Elizabeth Wirth – a special friend of McGill and Music

Elizabeth Wirth – a special friend of McGill and Music

McGill alumna and longtime supporter of the Schulich School of Music, Elizabeth Wirth (BA’64) has donated $7.5 million to the School. It is one of the most generous gifts to culture and music in Quebec, and one of the largest gifts ever to McGill from a female donor. The gift was announced at a special event celebrating philanthropy and featuring some of the School’s talented students and young alumni.

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Board of Governors approves appointments of two new Deans

Board of Governors approves appointments of two new Deans

The Board of Governors approved the appointment of two new Deans at its Tuesday meeting, continuing a process of renewal in the senior administration. Both are women and both have international academic backgrounds. Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, a Professor in Finance at George Washington University, will be new Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Anja Geitmann, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de Montréal, will be the new Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus)

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Pension Fund 2014 performance

McGill lauds research funding in latest federal budget

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News

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

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

Members of the McGill community will join Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers on Saturday, June 20, 2015 to kick off the inauguration of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. Everyone is invited!

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Eleven new professor promotions

Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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Research

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioural, cognitive and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.

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HPV vaccine shows early benefits in young girls

Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

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Other News

Royal Victoria Hospital transferred to Glen site

Royal Victoria Hospital transferred to Glen site

The eagle has landed. On Sunday, April 26, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) pulled off the largest hospital move ever carried out in Canada, as 154 inpatients (139 adults and 15 babies) were safely transferred from the Royal Victoria Hospital to the Glen site. This move, which lasted 5 hours 20 minutes, was one of the key redeployment operations for the MUHC this year. The operation went off without a hitch.

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Why did the skeleton cross the road?

Graduate student research in the spotlight

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Around Campus

End of an era as Reporter to go online-only

End of an era as Reporter to go online-only

On Friday, May 29, 2015, The McGill Reporter will publish our final print edition, featuring coverage of Spring Convocation and other University events. From that point on, we’ll be online only.

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Open Air Pub Lite 2015: All-weather fun for a good cause

Feeding the body, nourishing the soul

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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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Athletics

McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

Two student-athletes from McGill – basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll – will represent the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among the eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards, announced on April 22. The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

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McNicoll and Sylla named McGill athletes of the year

Hoop dream ends with second-place finish for plucky Martlets

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Four Burning Questions

What their stories tell us: Female researchers in conversation

What their stories tell us: Female researchers in conversation

On April 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Research and International Relations will host the third edition of In Her Own Words: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers, an event which features McGill’s most accomplished women researchers and academic administrators in conversation about careers in academia.

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In conversation with Brian Payne, resource economics expert

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Blog

May 5: Sport and Identity seminar

May 5: Sport and Identity seminar

This symposium brings together five scholars whose work addresses the complex role of sports in Canada and will be hosted by Brendan Kelly, journalist for the Montreal Gazette, CBC Radio and Radio-Canada

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 → Your pension: Friday vote and Annual Meeting

Your pension: Friday vote and Annual Meeting

If you are a member of the McGill University Pension Plan and want to learn more about how your pension funds are being invested, you may want to attend the Annual Meeting of Plan Members, being held at noon on Friday, May 1 in Leacock 232.

Read More → Kaspi, Lock elected to American Academy

Kaspi, Lock elected to American Academy

Vicky Kaspi and Margaret Lock have been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the United States. As announced earlier today, April 21, the pair are part of a 2015 cohort that includes some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

Read More → May 4 – 10: National Mental Health Week

May 4 – 10: National Mental Health Week

To kick off National Mental Health Week, the team of the Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff presents “Compassion Fatigue” with counselling psychologist, Evelyn Rodinos on Friday, May 1, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 .m.

Read More → Looking for help with myCourses?

Looking for help with myCourses?

Are you wrapping up for the term or getting ready for a summer course? Teaching and Learning Services offers one-on-one consultations and custom-group workshops to support your use of myCourses, clickers, and other learning technologies

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

Read More → Via Rail discount for McGill travellers

Via Rail discount for McGill travellers

VIA Rail is now offering a more attractive discount to all McGill travellers (for both University-related and leisure trips). Further details of the new agreement are on Travel Services’ VIA Rail page.

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Kudos

McGill trio honoured by YWCA as Women of Distinction

McGill trio honoured by YWCA as Women of Distinction

Faculty members Martha de Francisco, Dr. Susan J. Bartlett and Brigitte Vachon have been named three of the 13 laureates of the Women of Distinction Awards as announced on May 5, by the YWCA Montreal. De Francisco was the winner in the Arts and Culture category, while Bartlett won in Education and Vachon won in the Science and Technology category.

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McGill to award 16 honorary degrees


Divest McGill takes home Catalyst prize at annual awards event

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In Focus

McGill embraces sustainable procurement

McGill embraces sustainable procurement

From chemicals, to tractors to computers, McGill purchases hundreds of millions of dollars of goods and services every year. Most of those purchases flow through McGill’s Procurement Services unit. When McGill adopted its first Procurement Policy in spring 2013, it gave Procurement Services the mandate to establish a culture of sustainable procurement practices at McGill and in its wider community.

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We’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

McGill prof: We need smart tolls on our bridges

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Profile

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

A mother driving with her five-year-old daughter in the backseat takes a wrong turn and ends up in a dark back alley, forever altering the young girl’s life. It sounds like the ominous beginning of dramatic film but quite the opposite is true – this is a real-life story about a little girl whose unwavering compassion for human beings serves as an inspiration to us all.

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Let your voice be heard – and keep being heard

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

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Entre Nous

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

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

In advance of her participation in the Sports and Identity symposium on May 5, Meg Hewings, former McGill Martlets hockey player and current GM of the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, spoke to the Reporter about the sport she loves.

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Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

In conversation with Laurence Parent, disability rights advocate

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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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