Three products of the McGill women’s hockey program all struck gold on Feb. 20, when Canada rallied from a late two-goal deficit to edge the United States 3-2 in overtime. Mélodie Daoust, a 22-year-old physical education student currently on sabbatical from her studies, was part of a miracle ending for Canada along with McGill grads Catherine Ward (B.Com. ’09) and Charline Labonté (B.Ed. ’12).
Seeing Voices Montreal is the only organization in Canada that stages theatrical productions using both deaf and hearing actors. The SSMU club is finalizing preparations for its March production of Deaf Snow White.
McGill is a highly international institution – roughly 20 per cent of the current student body hails from countries other than Canada. Upon graduation, McGill alumni disperse to live and work in roughly 180 countries around the world. But as an international student, it’s not always easy to integrate into the domestic student body. International Student Services (ISS) is trying to break down this barrier with i-Week: McGill Without Borders. The weeklong event, held from Feb. 17 to 22, will celebrate the diverse and multicultural community at McGill while also trying to bridge the gap between the foreign and domestic student bodies.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, lumberjacks and Jills from eight universities in Eastern Canada and the United States rolled up their sleeves for some friendly competition at the 54th annual Intercollegiate Woodsmen Competition. Over 100 competitors braved the frigid winds whipping up from the frozen waterfront to vie for individual, doubles and team honours in traditional woodsmen events that included axe throwing, log rolling, pole climbing, water boil, snowshoe race and any number of wood cutting disciplines.
After over a decade spent building collaborations with other interested parties both within the University and across the province, McGill will become the first university in Canada to start offering a Master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) within the context of its School of Social Work in the autumn of 2014.
In an effort to upgrade the services that Student Housing and Hospitality Services provides to students living in residence and expand the opportunities for faculty to live with and engage first-year students, Residence Life is re-organizing the live-in staff (hall directors) in the undergraduate residence halls into two separate roles: full-time, professional, live-in hall directors, complimented by part-time Faculty-Mentors-In-Rez.
From battling floodwaters in January to the installation of Suzanne Fortier as McGill’s new principal in November, 2013 proved to be (yet another) busy year for the University. Heading into the last few weeks of 2013, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.
On Monday, Nov. 25, some 1,800 students walked across the stage of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place Des Arts to collect their respective diplomas – marking the highlight of Fall Convocation. The following photo gallery captures some of the sights from both ceremonies.
Dubbed CyberMed, the newly opened space in McIntyre Medical is unrecognizable from its former incarnation as an empty storage space. CyberMed consists of four areas: three Active Learning Classrooms, which can each fit 80 people in various seating configurations, seven 16-person seminar rooms, informal study space and rooms for the MedIT support group area.
To date, the Sustainability Projects Fund has raised some $3 million to finance over 120 unique sustainability initiatives across both McGill campuses. The radical idea that was launched as a pilot project in 2009, is now an important component of McGill’s identity, as students voted to renew the Fund for another five years earlier this spring.