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.

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.

Joëlle Pineau to head new Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal

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Professor Joëlle Pineau of Computer Science is taking charge of the first Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Canada, the second Facebook AI lab outside of the U.S. Pineau is a leading AI researcher at McGill where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab, and will stay on staff at McGill.

NSERC awards over $35M to McGill scientists and engineers

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Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced the 2017 results of the NSERC Discovery Grants Program today in Victoria, British Columbia — a total investment of $515 million in support for fundamental research, over $35 million of which will go to McGill’s researchers in the full range of science and engineering disciplines, from biology and chemistry to advanced materials engineering and astrophysics.

Engaging students in Quebec language and culture

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The Quebec Studies Program aims to enhance McGill students’ academic experience by giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in Quebec’s language, history and culture.

McGill grad Julie Payette named as Canada’s Governor General

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Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) is to be Canada’s next Governor General. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) is expected to make the announcement Thursday morning.

Research in the park

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Catching some rays and expanding your mind don’t have to be mutually exclusive activities. As part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations, an offbeat noontime lecture series is getting local researchers out of their labs and into public spaces throughout the Montreal core. Six McGill researchers are participating in Les midis Ville-Marie, discussing topics that range from designing a sweeter-sounding city to cracking the universe’s deepest secret.

Construction of the house of the future kicks off at Loyola

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As of June 12, the test assembly of the net-zero energy Deep Performance Dwelling began on Concordia University’s Loyola Campus. Designed and realized by TeamMTL, the house is Canada’s sole entry to the 2018 Solar Decathlon China, an international competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses.

We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to pull back

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Both ominous and hopeful, a new report paints a picture of the value of biodiversity, the threats it faces and the window of opportunity we have to save species before it’s too late