Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

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Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.

Funny business

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Louise Richer needs a new dress. But it’s not to wear at her upcoming MBA convocation ceremony – it’s to receive the Order of Canada.

Meet your building directors

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Under the radar, underappreciated and indispensable: Campus wouldn’t run without McGill’s building directors – and they’re mostly volunteers

Taking the Rhodes less traveled

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A few years ago, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald, was flunking out of high school in Vancouver’s gritty Downtown East Side. Today, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald is looking forward to entering Oxford University next September as McGill’s 139th Rhodes Scholar.

Critically injured electrician makes miraculous recovery

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On May 1, 2014, Mathieu Allard fell 10 metres while working at the Ferrier Building on the downtown campus. This summer, after a grueling year of surgeries and therapy, the upbeat 29-year-old returned to work. The McGill Reporter talks to Allard about his incredible recovery and the people who helped save his life.

“Kindness rubs off,” says Eyal Baruch, lifelong volunteer

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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.

René Provost awarded Trudeau Fellowship

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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.

A man (and a dog) on a mission

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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.

Going local, in ancient Greece

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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.

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

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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.