Jean-Pierre Després wins Manulife Prize

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Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, a professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université Laval and pioneer in developing screening techniques for visceral obesity, has been named winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Diana Dutton is new HR AVP

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Following eight months as Interim AVP, Diana Dutton is officially the new Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources. Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), announced the appointment in a message to McGill faculty and staff. Dutton’s five-year term is effective immediately.

3MT returns with 14 fresh graduate research ideas

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Today, March 20, at 2 p.m., 14 graduate students will square off in McGill’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Science Moms film screening and panel discussion

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Join the McGill Office for Science and Society for a special screening and panel discussion of Science Moms, a documentary film that gives a voice to the science-minded moms – moms who are too often drowned out by the fear mongers, the shamers, and of course, the CelebMoms!

Don’t just sit there!

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On Friday, March 16, join McGill’s Jill Barker, fitness columnist for The Montreal Gazette, as she demonstrates exercises you can do at your desk to help you combat the deadly effects of sitting. It’s time to sit less and move more!

March 16: Discover Islam event

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Muslim Student Association of McGill will be hosting Discover Islam. This year’s event will “explore the sacred in a material world,” looking at what it means to live with a religious worldview.

Neuro XXceptional celebrates exceptional women

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The Neuro has launched Neuro XXceptional – an exciting new year-long video series featuring women who tell us what drove them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work.

Enlightenment Now with Steven Pinker

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On March 28, Montreal native and McGill alumnus, Steven Pinker, will discuss his book Enlightenment Now.

Keep your eyes and ears open near construction sites

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The numerous construction projects on the downtown campus have brought an increased circulation of large trucks on campus. People should be particularly vigilant when walking or cycling near construction sites.

McGill acquires personal archives of Jean Drapeau

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McGill has acquired several dozen items from the private papers of iconic former mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau. The items are now on display in the Rare Books and Special Collections of the McLennan Library until the end of March.