Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

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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.

In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

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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.

What their stories tell us: Female researchers in conversation

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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.

In conversation with Brian Payne, resource economics expert

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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.

In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

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In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford, talked to the Reporter about the importance of art and culture; the secret to longevity in politics; and the side of Stratford you didn’t know existed.

Entrevue avec Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay

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Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay, sera l’une des participantes à la conférence Les villes qu’il nous faut, organisée par l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill qui se tiendra les 19 et 20 février prochains. En prévision de cet événement, la mairesse s’est entretenue avec le McGill Reporter au sujet de la vitalité de Châteauguay, ville bilingue; du travail effectué afin d’améliorer le transport entre la Rive-Sud et Montréal; et, enfin, des raisons qui l’ont poussée à quitter le journalisme pour entrer en politique.

Famed tenor Ben Heppner joins Schulich School of Music

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Ben Heppner, one of the world’s premier dramatic tenors, will join the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. “[Life on the road] may seem glamorous from the outset, but pretty darn quick you learn that it’s hard to be out there,” he says. “I want to teach students the strategies they need to have in place so that they can be both successful and happy.”

Four Burning Questions for Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

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In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Bonnie Crombie is the Mayor of Mississauga,talked to the Reporter about her life in politics and what she hopes to get out of the conference.

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

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McGill grad, Mark Heyck is the Mayor of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Prior to his appearance at the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need, Heyck spoke to the Reporter about his journey from from the halls of McGill to the Mayor’s office; and about life in the Northwest Territories.

She likes the nightlife

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Andreina Seijas is an urban night researcher looking at what cities in Latin America and the Caribbean can do to promote their night-time economies and to create quality spaces for work and leisure after hours.