A look at five newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill provide a vivid snapshot of the diversity of entrepreneurship at the University in 2016. All five were born in labs and classrooms around campus, and are now testing the waters of the marketplace.
Did you know that McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry has a dental clinic with services available to anyone from the McGill community? The Student and Staff Dental Health Clinic, across from the Roddick Gates, can provide anything from cleanings and examinations to the management of wisdom tooth problems.
The University held its 48th Quarter Century Club gala on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Redpath Hall. The annual event celebrates employees who have reached 25 years of service at McGill. This year saw 112 new inductees into the Club.
I went into the McGill Physics Hackathon expecting a 24-hour sleepless haze of energy drinks, computer-science jargon, and incomprehensible humour. Instead, I found myself in the midst of a revolution of collaborative thinking, team-building and creative problem solving.
From September 26-30, 2016, the third annual #ConsentMcGill campaign presents a week of interactive and educational activities. “Our best way to reduce the incidence of sexual violence is to make sure our students are informed and aware, and the annual consent campaign is an important part of that process,” says Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning).
Yesterday, hundreds of members of the McGill community celebrated the last official day of summer – with a good, old fashioned corn roast on Lower Campus. For the fourth straight year, Principal Suzanne Fortier hosted her giant block party to ring in the new academic year.
On Friday, Sept. 16, the First Peoples’ House hosted its 15th annual Pow Wow on Lower Campus. Beginning at 11 a.m. with the Grand Entry, the event featured a full day of traditional dancing, singing and drumming. Hundreds of people took advantage of the mid-summer weather to browse the kiosks ringing lower field, learn about student groups, and connect with Indigenous organizations.
Over recent months and years, sustainable development has become a pressing issue around the world. McGill is no exception and, during the upcoming Open Forum, members of the community will have the opportunity to join a three-day, University wide discussion on the subject that could shape the future of our institution.
“Workday” has been selected as the new human resources (HR) and academic personnel software. It will replace McGill’s aging Banner HR and Payroll One-time Payment System (POPS) tools with an integrated system and more efficient ways of working.