Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.
The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22. This conference explores sustainable pedagogical practices and tools, empowering educators to respond to diverse learning styles found in today’s classroom. In advance of the conference, the Reporter spoke to Roberta Thomson, an instructor for the Faculty of Education at McGill in the inclusive education, diverse learners and assistive technology areas and at LaSalle College for disability related courses.
Hans Beck, the Director of Classical Studies in the Department of History and Classical Studies, has embarked upon an ambitious research project looking at the emergence of localism in the city-states of Ancient Greece. The project, funded in large part by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will focus on how, in reaction to the ever-expanding Greek empire, many Greeks turned their gaze inward toward local culture, customs and community.
If you want to make important decisions regarding vaccines, it’s important to understand the facts. What is the value of vaccines? How do they fight diseases? Dr. Brian Ward, a prominent researcher in the field of immunization, spoke to the Reporter about the vital role vaccinations play in our health and wellbeing.
Over the past year McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) hired a trio of Education students who have since been leaving their mark on our community and the University. Teyesha Mullick, Carmen Villa and Rachel Zellars of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education each have different roles with SEDE and with the community, but, in an interview with the Reporter each of them had plenty to say about their experiences.
In advance of her participation in the Sports and Identity symposium on May 5, Meg Hewings, former McGill Martlets hockey player and current GM of the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, spoke to the Reporter about the sport she loves.
A mother driving with her five-year-old daughter in the backseat takes a wrong turn and ends up in a dark back alley, forever altering the young girl’s life. It sounds like the ominous beginning of dramatic film but quite the opposite is true – this is a real-life story about a little girl whose unwavering compassion for human beings serves as an inspiration to us all.
On April 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Research and International Relations will host the third edition of In Her Own Words: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers, an event which features McGill’s most accomplished women researchers and academic administrators in conversation about careers in academia.
A professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nicole Li has dedicated her research to help protect people’s voices and better heal them when problems arise. “Most people use their voice as their primary method of communication – and many people need it to earn their living,” she says. “But, surprisingly, we hear very little about good vocal hygiene and how to keep your voice healthy.”
In advance of his April 2 lecture, Living and Working with Free Trade: Prince Edward Island’s Fisheries under Reciprocity and Confederation, 1854-1873, Professor Brian Payne, an expert on North American resource economics, spoke to the Reporter.