The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced in Moyse Hall

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Students, faculty, administrators, press and members of the Montreal literary community filled Moyse Hall on the morning of Sept. 16, to watch the presentation of the longlist for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. It was only the second time the longlist has been presented outside of Toronto.

Making safety everybody’s business

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On Dec. 29, 2009, UCLA staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji suffered extensive burns to nearly half her body in a chemical fire that occurred when the syringe full of t-butyl lithium she was handling exploded into flames. Eighteen days later, Sangji died of her injuries. McGill’s Wayne Wood says everyone at universities – from members of the Board of Governors to Principal Investigators to students – must take personal responsibility for health and safety in order to avoid future tragedies.

East meets West at Desautels

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This month, 25 business students from China’s Shantou University are getting a taste of life at McGill and Montreal through the Desautels Faculty of Management’s International Summer Program. The program offers intensive classes on global branding and managing in North America, and includes organized city-wide cultural activities and excursions to Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

In their words: Convocation Honorary Doctorates have their say

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Watch the respective Convocation address of each Honorary Doctorate.

Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

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On May 9, Gina Rubinsky, a registered psychologist and mindfullness-based stress reduction facilitator, will lead a workshop to reduce stress and stress-related illness through yoga and meditation. In this interview, Rubinsky explains the concept and practice of mindful living.

McGill’s cultural side in the spotlight on Télé-Québec’s new web platform, La Fabrique culturelle

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PhD candidate Geneviève Metson – who mixes dance and science – is just one of the members of the McGill community whose cultural activities will be profiled in short videos to be housed on Télé-Québec’s new cultural platform – La Fabrique Culturelle.

You are what you eat, so why not eat super food?

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In recent years, a lot has been written about super foods – nutrient-rich foods that can help people feel better and live longer. Everyone from Jamie Oliver to Dr. Oz seems to have a list of their favourite, ‘must-eat’ super foods. The problem is that for many consumers, the items found on these lists are a little more exotic than the standard fare they might find in their corner grocery store. Sure a diet of goji berries, black soybeans and chia seeds sounds nutritious, but where is one supposed to find a pound of lingonberries on a Saturday night?

Sexual assault and consent are complex issues, forum told

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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.

Musical miracle bettering the world one kid at a time

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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 Canada

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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?