April 8: WWI, D-Day anniversaries to be commemorated in joint Armed Forces, McGill concert

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To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the McGill Wind Symphony, the Band of the Fusiliers Mont-Royal and the Band of the 438th Tactical Helicopter Squadron are presenting a concert together at the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste on April 8. Collectively, more than one hundred musicians will perform a wide variety of works, including one written by Moe Touizrar, a PhD music composition candidate at the Schulich School of Music, who was inspired by his experience in Afghanistan supporting Canadian soldiers as a member of the Morale and Welfare Unit.

“Open, connected and purposeful”

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This afternoon, Principal Suzanne Fortier gave a major address to the McGill community. Drawing upon six months of discussions with people across the University, she outlined five priority areas “on which we can mobilize our energy, effort and resources and continue to build an open, connected and purposeful McGill.”

Quebec election 2014: FAQs on voting

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The campaign leading up to the April 7 provincial election has proven to be one of the most contentious in recent memory and it looks like the election will go right down to the wire. Do you have questions about how you can vote in this crucial election? Here are the answers.

McGill Racing Team tops Canadian competition, shines in international events

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Want to build a top-notch Formula One-style race car from scratch? Call the industrious engineering undergraduates who make up the McGill Racing Team. Not only do the build them, they race them.

McGill’s Daoust celebrates hockey gold by sleeping wrapped in Canadian flag

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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).

Speaking volumes: Unique theatre group incorporates voice and sign language

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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.

i-Week celebrates McGill’s multicultural community

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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.

They came, they sawed, they conquered

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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.

New MSc in Applied Couple and Family Therapy to be offered in fall 2014

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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.

Residences to have full-time Hall Directors by next year

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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.