McGill tops Maclean’s rankings for 13th straight year

McGill tops Maclean’s rankings for 13th straight year

For the 13th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions in the medical-doctoral category.

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Other News

McGill law student gets to shadow Prime Minister Trudeau for a day

McGill law student gets to shadow Prime Minister Trudeau for a day

Job shadowing opportunities don’t get much more unique than Breanne Lavallée-Heckert’s day on Parliament Hill. The second-year McGill law student got to spend October 5 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he went about his duties.

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Working toward a Zero Waste Campus

Forgotten hero of Dunkirk finally gets his due

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Extra! Extra!

Organ competition founded by McGill professor celebrates 10th birthday

Organ competition founded by McGill professor celebrates 10th birthday

The Canadian International Organ Competition which began Friday, Oct. 6, and which wraps up Saturday, Oct. 21, with a gala at Maison Symphonique, brings 20 competitors from 14 countries to Montreal for three rounds of competition. Three organ students at McGill’s Schulich School of Music will perform in the competition founded by Professor Emeritus, John Grew.

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Alumna and breast-cancer survivor Monica Ruffo takes aim at the supplements market

Desautels Faculty of Management signs onto UN’s PRME initiative

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News

McGill signs MOU with leading Japanese research institute

McGill signs MOU with leading Japanese research institute

On Sept. 26, McGill entered into a formal partnership with Japan’s National Institutes of Physiological Sciences (NIPS) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing, which took place at the Faculty Club, marked McGill’s first such agreement with an Asian partner and the first MOU signed by NIPS with a North American institute.

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Twitter challenge brings Law student to the PMO

$12-million gift to transform architecture teaching and research

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Le French side de McGill

De réflexions et de paroles : le séjour d’Alexis Martin, écrivain en résidence du DLLF de McGill

De réflexions et de paroles : le séjour d’Alexis Martin, écrivain en résidence du DLLF de McGill

Alexis Martin, écrivain en résidence du Département de langue et littérature françaises de l’Université McGill pour l’année 2016-2017, aurait bien aimé prolonger son expérience. « C’est que là je commençais à trouver mes marques un peu, j’aurais pu aller plus loin, être plus efficace. »

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Alexis Martin closes chapter on term as writer-in-residence 

Études transsystémiques à la faculté de droit : Un œil à gauche, sur le français, un œil à droite sur l’anglais

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In Focus

McGill-Notman Partnership celebrates one-year anniversary, dozens of start-ups in the making

McGill-Notman Partnership celebrates one-year anniversary, dozens of start-ups in the making

One year ago, the McGill Innovation Collective announced the McGill-Notman Partnership, a startup-space pilot at Notman House, the historic building turned startup tech hub in the heart of Montreal’s downtown. Fast forward to now: four distinct cohorts – more than 20 start-up companies – have set up shop in the McGill Room at Notman House during their four-month residencies.

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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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Athletics

Baseball Redmen set record with first-ever perfect season

Baseball Redmen set record with first-ever perfect season

Jack Pantalena tossed a complete game two-hitter and every player in the McGill lineup had at least one hit as the Redmen cruised to a 12-2 conquest over Concordia on Oct. 1, to close out the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association season with a perfect 16-0 record.

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McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

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Around Campus

Symposium highlights undergrad research on social equity

Symposium highlights undergrad research on social equity

On Sept. 27, the SEDE office, in partnership with the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards, hosted a symposium for the first-ever Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards. The initiative was launched last year with the goal of bridging McGill’s research with the diverse work on equity in the community.

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MERS shines spotlight on graduate engineering research

Fighting for First Nations children

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Blog

Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

The third annual A Brilliant Night gala will take place this year at Montreal’s Le Salon Richmond on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to support The Neuro’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Read More → McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Two McGill researchers, Daryl Haggard and Khanh Huy Bui, have been chosen as CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars, a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators in the first five years of their careers.

Read More → McGill to honour Canadian trailblazers

McGill to honour Canadian trailblazers

As part of the Fall 2017 convocation ceremonies, McGill will confer honorary doctorates upon Heather Munroe-Blum and Heather Reisman for their dedication to the advancement of education and literacy.

Read More → Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

Umbrellas became sunshades on Wednesday as cheery McGillians sporting red and white umbrellas joined the Montreal Centraide campaign’s annual March of Umbrellas in downtown Montreal.

Read More → McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

McGill’s Faculty of Law has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education. A ranking by subject released on Oct. 4, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

Read More → Planning McGill

Planning McGill

The downtown and Macdonald campuses are two of the University’s prized assets—and they didn’t happen by accident. The Campus Planning and Development Office’s open house (Oct. 11-13) is your opportunity to learn about the thought and vision behind how McGill manages its hundred-plus buildings, verdant grounds and complex infrastructure networks.

Read More → Take a minute to help make McGill more diverse

Take a minute to help make McGill more diverse

McGill is committed to the view that promoting diversity is a matter of fairness and equity. The information gathered in the new University wide survey will help the McGill better understand who we are as a group, and how we are doing in terms of diversity and inclusion.

Read More → McGill alumna named Canada’s Chief Scientist

McGill alumna named Canada’s Chief Scientist

Mona Nemer (PhD82), a long-time Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa, who earned her PhD in Chemistry at McGill, was named Wednesday, Sept. 27, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA92), as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor.

Read More → McGill Olympian Labonté retires from women’s hockey

McGill Olympian Labonté retires from women’s hockey

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonté is retiring from the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Labonté helped guide the McGill Martlets to three Canadian university hockey championships.

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Four Burning Questions

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

In advance of his Oct. 23 lecture, The Placebo Effect, as part of the 2017 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Amir Raz spoke spoke to the Reporter about everything from hypnosis in medicine, the connection between magic and science and the ethics of physicians prescribing placebo

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Dr. Marla Shapiro C.M. to speak at Trottier Public Science Symposium – “Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection”

Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

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Kudos

McGill grad Julie Payette installed as Canada’s GG

McGill grad Julie Payette installed as Canada’s GG

Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) was installed on Oct. 2, as Canada’s 29th Governor General. Payette follows David Johnston, who was Principal of McGill from 1979 to 1994, and who served as Governor General since 2010.

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Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

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Profile

A new blueprint for architecture at McGill

A new blueprint for architecture at McGill

On Sept. 26, Peter Fu, DipMinHous’91, returned to his alma mater to announce a landmark $12-million gift to the School of Architecture. It is a gift that will transform the lives of many architecture students, much like his own path was changed upon his arrival at McGill as a graduate student in 1990. It was Fu’s first time out of China, he didn’t know the language, and he was travelling to a city where he knew no one. “I was very nervous and I kept thinking, if no one picks me up, what will I do?” recalls Fu.

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Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

Helping grad students go the extra mile

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Point of View

How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

McGill Director of Global Health Dr. Madhukar Pai made the move from India to Canada to pursue his education and career. Here is his advice for practical ways that scientists from developing nations can give back — and enrich — their home countries.

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College versus university? A false dichotomy

Simulation for safer health care

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Research

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab

DeepMind, the AI company famous for its Go-playing AlphaGo program, announced today that it is opening a new research lab to be headed by Doina Precup, a professor at McGill’s School of Computer Science.

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Researcher takes HIV self-testing global

Eating protein three times a day could make seniors stronger

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