Provost-designate Manfredi looking forward to tackling challenges

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Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi was named by the Board of Governors on Tuesday as McGill’s next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). A 26-year veteran of McGill, Manfredi, 55, has served as a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Chair of that Department and, since 2006, as Dean of Arts. He spoke to The Reporter about the challenges he faces and about his life and background.

Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

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On Nov. 14, Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, University Advancement, was honoured by the Quebec chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Career, which is bestowed to a professional who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the not-for-profit field through exemplary leadership, fundraising skills, forward-thinking vision and steadfast values.

Four burning questions for Richard Overy, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

Richard Overy is a finalist for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945. Overy took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Four burning questions for David Van Reybrouck, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

David Van Reybrouck is one of three finalists for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, Congo. Van Reybrouck took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Four burning questions for Gary Bass, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

Gary Bass is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. One of three finalists for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide. Bass took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail on a century of aviation in the North

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4, McGill graduate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail returned to her alma matter for the Montreal launch of her new book, Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North. She spoke with the Reporter about her book, McGill memories, and more.

Oct. 29: Redefining the concept of inclusive user experience on the Web

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Denis Boudreau, Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems, will deliver the 5th Rathlyn Lecture in Disability Studies on Oct. 29. The lecture is titled We are all disabled, or soon will be: Redefining the concept of inclusive user experience on the Web.

“I map, therefore I am.” The importance of location to modern Society

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D. R. Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize, introduced the world to the power of cybercartography, an enhanced form of multimedia mapping. On October 28 at 5:30 Prof. Fraser will participate in a moderated discussion exploring the impact of cybercartography on trade and economic patterns, international development and the risk of homelessness.

Leenders-Cheng vying to be crowned Canada’s Smartest Person

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Victoria Leenders-Cheng is one of those people. You know the kind; incredibly accomplished, well rounded and, yes, impossibly nice too. And, for the purposes of this article, it’s important to note that she’s smart. Really smart. So smart, in fact, that she’s vying for the title of Canada’s Smartest Person as one of the contestants on the new CBC program of the same name.

Four Burning Questions for Anne Applebaum, winner of the 2013 Cundill Prize

Four Burning Questions

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Anne Applebaum, winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, will deliver the annual Cundill Lecture, True Believers? The Nature of Collaboration and Opposition in Communist Regimes. Applebaum took the time to speak to the Reporter in advance of her visit to McGill.