In donating a total of $20 million to fund the recently created Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill and the l’Institut de l’énergie Trottier at Polytechnique Montréal, McGill alumnus and high-tech entrepreneur Lorne Trottier had a vision.
Marcela Mansure, a native of Rio de Janiero, has been named most valuable player of the McGill University women’s volleyball team.
Dean of Science, Martin Grant, paid tribute to Principal Heather Munroe-Blum at the final University Senate meeting of her tenure. The following is the text of the speech Grant delivered.
More than 200 children whose parents, other relatives or family friends work at McGill flocked to both campuses last Friday to take part in the University’s first ever Bring a Child to Work Day. Children 8-15 had the pick of some 50 or so events to take part in, everything from examining dinosaur bones and prehistoric tools to taking a Music master class and getting lessons in managing a Zombie apocalypse.
Provost Anthony C. Masi has been named Acting Principal for the summer interregnum between the departure of Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and the arrival of Principal-elect Suzanne Fortier.
Because of the way library use is changing in an increasingly digitized world some of McGill’s library spaces are slated to undergo changes this summer. Recently the Reporter sat down with Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries, to get a fuller sense of what is prompting these changes, why they have to occur in such a short time frame and how they present opportunities for improving student study space while still ensuring that librarians continue to play a vital role in teaching and research and are present to provide services to students and faculty.
Rugby players Brianna Miller and Caroline Suchorski and swimmers Steven Bielby and Katie Caldwell have been selected to represent Canada at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia (July 6-17).
At 19 years old, U0 Science undergrad Miranda Wang already has a CV that would make most of us jealous.
Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing, most recently as senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books, in new media and as a journalist, writing for various publications including The New York Times and The South China Morning Post. He will be in conversation with former CBC journalist Louise Penny at the 16th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture on The Council on Palliative Care, a free public lecture in a its series “Lessons in Living from the Dying” on May 7, at 5:30pm at the Leacock Building, room 132.
McGill’s Board of Governors approved a new Procurement policy, a revised Student Code of Conduct and the Statement of Principles Concerning Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly at its April 26 meeting.