Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation

Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Four Burning Questions

Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

After a whirlwind six months, Professor Suzanne Morton is ending her tenure as Acting Director at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) to head back to the Department of History and Classical Studies. As her stint at the MISC winds down, the Reporter caught up with Professor Morton to get her thoughts on what’s next for the Institute.

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Budget Book FY2015: Four Burning Questions for Provost Anthony C. Masi.

Kids and the internet – a parent’s primer on how to make surfing safe

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Athletics

Olympic gold medalist, ex-Hab among new inductees to Hall of Fame

Olympic gold medalist, ex-Hab among new inductees to Hall of Fame

Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, have been selected for induction to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.

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Olympic medalist in McGill Sports Hall of Fame

Babcock, Martlet trio receive special Olympic rings

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In Focus

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

After a long, cold winter and a dreary, wet spring, Montrealers have been out in full force during this recent heat wave to enjoy a little fun in the sun. But people should remember that precautions are needed to ensure that today’s fun doesn’t result in tomorrow’s serious health issues.

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The sky’s the limit for savings when you book with McGill Travel Management Company

Death by prescription painkiller

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Obituary

William Tetley, 1927-2014

William Tetley, 1927-2014

It is with sadness that the Faculty of Law announces the death of Professor William Tetley, C.M., Q.C., LL.L., who passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 1, 2014.

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Tony Blair adds tribute to Ellen Aitken

Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014)

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Other News

Judges sweet on McGill’s unique dessert

Judges sweet on McGill’s unique dessert

A sorbet-like dessert developed by a team of 16 Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry students, has finished third in the prestigious Institute of Food Technologist Students’ Association, annual Food Product Development Competition sponsored by MARS.

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June 9 – 19: Jazz at the JGH

Outstanding emerging researchers get new Principal’s Prize

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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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Spring 2014 Convocation Gallery

Spring 2014 Convocation in pictures

Spring 2014 Convocation in pictures

By the time the last selfie is taken in front of the balloon-wielding James McGill statue, more than 5,000 graduating students will have accepted their degrees during this year’s Spring Convocation ceremonies from May 28 to June 2. And you can bet most, if not all, of them will have posed for a commemorative pic or two. Like proud parents, we took our own pictures to capture the happiest week of the year.

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Extra! Extra!

In their words: Convocation Honorary Doctorates have their say

In their words: Convocation Honorary Doctorates have their say

Watch the respective Convocation address of each Honorary Doctorate.

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Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

McGill’s cultural side in the spotlight on Télé-Québec’s new web platform, La Fabrique culturelle

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Profile

Quebec’s new finance minister to table first budget

Quebec’s new finance minister to table first budget

Quebec’s new finance minister, Carlos Leitao, BA’79, has a way with numbers. Good thing, since he is the architect of the Liberal Party’s first budget under Premier Philippe Couillard that will be introduced later today. But the province’s faltering economy wasn’t the only thing that propelled Leitao into the political fray.

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Rod Macdonald: An appreciation

“Being Chancellor has been a whole new life for me,” says H. Arnold Steinberg. “Nothing compares to this.”

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Blog

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2).

Read More → Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games to be held on Aug. 3, at Parc Arthur-Therrien.

Read More → McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

Read More → The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.

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Aug 18: Deadline for Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff nominations

There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

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Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

Brenda Milner (Photo: Helmut Bernhard, Neuro Media Services)
The star researcher turned 96 on July 15, and The Neuro threw a party to celebrate.

Read More → Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

Rassier comes to the job following a year spent as Interim Dean which was preceded by three years as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education.

Read More → Trocmé to head School of Social Work

Trocmé to head School of Social Work

McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.

Read More → Philanthropist Azrieli dies at 92

Philanthropist Azrieli dies at 92

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of David J. Azrieli, an accomplished architect, successful entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.

Read More → McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week.

Read More → McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus.

Read More → 11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

Read More → HMB to Chair CPP investment board

HMB to Chair CPP investment board

Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heather Munroe-Blum, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as announced on June 24, by Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance.

Read More → Bookstore residency promotions

Bookstore residency promotions

From now until August 31, save 20 per cent on select medical titles and key residency texts. You can also swing by the store and enter the residency raffle, where you can win one of two residency titles or a $100 McGill Bookstore gift card.

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Kudos

McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s hottest researchers. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1 per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

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Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

Wendy Thomson and Nathalie Tufenkji named Women of Distinction by YWCA

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Around Campus

Construction projects multiply on lower campus this summer

Construction projects multiply on lower campus this summer

The downtown lower campus will be busy again this summer as construction crews try to keep up with McGill’s significant infrastructure deficit. Perhaps most visible among the projects will be important stone restoration work at the Macdonald-Stewart Library building, which houses the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering.

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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

SIRIUSS helps Science undergrads put theory into practice

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Research and Discovery

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space. The finding by an international team of astronomers that includes McGill’s Vicky Kaspi marks the first time that a so-called “fast radio burst” has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

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Scientists find key piece in brain tumour puzzle

A breakthrough for organic reactions in water

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News

McGill quartet receives Order of Quebec

McGill quartet receives Order of Quebec

Four members of the McGill community, Lawrence Rossy, Marguerite Mendell, Dr. Barry Posner and Lucia Kowaluk, were among the 34 recipients of the Order of Quebec as announced yesterday.

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Major upgrade of McTavish Reservoir closes Rutherford Park

Fly girls ready to takeoff

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Entre Nous

Make your mark with pride and integrity

Make your mark with pride and integrity

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier has completed her first academic year leading McGill. She took some time to sit down with The Reporter to discuss what she has discovered about the University and where it is headed.

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Entre Nous with Rowan Barrett: Between the genes of adaptation

Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

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