Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

Athletics

Sarah Mehain, a swimmer from McGill, won a bronze medal in the 50-metre butterfly (S7 category) at the International Paralympic Committee world swimming championships in Glasgow, Friday.

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

Point of View

First-year medical student Mary Koziol writes about what the 2-year probation period of the undergraduate medical program means to her and her fellow students.

Principal Fortier gets hon doc from University of Glasgow

News

In recognition of her academic leadership and to honour the important intellectual and research ties that bind the two universities, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suzanne Fortier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Glasgow during Commemoration Day Ceremonies today in Glasgow.

Brain research gets $6-million boost

News

McGill-affiliated brain researchers have received a close to $6 million in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s.

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

Entre Nous

Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second five-year term comes to an end June 30. He will be succeeded by outgoing Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi. Masi has spent 36 years at McGill, as a Professor of Sociology, as Chief Information Officer and as Deputy Provost and Provost. As Provost, Prof Masi has had oversight for both the McGill’s academic mission and the University’s budget. He sat down with The Reporter for a look back and a look ahead.

McGill gets $100 million in research infrastructure support

News

As announced earlier today, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Quebec government will contribute over $100M in research infrastructure support to McGill.

A man (and a dog) on a mission

Profile

Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

News

A $1-million gift from alumnus J. William Ritchie, will provide major support for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

Four Burning Questions

The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22. This conference explores sustainable pedagogical practices and tools, empowering educators to respond to diverse learning styles found in today’s classroom. In advance of the conference, the Reporter spoke to Roberta Thomson, an instructor for the Faculty of Education at McGill in the inclusive education, diverse learners and assistive technology areas and at LaSalle College for disability related courses.

Going local, in ancient Greece

Profile

Hans Beck, the Director of Classical Studies in the Department of History and Classical Studies, has embarked upon an ambitious research project looking at the emergence of localism in the city-states of Ancient Greece. The project, funded in large part by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will focus on how, in reaction to the ever-expanding Greek empire, many Greeks turned their gaze inward toward local culture, customs and community.