Chocolate truffles will put a smile on anyone’s face and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re more than delighted to be spreading joy and happiness. Our gift to you: McGill Students Housing and Hospitality Services’ Executive Chef Oliver de Volpi’s Chocolate Truffle Recipe. Better yet, get the hands-on training during December’s Culinary Workshop: Chocolate Truffles, on Dec. 9 and 11.
Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique. They were killed because they were women, because they were students in an engineering program. What has come to be called the Montreal Massacre is an event we are all called upon to remember: violence against women continues to be part of our present.
The 26th Entretiens Jacques Cartier, a colloquium that encourages the exchange of ideas between Canada, Quebec, and France, took place in Lyon from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29. The seminar series, organized and hosted by the Centre Jacques Cartier, comprised 24 seminars on the Centre’s major themes: science, technology, economics, society, culture and politics.
Football player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of St. Hilaire, Que., and distance runner Jullien Flynn of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., headed a list of 13 bursaries won by McGill University athletes from the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, during the 28th annual University Sports Gala at the Hotel Sheraton-Laval, on Nov. 26.
Robert Couvrette has one of the most diverse jobs in the senior administration at McGill. Responsible for everything from how the washrooms are cleaned to how buildings are renovated (or built), as well as McGill’s efforts in sustainability and space planning, Couvrette’s day is pulled in many directions. We’re not sure how he found time to sit down and talk with The Reporter, but, late on a Friday afternoon, he did. And he talked about taking the long view on buildings and sustainable practices.
On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, changing the course of U.S. and world politics and marking a generation that had hung its hopes on him. The Reporter asked members of the McGill community to share their memories of that day 50 years ago. Here are there recollections.
Cameron Perrin of North Vancouver, B.C., accounted for eight points as the McGill men’s rugby team clipped Concordia 16-6 to capture their eighth consecutive RSEQ conference championship before 691 rain-soaked fans at Molson Stadium, Friday.
McGill’s Senate unanimously and enthusiastically voted to condemn portions of the Quebec government’s Bill 60, the proposed legislation to enact the much-discussed Charter of Values after Principal Suzanne Fortier had kicked off an open discussion on the subject at the regular November meeting on Wednesday.