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.

First-ever Aboriginal Homecoming event headlines Indigenous Awareness Week

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The 4th annual Indigenous Awareness Week will be held from Sept. 15-19. Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, the week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit. New to Awareness Week will be an Aboriginal Homecoming event to be held at the Faculty Club on Sept. 18.

Pedestrian safety concerns on McTavish construction site

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City of Montreal workers at the McTavish Street construction site have reported that a significant number of people have not been very attentive to the signs and regulations designed to make the site as safe as possible. Of particular concern are people wearing headphones who do not hear warning signals as equipment and trucks are backing up. This has led to a number of situations in which serious accidents have been narrowly averted.

Lectures make it crystal clear: science can be controversial

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McGill is playing host to a series of lectures in Crystallography, marking the International Year of Crystallography and the International Congress of Crystallographers in Montreal until next Tuesday. Dan Shechtman, who spoke Thursday night, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a controversial discovery – but only after his research was initially castigated by such luminaries as fellow Nobel winner Linus Pauling, among others.