This year’s edition of Open Air Pub, running from Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, features all the elements that have made it one of the University’s most popular events for more than three decades – lots of people, lots of homegrown music and maybe the occasional refreshment. Oh yes, and all the partying is done under the watchful gaze of McGill’s favourite trio of nude guys.
A collection of students and community members gathered outside Burnside on Wednesday to share their final ‘garden meal’ of the season. The meal was put together largely from vegetables grown right on the McGill downtown campus thanks to the efforts of Midnight Kitchen volunteers.
Convocation is the happiest time of the year at McGill. We’ve tried to catch as many of the smiles as we could.
Convocation (May 26–June 3) represents the very best of McGill, past, present and future.
Monday, April 27, marked the ceremony celebrating the third annual McGill Equity and Community Building Awards. Outstanding students, faculty and support staff members were recognized for their work fostering links with the local community and for nurturing an environment of equity at McGill. Following their introduction by Associate Provost Lydia White, award winners in the four categories –Student, Faculty, Support Staff and Team – each received a plaque from Provost Anthony C. Masi
On Friday, May 29, 2015, The McGill Reporter will publish our final print edition, featuring coverage of Spring Convocation and other University events. From that point on, we’ll be online only.
Believe it or not, Open Air Pub (OAP) has been a McGill tradition since 1982. But if McGill veterans have a hard time remembering those first, heady events, they can be excused. “We’ve been told that the first OAP was just a few engineering students handing out drinks from a single table on lower campus,” says Annie Pike, one of the organizers of the upcoming OAP Lite taking place on April 23-24. “Needless to say, we’ve expanded a bit since then.”
Established in 2007, the Edible Campus garden – which does the impossible every year by making the concrete plaza surrounding Burnside Hall bloom with fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers – is an oasis for many McGillians who gather there to read, relax and recharge amidst nature’s beauty. This year, a section of the garden will be opened for members of the University community to grow their own food.
Few communication tools are as versatile as our voice. With it we convey facts and feelings; we create art and build bridges between people. Voices can soothe us or warn us, inspire us or teach us. Just listening to a person’s intonations will tell us whether they are happy, sad or completely indifferent. Accents give us clues as to a person’s cultural background and exact part of the world from which they hail. The foundation of civilization is cooperation and one of the cornerstones of that foundation is communication. Without voice where would we be as people and as a society?
On March 10, classical music superstar pianist Lang Lang gave a masterclass to students of the Schulich School of Music. Lang Lang is credited as the being the key reason why nearly 40 million young people are studying piano in China.