The final total for the McGill Centraide campaign has been tallied and the news is good. Better than ever, in fact. In the end, the generosity of the McGill community helped raise $468,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal – marking the highest amount ever raised by McGill.
Two McGill projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The scholarship program is designed to help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges, international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.
To forge the future of health care, the new facilities at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, which opened its doors on Feb. 2, are helping to close the gaps between biomedical research, clinical medicine and population health.
The relocation of the McGill Bookstore in 2016 from its 3420 McTavish St. location across from the Service Point to parts unknown as yet might actually result in a multiplication exercise. Many participants at a sparsely attended Town Hall meeting Monday seemed to embrace the notion that, in order to serve its clientele better, the store should consider branching out into a number of smaller outlets, or even pop-up stores, that could be more flexible in their offerings and tailor merchandise to the market close to their location.
New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk.
A $1.2-million gift to McGill from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.
World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected. Two researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) talk about significant progress made over the past 25 years and what remains to be done to stem the pandemic.
Gary Bass, author of The Blood Telegran: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide, captured this year’s $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill. Chancellor Michael A. Meighen and Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi announced the winner Thursday night at a gala awards dinner in Toronto. Now in its seventh year, the Cundill Prize is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.
On Nov. 12, Quebec’s universities and CEGEPs were hit with that new round of cuts, amounting to $31.6 million. McGill’s share is close to $5 million. Provost Anthony C. Masi talked to the McGill Reporter about this development, and the University’s ongoing underfunding situation.
Addressing the hundreds of military personnel and veterans standing at attention before the cenotaph on lower campus and the throngs of spectators that ringed the field to watch yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, Chancellor Michael A. Meighen paid homage to two of Canada’s latest military casualties, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo – two soldiers killed here in Canada in two separate attacks days apart. “Our debt to them is enormous,” said Meighen.