Community helps launch Indigenous task force

Community helps launch Indigenous task force

Members of the McGill, Montreal and Indigenous communities gathered Thursday, Sept. 22, on lower campus for the official launch of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.

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Around Campus

#ConsentMcGill encourages people to ask, listen and respect one another

#ConsentMcGill encourages people to ask, listen and respect one another

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).

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Annual Pow Wow draws hundreds to Lower Campus

Open Forum could help shape sustainable development at McGill

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Other News

Une équipe dirigée par un chercheur de l’INM obtient 6,1 M$ pour étudier la SP

Une équipe dirigée par un chercheur de l’INM obtient 6,1 M$ pour étudier la SP

Douglas Arnold, un chercheur de l’INM, a obtenu une subvention de 6,1 millions de dollars pour mener une étude sur la sclérose en plaques progressive.

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$6.1 million for MNI-led multiple sclerosis study

McGill wins $84-million grant for neuroscience

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Kudos

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

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.

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Two faculty members named Trudeau Fellows

Ten researchers and scholars named as Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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Extra! Extra!

Training the clinician-scientists of tomorrow

Training the clinician-scientists of tomorrow

It’s intense, and it takes up to eight years to complete. But for medical students who can’t decide between delivering front-line care to patients today, or doing the research that will revolutionize the care of tomorrow, McGill’s MD-PhD program may be just the ticket.

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Cundill Prize long list announced

Dévoilement des candidats en lice pour le Prix de littérature historique Cundill 2016

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Entre Nous

Indigenous rights activist Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

Indigenous rights activist Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

Cindy Blackstock was catapulted into the headlines earlier this year when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a landmark ruling in favour of her complaint that the federal government financially discriminates against First Nations children. Blackstock has now joined McGill’s School of Social Work.

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One on one with Chris Buddle, Dean of Students

Soigner : un langage universel

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Research

New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research

New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research

The first online fundraising program dedicated exclusively to supporting Montreal-based research into the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia was launched on Sept. 12.

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Don’t scan so close to me

Un chercheur de McGill explore le cerveau musical de Sting

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News

Vijaya Raghavan elected President of RSC’s Academy of Science

Vijaya Raghavan elected President of RSC’s Academy of Science

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) recently announced the results from elections to choose new Presidents of its three Academies as well as a new President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Vijaya Raghavan, James McGill professor in the Dept. of Bioresource Engineering, was elected President of the RSC’s Academy of Science.

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CFI invests $1.1M in CBRAIN computing platform

Seven emerging researchers given national honour

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Blog

U.S. citizens at McGill: Cast your vote for the Nov. 8 election

U.S. citizens at McGill: Cast your vote for the Nov. 8 election

Jeff Osweiler, Consul, American Citizen Services, at the Consulate General of the United States outlines how streamlined absentee voter registration makes it easier for U.S. citizens at McGill to register and cast their vote for the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential elections.

Read More → Annual party rings in new school year

Annual party rings in new school year

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.

Read More → McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.

Read More → VP-Communications Marcil to leave McGill

VP-Communications Marcil to leave McGill

McGill’s Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), Olivier Marcil has accepted a senior position in the private sector. His last day at the University will be September 30, 2016.

Read More → McGill to launch Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education

McGill to launch Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education

On Thursday, September 22, Provost Christopher Manfredi will launch his Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. To mark the occasion, a special ceremony will be held at the Hochelaga Rock, whose new position of prominence on the downtown campus symbolizes the Provost’s commitment to embedding Indigeneity in the life and activities of the University.

Read More → McGill still top Canadian university in QS rankings

McGill still top Canadian university in QS rankings

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

Read More → Moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite campus in Outaouais

Moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite campus in Outaouais

McGill has welcomed the Government of Quebec’s announcement Tuesday, Sept. 6, of an investment to develop a McGill Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in the Outaouais region.

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Downtown stop for Macdonald shuttle bus to be relocated

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, the inter-campus shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off location downtown will be in front of the Strathcona Music Building, on the North side of Sherbrooke Street just East of University Street (555 Sherbrooke Street West).

Read More → Nancy Ross appointed new AVP, Research and Innovation

Nancy Ross appointed new AVP, Research and Innovation

Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), has appointed Prof. Nancy Ross of the Department of Geography as Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, with a three-year mandate that began on Sept. 1.

Read More → New HR and academic personnel software

New HR and academic personnel software

“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.

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Four Burning Questions

Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

On Sept. 22, Raybould, Professor of Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, will deliver a lecture at the McGill Faculty Club titled “Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Opportunities and Challenges.”

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In conversation with Michel L. Pettigrew

Lily Cho on the Chinese immigration experience

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In the Community

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. On Oct. 19, the Neuro is holding its second annual A Brilliant Night gala to raise money for brain cancer research.

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Le Projet Connexion Montérégie, récipiendaire du prix Alice Johannsen

Conservation award goes to McGill-led project

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Notes from the field

A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

Second-year med student Laurianne Rita Garabed writes about her summer internship at the Boston Children’s Hospital working under the mentorship of a pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery.

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Rwandan student exchange a learning experience

Helping save the Mi’gmaq language in Listuguj

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In Focus

McGill will foot bill for Acfas registration

McGill will foot bill for Acfas registration

The world’s largest international French-language interdisciplinary conference is coming to McGill’s downtown campus. From May 8-12, 2017, some 6,000 professors and graduate students from 40 countries will present their research at the 85th annual Acfas conference. To encourage grad student and postdoc participation, McGill will cover the cost of registration, including Acfas membership, for students presenting at the conference.

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McGill défraie les coûts d’inscription à l’Acfas

Summer snapshots

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Athletics

Swimmer Mehain in Rio for Paralympic Games

Swimmer Mehain in Rio for Paralympic Games

Swimmer Sarah Mehain, a senior from Vernon, B.C., is joined by three grads on the mission staff, as members of Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin on Sept. 7.

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Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

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