McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 12th straight year

Other News

It’s now an even dozen. For the 12th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top medical-doctoral university in Canada.

Consultation on smoking policy

Blog

The following is a message to all staff/all students from Robert Couvrette, AVP (Facilities Management and Ancillary Services) on the ongoing efforts to implement a non-smoking policy across the University.

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

Kudos

Stephen Toope (BCL’83, LLB’83) has been nominated the first non-British vice-chancellor in the University of Cambridge’s 807-year history. Toope was the Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1999.

McGill still top Canadian university in QS rankings

Blog

McGill remains Canada’s top university according to the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, which were released yesterday.

First-year students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Other News

Ontario high school student Abtin Ameri and Mana Moshkforoush of British Columbia have been named McGill’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

You can’t get there from here – Part II

Blog

As McGill girds for the start of another fall term next week (move-in weekend is on Saturday and Sunday), it faces some significant challenges in terms of the movement of people, vehicles and stuff.

Community Engagement Day 2016

Blog

McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office will be hosting and celebrating the 5th anniversary of Community Engagement Day on and around Thursday, Sept. 29

Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Athletics

Lisa Perrett, a senior defender from Vancouver, B.C., converted a corner kick made by Audrey-Ann Coughlan in the 68th minute of play as McGill’s women’s soccer team blanked Toronto Varsity Blues 1-0 on Sunday to capture the Old Four soccer tournament at U of T’s Varsity Centre.

Don’t scan so close to me

Research

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

Un chercheur de McGill explore le cerveau musical de Sting

Research

« Ces techniques de pointe nous ont littéralement permis de cartographier l’organisation de la musique dans le cerveau de Sting », explique le Pr Daniel Levitin, auteur principal et psychologue cognitiviste à McGill. « C’est capital, dans la mesure où tout l’art de la musique réside dans la capacité du cerveau d’assembler des sonorités pour façonner un paysage sonore. »