A major collaboration between the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Centre has resulted in an investment $58 million toward the Rossy Cancer Network.
Tributes to a departing Principal and a departing Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) dominated the early part of the last Senate meeting of the academic year Wednesday.
McGill and École de technologie supérieure officially launched the Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal yesterday.
McGill will confer honorary degrees upon 12 exceptional individuals during this year’s Spring Convocation ceremonies. The recipients – including a world-renowned singer and humanitarian, a Nobel Prize-winning AIDS researcher, a best-selling essayist, a leading philosopher, and business innovators and leaders – will join over 7,300 graduating students taking the stage during Convocation ceremonies from May 27 to June 3.
McGill and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have partnered in the creation of a new chair on India Studies. The agreement was signed recently during a visit to the University by His Excellency Admiral (Retired) Nirmal Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada. The ICCR India Studies Chair will be held by distinguished Indian scholars who will serve as visiting professors at McGill’s Faculty of Arts. The Chairs will teach two courses, present an annual ICCR Lecture on India, and participate in seminars and other academic activities.
McGill and TELUS Health announced on May 7 that they have entered into a three-year, $1 million dollar partnership to create a learning environment and conduct research on how best to use technology to improve health and healthcare delivery for Canadians.
Does Bilingualism Have a Future in Canada? Le bilinguisme a-t-il un avenir au Canada? Participants at a conference organized by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism pronounced themselves on that question – in English, French…and Mohawk, before a packed house in the Faculty Club ballroom on Wednesday.
McGill alumni Barbara and Patrick Keenan have made a landmark gift of $5 million to the Faculty of Religious Studies, as part of the University’s fundraising effort, Campaign McGill: History in the Making. This donation – the largest to the Faculty since its founding – will fortify teaching, research, scholarly collaboration and outreach related to the study of comparative religion and interfaith dialogue.
Five McGill researchers have been awarded grants of $100,000 each by Grand Challenges Canada for new health projects to reduce debilitating disease and save lives in developing countries. The grants were announced as part of Round 4 of the Stars in Global Health program. Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, will be handing out a total of 102 new grants of $100,000.
The kids will still be in school for another two months, and with the chilly spring we’ve had so far, summer feels a long way off. But those parents who’ve gone through the process before know that you shouldn’t wait too long to start reserving a spot in a summer camp for your child. McGill-affiliated camps offer something for just about everyone, from junior jocks and sawed-off scientists to computing enthusiasts and budding musicians. And with drop-off and pick-up likely close to mom or dad’s place of work, everybody wins.