Registrar Kathleen Massey sounds remarkably chipper for someone who is responsible for planning Convocation – one of the most logistically challenging events on the University calendar. Chipper, but not naïve. “We understand that this is a major challenge,” says Massey.
McGill is taking another step toward having a Sexual Violence Policy in place by the end of the calendar year, an objective Provost and Vice-Principal Academic Christopher Manfredi announced at Senate and Board of Governors last month.
In advance of the May 4, In Her Own Words event, the Reporter spoke to McGill’s Antonia Maioni, Brigitte Kieffer and Ghyslaine McClure about their careers in academia.
Since it opened in 1999, the award-winning McGill University Sexual Identity Centre of the MUHC is the only psychiatric clinic in Quebec that offers a wide range of specialized psychotherapy services tailored to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans and queer people (LGBTQ). Members of the LGBTQ community come to the clinic to get help dealing with sexual identity issues and the mental suffering caused by discrimination.
On March 22, McGill female graduate students from the Goodman Cancer Research Centre hosted the third annual Young Women in Bio (YWIB) event – an initiative designed to introduce young women to careers in science. YWIB is an organization of professional women at all stages in their careers in the field of science, with the purpose of inspiring and empowering young women to reach the highest levels of leadership.
Le 15 mars, cinquante élèves d’écoles secondaires de Montréal ont activé leurs neurones et synapses lors du concours Cerveau en herbe/Brain Bee. Les jeunes devaient répondre à des questions sur… les neurones et les synapses lors de l’événement d’une journée, qui est aussi une occasion d’apprentissage, à l’Institut et hôpital de neurologiques Montréal.
Fifty Montreal-area high school students put their neurons and synapses to work on March 15 answering questions on … neurons and synapses. The students were contestants in the Brain Bee, a day of neuroscience trivia and learning at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
On March 16, McGill is going to be hosting a one-day global fundraising challenge. The concept of a giving day has been popularized by Ivy League institutions in the U.S., but Canadian universities have been slower to adopt the idea, making McGill among the first in the country to undertake this type of 24-hour campaign.
In an online ratification process that followed last Monday’s Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) general assembly, McGill undergraduates have voted against a motion to support the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement against Israel. SSMU announced Saturday morning that the online vote on the BDS motion failed by a margin of 57 per cent to 43 per cent. Six per cent of those voting abstained. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier issued a statement to the McGill community following the vote.
McGill’s Faculty of Religious Studies has been a resourceful and adaptive intellectual community dedicated to advancing the critical study of religion and its impact on society, politics and culture. From its inception, it has continually re-assessed and renewed its mission and resources. The new transition of Religious Studies from its Faculty status to a School – made official at the Thursday, Feb. 11, meeting of the Board of Governors – represents another pivotal moment in this evolution.