Microsoft to grow Montreal AI ecosystem

Microsoft to grow Montreal AI ecosystem

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft president Brad Smith announced his company’s latest investment in Montreal’s artificial intelligence research capacity. The plans include a $7-million gift to McGill and the Université de Montréal.

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Drama on the menu as Inter-university cooking contest looms

Drama on the menu as Inter-university cooking contest looms

From Feb. 24–26, a group of McGill students will lock paring knives with teams from four other North American universities in its quest to be named University Iron Chef champion.

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2016 at McGill: Were you paying attention?

Library offers delightful holiday diversions

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News

Board approves new V-P communications

Board approves new V-P communications

Louis Arseneault has been appointed the new Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations). Arseneault is the former Vice-President – Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications of Montréal International, a non-profit economic development agency. His five-year term begins February 1, 2017.

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New V-Ps Finance and Research, renewed Dean of Medicine

Exceptional educators awarded Principal’s Prize

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Kudos

QS ranks Desautels among ‘global elite’ business schools

QS ranks Desautels among ‘global elite’ business schools

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management has earned top marks in the annual QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, putting the Faculty in the same category as institutions such as Harvard Business School and London Business School.

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McGill scores big at CASE District 1 Excellence Awards

Kaspi, Fish and Trottier head McGillians in Order of Canada list

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Around Campus

My Workplace update

My Workplace update

As we head into 2017, the My Workplace team gives an update on some of last year’s projects.

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Restoration of the Roddick Gates

Next Chair named, Chancellor reappointed

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Other News

McGill researchers in on 6 of 10 of Québec Science’s top discoveries

McGill researchers in on 6 of 10 of Québec Science’s top discoveries

Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2016, and McGill researchers figure in six of them.

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McGill Reads, 2016 holiday edition

16 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

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In the Community

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

Eloise Passarella, a first-year medical student, has combined her two passions of medicine and dance to create a calendar featuring medical students representing various styles of dance in medical-related environments. All profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to the National Centre for Dance Therapy of les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

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Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

McGill Family Care hub

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In Focus

Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

The Union and University representatives met on December 19, 2016.

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Study to explore e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tool

Forum on Indigenous studies and education

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Blog

McGill delegation to speak at Davos

McGill professors Elena Bennett, Andrew Gonzalez and Graham MacDonald will host a discussion on sustainability at the 2017 World Economic Forum annual meeting this month. They will be joined in Davos, Switzerland, by Principal Suzanne Fortier, who is a speaker on a WEF panel about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The forum runs from January 17-20, 2017.

Read More → Nominations open for Equity and Community Building prize

Nominations open for Equity and Community Building prize

McGill’s Award for Equity & Community Building recognizes the work of students, faculty and staff committed to advancing equity and diversity at McGill. The nomination deadline is March 17.

Read More → Register for the Acfas Congress today

Register for the Acfas Congress today

Registration is now open for the 85th Congrès annuel de l’Association francophone pour le savoir, the largest French-language interdisciplinary conference in the world.

Read More → Downtown shuttle bus stop is moving

Downtown shuttle bus stop is moving

Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the inter-campus shuttle bus will stop at the southwest corner of President Kennedy and McGill College avenues (between Mansfield St. and McGill College Ave.)

Read More → Intellectual Property policy gets a makeover

Intellectual Property policy gets a makeover

McGill’s Policy on Intellectual Property has been revised and updated for the first time since 2001. The new IP policy is more clearly articulated and nimbler than the previous iteration, and it is designed to be useful and accessible to inventors across disciplines.

Read More → Ushering in a bold new era for open science

Ushering in a bold new era for open science

The new Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, created thanks to a $20 million gift from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family, will be a catalyst for the Montreal Neurological Institute’s daring open science initiatives

Read More → Nine professors promoted

Nine professors promoted

During its meeting of December 1, 2016, the McGill Board of Governors approved the promotion of four associate professors in the Faculty of Arts, four associate professors in the Faculty of Science, and one associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering, to the rank of full professor.

Read More → Update on undergraduate medical education accreditation

Update on undergraduate medical education accreditation

Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine updates people on the undergraduate medical education accreditation.

Read More → Remembering a beloved Dean

Remembering a beloved Dean

Ellen Aitken passed away suddenly in 2014. But the legacy of the much-admired Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies will live on in perpetuity through the recently inaugurated Ellen Bradshaw Aitken Graduate Fellowships.

Read More → Fall semester final exams

Fall semester final exams

Everything you need to know about the Fall semester final exams (Dec. 7 to Dec. 20)

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Entre Nous

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

In advance of his presentation at the World Economic Forum, Andrew Gonzalez, talks to the Reporter about the ways in which dense urban areas have caused a serious disconnect between ecosystems – a disconnect that can have a negative impact on people’s wellbeing.

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The neuroscience of HIV

From embryos to stem cells to personalized medicine

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Four Burning Questions

Davos 2017: Graham MacDonald on global food systems

Davos 2017: Graham MacDonald on global food systems

In advance of his presentation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Reporter spoke to Graham MacDonald from the Department of Geography about the state of global food systems.

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Graham Abbey on the Bard and Brussels sprouts

Trudeaumania: The rise to power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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Research

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

McGill geographers have compiled the most complete global database of lakes to date. Their research promises to help scientists better understand the important role of lakes in the Earth’s complex environmental systems – from the hydrological cycle and weather patterns, to the transport, distribution or storage of pollutants and nutrients through the landscape.

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MNI scientists receive major funding for ALS research

Our sense of smell is influenced by culture

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Profile

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

Prominent McGill alumnus Steve Arless, returned to his alma mater this fall as Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine as part of the new, cutting-edge, Surgical Innovation Program.

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Lessons from the battlefield

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

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Athletics

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

Recently, the McGill Reporter spoke to two of McGill’s most successful student-athletes – Olympian Dori Yeats and Top Eight Academic All-Canadian François Jarry – to find out how they handle the enormous demands placed upon them.

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Jean Béliveau Award will support top athletes

McGill grad Rehman earns World Series ring with Cubs

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