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.
With our growing ability to deliver education in various ways over the Internet, will there still be a place for the physical university in the years ahead? That’s the complex, challenging question Provost Anthony C. Masi will address in a talk next week at McGill.
The infamous bike gates at the Milton Gates entrance to the downtown campus will soon be gone for the winter. Whether they return will be discussed by a broadly-based working group being formed at the behest of Robert Couvrette, Associate Vice-Principal (University Services), who says it is evident that the downtown campus community needs to have another discussion about how to handle the issue of cycling on campus.
As universities compete globally for top students and researchers (and the millions of dollars that often come with them), the pressure to be innovative on many levels has never been greater. Places like Montreal, Boston or California, where there are many institutions of higher learning within a small geographic area, become hubs of innovative activity where expertise is pooled, synergies are created and innovation blossoms. It’s not always that simple of course, but McGill’s Innovation Week, Nov. 4-8, is a chance to showcase innovation as an economic driver and demonstrate how institutions can work together to create new and exciting things.
On Oct. 18, McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry announced that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave.
In 1988, four families came together through a tragic bond: They’d each lost a loved one to suicide. This month, the Family Survivors of Suicide self-help group is marking 25 years of offering hope and consolation – and breaking the silence that engulfs a misunderstood subject.
The numbers don’t lie and they are shocking. With an average life expectancy of about 54 years for its citizens, Uganda is a hard place to live. But McGill researcher Colin Chapman hopes the Uganda Mobile Health Clinic project will help improve the situation.
More than 600 McGillians – students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni – volunteer their time as part of the University’s second annual Community Engagement Day.