Last night’s Board of Governors closed session saw the approval of three Vice-Principal appointments. Yves Beauchamp, former head of ÉTS, will join McGill as the new V-P (Administration and Finance). Former Dean of Graduate Studies Martha Crago will return to McGill from Dalhousie to take on the portfolio of V-P (Research and Administration). Dr. David Eidelman will begin a second term as V-P (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
The McGill Reporter spoke to this year’s recipients of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching and asked them about their early teaching gigs, their mentors and what conditions they must create in the classroom to get the most from their students.
Yesterday, the Government of Quebec bestowed its highest citation for accomplishments in cultural and scientific fields, the Prix du Québec, on two McGill researchers. Prof. John A. Hall received the Prix Léon-Gérin for human and social sciences, and Prof. Alan Evans received the Wilder-Penfield prize for biomedical research.
Yesterday, during Fall 2016 Convocation ceremonies, McGill’s newest recipients of honorary doctorate degrees, Joanne Liu and Bertrand Cesvet, challenged graduating students to have a positive impact upon the world.
The Road to 200 is a new initiative that will explore how, as the University approaches its 200th birthday in 2021, McGill is pioneering new knowledge across five cross-disciplinary themes: Towards a Sustainable Future, The Promise of Better Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Humanity Beyond Boundaries, and Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives.
McGill is one of six Canadian universities participating in the Business/Higher Education Roundtable, a group of businesses and post-secondary institutions focused on helping graduates successfully transition into the workplace. The group just released its report on work-integrated learning opportunities for Canadian students.
McGill moved a step closer to establishing a policy against sexual violence following a discussion at Senate’s meeting of Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Yesterday, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Professor Brenda Ravenscroft as Dean of the Schulich School of Music. She has been a member of the Queen’s University music faculty since 1993.
Today, the jury for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing, announced this year’s short list. The winning author, to be announced on Nov. 17, will take home $75,000 (US).
The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada recently announced the recipients of its latest round of Insight, Insight Development, and Partnership Grants, which include 70 projects led by McGill researchers. In total, 157 McGill-affiliated researchers will be supported by these grants.