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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just days away from the Summit on higher education, Stuart H. (“Kip”) Cobbett, Chair of McGill’s Board of Governors, argues that Quebec universities are well managed and in need of more funding.
As McGill mops up from Monday’s flood just in time to contemplate looming budget cuts, the Vision 2020 team has a simple message for the community; if we work together, our future, and the University’s future, is bright.
A group of Canadian physicians and researchers wants everyone to know – we all have a role to play if we are to curb the burden of hepatitis C in this country.
As April 22 rolls around again, we should all be thinking about Earth Day, what it means and how we can get involved – after all we only have one planet to live on. Earth Day is a global event geared toward increasing awareness and appreciation for our world’s natural richness, from its unique environments, to its bountiful resources, and wonderful plants and animals.