Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

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Tal Arbel is a pioneer in the fields of computer vision and medical image analysis. But, because she is a woman in a field that is traditionally dominated by men, she is often met with resistance. “People are often surprised when I tell them about my profession and say things like ‘You don’t look like an engineer’,” Arbel says. “I am happy to challenge those stereotypes.”

Remembrance Day Ceremony draws young and old to Mac

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Hundreds of people gathered around the permanent War Memorial on Macdonald Campus on Nov. 9, to pay tribute to the men and women who have served in Canada’s military. As in previous years, the vast majority of people in attendance were young, not yet adults – local elementary and high school students.

Student Health Service equips students and staff for the fight against fentanyl

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The headlines about the fentanyl crisis are alarming; overdoses caused by this synthetic opioid, which is 100 times more potent than morphine, have claimed hundreds of lives across the country. McGill Student Health Service has worked hard to ensure that Naloxone – an opiate antidote – is now being made available across campus, and that a broad range of student support staff have been trained to administer it

Celebrating the artists who walk among us

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You know your colleague in Financial Services, the guy two doors down? When he’s not balancing budgets, he’s an accomplished sculptor. That new Dietetics prof? Brilliant at batik. The annual Artists Among Us exhibition and sale on Nov. 1 will feature the beautiful artwork created by members of the McGill community – students, staff, faculty, retirees, alumni and parents of McGill students.

Strengthening resistance against contemporary Canadian blackface

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On Oct. 23, Philip S. S. Howard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, will give a keynote presentation on the history of contemporary Canadian blackface and how to challenge it. It’s part of a four-campus art and speaking tour starting at McGill, going to Queen’s, Wilfred Laurier and the Ontario College of Arts and Design University.

Symposium highlights undergrad research on social equity

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On Sept. 27, the SEDE office, in partnership with the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards, hosted a symposium for the first-ever Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards. The initiative was launched last year with the goal of bridging McGill’s research with the diverse work on equity in the community.

Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

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Umbrellas became sunshades on Wednesday as cheery McGillians sporting red and white umbrellas joined the Montreal Centraide campaign’s annual March of Umbrellas in downtown Montreal.

Planning McGill

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The downtown and Macdonald campuses are two of the University’s prized assets—and they didn’t happen by accident. The Campus Planning and Development Office’s open house (Oct. 11-13) is your opportunity to learn about the thought and vision behind how McGill manages its hundred-plus buildings, verdant grounds and complex infrastructure networks.

MERS shines spotlight on graduate engineering research

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More than 40 graduate students from the Faculty of Engineering presented their research results via poster presentations at the fifth annual McGill Engineering Research Showcase (MERS) held by the Faculty of Engineering on Monday, Sep. 25.

Fighting for First Nations children

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On Sept. 27, the Institute for Health and Social Policy will host a lecture by Cindy Blackstock titled Culturally based equity for children: A cornerstone for reconciliation. Blackstock is Executive Director and co-founder of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and a professor in the School of Social Work.