Fleuve-Montagne pathway gets official opening


A few sprinkles of rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of dozens of people who gathered for a pleasant ceremony to unveil one of the largest projects celebrating the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary this year: the 3.8-kilometre Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, a pedestrian pathway linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal that slices through the heart of McGill’s downtown campus.

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Notes from the field

Just finishing his first year as Dean of Students, Chris Buddle could probably use a little downtime, right? Well, for the award-winning researcher and professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, downtime means heading to the Arctic tundra to study pollination with graduate student, Vinko Culjak Mathieu.

Martha Crago comes home to McGill as VP, Research and Innovation

Entre Nous

Prof. Martha Crago began her term as Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, on July 1. Prof. Crago is certainly no stranger to McGill. She completed her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at McGill, worked as a professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and was Dean of Graduate Studies, as well as the Associate Provost (Academic Programs). The Reporter sat down with Prof. Crago to talk about fundamental research in Canada, her vision for McGill, as well as what it feels like to “come home” to the University she loves.

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby


Magali Harvey, a member of the Canadian national women’s rugby team for the past eight years, has been appointed head coach of the McGill women’s program. Harvey was named player of the year in 2014 by the International Rugby Board.

McGill grad Jennifer Sidey becomes Canada’s newest astronaut


On July 1, Jennifer Sidey (BEng’11) and Joshua Kutry were named Canada’s newest astronauts. Since 1983, just 14 Canadians have made the grade, making it one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. Sidey and Kutryk raise the number of active Canadian astronauts to four.

Thomas Roddick, antisepsis and the birth of modern surgery at McGill


Dr. Thomas Roddick (1846-1923) is probably best known around McGill as the name behind the Roddick Gates, which his wife donated after his death. Perhaps less well known is that the former Dean of Medicine was the surgeon who brought antiseptic practices to Canada.

Bringing Indigenous scholarship to the forefront at McGill


The Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education says the time has come to prioritize Indigenous scholarship. The Task Force recommendations are a direct response to the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for action to raise the profile of the role of First Nations in the education system.

Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Four Burning Questions

Medical research is time-consuming and expensive. There is a tendency to guard results and the credit that comes with it. But more and more researchers are looking at the idea of scientific protectionism with a fresh perspective, reappraising the worth of siloing discovery, and recognizing the harm it can cause.

Undergraduate medical education program off probation


On Monday, June 12, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) confirmed to McGill that the MDCM program is no longer on probation, effective immediately.

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced


Goaltender Jason Forsyth, a native Montrealer, who backstopped McGill University to a national soccer championship in 1997, is among a half-dozen honorees selected for induction this fall to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.