A top Montreal employer (eight years running)

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For the eighth year in a row, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers for a wide range of factors – including its staff fitness program, athletics facilities, green urban campus and extended parental leave offered over-and-above the regular provincial plan.

Andrew Potter named Director of MISC

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For Andrew Potter, yesterday’s announcement that he will be the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), effective August 1, brought him full circle back to the university where he earned his BA in Philosophy in 1993. Despite seven years of graduate work at U of T, says Potter, “I’ve always felt like a McGill man.”

Mapping the hippocampus in exacting detail

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A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

CAMSR to decide on divestment by March

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A Board of Governors committee charged with considering a request by Divest McGill that the University divest from its investments in the fossil-fuel industry will deliver it’s response to Divest McGill by the end of March, the Board was told at its meeting Thursday.

Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs

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The last Innovation Report of the Conference Board of Canada brought encouraging news for Quebec and Canada. But we can do much better, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier told the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday.

Paris aftermath: Best friends ask world to choose love over fear

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It was the simplest of gestures yet it stopped busy people in their tracks in the Berri-UQAM metro station during Monday’s rush hour. Three friends stood on the platform holding hands. They each wore a simple white t-shirt identifying themselves as a New Yorker, a Parisian and a Muslim from Egypt. Their message was simple – even in the wake of the tragic events in Paris and Beruit, love is stronger than hate.

McGill seeks arbitration in Floor Fellows negotiations

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On Monday, Nov. 9, McGill asked Quebec’s Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale for a government-appointed arbitrator in the ongoing negotiations with Floor Fellows, represented by the AMUSE union.

Montreal remembers on Lower Campus

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Yesterday, thousands of people from all walks of life came to McGill for one common purpose – to honour the memory of those who have served our country. For the fourth straight year, the Royal Canadian Legion hosted its Remembrance Day ceremonies on the lower field.

McGill launches centre for space research

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Montreal’s emergence as a leading hub for space research took another big step forward today with the launch of the recently created McGill Space Institute (MSI).

Happy 100th Molson Stadium!

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This week marks the centennial celebration of Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and that event will be recognized with a commemorative souvenir coin given out to the first 1,500 fans in attendance at the Homecoming football game between McGill and Concordia, for the Shaughnessy Cup, on Saturday, Oct. 24.