McGill tops Maclean’s rankings for 13th straight year

McGill tops Maclean’s rankings for 13th straight year

For the 13th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions in the medical-doctoral category.

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News

Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: The contribution of the private sector

Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: The contribution of the private sector

On Oct. 24, a panel of experts, including Phil Oxhorn, McGill’s Associate Provost (International), will examine the contribution of the private sector in regards to the UN’s sustainable development goals.

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McGill signs MOU with leading Japanese research institute

Twitter challenge brings Law student to the PMO

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Entre Nous

Patch Adams pulls no punches in pre-Trottier Symposium Q&A

Patch Adams pulls no punches in pre-Trottier Symposium Q&A

Patch Adams is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Trottier Public Science Symposium “Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection” (Oct. 23 – 24). In advance of his Oct. 24 lecture, the outspoken Adams takes aim at a wide array of subjects, including medical schools, hospitals and capitalism, in an interview with the Reporter.

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George Colpitts examines fur trader stories in upcoming Eakin Lecture

Dr. Steven Skates on ovarian cancer screening

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Notes from the field

On shawarmas, soiled diapers and Inuktitut folk songs

On shawarmas, soiled diapers and Inuktitut folk songs

With wit and eloquence, Harry Kim, an undergraduate student in Microbiology and Immunology, writes about his four-week research project to Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq where he was investigating enteric infections among young children in the Arctic.

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Searching for Arctic pollinators

BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

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In Focus

Desautels ranked among world’s top green MBA programs

Desautels ranked among world’s top green MBA programs

Corporate Knights, which bills itself as “the magazine for clean capitalism,” has issued its 2017 Top 40 Better World MBA ranking that lists the business schools that most effectively integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders. McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management was ranked ninth in the world. As well, the magazine named four McGillians to its list of Top 30 Under 30 leaders in sustainability.

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McGill-Notman Partnership celebrates one-year anniversary, dozens of start-ups in the making

Snapshots from around the world and around the corner

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Kudos

McGill grad Julie Payette installed as Canada’s GG

McGill grad Julie Payette installed as Canada’s GG

Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) was installed on Oct. 2, as Canada’s 29th Governor General. Payette follows David Johnston, who was Principal of McGill from 1979 to 1994, and who served as Governor General since 2010.

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Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

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Other News

McGill law student gets to shadow Prime Minister Trudeau for a day

McGill law student gets to shadow Prime Minister Trudeau for a day

Job shadowing opportunities don’t get much more unique than Breanne Lavallée-Heckert’s day on Parliament Hill. The second-year McGill law student got to spend October 5 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he went about his duties.

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Working toward a Zero Waste Campus

Forgotten hero of Dunkirk finally gets his due

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Research

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab

DeepMind, the AI company famous for its Go-playing AlphaGo program, announced today that it is opening a new research lab to be headed by Doina Precup, a professor at McGill’s School of Computer Science.

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Researcher takes HIV self-testing global

Eating protein three times a day could make seniors stronger

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Blog

Forces to be reckoned with: McGill student initiatives feted at Forces AVENIR

Forces to be reckoned with: McGill student initiatives feted at Forces AVENIR

A pair of McGill student-led initiatives, NeuroSymposium and Empower McGill, were honoured at the recent Forces AVENIR gala in Quebec City.

Read More → Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

The third annual A Brilliant Night gala will take place this year at Montreal’s Le Salon Richmond on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to support The Neuro’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Read More → McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Two McGill researchers, Daryl Haggard and Khanh Huy Bui, have been chosen as CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars, a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators in the first five years of their careers.

Read More → McGill to honour Canadian trailblazers

McGill to honour Canadian trailblazers

As part of the Fall 2017 convocation ceremonies, McGill will confer honorary doctorates upon Heather Munroe-Blum and Heather Reisman for their dedication to the advancement of education and literacy.

Read More → Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

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.

Read More → McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

McGill’s Faculty of Law has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education. A ranking by subject released on Oct. 4, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

Read More → Planning McGill

Planning McGill

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.

Read More → Take a minute to help make McGill more diverse

Take a minute to help make McGill more diverse

McGill is committed to the view that promoting diversity is a matter of fairness and equity. The information gathered in the new University wide survey will help the McGill better understand who we are as a group, and how we are doing in terms of diversity and inclusion.

Read More → McGill alumna named Canada’s Chief Scientist

McGill alumna named Canada’s Chief Scientist

Mona Nemer (PhD82), a long-time Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa, who earned her PhD in Chemistry at McGill, was named Wednesday, Sept. 27, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA92), as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor.

Read More → McGill Olympian Labonté retires from women’s hockey

McGill Olympian Labonté retires from women’s hockey

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonté is retiring from the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Labonté helped guide the McGill Martlets to three Canadian university hockey championships.

Read More → Is Artificial Intelligence coming for your job?

Is Artificial Intelligence coming for your job?

Today artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous technology are changing most workplaces and shifting the ground beneath jobs that were once considered stable, with repercussions across all economic sectors. On Oct. 11, Yann LeCun, Director of AI at Facebook will reflect on the future of work and careers in the face of advancing technological capabilities.

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Obituary

Michael Pitfield, Senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant  (1937-2017)

Michael Pitfield, Senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant  (1937-2017)

Michael Pitfield (BCL’58), a former Senator and Clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80. Pitfield was a longtime civil servant who played a key role in the repatriation of the Constitution in 1982. He died of Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 19, at the age of 80.

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A heartfelt tribute to Terry Wheeler, researcher, teacher, scientist

Peta Tancred’s important contribution to feminist scholarship

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Around Campus

Strengthening resistance against contemporary Canadian blackface

Strengthening resistance against contemporary Canadian blackface

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.

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Symposium highlights undergrad research on social equity

MERS shines spotlight on graduate engineering research

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Four Burning Questions

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

In advance of his Oct. 23 lecture, The Placebo Effect, as part of the 2017 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Amir Raz spoke spoke to the Reporter about everything from hypnosis in medicine, the connection between magic and science and the ethics of physicians prescribing placebo

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Dr. Marla Shapiro C.M. to speak at Trottier Public Science Symposium – “Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection”

Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

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Profile

A new blueprint for architecture at McGill

A new blueprint for architecture at McGill

On Sept. 26, Peter Fu, DipMinHous’91, returned to his alma mater to announce a landmark $12-million gift to the School of Architecture. It is a gift that will transform the lives of many architecture students, much like his own path was changed upon his arrival at McGill as a graduate student in 1990. It was Fu’s first time out of China, he didn’t know the language, and he was travelling to a city where he knew no one. “I was very nervous and I kept thinking, if no one picks me up, what will I do?” recalls Fu.

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Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

Helping grad students go the extra mile

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Point of View

How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

McGill Director of Global Health Dr. Madhukar Pai made the move from India to Canada to pursue his education and career. Here is his advice for practical ways that scientists from developing nations can give back — and enrich — their home countries.

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College versus university? A false dichotomy

Simulation for safer health care

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