Introducing Desautels’ new Donald E. Armstrong Building

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On Jan. 8, the Donald E. Armstrong Building – formerly the McGill bookstore building on McTavish – opened its doors as the new home of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Master’s programs. Named after the creator and first director of McGill’s MBA program, the Armstrong Building provides 48,666 additional square feet to Desautels.

Desautels to launch new Masters in Management Analytics

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In response to the growing need for big data literacy across organizations, the Desautels Faculty of Management will launch a new Masters of Management in Analytics program this summer.

Advancing research and teaching on the European Union

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As the topic of Russia’s influence on North American politics continues to dominate the news, researchers at McGill and the Université de Montreal are working to  promote a better understanding of international relations specific to Russia and the European Union.

Upgrade your skills to become a data pro

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McGill’s School of Continuing Studies has launched two new Professional Development Certificates designed to respond to the rapid spread of machine learning and data-driven businesses. The Professional Development Certificates in Data Analytics for Business and in Data Science and Machine Learning target the gap in data science training

What did McGill Innovation Week look like in action?

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The fifth annual McGill Innovation Week, from November 11 – 18, showcased McGill’s innovative energy, connections to the community as well as to the broader Montreal innovation ecosystem.

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