Annual Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

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Hundreds of people congregated on lower campus on Sept. 15, to take in the 16th annual Pow Wow. Always a lively event, the atmosphere was even more charged than usual, with audience members voicing their enthusiasm for the various demonstrations of traditional Indigenous song, dance and music. And when the MC asked people from the audience to join in various dances, young and old responded.

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.

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

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Lacrosse is celebrating 150 years and to mark the occasion, a three-day commemoration was held at McGill over the weekend, with the centrepiece attraction in the form of two field lacrosse re-enactment contests played Saturday on the lower campus field.

McGill’s role in the evolution of patient-centred care

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Patient-centred care has become something of a buzz term in medicine in the past decade. But what many in the field might not know is that a patient-centred care model was pioneered by McGill nurses back in the 1950s.

Leading-edge neuroscience network renews agreement

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The renewal of the tripartite partnership agreement between the Brain@McGill, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (ZNZ) took place on May 29, amidst much excitement for what has been to date a fruitful and ambitious venture.