Researchers on the rise

Researchers on the rise

On June 1 and 2, during the Arts A and Science B convocation ceremonies, Principal Suzanne Fortier will take a moment from celebrating the graduating class of 2015 to mark the achievements of another group: three of McGill’s brightest young researchers. Paul François, Joelle Pineau and Andrew Piper are this year’s recipients of the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.

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Telling it like it is: Watch Hon Docs deliver Convocation addresses

Telling it like it is: Watch Hon Docs deliver Convocation addresses

Watch the respective Convocation address of each Honorary Doctorate. The page will be updated daily.

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Board of Governors approves appointments of two new Deans

Pension Fund 2014 performance

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Around Campus

Convocation 2015: Celebrate today, bring on tomorrow

Convocation 2015: Celebrate today, bring on tomorrow

Convocation (May 26–June 3) represents the very best of McGill, past, present and future.

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Awards celebrate equity and community building at McGill

End of an era as Reporter to go online-only

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News

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

A $1-million gift from alumnus J. William Ritchie, will provide major support for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.

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Elizabeth Wirth – a special friend of McGill and Music

McGill joins “Walk for Montreal” to inaugurate new MUHC Glen site

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In Focus

Your seven-day forecast is about to get more accurate

Your seven-day forecast is about to get more accurate

NSERC has announced the renewal of Dr. M.K. Peter Yau’s Hydro-Quebec Industrial Research Chair, at a value of over $2 million with contributions from NSERC, Hydro Quebec, McGill and Environment Canada. Under Phase II of the research program, Dr. Yau will continue his work in short-term forecasting of precipitation.

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McGill embraces sustainable procurement

We’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

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Research

Hybrids on the track: How a Formula 1 car differs from a Prius

Hybrids on the track: How a Formula 1 car differs from a Prius

Diego Mascarella and Kieran Humphries, two young engineers with Master’s degrees from McGill, are fascinated by the complex systems of the modern Formula 1 engines and eager to talk about how much of the technology that went from street to track might find its way back to the street in ways a Toyota Prius owner might never dream of.

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Educating the immune system to prevent allergies

Baby talk: Infants prefer listening to own kind

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Budget Corner

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

While McGill’s cost-cutting measures will remain in place, staff salary commitments will be honoured and work will soon begin to modernize McGill’s buildings and IT infrastructure, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate in his annual budget presentation on April 22.

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Entre Nous

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

If you want to make important decisions regarding vaccines, it’s important to understand the facts. What is the value of vaccines? How do they fight diseases? Dr. Brian Ward, a prominent researcher in the field of immunization, spoke to the Reporter about the vital role vaccinations play in our health and wellbeing.

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Education students grow from work with SEDE

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

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Blog

Deans appointed in Science, Grad Studies

Deans appointed in Science, Grad Studies

McGill has two new Deans after the Board of Governors on Thursday approved the appointments of Prof. R. Bruce Lennox as Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Prof. Josephine Nalbantoglu as Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Read More → uPrint: New prices for campus printing as of June 1

uPrint: New prices for campus printing as of June 1

As of June 1, the price of printing impressions using the uPrint service will be increased.

Read More → Pursue your writing passion

Pursue your writing passion

Do you aspire to write a memoir, complete a screenplay, dip into comedy, or delve into nature? Want to hone your writing skills and create vivid, moving stories? If so, kick off your summer by registering for a course with the McGill Writing Centre.

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Young people needed for musculoskeletal study

Researchers at McGill are seeking ~200 young people, 14 to 18 years of age, to help them get strong to live long.

Read More → Summer hours of service for food locations

Summer hours of service for food locations

Looking for on-campus food locations that are open this summer? Carrefour Sherbrooke Dining Hall located on 475 Sherbrooke West is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Read More → McGill students sweep Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Awards

McGill students sweep Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Awards

On May 2, 2015, six McGill students received the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Youth Medal. The award recognizes young Quebecers who have distinguished themselves both in their academic studies and in extracurricular activities that make positive change in their communities.

Read More → Updates on priority action plans now available

Updates on priority action plans now available

Where does McGill see itself in five years? In ten? Last year, Principal Fortier set out five priority areas for the future of the University. Quarterly updates about the corresponding action plans are now online.

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May 25: Living well beyond cancer

On Monday, May 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., hear from experts who will share their knowledge on living with cancer as a chronic disease, and from a survivor sharing his personal journey.

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Skype for business clients: Coming soon to Windows Lync

Recently, Microsoft released Skype for Business to replace Lync. This new version of Skype is a hybrid of the Lync client that you use at McGill and the Skype client you may use at home. IT Services will be deploying the new client to supported McGill faculty & staff users starting on May 13.

Read More → New Staff Directory request form

New Staff Directory request form

The Staff Directory allows people to look up McGill employees by first and last name, and displays contact information such as their title, department and phone number. If you wish to add, remove or update your own information in the Staff Directory, you may now submit a request via a new webform on the IT Services site

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Profile

A man (and a dog) on a mission

A man (and a dog) on a mission

Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.

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Going local, in ancient Greece

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

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Four Burning Questions

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22. This conference explores sustainable pedagogical practices and tools, empowering educators to respond to diverse learning styles found in today’s classroom. In advance of the conference, the Reporter spoke to Roberta Thomson, an instructor for the Faculty of Education at McGill in the inclusive education, diverse learners and assistive technology areas and at LaSalle College for disability related courses.

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In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

What their stories tell us: Female researchers in conversation

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Other News

Mission accomplished: Children’s moves to Glen

Mission accomplished: Children’s moves to Glen

Following on the heels of the April 26 transfer of the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital successfully moved 66 young patients to the Glen site yesterday in a well-orchestrated operation. The move took just under four hours.

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$1.65M grant to study environmental change

World first: Launch of Quebec registry for users of medical cannabis

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Kudos

McGill health sciences research stars honoured at Parliament Hill event

McGill health sciences research stars honoured at Parliament Hill event

Five of McGill’s most distinguished researchers were honoured yesterday on Parliament Hill for their contributions to health sciences research in Canada and internationally at an event hosted by the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose. Professors Alan Evans, Brigitte Kieffer, Nahum Sonenberg and, in absentia, Brenda Milner and Michael Meaney were presented with certificates of merit for their pioneering and cutting edge work in basic biology, brain imaging, psychiatry, and learning and memory.

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McGill trio honoured by YWCA as Women of Distinction

McGill to award 16 honorary degrees


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In the Community

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill. Sometimes a detour of less than 1 km can make for a much less polluted ride.

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Youth from Kahnawake experience day as McGill students

Students give back to community

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