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.

SKILLS21: Transferrable skills with real-world applications

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Teaching and Learning Services, in conjunction with various McGill units, has launched SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduate students. SKILLS21 offers workshops in five streams designed to facilitate transferable skills development and is just one way McGill is enhancing the undergraduate experience.

Spot the nearest AED… you could save someone’s life!

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Did you know there are 56 automated external defibrillators (AED) across McGill’s two campuses? An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart in case of irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest. There have been three instances on McGill campuses where AEDs have saved lives.

Planning for the unexpected

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Find out how Campus Public Safety prepares for possible emergencies, such as floods, fires or even active shooter situations. And learn about the tools that are available to you so you can stay informed – and safe – during such an event.

United in a positive Frosh culture

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Some 4,500 McGill students and 1,200 McGill staff and volunteers helped make Frosh 2017 a collaborative, safe and fun introduction to McGill’s academic year 2017-2018.