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.
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.
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.
Thirteen McGill researchers were among the newly appointed or renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as announced earlier today by the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology). The McGill CRCs are experts in their fields, ranging from nanoscale electronics to cancer stem cell biology.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Doug Sweet was a squirmy Grade 4 student sitting on a hard wooden chair. Just another day at Duncan McArthur Public School in Kingston, Ont. But that day would be etched in his mind like no other when the announcement came over the PA that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas.
If a man and a woman of similar age walk up a steep hill side-by-side, the woman will most likely run out of breath faster than her companion. That’s because the smaller size of a woman’s lungs, her narrower air passages, and weaker respiratory muscles make breathing during exercise, quite literally, more work for her. A new study led by Prof. Dennis Jensen of McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education explains why this is the case.
Gaëlle Perrin and Carmina Ravanera, two U3 students majoring in International Development Studies, write about their summer internship in India and the lifelong friendships they formed with a husband and wife who opened their home – and their hearts – to a pair of total strangers.
Prior to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Macdonald Campus on Nov. 7, Kathy MacLean, Manager, Planning and Communications at Mac, pays tribute to her father, a Canadian war vet.
Suzanne Fortier was officially installed as McGill’s 17th Principal and 13th Vice-Chancellor in a ceremony that celebrated the past, present and future of McGill.