Bright future for self-charging batteries

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New technology developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill could one day make battery chargers obsolete.

Weinstein earns CCAE’s Outstanding Achievement Award

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The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) has bestowed its most prestigious accolade – the Outstanding Achievement Award – on Marc Weinstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal of University Advancement.

When children see war as better than peace

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For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

From atmospheric chemistry to Academy Award?

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Bryan Lee, an M.Sc. student in the Ariya atmospheric and interfacial chemistry research group, has won first prize in NSERC’s Science, Action! Video contest. The contest challenges graduate students in all areas of science and Engineering to produce 60-second videos that explain interesting research in everyday language.

Power to the people

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Without electricity not much gets done these days. That’s why McGill’s best Artificial Intelligence brains are making the electrical grid smarter and more responsive, to avoid outages and accommodate increasing input into the grid from solar and wind power.

Staying healthy during exams

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Starting today, volunteers from Healthy McGill will be handing out exam care kits containing pens and pencils, chocolate, condoms, ear plugs, bookmarks, tea, key chains, highlighters – and a note of support from a recent McGill grad. The kits will be available in the passageway between the McLennan and Redpath Libraries, on April 12 and April 20, from noon on.

Disabled employees and their allies event

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The objective of this event is to bring together McGill employees with disabilities and their allies to initiate a discussion around issues affecting employees with disabilities at McGill.

Push on for UNESCO heritage status for Mount Royal

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Les amis de la montagne, a group dedicated to protecting and enhancing Mount Royal, has launched a campaign to have the mountain recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To support the bid, Les Amis, founded more than 30 years ago, is hoping to get more than 30,000 signatures on an online letter of support by April 26, at 11:59 p.m.

Vimy Ridge: From sacrifice, “the birth of a nation”

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Although Canada achieved Confederation on July 1, 1867, many people believe that Canada didn’t truly become a nation until April 9, 1917, at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. On April 7, McGill Library will open a commemorative exhibition on the main floor of the McLennan-Redpath Library.

Matchmaker, matchmaker find me a Buddy

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Be a mentor with the International Student Services’ Buddy Program – now featuring the largest personalized matching program for new international students of any university in Canada