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.
The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature (named for McGill alumnus Peter Cundill), is set to be awarded at a private awards ceremony tonight, Nov. 20. The winner, chosen from amongst 116 submissions, will walk away with $75,000 US – the world’s richest prize in historical non-fiction.
Surrounded by Harvard’s collection of centuries-old scientific instruments, Montrealer Dr. Jean-Francois Gauvin – the official guardian of these treasures – looks as if he longs to stroke their shiny brass and mahogany surfaces. “I love them. Each one has a such a special story,” he says with the smile of a very happy historian.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal held its inaugural public event on October 18, 19 and 21, with three days of talks to address Montreal as a multicultural city, issues of governance, democracy, citizenship, architecture, design, language and creativity.
Canadian book-lovers are in for a treat this coming Wednesday, Nov. 6, when famed raconteur Douglas Gibson comes to town for an evening of stories about the country’s literary greats.
The McGill Symphony Orchestra is in full rehearsal mode as in prepares for its much-anticipated concert at the Maison Symphonique on Nov. 3. This marks the first time the McGill Symphony Orchestra will play the state-of-the-art hall and, needless to say, the musicians are pretty excited – especially when Kent Nagano, Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, paid a visit on Wednesday afternoon.