McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

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Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.

Getting the word out: Recognizing media engagement

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In an effort to acknowledge the professors and graduate students who make an effort to share their knowledge with the community through the media, the first Principal’s Prize for Public Outreach through Media will be handed out at the upcoming Bravo celebration.

McGill researchers lend their collaboration to Québec Science’s Discovery of the Year

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McGill investigators part of a multidisciplinary team that moves the science of chemotherapy delivery forward.

McGill selects Mercer as partner for Workday implementation

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Workday will replace McGill’s Banner HR and Payroll One-time Payment System tools as the new McGill human resources and academic personnel management software. Mercer was chosen through a detailed selection process established by Procurement Services to assist McGill’s Recruitment to Retirement program team with the deployment of Workday.

Short-term housing app wins student tech idea pitch competition

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An app designed to help students source short-term accommodations scooped up first prize at the John D. Thompson Entrepreneurial Development Seminar last month.

Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

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A new MOOC, Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces, and Cultures is being offered by the Institut Nordique du Quebec, which is a tripartite partnership between McGill, Université Laval, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

Put the kettle on: Reaping the benefits from a hot cup of tea

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The bone chilling February cold has settled in, and there’s no better way to fight this weather than to be drawn in by the warm embrace of a piping hot cup of tea. Experts at the McGill University Health Centre say there are any number of benefits that can be found in your favourite cuppa.

Bell Let’s Talk to support mental health resources at The Neuro

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On Jan. 18, Bell Let’s Talk announced a donation of $250,000 the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.

2016 at McGill: Were you paying attention?

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With 2016 drawing to a close, it is time for the Reporter’s annual Year-End Quiz. While other quizzes will, no doubt, focus on global events of a tumultuous year unlike any other in recent memory, ours will highlight the last 12 months at McGill.

Library offers delightful holiday diversions

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From novels to albums, DVDs to streaming audiobooks, board games to eBooks, the McGill Library is your go-to destination for holiday entertainment, enlightenment and enjoyment.