The presentation of the Kennedy Smith Lecture by Professor Douglas Farrow at McGill on Jan. 22 celebrated two events: the sixtieth anniversary of the purchase, by a group of lay Catholics, of the building at 3484 Peel Street that houses the Newman Centre, and the inauguration of Farrow’s tenure as McGill’s Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies, a position endowed by Lee and Mary Podles in 2000.
As the 2014 fiscal year draws to a close in April, the University’s financial planning for next year, as well as its forecast to 2019, is taking concrete shape, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate last Wednesday in the second of three updates on McGill’s budget.
Simon Gravel, an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship on Feb. 18, in recognition of his potential to make substantial contributions to the field of human genetics. Gravel is breaking the research mold, and refining our understanding of modern human origins by learning from history, biology, and technology.
McGill’s Newman Centre, in collaboration with other partners, is hosting a major symposium on the Legacy of Claude Ryan (Feb. 13-14). This initiative commemorating the 10th anniversary of Ryan’s passing will bring together an array of major political figures, public intellectuals and academics, including Thomas Mulcair, Brian Mulroney and Jean Charest.
Five of the 10 Discoveries of the Year selected by Quebec Science magazine for 2013 were led by McGill-affiliated researchers. Here’s a look back at those five breakthrough discoveries.
We already know that McGillians read. A lot. Papers, studies, textbooks, reports… But when time permits, what do they read for fun? So we asked some members of the McGill community what they wanted to read over the coming weeks. Not surprisingly, the list is long and eclectic.
With 2013 drawing to a close, the McGill Reporter is coming to the end of its first year as an online journal and, thanks to the magic of the Internet, we have been able to gather data on everything from how many people stopped by for a read to how long they stayed to where in the world they were when they clicked on one of our stories. What was the most viewed Reporter story in 2013? What month had the most readers? Read on to find out?
Over the years, the end of final exams has inspired any number of spontaneous displays of pure happiness, including high fives, chest bumping and uncontrollable giggling. But what was up with the 100 or so students boogying in the streets at the crossroads on lower campus on Tuesday, Dec. 3 – two days before finals kicked off?
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.