Change the world, Hon Docs tell Class of 2016


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.

Heading down the Road to 200


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.

Report takes pulse of work-integrated learning opportunities


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.

Senate discusses draft policy against sexual violence


McGill moved a step closer to establishing a policy against sexual violence following a discussion at Senate’s meeting of Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Brenda Ravenscroft named Dean of Music


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.

Cundill Prize short list announced


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).

Over $10 million in SSHRC funding to support McGill research


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.

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

Notes from the field

Report from the third annual Global Social Economy Forum, held in Montreal from September 7 to 9, 2016. More than 1,300 participants from 60-plus countries – including more than 30 mayors – discussed how cities can benefit from collaboration between local governments and social and solidarity economy actors.

For the love of music


Longtime McGill supporter and alumnus Graham Sommer, M.D., C.M.’72, has pledged $1 million to the university to fund a Canada-wide competition for young composers, providing an exciting forum for the creation of new musical works. The competition will be launched in 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

CFI invests $1.1M in CBRAIN computing platform


Big data requires bigger computers. We’re capturing such vast amounts of detailed data about the human brain that our processing technology can’t keep up. A new federal investment in a Canada-wide network of brain imaging centres will help turn a sea of detailed genetic data, high-resolution brain imaging and psychological interviews into new treatments for brain diseases and mental disorders.