McGill has launched an online tool to help in the selection of more environmentally friendly materials for new construction and renovation projects. The Material Analysis Tool (MAT) is an online ranking system that distills manufacturer information to assist users in the selection of building products that are healthy and environmentally responsible.
McGill’s Bring a Child to Work Day is like a checklist for every cool activity even the most demanding kid could ever want. Robots? Check. Cartoons? Check. Dinosaurs? Check. Zombies? Check.
Unicorns at the Redpath Museum? People of all ages are invited to Unicorn Day at the museum on Sunday, April 7.
From March 21-23, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, will host the third annual Echenberg Family Conference Series on Human Rights. The McGill Reporter spoke to one of the speakers, Marina Nemat who was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, at the age of 16, she was arrested and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and nearly executed.
Mediation @ McGill, an student-run initiative that offers free mediation services to students who need help resolving conflicts, has its official launch today from 5-7 p.m. in the basement lounge of Thomson House, at 3650 McTavish.
A group of McGill students slept out in the rain last night, and more will be sleeping in the great outdoors every night this week. No, it’s not a case of shortages in Rez. These urban campers are roughing it by choice. The students are participating in the nationwide 5 Days for the Homeless campaign from March 10-15 to raise money for Montreal’s Dans la rue, a grassroots, community-based organization that works with street kids and at-risk youth aged 12 to 25.
Federal Liberal Party leadership candidate Justin Trudeau was at McGill Tuesday, Feb. 19 to share his vision for Canada with students. Approximately 100 people crowded into the University Centre’s Lev Bukhman room to hear his views on, among other things, higher education and the thorny issue of tuition fees. After his speech, Trudeau stopped to chat with those who were unable to make it into the room. Trudeau earned a BA in English Literature from McGill in 1994 and returned to pursue Environmental Geography Master’s studies before starting his career in politics.
For the first time in many years, members of the McGill community can go for a skate on campus while practicing their stickhandling and wrist shot – in almost exactly the same place some of the first hockey games in history were played. The ice rink on lower field, traditionally reserved for broomball, is now also being used for recreational skating and, yes, hockey.
The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada and the McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections present Ink and Blood, an exhibition on the works of Polish-born graphic artist, book illustrator, caricaturist and stage designer Arthur Szyk (1894-1951). The exhibition, in place at the Redpath Library Building since Nov. 26, runs until Jan. 31, 2013.
Things looked bleak after the cash box was stolen following last week’s Desautels fundraising breakfast for Centraide. Then McGill alum Mark Smith got involved.