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).
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.
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.
Le 27 janvier dernier, la Réserve naturelle Gault s’est dotée d’une place de choix au campus en inaugurant son portail. La cérémonie a eu lieu, en présence de la Principale Suzanne Fortier, du Doyen des Sciences Martin Grant, du Vice-Président Communication Olivier Marcil, du Directeur de la Réserve naturelle Gault Gregor Fussmann et de plusieurs autres distingués invités.
When the books were closed on the 2013 McGill Centraide campaign, there was $416,500 worth of good news.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Research and International Relations will host the Rt. Hon. David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, United Kingdom. At a luncheon event he will deliver a keynote address, considering the “opportunities and challenges for science in future cities.”
Most people don’t know it, but the McGill community has a group of guardian angels looking over it, morning, noon and night. Well, maybe not angels, but a team of well-trained volunteers ready to treat a whole range of first aid situations be it applying a tensor bandage to an ankle twisted on a patch of ice to treating severe allergic reactions epinephrine autoinjectors or using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to help someone suffering from a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Have no fear, M-SERT has your back (or wrist, or knee, or whatever you may have injured).
Are you itching to write the Great Canadian App? The upcoming Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) hackathon is your chance to dive into a treasure trove of more than 200,000 open data sets from Statistics Canada, Health Canada, Environment Canada and other federal agencies. Treasury Board President Tony Clement was on campus this morning to tell students how their apps could win cash and prizes.
The myriad of ways in which petroleum is reshaping our politics, economy and culture will be the focus of the 2014 annual conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, to be held on Feb. 6 and 7. As workers and investment move west in Canada, has Canada’s economic geography changed, leaving Ontario’s industrial heartland to wither and decline? Will disputes over the environmental impact of resource extraction bring a new wave of political activism in Canada? How are filmmakers, novelists, playwrights and musicians responding to Canada’s petroleum boom? These and many other issues will be taken up at Petrocultures 2014.
It wasn’t just the prospect of furthering his research that lured Professor Dan V. Nicolau to McGill. It was the opportunity to build a bioengineering program from the ground up.