McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

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On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally.

What’s on your bookshelf? McGill’s holiday reading list

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For the second year in a row, the Reporter put a call out to the McGill community to share with us their respective holiday reading lists. The response was enthusiastic as we received input from virtually every constituency of the university including students, staff, faculty, alumni and upper administrators. Not surprisingly, the list we’ve compiled is long, challenging at times and diverse, ranging from fiction and non-fiction to poetry and even podcasts.

Staging exams in winter is a test for anyone

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It’s 4 a.m. and Kathleen Massey, McGill’s Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services, is already checking the Environment Canada weather website. She’ll be back on that website no less than 10 times a day until final exams are finished. Massey and her team need to confer by 5 a.m. about whether weather will compel them to postpone by an hour the start of the 9 a.m. morning exams. In the seven years Massey has been at McGill, she can’t recall weather forcing an exam to be cancelled.

Desautels expanding into Bookstore space

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The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.

Gestion d’entreprise agricole à McGill : une tradition familiale

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Le programme de niveau collégial a formé des centaines de producteurs agricoles au fil des décennies.

Deisseroth’s research offers window to the brain

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A record crowd of just under 500 people attended the annual Beatty Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16 with Dr. Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University. Dr. Deisseroth is a practicing psychiatrist and the researcher behind two revolutionary tools for studying the brain: optogenetics, a technique that uses light to control neurons, and CLARITY, a revolutionary method of making brain tissue transparent to observe neural connections and activity.

Oct. 22: Large-scale test of McGill’s emergency communications tools

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McGill has built up a wide range of communications tools to help keep you safe in an emergency. On Oct. 22, McGill’s emergency notification tools will be tested. Read more to find out how these tests may affect you.

Frosh 2.0 emphasized safety and respect while still having fun

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It is a word that sends shivers up the spines of university administrators across the country: Frosh. On paper, the annual freshman orientation period at the beginning of each semester is designed to welcome new students to university and to help them get their bearings. In practice, however – as sometimes seen in disturbing news reports each September – Frosh has often resulted in many young students losing their way. But along came McGill Orientation Week 2014, from Aug. 23-31, and suddenly those reports on Frosh were full of words like “civilized,” “respectful” and “fantastic.”

One year of renovations later, Douglas Hall reopens for business on time and under budget

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A major project to renovate Douglas Hall residence has restored the heritage building to its impressive original condition. Even better news? The ambitious project came in on time and under budget.

McGill’s diversity on display at Redpath reception

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They come from Antigua to Zimbabwe, and almost every country in between. The more than 430 new students who filled Redpath Hall for the annual welcome reception for international students represented 66 different countries and a whole lot of fascinating background, experience and future.