Busty’s cups runneth over: Named top university band in Canada

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As announced on Oct. 27, Busty and the Bass, a nine-member electrofunk band comprised entirely of musicians from the Jazz Performance program, won CBC’s Rock Your Campus contest. The competition, a nationwide talent search looking to discover the “next big campus music act,” was open to anyone enrolled at a Canadian university that received hundreds of entries.

Consent campaign aims to heighten awareness across campus

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McGill is launching its first #ConsentMcGill Campaign next week, from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus. The event is an educational campaign to increase understanding on campus of consent, as it applies to sexual activity and people’s day-to-day lives. #ConsentMcGill will discuss the three main aspects of consent: Asking, Listening and Respecting one another.

Bell Let’s Talk donates $1 million to McGill and Université de Montréal in support of student mental health programs

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On Oct. 7, Bell Let’s Talk announced contributions totalling $1 million to support student mental health programs at McGill and Université de Montréal. The Bell Let’s Talk funding of $500,000 for each university will help expand existing mental health programs and develop additional services that will be accessible to more student

CAUBO honors McGill for ‘McGill Marketplace’

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A luncheon was held recently to recognize the efforts of the people responsible for the McGill Marketplace (MMP) for having earned the first prize of the 2014 Quality and Productivity Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. The McGill MarketPlace is a virtual shopping mall providing faculty and staff members a comprehensive tool for making their day-to-day purchases. MMP is part of an initiative to automate and streamline the procurement process at the University.

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.