McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.
Montreal in the summer is a festival of festivals. The Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, a host of film festivals and, of course, the ubiquitous construction festival. Include a new addition to the latter – a major overhaul of the McTavish Reservoir. Work started on June 9 and is slated for completion in December of this year, to be followed by an extensive renovation of the park that will continue until 2016.
Having received her Engineering degree on May 29, Annie Wen is flying pretty high. But she’s soaring even higher than your typical McGill graduate – about 10,000 feet higher – because she is one-third of the Montreal Flyers, a team of three young women pilots from McGill who will take part in the Air Race Classic (ARC) from June 16 – 19.
Ceremonial maces aren’t just symbols of a governing body, they’re works of art. When the Principal of the University of Edinburgh discovered that McGill didn’t have a mace, he put the students in his School of Design to work. Now the finely crafted fruit of their creativity is about to make its McGill debut.
McGill’s Dr. Alan Evans and Dr. Nahum Sonenberg will receive over $3.7 million for research focusing on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and fragile-x syndrome (FXS), with a goal to develop new diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies for these disorders, as announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on May 1.
Budget Book FY2015 was approved by the Board of Governors on April 28. Here’s an overview of highlights.
The major City of Montreal project to replace water and sewer lines on McTavish St., from Sherbrooke St. to Dr. Penfield Ave., finally got under way on Wednesday, April 30. The City had hoped to do preliminary work a couple of weeks ago, but the ground was still too frozen.
Although eight in ten Canadians report brushing and flossing their teeth on a regular basis, 96 per cent of adult Canadians have had cavities and one fifth have experienced moderate to severe gum disease. Oral Health Month kicked off on April 1 and Dr. Melvin Schwartz, Chief of the Jewish General Hospital’s Department of Dentistry, thinks it is a good time to remind the public of the importance of good dental health.
The City of Montreal plans to start work next week on preparations for a major construction project on McTavish St. that will continue throughout the summer. Sewer and water lines, some more than 100 years old, will be replaced. At McGill’s request, the City will install additional storm sewer drains to help deal with water in the event of a flood similar to that of a little more than a year ago.