Ten professors promoted, one recruited

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During its meeting of April 21, 2016, the McGill Board of Governors approved the recommendation of the Statutory Selection Committee to promote five associate professors in the Faculty of Medicine, and five associate professors in the Faculty of Science, to the rank of full professor.

Email on Office 365 offers big mailbox, secure data

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Starting in May 2016, McGill will be moving all active and retired faculty and staff mailboxes currently hosted on our central Exchange servers (@mcgill.ca) to the Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online service. This cloud-based email service was rolled out to all students and alumni last summer, and they are very pleased with the service.

Costopoulos moving to University of Alberta

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Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos is leaving McGill in June to take up duties as Vice-Provost and Dean of Students at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Songs of remembrance

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On Jan. 27, Victor Chisholm, Undergraduate Research Officer in the Faculty of Science, sang in the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony as part of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir. But it was more than just another performance. “I entered the UN General Assembly as a chorister,” writes Chisholm. “I left as a transformed human, contemplating the ethical and moral landscape we shape.”

Three new Medicine professor promotions

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During its meeting of February 11, 2016, the Executive Committee of the McGill Board of Governors approved the promotion of three associate professors in the Faculty of Medicine to the rank of full professor.

New Dean of Arts, renewed V-P communications

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McGill’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Antonia Maioni as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and the reappointment of Olivier Marcil as Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations).

What’s the buzz over the ‘Zika mosquito’?

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With the Zika drama now being played out upon the global stage, the spotlight is being trained on the story’s villains, namely the hordes infected mosquitoes that are spreading the disease at such an alarming rate. But in terms of transmitting diseases the Aedes aegypti mosquito is pretty much nature’s perfect virus delivery device.

Researcher says there is still much to learn about Zika virus

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On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in Central and South Americas a public health emergency. A McGill expert looks at what Zika is and how worried you should be.

WiFi expands outdoors

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Starting this January, McGill IT Services will begin providing WiFi to outdoor areas on campus. Initially, two areas will be covered: the Roddick Gates and the crossroads between the main entry road and the road in front of the Three Bares statue. Another two areas will be covered in the spring: Redpath terrace and the James Sculpture Garden / James Square.

Improving health, one step at a time

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It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. This cross-sectional analysis of a large sample of Canadians was unique in combining objective measures of physical activity with digital map based measures of walkable neighbourhoods.