Happy video takes the edge off of exam stress

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Tom Zheng is in his final month as a political science undergraduate, so he knows how tough a time of year this can be for students. “People are stressed, tired and very anxious during exams,” he says. “Sometimes it is hard to find a reason to smile.” So, what did Zheng do about it? He filmed a remake of Pharrell Williams’ hit video, Happy – shot entirely at McGill and featuring some 70 happy students shaking their moneymakers. “I just wanted to show people that regardless of how busy or stressed we are, we can always find those little moments of happiness,” he says.

Could Royal Vic cure McGill space woes?

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The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH or the Vic) has stood for more than 120 years on the slope of Mount Royal. It is an iconic site. It sits right in McGill’s backyard. In about a year or so, it will stand empty, awaiting its next vocation. Could it be the cure for the University’s chronic space deficit? The possibilities are interesting.

The three As of aging gracefully: Accept, adapt, stay active

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In advance of her April 4 lecture, Secrets of Successful Aging, Dr. Dolly Dastoor, tells the McGill Reporter how you can successfully maintain the health of your mind and body to slow down the aging process.

April 1: Why the Humanities matter

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A humanities education is no April Fool’s joke. Tuesday, April 1 brings the last in a series of discussions about the value of learning about the human condition.

Major genetic breakthrough made in rare form of ovarian cancer

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The discovery of mutations in a single gene in multiple cases of small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcaemic type (SCCOHT), the most common undifferentiated ovarian cancer to strike women under 40, by a team led by Dr. William Foulkes of the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), represents a huge breakthrough.

Disability Awareness Week: Making it virtual and accessible

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McGill’s third Disability Awareness Week will be held March 24-28, and this year’s theme is ‘Making it virtual and accessible.’

Active learning techniques becoming the new norm

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A growing number of Faculty of Engineering professors are using innovative teaching strategies in their classrooms, encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning rather than just passively receive information.

Mac excels in animal and crop judging competition

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Recently, nearly 90 participants arrived at the Centennial Centre on Macdonald Campus to take part in the 64th annual Macdonald Intercollegiate Judging Competition in which they would judge a variety of live animals and crops during the all-day event. Youth from different 4-H clubs across Quebec participated in the 4-H division (five teams), while students from five different colleges and universities from Quebec and Ontario participated in the collegiate category (13 teams).

Inaugural i-Week a success for ISS

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A week of tea tasting, fashion shows, and guest speakers came to a close on Saturday night. i-Week: McGill Without Borders, hosted by International Student Services (ISS), featured events to celebrate McGill’s multicultural community with the hopes of bringing the foreign and domestic body together.

The far-reaching legacy of Claude Ryan

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On Feb. 13-14, McGill hosted The Legacy of Claude Ryan symposium in collaboration with the Newman Centre and the Quebec think-tank Federal Idea. Over the course of the two-day event, friends, collaborators, family members, major political partners and figures, and scholars came together to exchange on Ryan’s many contributions to Quebec and Canadian society – as a prominent thinker, a journalist, and a politician.