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.

$3M for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Two McGill research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials announced.

Weekend in San Fran for students opens doors, and eyes

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McGill Engineering students attend Cansbridge Fellowship Conference in San Francisco and learn the start-up ropes from the pros

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

Charmaine Nelson to bring Black Canadian history to Harvard

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Art prof Charmaine Nelson, will be taking a year off teaching at McGill to deepen her research on Canadian fugitive slave advertisements, while teaching courses in Canadian Art and on the Visual Culture of Translatlantic Slavery at Harvard.

Helping to train Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrow

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There’s a call for Aboriginal applicants to the $50,000 Executive Masters in Business Administration or EMBA Program, in English and French. The scholarship is designed for Aboriginal managers and entrepreneurs, to develop their management and leadership knowledge, while remaining in their jobs.

$75,000 Cundill History Prize relaunched

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McGill is relaunching the Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time in world affairs when informed, factual debate is increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise.

$25 million gift to fund unique new retail school

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Thanks to the support of Aldo Bensadoun, BCom’64, LLD’12, and his family foundation, a proposed new school will examine the world of retail with a focus that makes it unique in the world.

Leadership matters: Managing our way to a healthier nursing workforce

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Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, director of research for the Ingram School of Nursing, discusses the challenges faced by people in the nursing profession and outlines the ways in which the situation can be improved.

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.