$10M donation creates new school of public policy at McGill

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The Max Bell Foundation has donated $10 million to establish a new school of public policy at McGill. Residing in the Faculty of Arts, the Max Bell School of Public Policy will bring together talented faculty and students from across Canada and around the world to create the next generation of national and global policy leaders with expertise across multiple domains and disciplines.

Brilliant Night gala raises $1.2M for brain cancer research

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Third annual gala raises more than $1.2M for the Neuro’s Brain Tumour Program, one of the largest and most comprehensive brain tumour research and treatment programs in the country.

Whither democracy?

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On Nov. 1, Professor Veronica Strong-Boag will explore some of the historical shortcomings of Canadian democracy in her 2017 J.R. Mallory Lecture, Where was Democracy? The Case of Woman Suffrage in Canada.

McGill-Notman Partnership celebrates one-year anniversary, dozens of start-ups in the making

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One year ago, the McGill Innovation Collective announced the McGill-Notman Partnership, a startup-space pilot at Notman House, the historic building turned startup tech hub in the heart of Montreal’s downtown. Fast forward to now: four distinct cohorts – more than 20 start-up companies – have set up shop in the McGill Room at Notman House during their four-month residencies.

Snapshots from around the world and around the corner

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The Reporter’s annual summer vacation photo gallery is quite literally a snapshot of the world, with members of the McGill community submitting photos taken everywhere from Bali and Switzerland to Prince Edward Island and Kelowna, B.C.

Desmond Morton: Historian to be feted for setting “aspirational standard for Canadian Studies”

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In celebration of the career of historian Professor Desmond Morton, founding director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, there will be a public lecture marking his 80th birthday entitled “French Canada’s Impact in the First World War” on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4:30 p.m. at the McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St.

Lunchtime fitness keeps employees hopping

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McGill has long had a reputation as a place to train your brain. What many people don’t know is that the University also offers ample opportunities to nurture your body as well. McGill’s Staff Fitness Program provides employees with the chance to get up from their desks and get active with a full slate of lunchtime classes.

Desautels welcomes new cohort of Masters of Management in Finance

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The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its second cohort of Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students in July, which was selected from among 576 applicants. The MMF degree is a pre-experience, twelve-month specialized program in finance.

Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

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The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The gift will support the X-1 program, now in its third year, as it grows to support and promote entrepreneurship across McGill.

The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

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A generous donation by the Tenaquip Foundation will improve the quality of care available to ALS patients at The Neuro, and increase the rate at which researchers can evaluate new ALS drugs.