Engineering Dean Jim Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS

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In a recent meeting of the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, Jim Nicell, Dean of Engineering at McGill, was elected Vice Chair.

Decision on RVH coming next year 

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A final decision on whether McGill should acquire the former Royal Victoria Hospital will be made in the coming year, the April session of Senate was told, as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi and Vice Principal (Administration and Finance) Yves Beauchamp presented the RVH-Academic Vision and Development Plan to Senate. 

Using Artificial Intelligence to combat sexism in the literary world

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Do women only write about family? Do men only write about war? Just Review is a new advocacy project that uses Artificial Intelligence to uncover and combat sexism in the literary world.

Feds pledge $50K for student-designed net-zero energy housing

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Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna visited the downtown campus in support of TeamMTL, the only Canadian team competing in the 2018 Solar Decathalon. The event challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate a high-performance, sustainable home. The competition will be held in Dezhou, China.

Beethoven course and concert series explores the man, music and myth

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McGill’s School of Continuing Studies’ PRIZMA program is offering a unique six-lecture, six-concert program exploring the genius of Beethoven, beginning on April 18 (in English) and April 19 (in French).

Carbon neutrality: Join the campus-wide conversation

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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.

Shaun Donovan on leadership during economic crisis

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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.

Montreal is world’s #1 student city

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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 surpasses Centraide goal – again

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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.

Microsoft to grow Montreal AI ecosystem

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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.