World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill. Under the CERC Program, the University will receive up to $10 million in funding from the federal government over seven years to support Prof. Rogers and his team’s ambitious research program.

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Other News

Frosh 2.0 emphasized safety and respect while still having fun

Frosh 2.0 emphasized safety and respect while still having fun

It is a word that sends shivers up the spines of university administrators across the country: Frosh. On paper, the annual freshman orientation period at the beginning of each semester is designed to welcome new students to university and to help them get their bearings. In practice, however – as sometimes seen in disturbing news reports each September – Frosh has often resulted in many young students losing their way. But along came McGill Orientation Week 2014, from Aug. 23-31, and suddenly those reports on Frosh were full of words like “civilized,” “respectful” and “fantastic.”

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McGill maintains Top-25 place in QS rankings

McGill renews agreement with Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

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Research and Discovery

DNA signature found in ice storm babies

DNA signature found in ice storm babies

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds. Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill have detected a distinctive ‘signature’ in the DNA of children born in the aftermath of the massive Quebec ice storm.

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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

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In Focus

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

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Princess Pats regiment centenary celebrates McGill ties

National consortium to tackle dementia to be headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute

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Extra! Extra!

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced in Moyse Hall

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced in Moyse Hall

Students, faculty, administrators, press and members of the Montreal literary community filled Moyse Hall on the morning of Sept. 16, to watch the presentation of the longlist for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. It was only the second time the longlist has been presented outside of Toronto.

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Making safety everybody’s business

East meets West at Desautels

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Kudos

Philippe Gros awarded McLaughlin Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Philippe Gros awarded McLaughlin Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Professor Philippe Gros has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for important research of sustained excellence in medical science.Established in 1978, the McLaughlin Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards recognizing contributions in the health sciences. Prof. Gros s being recognized for groundbreaking work in genetics.

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McGill’s Myriam Denov awarded prestigious Trudeau Fellowship

RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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Profile

Allan Downey: Using lacrosse to teach, inspire and heal

Allan Downey: Using lacrosse to teach, inspire and heal

People often say sports can forge character. But for Allan Downey of the Nak’azdli First Nation and a newly hired academic associate in Indigenous Studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, it goes even deeper than that. “Lacrosse was my gateway,” he says. “It was my bridge to an education. It’s unbelievable to me the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met and the communities I’ve been welcomed to all because of this game, because of this stick.”

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SSMU President saw need for woman in election

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

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In the Community

October 2 is a day to engage with Montreal

October 2 is a day to engage with Montreal

Some 50 projects involving a variety of community groups will be featured on Community Engagement Day (CED), which will take place on campus and around the city of Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 2. Members of the McGill community can be involved with existing projects happening around Montreal – learning experientially about societal issues and challenges facing communities in Montreal while doing something to address them.

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Heels to Heal: Medical and dental students strut the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders

McGill students for a day – and maybe beyond

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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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Blog

Visit a forest close to home this fall

Visit a forest close to home this fall

No doubt you have been watching the foliage turn colours lately, as the greens give way to golds and purples on the ashes and fiery reds on the maples. At the Morgan Arboretum, you can celebrate this glorious phenomenon in many ways throughout the month of October. Have a look at the program of activities and make sure to pencil in a visit this fall.

Read More → Oct. 3: Centraide’s $5 pancake breakfast fundraiser at RVC!

Oct. 3: Centraide’s $5 pancake breakfast fundraiser at RVC!

Student Housing and Hospitality Services invites you to join a Centraide fundraiser and indulge in a complete pancake breakfast. Come by the Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (entrance 641 Sherbrooke) on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Centraide campaign.

Read More → Lose weight with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program

Lose weight with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program

Are you overweight or obese? You can lose weight through lifestyle changes with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. McGill is offering a free, three-month group program to lose weight, eat healthier and become more active.

Read More → Sharpen your skills at the McGill Writing Centre

Sharpen your skills at the McGill Writing Centre

Ready to upgrade your business writing or start that screenplay? Take the first step with a course at the McGill Writing Centre. Learn professional techniques for communicating with speed and clarity, and write your way to success.

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Football coach Clint Uttley resigns

The following is a statement made by Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Tuesday, Sept. 30. McGill accepts Coach Uttley’s resignation and thanks him for his dedication and service to McGill and the Redmen football team. The University maintains that the pedagogical mission of our institution takes precedence. We wish Mr. Uttley well in his future endeavours.

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Statement on charges against McGill football player

McGill University was informed this afternoon that a member of the Redmen Football team was charged and will be arraigned in Court tomorrow. In line with the University’s varsity athletics guidelines, effective immediately, this player is suspended from the football team pending resolution of his case by the Court.

Read More → Oct. 2: March of the 1,000 Umbrellas

Oct. 2: March of the 1,000 Umbrellas

Principal Suzanne Fortier will launch the 2014 McGill-Centraide campaign on Oct. 2 at the March of 1,000 Umbrellas. The McGill group will meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Roddick Gates. Remember to bring your McGill or red umbrella and please pass the word along to your friends and co-workers.

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McTavish St. stairs are closed for now

As part of the measures being taken to enhance security and safety around the City of Montreal’s McTavish St. sewer and water-main construction project, the stairs at the intersection of McTavish St. and the south side of Dr. Penfield Ave. will be closed immediately for an indeterminate period of time.

Read More → Top fifteen useful sites for students

Top fifteen useful sites for students

You’re already finding your way around campus — now find your way around the Web! Here are the 15 most useful sites for new and returning McGill students.

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Cedars Cancer Centre to open next June

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has announced today that the new Cancer Centre at the Glen hospital site will be known as the Cedars Cancer Centre and is set to open in June 2015.

Read More → New food outlets to tickle McGill taste buds

New food outlets to tickle McGill taste buds

McGill has several new food offerings opening up this fall, including such well-known names as Première Moisson and St-Hubert Barbeque, as well as a revamped cafeteria in the McConnell Engineering Building and changes at several other locales.

Read More → Heartbleed: McGill will double your password if you don’t do it first, IT says

Heartbleed: McGill will double your password if you don’t do it first, IT says

If you haven’t yet changed your McGill Password, it’s time to get to it. Early next month, all faculty and staff members who did not change their password when prompted to earlier this year will have their McGill Password doubled.

Read More → New McGill community rates for Schulich concerts

New McGill community rates for Schulich concerts

For McGill staff members, prices are now just $10 and $5 for students for nearly all Schulich concert tickets for the 2014-2015 season. The Schulich School of Music is offering this special rate for two tickets per concert.

Read More → Curious about your pension balance?

Curious about your pension balance?

Did you know that you can view your current McGill University Pension Plan balance every day? Simply log into your account and select the “Monitor” tab. A paper copy of your Annual Pension Statement covering the year ending Dec. 31, 2013 will be mailed to you on Sept. 30.

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News

Shortlist announced for 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Shortlist announced for 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature were announced on Sept. 19, by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts. The books, which have as their respective themes, repercussions of war, genocide and slavery, are competing for the US$75,000 grand prize.

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Principal Fortier ushers in new academic year with block party

McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

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Around Campus

One year of renovations later, Douglas Hall reopens for business on time and under budget

One year of renovations later, Douglas Hall reopens for business on time and under budget

A major project to renovate Douglas Hall residence has restored the heritage building to its impressive original condition. Even better news? The ambitious project came in on time and under budget.

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McGill’s diversity on display at Redpath reception

First-ever Aboriginal Homecoming event headlines Indigenous Awareness Week

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Four Burning Questions

No such thing as UFOs, says Trottier Symposium speaker

No such thing as UFOs, says Trottier Symposium speaker

In advance of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, “Are We Alone? Searching for life out there,” on Oct. 6-7, Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, discusses the possibility (or lack thereof) that aliens have visited our planet; and that UFOs are really extraterrestrials.

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Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Literature, authors and the woman he loved

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Athletics

Goodwin revels in rout over Ravens as lacrosse team win streak at eight

Goodwin revels in rout over Ravens as lacrosse team win streak at eight

Connor Goodwin netted a hat-trick and added four assists as the McGill men’s lacrosse team routed second-place Carleton 18-3 at Molson Stadium, Saturday, extending their perfect record to 8-0 in regular season play.

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Welence wondrous as baseball Redmen double Carabins, extend win streak to five

McGill’s Foster helps Canada win gold at FISU rugby sevens world championship

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Entre Nous

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

It’s a busy time of the year for Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos, who is also a Professor of Anthropology, as students flood back for another fall term. Dean Costopoulos found a few minutes to sit down with The Reporter to discuss his role as Dean and a wide variety of issues confronting students and administrators, including sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, student discipline and the changing relationship parents have with the University.

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Make your mark with pride and integrity

Entre Nous with Rowan Barrett: Between the genes of adaptation

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