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.

Universities well managed

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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.

The Optimism Underground: An Open Letter from Vision 2020

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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.

Hepatitis C: A public health problem with a solution

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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.

Time to make Earth Day live up to its name

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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.

20/20 vision of a sustainable campus with Vision 2020

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Communities drag me in, especially those with ongoing arguments and a readiness for change. That makes the McGill community right now an ideal location for me in my role as Sustainability Coordinator at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The position was created by students in the spring of 2011 to provide institutional memory at SSMU and to be a resource to help students achieve more through their on-campus efforts. I provide support through issue-specific projects, or by helping coordinate huge community collaboration efforts such as Vision 2020: Creating a Sustainable McGill.

OSD: lending a hand to students with disabilities

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I was born with EEC (Ectrodactyly–ectodermal dysplasia–cleft) a syndrome that, among other things, gave me a cleft lip and palate, and left me with bilateral conductive hearing loss. I have been wearing hearing aids since the age of three years old, and my hearing loss has become an integral part of who I am.

Why Centraide matters: a first-person account

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Andrea Miller-Nesbitt is a Liaison Librarian. At the age of 15, she took a job as a camp counselor at a camp for kids with disabilities, and she’s been passionate about working with people with disabilities every since.

Enough of this five-year tenure nonsense

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Management professor Henry Mintzberg weighs in on the subject of tenure.

A McGill employee at Centraide checks in

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On my first day at Centraide as a Loaned Representative from McGill, I had no idea what to expect. What I did know was that along with an amazing team of people, I’d be supporting an organization that provides the core funding to 360 agencies throughout Greater Montreal that help half-a-million Montrealers living at or below the poverty line. That’s an astounding one-in-10 people who are in dire need of support and who are without the financial means to get them through some exceptionally difficult, and usually temporary, circumstances.