Principal Fortier travels to Israel as part of Quebec delegation

Principal Fortier travels to Israel as part of Quebec delegation

Principal Suzanne Fortier was part of a Quebec delegation led by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard on a trade mission to Israel and the West Bank from May 21 – 24.

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Acfas

McGill accueille 6 000 personnes lors du Congrès de l’Acfas

McGill accueille 6 000 personnes lors du Congrès de l’Acfas

Plus de 240 professeurs et étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de McGill ont présenté le fruit de leur travail lors de la 85e édition du Congrès de l’Acfas. Tenu pour la troisième fois sur notre campus, l’événement – un franc succès selon les organisateurs – a réuni 6 000 congressistes venus de 40 pays.

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McGill welcomes 6,000 people for Acfas Congress

McGill met la main à la pâte en prévision du congrès de l’Acfas

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Other News

$25 million gift to fund unique new retail school

$25 million gift to fund unique new retail school

Thanks to the support of Aldo Bensadoun, BCom’64, LLD’12, and his family foundation, a proposed new school will examine the world of retail with a focus that makes it unique in the world.

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Engineering Dean Jim Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS

Decision on RVH coming next year 

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Extra! Extra!

Helping to train First Nations leaders of today and tomorrow

Helping to train First Nations leaders of today and tomorrow

There’s a call for First Nations applicants to the $50,000 Executive Masters in Business Administration or EMBA Program, in English and French. The scholarship is designed for First Nations managers and entrepreneurs, to develop their management and leadership knowledge, while remaining in their jobs.

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Leadership matters: Managing our way to a healthier nursing workforce

Geriatric Medicine: a targeted approach to senior care

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Research

New hope in the fight against superbugs

New hope in the fight against superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat.  So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in less than 35 years more people will die from antibiotic resistant superbugs than from cancer. But a discovery by McGill researchers could lead to the design of next-generation antibiotics.

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New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Bright future for self-charging batteries

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Around Campus

Capsules capture a moment in time

Capsules capture a moment in time

“A time capsule should be a snapshot of the times,” says Allan Oliver, Energy Control Technician, and the person who spearheaded the project to create a pair of time capsules for the Roddick Gates. “I hope when people open the capsules, they will look at the contents and see that we were doing OK.”

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Greening McGill container garden by container garden

Engineers learn to launch innovative products, not rockets

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Profile

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.

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Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

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In the Community

My Day@McGill breaks down barriers for at-risk students

My Day@McGill breaks down barriers for at-risk students

On April 6 and 7, children from seven elementary schools found out what it was like to be a McGill student as part of the fifth annual MyDay@McGill. The popular initiative targets at-risk youth from under-represented Quebec communities in hopes of combating Quebec’s ever-increasing high school dropout rates.

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Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

Celebrating McGill’s role in the community

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Blog

Upcoming email changes to take advantage of Office 365

Upcoming email changes to take advantage of Office 365

Starting in June and continuing into the fall, McGill IT Services will be making changes to optimize our email processes and gain the full benefits of moving to Email on Office 365.

Read More → McGill alumna gravely injured in Times Square rampage

McGill alumna gravely injured in Times Square rampage

In 2007, Elena Avetisian was graduating from McGill in Continuing Studies, a bright future ahead of her. Today, the mother of three is fighting for her life in a New York hospital, one of the dozens of victims of a senseless automobile rampage through Times Square last Thursday that left one young woman dead. A fundraising effort has begun to help provide support the family will need in the coming days and weeks.

Read More → $75,000 Cundill History Prize relaunched

$75,000 Cundill History Prize relaunched

McGill is relaunching the Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time in world affairs when informed, factual debate is increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise.

Read More → May 25: Free bike engraving

May 25: Free bike engraving

McGill Security Services will be teaming up with the SPVM (Montreal Police) to provide free bike engravings on the downtown campus on May 25.

Read More → May 18–19: Sing the brave song

May 18–19: Sing the brave song

A new original play called Sing the Brave Song: This Isn’t Over, being performed May 18 and 19, will provide teachable moments for McGill students and the public to better understand First Nations issues.

Read More → Textbook affordability and open educational resources

Textbook affordability and open educational resources

A new report by graduating Arts student Casarina Hocevar releases the findings of a student textbook affordability survey and provides a set of recommendations for greater open educational resources use on campus.

Read More → Showcase Canadian culture this summer

Showcase Canadian culture this summer

Show our international students a typical summer weekend in Canada – including swimming, cycling, barbecuing and more – as they improve their English skills and learn about Canadian culture.

Read More → IHSP summer policy workshop on marijuana legalization

IHSP summer policy workshop on marijuana legalization

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) will be hosting its third annual summer policy workshop, focusing on the plan to legalize marijuana in Canada

Read More → Mole vs. melanoma: Can you spot the difference?

Mole vs. melanoma: Can you spot the difference?

This is the fourth lecture of the series presented by The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre and will include presentations from doctors and investigators on melanoma and melanoma research.

Read More → Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from McGill and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.

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Kudos

Brigitte Kieffer appointed to French National Order of Merit

Brigitte Kieffer appointed to French National Order of Merit

Dr. Brigitte Kieffer, Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, was appointed an officer of the French National Order of Merit during a ceremony held in Montreal on May 19.

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Annmarie Adams wins RAIC Media award

Alumni Association hands out 2017 awards

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News

Silicon Valley on the St. Lawrence River?

Silicon Valley on the St. Lawrence River?

Martha Crago, incoming VP Research and Innovation, will represent McGill on a new blue ribbon committee that has been given $ 100 million over five years to plan Quebec’s strategy in Artificial Intelligence. Crago, along with McGill Professor Doina Precup, who will act as an observer, will help to come up with the map that will consolidate Quebec as a world leader in AI.

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McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding

Faculty of Engineering lauded for equity work

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Entre Nous

From Montreal to Maputo

From Montreal to Maputo

Dr. Ricardo Faingold discusses his recent trip to Maputo, Mozambique where he taught staff and residents at Maputo Central Hospital how to perform radiology exams, and gave various workshops and lectures on everything from x-rays and CT scans, to MRIs and ultrasound.

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Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

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Convocation

Purdy passes the vocal torch to Smith Bessette

Purdy passes the vocal torch to Smith Bessette

A new wrinkle to this year’s Convocations ceremonies (which begin on May 30) sees singer Winston Purdy, a longtime Convocation fixture, handing over the microphone to Tracy Smith Bessette to serenade the next generation of McGill graduates.

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2017 Spring Hon docs announced

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

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Notes from the field

BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Scott Holmes, fifth year PhD student and a member of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience’s BrainReach North program writes about the inspiring students he met at this year’s Odanak Science Fair. The Fair attracted students from 16 aboriginal communities, ranging as far North as the Quataq community in Canada’s arctic and as far South as the Kanesataka community in the Southwest of Quebec.

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Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

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