College versus university? A false dichotomy

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Provost Christopher Manfredi takes on the ongoing nrrative that universities offer an impractical education, unsuited to the real-world needs of today’s labour market. “It is a good story, but one that simply is not true,” writes the Provost.

Simulation for safer health care

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“In order to truly make health care safer, we need to simulate over and over again. We need to be rigorously assessed to a level of competence, and then and only then, deliver care to our patients,” writes Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal is an Associate Professor of Surgery, and Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation & Interactive Learning.

Global mental health at McGill: Advancing a social, cultural and ecosystemic view

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In advance of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), Drs Duncan Pedersen and Laurence J. Kirmayer have written the following editorial on the importance of adopting a global approach when looking at mental health

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

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First-year medical student Mary Koziol writes about what the 2-year probation period of the undergraduate medical program means to her and her fellow students.

50 years later: Memories of JFK

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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.

50 years later: What the JFK assassination meant to different generations

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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.

I remember…

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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.

Open letter to Principal Suzanne Fortier

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The following is an open letter to Principal Suzanne Fortier written by Raphaël Fischler, Director of the School of Urban Planning. The letter was originally submitted to the McGill Reporter.

Behind the scenes of Frosh

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Orientation Week often raises the eyebrows of many at and outside of McGill University, mainly because of just one of its components: Frosh. Mention the word “Frosh” and it will incite a myriad of reactions from McGill staff members, local residents, upper-year students and alumni.

Grant praises HMB’s vision and leadership

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Dean of Science, Martin Grant, paid tribute to Principal Heather Munroe-Blum at the final University Senate meeting of her tenure. The following is the text of the speech Grant delivered.