In donating a total of $20 million to fund the recently created Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill and the l’Institut de l’énergie Trottier at Polytechnique Montréal, McGill alumnus and high-tech entrepreneur Lorne Trottier had a vision.
More than 200 children whose parents, other relatives or family friends work at McGill flocked to both campuses last Friday to take part in the University’s first ever Bring a Child to Work Day. Children 8-15 had the pick of some 50 or so events to take part in, everything from examining dinosaur bones and prehistoric tools to taking a Music master class and getting lessons in managing a Zombie apocalypse.
Provost Anthony C. Masi has been named Acting Principal for the summer interregnum between the departure of Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and the arrival of Principal-elect Suzanne Fortier.
McGill’s Board of Governors approved a new Procurement policy, a revised Student Code of Conduct and the Statement of Principles Concerning Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly at its April 26 meeting.
Harold “Shorty” Fairhead (BA, ’51), former McGill football team captain, died in Cowansville, Que., on April 19, 2013. He was four days shy of his 87th birthday.
No, they won’t serve popcorn or soft drinks when hundreds of McGill students sit down to write final exams this month at the downtown Banque Scotia Cineplex on Ste. Catherine St. Nor will there be free movie tickets.
About 25 McGill students took part last Friday in an informal discussion on government and politics with the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Conservative MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Ontario).
Katie Larson was the big winner of Friday’s Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elections, prevailing in the race for SSMU President over Chris Bangs. Despite the fact all three student newspapers endorsed Bangs going into the election, Larson won by a wide margin, taking 59.5 per cent of the vote against Bangs’s 40.5 per cent.
Mediation @ McGill, an student-run initiative that offers free mediation services to students who need help resolving conflicts, has its official launch today from 5-7 p.m. in the basement lounge of Thomson House, at 3650 McTavish.
McGill has tapped one of its own to lead the University into a challenging, transformative future. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in Ottawa and a McGill alumna, was the unanimous choice of the Board of Governors to succeed Heather Munroe-Blum and become McGill’s 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor.