Issues of sexual assault and the communication of consent or of non-consent are complex issues that won’t be solved easily, a McGill forum on consent was told Wednesday. Nearly 100 people gathered in the Student Centre Ballroom to hear a keynote speaker and a five-member panel discuss the myths associated with our approaches to consent when it comes to sexual relationships and more.
Extraordinary program helps at-risk children through the discipline – and community – of music.
Bringing rare materials to life: A behind-the-scenes look at the Library’s collaboration with the National Gallery of CanadaExtra! Extra!
The National Gallery of Canada describes its most recent show entitled Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918 as a “look at the interaction among artists, architects and artisans, as well as critics and collectors at the turn of the 20th century.” This national exhibition has received high praise from critics and the general public alike but did you know that the McGill Library was the single most important lender to the show?
If you’ve ever had to read a dense scientific journal, or summarize a highly technical peer-reviewed research article, you understand how inaccessible important science is to the general public. Enter usefulscience.org, a not-for-profit initiative founded by recent McGill Math and Physics graduate Jaan Altosaar.
Using skeletal data from CT scans and radiocarbon analyses, Victoria Lywood, a forensic artist, was able to reconstruct the faces of the Redpath Museum’s three Egyptian mummies. The results show a young man and a young woman, as well as a white-haired matron, as they all might have appeared before their deaths. This Sunday, the Museum will host a discovery workshop on mummies.
For many of us, a job that allows us to immerse ourselves in nightlife culture sounds too good to be true. But for Will Straw, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), it’s just another day at the office.
The paradigm for global health is shifting away from a service-based model towards a multidisciplinary approach that will have a long-term impact towards reducing health disparities in populations worldwide.
In the wake of reports about three McGill students being charged with sexual assault arising from an incident in September 2012, the University is moving to address concerns expressed by different groups and individuals in the community who felt the University’s response to the incident was inadequate.
Meet the Honorary Doctorate recipients from McGill’s 2013 Fall Convocation.
The focus of last week’s annual joint Board-Senate meeting was mental health, with participants breaking into groups to discuss various examples of how mental health issues arise at this university and, as is widely documented, at universities around across Canada and around the world. “There is hardly a topic that deserves more attention than mental health,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier as she kicked off the session. McGill, she said, is looking to take action on this issue, which, as the meeting would discover, affects more than undergraduates cramming for exams.