Alive against all odds

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Two years ago, Amélie Bourassa, 28-weeks pregnant and sick with pneumonia, was rushed to the Royal Vic Hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Bourassa was fighting for her life. Read how doctors saved her life and that of her daughter Florence Marcil.

Robert Leckey appointed Dean of Law

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Yesterday, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Prof. Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law. His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2016.

Budget pressures ease slightly

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McGill’s Board of Governors approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on Thursday, April 21, following a presentation by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi. While the University will continue to run a deficit, the anticipated $2.7-million shortfall for Fiscal Year 2017 is considerably less than an earlier projection of close to $10 million.

Message from David Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

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The following is a message from David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, regarding McGill’s Undergraduate Medical Education Accreditation Action Plan.

Nominations open for Principal’s Awards

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Do you have an outstanding colleague who deserves special recognition? Nominate them for a Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.

May 12, 17: Course design workshop

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Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning.

Experts weigh in on climate change, divestment

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Following a meeting last week with Divest McGill, Principal Suzanne Fortier has published summaries of presentations that five McGill professors made to CAMSR as it deliberated on Divest McGill’s request that the University divest from holdings in fossil-fuel companies.

Principal sends follow-up to Divest McGill

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Read the full text of the letter sent by Principal Fortier to Divest McGill on April 6, 2016, in response to their meeting last week.

Too much power in the PMO? Charest, panel weigh in

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In the last 30 or 40 years, there has been a significant concentration of political power in the Prime Minister’s Office and in the offices of Canada’s provincial premiers, former Quebec Premier Jean Charest told a forum on dealing with the problem on Monday at the Faculty of Law’s Moot Court.

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

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A new series of Minors is designed to give entrepreneurially minded undergrads the management skills they’ll need to put their ideas into action, whether they’re looking to build an NGO or launch an app.