Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

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Last week, a group of empathetic McGill students braved trying conditions – including a record-breaking blizzard – to raise funds for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. McGill’s 5 Days for the Homeless exceeded its goal by raising over $12,000 for Chez Doris and Dans La Rue, organizations that support homeless people in Montreal.

Operationalizing McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence

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Last fall, McGill adopted its Policy against Sexual Violence. We have received questions recently about the Policy, its application and what it means for students, staff and faculty. This article responds to these questions, and makes clear that the Policy applies to all members of the McGill community.

Back to business, classes resume

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Back to business as usual today, March 16, after our very rare snow day. Students should consult with professors about rescheduled tests, exams, assignments and so on.

Discovery of Roddick Gates time capsule opens new mystery

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In the end, everyone knew a singing frog wasn’t going to jump out of the time capsule uncovered by construction workers in one of the columns on the east side of the Roddick Gates on March 1. But it would have been cool.

March 29: National Geographic Society information session

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The information session will include a presentation by Colin Chapman, Professor (Anthropology and School of Environment) and Member of the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) at National Geographic.

Get involved in a Peer Program. Apply now

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Are you looking for ways to get involved in the McGill community? Check out the list of programs recruiting volunteers for the upcoming academic year, express your interest and apply!

McGill is the fairest of them all

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At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

Wood stoves: Good for the soul, bad for the heart

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By comparing pollution data from three cities in British Columbia with hospital admissions, researchers from McGill and Health Canada found that rising concentrations of fine particulate air pollution caused by wood burning were associated with increased hospitalization for myocardial infarction.

Threat against Concordia University

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“Our Campus Public Safety department is taking this situation very seriously”: Read the full statement from Pierre Barbarie, McGill’s Director of Security Services, Campus Public Safety, regarding the bomb threat made against Muslim students at Concordia University.

Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

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A team of McGill undergrads won “Best Main Course” and placed third overall at the annual Inter-University Iron Chef Competition at New College at the University of Toronto this past weekend. The University of Massachusetts Amherst took first and host U of T came in second.