New Dean of Arts, renewed V-P communications

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McGill’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Antonia Maioni as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and the reappointment of Olivier Marcil as Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations).

Record year for Reporter

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The Reporter is in the business of highlighting the people at McGill, their successes and the important work they are doing. However, at the end of each year we turn the focus inward to tell you how we’ve done – and we’re happy to report that it is a feel-good story.

Susan Pedersen wins $75,000 Cundill Prize

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Last night, at a gala dinner in Toronto, Susan Pedersen was announced as the winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill. Pedersen walked away with the $75,000 US grand prize for her book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire.

Superior staff members celebrated

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Each year as part of Fall Convocation, the Principal pays tribute the exceptional efforts of McGill employees with the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff. This year, four individuals and one team have been named winners of the Award in their respective categories.

McGill to increase refugee-student placements

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The current civil war in Syria has led to what is considered one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time with more than 11 million people displaced thus far. While McGill is considering a number of ways in which it can assist in the situation, it is planning on tripling the number of refugee students it admits, starting in the next academic year.

Children score, P.K. gets big assist

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Earlier today, P.K. Subban, the Montreal Canadiens’ All-Star defenseman, made the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history when he donated a minimum of $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

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In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts’ understanding of the condition on its head.

Almost $10 million for salmonella research

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Researchers from McGill and Laval universities will receive close to $10 million over the next four years for work that is designed to both identify and find natural solutions for the reducing the growth of the salmonella strains that cause human disease.

Quebec schools hand out hundreds of McGill Science Awards

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More than 200 Quebec high schools across the province handed out McGill-sponsored science awards at graduation ceremonies earlier this year. The annual awards recognize student achievement and promise in science and mathematics. The prize is comprised of a McGill University paperweight, to be presented at the school’s annual graduation ceremony, and a $500 tuition credit, redeemable upon registration at McGill in any undergraduate program.

All systems go: Glen site transfer is complete

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Sunday, in a two-pronged operation, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) completed the largest and most complex hospital transfer in Canadian history.