After six months of consultations, a possible target has emerged for the Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan: To make McGill a carbon-neutral university. To learn more about Vision 2020 and share your thoughts on carbon neutrality, join in one of three upcoming Community Conversations on Carbon Neutrality.
Concours, cercles de conversation, 5 à 7 littéraire, musique francophone, ateliers culturels, cabane à sucre mobile… Ces deux prochaines semaines, c’est tout le campus qui s’anime à l’occasion de la Francofête ! Francophones et francophiles, étudiants et employés de l’Université McGill, tous sont invités à célébrer la francophonie sur le campus !
Contests, conversation circles, literary happy hours, francophone music, cultural workshops, a mobile sugar shack … For the next two weeks, the entire campus will come alive for the Francofête. Francophones and Francophiles, students, staff and faculty are all are invited to celebrate McGill’s French side.
On February 20, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Managemen hosted Shaun Donovan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the United States Government under President Obama, as its latest Integrated Management Symposium speaker.
McGill’s hometown overtakes Paris in the 2017 QS Best Student Cities ranking. Montreal’s big jump from last year’s seventh-place reflects the city’s recent economic progress, as well as a strong performance in a new category that surveyed 18,000 international students about their university life and learning experiences.
McGill has again dug deep and come up with more than half a million dollars for Montrealers in need. The final tally has come in for last fall’s Centraide/United Way campaign at $513,493, more than $10,000 beyond the target of $500,000.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft president Brad Smith announced his company’s latest investment in Montreal’s artificial intelligence research capacity. The plans include a $7-million gift to McGill and the Université de Montréal.
The annual World Economic Forum is on now in Davos, Switzerland. At a panel this morning, Principal Suzanne Fortier and MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson discussed “Jobs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” While in Davos, the Principal will also introduce tomorrow’s sustainability presentation by McGill professors Elena Bennett, Andrew Gonzalez and Graham MacDonald.
Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2016, and McGill researchers figure in six of them.
This, the fourth iteration of our annual McGill Holiday Reading List, has once again inspired an impressive pan-McGill response from students, staff, faculty and upper administrators; and from Mac to the downtown campus. This year, contributors listed books they hope to read as well as some of their favourites as suggestions for others to pick up.