Queen Victoria reigns supreme, off to finals of Canada’s Smartest Person

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Victoria Leenders-Cheng, a Communications Officer in the Faculty of Law, made a huge comeback in the final event in her episode of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person show to qualify for the finals, which will be aired on Nov. 23.

$2.9M in funding to boost child and adolescent mental health research

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Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation, hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold.

Nobel winner has very fond memories of McGill

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Earlier this week, fifty years after completing his Master’s at McGill and beginning his PhD in physiological psychology here, John O’Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine. In an exclusive interview with the Reporter, O’Keefe remembers his time at McGill as “an incredibly exciting time.”

The boys in the band need your votes!

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McGill’s very own ‘Busty and the Bass’ has made it into the Top 100 of CBC’s ‘Rock Your Campus’ competition, the search for Canada’s top university band. The boys need your votes to help them win the grand prize: a huge concert put on by CBC on McGill campus.

McGill’s financial situation – October 2014, Q&A

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An update on McGill’s financial situation.

$3 million gift creates Chair in pharmacoepidemiology

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As McGill prepares to celebrate half a century of research excellence in epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health, it has announced the creation of the Albert Boehringer I Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, made possible through a $3 million gift from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada), Ltd.

Royal Society kudos for seven McGillians

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On November 21 and 22, 2014, the Royal Society of Canada will honour seven McGill researchers for their outstanding contributions to the scientific research and the pursuit of new knowledge. Professors Nigel Roulet, Peter S. McPherson, Constantin Polychronakos and Daniel Wise will be inducted as RSC Fellows, joining the ranks of the more than 150 [...]

Principal Fortier ushers in new academic year with block party

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Yesterday afternoon, Principal Suzanne Fortier stood in the square in front of the James Administration Building and surveyed a scene that made her smile. Hundreds of people – students, staff and faculty of McGill, and probably a few passersby – crowded the square, eating free sandwiches and bopping happily to Tonal Ecstasy’s a capella rendition of Some Kind of Wonderful. “This is our Piazza del Campo,” she said to the person standing beside her, referencing the famed public square in Sienna, Italy. “What a wonderful place we have here.”

McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

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Because McGill had already anticipated another round of funding cuts from the Quebec government, the University is well placed to weather this next round of spending reductions, Principal Suzanne Fortier told Senate Wednesday afternoon.

Construction project launched at Schulich Library

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Construction begins in earnest today at the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building on the downtown campus, home of the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering. Scaffolding will be erected around the building as stonemasons examine the 120-year-old, late-Victorian gem from inside and out to determine the degree to which its old stone has deteriorated.