Francois Miller arrived at McGill this past spring as Manager of the Office of Sustainability. Recently, Miller sat down with the Reporter to talk about his mandate, the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), Vision 2020 and his plans to further grow the culture of sustainability at McGill.
To get into the spirit of the Centraide campaign, which kicked off earlier today, the McGill Reporter sat down with Eyal Baruch, Assistant Manager of Events, Athletics and Recreation, to explore his lifelong passion for volunteerism and his belief in the importance of supporting Centraide.
In advance of his Beatty Memorial Lecture (Sept. 24), former Microsoft executive and founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education, spoke to the Reporter about social entrepreneurship and “the major choices facing the world at this epochal moment.”
In advance of his appearance at the upcoming Trottier Symposium (Sept. 28-29), GMO expert Kevin Folta spoke to the Reporter about genetically modified foods.
Today it was announced that McGill Law Professor René Provost, a scholar with expertise in human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and the intersection of law and culture, is one of five Canadian scholars honoured with a Trudeau Fellowship from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation.
In advance of his lecture at the upcoming the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Geoffrey Kabat spoke with the Reporter about the lack of evidence linking cell phone use with cancer.
In advance of his presentation at the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr, Paul Offit, Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, spoke to the Reporter about the controversy surrounding vaccinations.
Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second five-year term comes to an end June 30. He will be succeeded by outgoing Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi. Masi has spent 36 years at McGill, as a Professor of Sociology, as Chief Information Officer and as Deputy Provost and Provost. As Provost, Prof Masi has had oversight for both the McGill’s academic mission and the University’s budget. He sat down with The Reporter for a look back and a look ahead.
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.