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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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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News

Fostering a lifelong love of learning

Fostering a lifelong love of learning

On April 9-10, over 100 elementary students temporarily became university students as part of the fourth annual My Day @ McGill initiative.

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Concussions are a top-of-mind issue in hockey

Quebec supports feasibility study for McGill’s Royal Vic project

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In Focus

Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

McGill researchers believe that Arctic beetles may prove to be ideal markers of climate change, since any changes in climate that affect the soil, plants and animals on which the beetles depend are likely to be quickly reflected in changes in the beetle communities.

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McGill prof: We need smart tolls on our bridges

Road trip! Chem-E Car off to finals in Salt Lake City

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Kudos

McGill to award 16 honorary degrees


McGill to award 16 honorary degrees


Two Nobel prize winners, John O’Keefe (Medicine, 2014) and Daniel Kahneman (Economic Sciences, 2002), along with the Right Honourable Joe Clark, distinguished poets Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and L. Jacques Ménard, a lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, will be among 16 individuals to receive Honorary Degrees from McGill in the upcoming spring Convocation.

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Divest McGill takes home Catalyst prize at annual awards event

Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize for the Natural Sciences

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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 today, April 22, by CIS and the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais. 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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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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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

In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

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Around Campus

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

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

Believe it or not, Open Air Pub (OAP) has been a McGill tradition since 1982. But if McGill veterans have a hard time remembering those first, heady events, they can be excused. “We’ve been told that the first OAP was just a few engineering students handing out drinks from a single table on lower campus,” says Annie Pike, one of the organizers of the upcoming OAP Lite taking place on April 23-24. “Needless to say, we’ve expanded a bit since then.”

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Feeding the body, nourishing the soul

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Blog

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.

Read More → Celebrate your colleagues

Celebrate your colleagues

If you know of colleagues or teams who did outstanding work this past year, the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff is a great way to recognize their effort. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, June 15, at 5 p.m.

Read More → Mac Market fresh herbs and veg transplants

Mac Market fresh herbs and veg transplants

What’s better than buying local vegetables? Growing them yourself in your own backyard! From mid-May until early June, the Mac Market will be selling herb and vegetable transplants on the downtown campus. Pre-order your herbs today.

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À la mémoire du cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte

J’aimerais offrir mes plus sincères condoléances aux proches et aux amis du cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte.

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Power returns after brief outage

A number of buildings on the lower downtown campus were without power briefly this morning, following an interruption of service from Hydro-Québec. It’s not known at this time what caused the interruption, officials in McGill’s University Services department said.

Read More → April 20 – Medicine and what matters in the end

April 20 – Medicine and what matters in the end

Come to a screening and discussion of the documentary Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end, which follows surgeon and bestselling author Atul Gawande.

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Research

Flameproof falcons and hawks

Flameproof falcons and hawks

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world. A team of Canadian researchers made this startling discovery while analyzing liver samples from birds of prey that were discovered either injured or dead in the Vancouver area.

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Plan vert

Green plan

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Extra! Extra!

McGill lauds research funding in latest federal budget

McGill lauds research funding in latest federal budget

Including significant spending on university-level research in the latest federal budget brought Finance Minister Joe Oliver (BA61/BCL64) praise from senior McGill administrators, including Principal Suzanne Fortier.

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Skin cells for research into Parkinson’s

March 19, 21: Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

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Other News

Why did the skeleton cross the road?

Why did the skeleton cross the road?

The Maude Abbott Medical Museum is a unique repository for some 3,000 specimens of materials dating from the early 19th century that documents the study and practice of Medicine at McGill and its associated teaching hospitals. A few weeks ago, the collection – skeletons and all – was on the move.

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Graduate student research in the spotlight

Quebec budget brings more cuts to universities: A statement from Provost Anthony C. Masi

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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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Entre Nous

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.

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In conversation with Laurence Parent, disability rights advocate

In conversation with Arseli Dokumaci, FQRSC postdoctoral researcher

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