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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Jennifer Stoddart, former Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Timothy Brodhead, whose work in the non-profit sector has had a profound impact in Canada and overseas, will receive honorary degrees at the University’s fall convocation ceremonies.
McGill rose to 38th in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, from 39 last year.
With the advance polls opening today, the end is finally in sight for Canada’s longest federal election campaign in the modern era. In a pilot project designed to encourage students to participate more fully in the democratic process, Elections Canada is establishing offices at 40 Canadian university and college campuses, including two at McGill and one adjacent to a McGill residence building on Sherbrooke St., for the federal election on Oct. 19.
Robyn Wiltshire, currently Director of the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), will move to the Brown Building to serve as Interim Senior Director of Student Services with a mandate to develop a renewed approach to student services, Deputy Provost Ollivier Dyens has announced.
On Sept. 8 and 9, the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) welcomed a delegation from the Pôle de cancérologie du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Poitiers in France as part of an initiative to share best practices internationally.