People are often surprised when I tell them about my profession and say things like ‘You don’t look like an engineer’,” Arbel says. “I am happy to challenge those stereotypes.”

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Maïthéna Girault: Dreams come true with Golden Violin win

A new blueprint for architecture at McGill

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