McGill’s McConnell Arena promises to be rocking this Saturday as both the hockey Redmen and Martlets face must-win games for their respective seasons to continue following tough losses last night. On Thursday, the Redmen lost to the Carlton Ravens 5-2 to fall behind 1-0 in the best-of-three OUA East men’s hockey finals. The Martlets fell 4-1 to the Montreal Carabins, knotting the best-of-three Quebec league championship at one game apiece.
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“It’s arguable that we now live in a dictatorship, punctuated by manipulated elections,” says Elizabeth May, leader of the Federal Green Party. May will discuss what can be done to prevent a slide into “elected dictatorships” during her March 24 lecture titled “The Crisis in Democracy”
The presentation of the Kennedy Smith Lecture by Professor Douglas Farrow at McGill on Jan. 22 celebrated two events: the sixtieth anniversary of the purchase, by a group of lay Catholics, of the building at 3484 Peel Street that houses the Newman Centre, and the inauguration of Farrow’s tenure as McGill’s Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies, a position endowed by Lee and Mary Podles in 2000.
While mapping agricultural land uses in Eastern Panama as part of Catherine Potvin’s lab a pair of McGill undergraduates got to live with local people. The experience, the duo say, gave them unique insight into people’s everyday lives and, more importantly, into their kitchens.
Katia Clement-Heydra scored the game-winner and added a helper as No.2-ranked McGill pulled out a 4-3 thriller to draw first blood over the top-ranked Montreal Carabins in Game 1 of the RSEQ women’s hockey league championship series, Sunday. The Martlets were buoyed by a boisterous crowd of 412 at McConnell Arena that included Principal Suzanne Fortier and Olympic gold medalists Charline Labonté and Mélodie Daoust.
It was a great weekend for McGill basketball as, for the second straight year, the University claimed both the Quebec men’s and women’s basketball titles. Both teams will be heading to the CIS national championships later this month.
Max Le Sieur tallied twice, including the game-winner, as the sixth-ranked McGill men’s hockey team quadrupled No.7-UQTR 4-1 to sweep an OUA East best-of-three semifinal series at McConnell Arena, Saturday.
Co-captain Francoise Charest scored a game-high 15 points as the No.8-ranked McGill University women’s basketball team led from start to finish, defeating Laval 46-35 in a Quebec conference Final Four semifinal at Centre PEPS, Friday. McGill, the top seed in this new tourney format played entirely in the provincial capital, can claim back-to-back RSEQ titles if they defeat UQAM in the championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Two days after guiding Canada to an Olympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock made a surprise visit to his alma mater to address both the men’s and women’s hockey teams during their practices Tuesday evening.
As the 2014 fiscal year draws to a close in April, the University’s financial planning for next year, as well as its forecast to 2019, is taking concrete shape, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate last Wednesday in the second of three updates on McGill’s budget.