Two more students from McGill to be hitting the Rhodes

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Clare Lyle, a U3 Joint Honours Math and Computer Science student, and Alexander Lachapelle, currently pursuing his Medical Doctorate and Master of Surgery, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships. This brings to 144 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902.

A suite of SSHRC funding in support of McGill research

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At an announcement at Concordia University last week, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced more than $265 million for social sciences and humanities research across the country. In addition to 23 SSHRC Insight Development Grants, McGill was awarded 29 Insight Grants, and two Partnership Development Grants.

McGill’s CIRM gets $3.25M boost from BMO Financial Group and McConnell Foundation

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This morning, the BMO Financial Group and the McConnell Foundation announced that they are offering respectively $2.25 million and $1 million in new support for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal. The generous donations will further support research that puts Montreal and its citizens front and centre.

McGill students launch new walking service in Milton-Park community

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In answer to recent budget cuts that eliminated the bus service that transported elementary students from FACE to an after-school daycare eight blocks away, McGill’s student-run Walksafe program is piloting a new service to accompany some sixty children (aged between 5 and 12) to the day-care facilities on a daily basis.

Recruitment to Retirement is moving forward

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Over the past few months, the Recruitment to Retirement team has been working to review and standardize Academic and Administrative personnel management processes and begin configuring Workday to meet McGill’s needs. Workday will replace McGill’s Banner Human Resources Information System and Payroll One-time Payment System and will bring more efficient ways of working

McGill tops Maclean’s rankings for 13th straight year

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For the 13th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions in the medical-doctoral category.

McGill law student gets to shadow Prime Minister Trudeau for a day

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Job shadowing opportunities don’t get much more unique than Breanne Lavallée-Heckert’s day on Parliament Hill. The second-year McGill law student got to spend October 5 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he went about his duties.

Working toward a Zero Waste Campus

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In an effort to become a leader in our community for responsible waste management, McGill is taking steps to reduce the amount of waste generated on campus and increase its diversion rate, in the hopes of one day becoming a Zero Waste Campus.

McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

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McGill’s Faculty of Law has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education. A ranking by subject released on Oct. 4, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

Forgotten hero of Dunkirk finally gets his due

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James Campbell Clouston, the Second World War hero whose efforts at Dunkirk in 1940 saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, was remembered as a “Hometown Hero” in an elaborate and fitting tribute mounted by Parks Canada on the shore of Lac St Louis, where he grew up.