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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to make important decisions regarding vaccines, it’s important to understand the facts. What is the value of vaccines? How do they fight diseases? Dr. Brian Ward, a prominent researcher in the field of immunization, spoke to the Reporter about the vital role vaccinations play in our health and wellbeing.
Over the past year McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) hired a trio of Education students who have since been leaving their mark on our community and the University. Teyesha Mullick, Carmen Villa and Rachel Zellars of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education each have different roles with SEDE and with the community, but, in an interview with the Reporter each of them had plenty to say about their experiences.
McGill alumna and longtime supporter of the Schulich School of Music, Elizabeth Wirth (BA’64) has donated $7.5 million to the School. It is one of the most generous gifts to culture and music in Quebec, and one of the largest gifts ever to McGill from a female donor. The gift was announced at a special event celebrating philanthropy and featuring some of the School’s talented students and young alumni.
In advance of her participation in the Sports and Identity symposium on May 5, Meg Hewings, former McGill Martlets hockey player and current GM of the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, spoke to the Reporter about the sport she loves.
Members of the McGill community will join Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers on Saturday, June 20, 2015 to kick off the inauguration of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. Everyone is invited!
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during its fourth meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selection Committee’s recommendations to promote the following 11 associate professors to the rank of full professor: Hassan Benchekroun (Economics) Bernard Brais (Neurology & Neurosurgery) Alyson Fournier (Neurology & Neurosurgery) Fabien Gélinas (Law) Juliet Johnson (Political Science) Robert [...]