Two more from McGill to be hitting the Rhodes

Two more 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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Kudos

Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

McGill professors Alan Evans, Andrea C. LeBlanc and Bernard J. Lapointe were awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals for their commitment to advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and palliative care research.

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Isabelle Daunais wins 2017 Acfas André-Laurendeau prize

Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – And the winners are…

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Around Campus

Fostering respectful engagement

Fostering respectful engagement

As the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life finalizes its membership, co-chairs Bruce Lennox and Nandini Ramanujam discuss the work ahead.

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Remembrance Day Ceremony draws young and old to Mac

Student Health Service equips students and staff for the fight against fentanyl

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Extra! Extra!

McGill’s third campus takes big step

McGill’s third campus takes big step

Thanks to a significant Canada Foundation for Innovation grant for a ground-breaking project in environmental research that will link the Gault Nature Reserve with other McGill research stations in different parts of the world, McGill’s “third campus” on Mont St-Hilaire will see some big changes in the coming months.

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Inclusivity the watchword for McGill Innovation Week

Organ competition founded by McGill professor celebrates 10th birthday

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Four Burning Questions

Moe Touizrar: Sound and meaning

Moe Touizrar: Sound and meaning

As he tells it, composer Moe Touizrar (Ph.D. 2019) aims to communicate real-world experiences and human emotions through his music. His latest work (composed as a result of winning the 2015-2016 Andrew Svoboda Prize in Orchestral Composition) uses a full orchestra to communicate the experience of watching a sunset and sunrise. We spoke to Touizrar in a recent email exchange to learn more about the piece before its premiere by the McGill Symphony Orchestra this Friday.

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Thomas Laqueur on death, immortality and people living to 500

In conversation with the Stratford Festival’s Scott Wentworth

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Entre Nous

The reality of creating a Fall Reading Break at McGill

The reality of creating a Fall Reading Break at McGill

At first glance, it seems simple enough; just shift the academic schedule a few days here or a few days there to make room for a much-needed Fall Reading Break. After all, universities in other provinces have successfully created a fall break, as has the Polytechnique here in Montreal. Why should McGill be any different? The McGill Reporter sat down with Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) to find out.

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In conversation with Dr. Lewis E. Kay, winner of the Canada Gairdner International Award

Summer in October? What’s up with this gorgeous weather?

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Research

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have proven it is possible to increase or decrease our enjoyment of music, and our craving for more of it, by enhancement or disruption of certain brain circuits.

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

Giving rookie dads the online info they really need

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Other News

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

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

This morning, the BMO Financial Group and the McConnell Foundation announced that they are offering respectively $2.25 million and $1 million in new support for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal. The generous donations will further support research that puts Montreal and its citizens front and centre.

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McGill students launch new walking service in Milton-Park community

Recruitment to Retirement is moving forward

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Blog

Xue Liu and Justine Behan honoured by Mitacs

Xue Liu and Justine Behan honoured by Mitacs

A McGill professor and a McGill alumna were among seven researchers, academic and business leaders from across Canada recognized on Wednesday by Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit research and training organization, for their innovative efforts to transform the lives of Canadians.

Read More → A suite of SSHRC funding in support of McGill research

A suite of SSHRC funding in support of McGill research

At an announcement at Concordia University last week, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced more than $265 million for social sciences and humanities research across the country. In addition to 23 SSHRC Insight Development Grants, McGill was awarded 29 Insight Grants, and two Partnership Development Grants.

Read More → Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize

Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize

Earlier this evening, the international Cundill History Prize announced British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars.

Read More → Self-management support for men with chronic pain

Self-management support for men with chronic pain

On Nov. 20, Paul Galdas, PhD, RN, will explore how self-management support can be made more accessible and acceptable for men and adolescents living with chronic pain.

Read More → We are the world: International student enrolment on the rise

We are the world: International student enrolment on the rise

Ten years ago – in fall 2007 – there were 6,259 international students from 148 different countries enrolled at McGill, accounting for 19 per cent of the student population. Ten years later, the number has almost doubled, with more than 12,000 international students from 152 countries, representing almost a third of the entire student body (30 per cent). But what makes McGill so popular with students from abroad?

Read More → Important safety reminders  

Important safety reminders  

Please take a few minutes to visit McGill’s Campus Public Safety webpage and review the procedures for emergencies you may face on campus. Knowing what to do in an emergency could help keep you – and others – safe.

Read More → McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation

McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation

McGill hosted the world’s first business-school competition focused on the asset allocation of pension funds on Nov. 3 – 4. The inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge welcomed 25 finalist student teams from leading institutions around the world.

Read More → Canadian Brass to play Pollack hall

Canadian Brass to play Pollack hall

As a part of Brass Days, the world-renowned ensemble, Canadian Brass, will perform at the Schulich School of Music on Nov. 14, in Pollack Hall.

Read More → Shop ‘til you drop – all for a good cause!

Shop ‘til you drop – all for a good cause!

As part of the McGill Centraide Campaign, a series of fundraising sales will take place across campus in the coming days and weeks. Get an early jump on your holiday shopping and help support Centraide.

Read More → Anthony Ricciardi wins Frank Rigler Award

Anthony Ricciardi wins Frank Rigler Award

Anthony Ricciardi, professor of Invasion Ecology and Aquatic Ecosystems, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Frank Rigler Award, the highest honour given by the Society of Canadian Limnologists.

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Obituary

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

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

Winston Purdy, a professor of Voice at the Schulich School of Music since 1973, passed away on Nov. 14. He was 76. On top of his distinguished career as a vocal soloist and pedagogue, Purdy was well known and respected throughout the McGill community for his role in singing the University Anthem, Hail, Alma Mater, at the beginning of almost every Convocation ceremony since 1999.

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

Michael Pitfield, Senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant  (1937-2017)

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In the Community

McGill students helping local merchants learn French

McGill students helping local merchants learn French

McGill students are helping local entrepreneurs learn French as part of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Merchant-Student Language Pairing program.

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Combatting gender-based violence in Ethiopia

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

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In Focus

$10M donation creates new  school of public policy at McGill

$10M donation creates new school of public policy at McGill

The Max Bell Foundation has donated $10 million to establish a new school of public policy at McGill. Residing in the Faculty of Arts, the Max Bell School of Public Policy will bring together talented faculty and students from across Canada and around the world to create the next generation of national and global policy leaders with expertise across multiple domains and disciplines.

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Brilliant Night gala raises $1.2M for brain cancer research

Whither democracy?

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News

Faculty Club hosts citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians

Faculty Club hosts citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians

Monday’s dreary, wet day couldn’t dampen the buoyant spirit that infused the Faculty Club as some 40 people became our newest Canadians in a special Citizenship Ceremony.

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McGill ranked Canada’s 2nd-greenest campus

Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at MNI

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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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