Cundill History Prize shortlist announced

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A Canadian historian is among the three finalists for the Cundill History Prize. With the winner taking home US$75,000, and the two runners-up receiving US$10,000 each, the McGill-run Prize is richest in the world for a single work of non-fiction in English.

Network and Information Security Upgrade is under way

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The Network and Information Security Upgrade is a McGill-wide initiative to enhance the University’s IT network and provide improved service to the community. The upgrade will take place in buildings and data centres throughout the Downtown, Macdonald and Gault Estate campuses over the next three years.

Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

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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.

Take a minute to help make McGill more diverse

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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.

McGill Olympian Labonté retires from women’s hockey

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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.

Is Artificial Intelligence coming for your job?

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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.

World’s largest Fair Trade Bake Sale

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Satisfy your sweet tooth while supporting fair trade farmers. McGill is joining forces with other Canadian campuses on Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help demand a fair deal for disadvantaged farming communities by holding the world’s largest Fair Trade Bake Sale

But where can I park my bike?

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Recent and current construction projects have led to a reconfiguration of the bicycle rack locations on the downtown campus. To find the most convenient location for you, read on.

SKILLS21: Transferrable skills with real-world applications

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Teaching and Learning Services, in conjunction with various McGill units, has launched SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduate students. SKILLS21 offers workshops in five streams designed to facilitate transferable skills development and is just one way McGill is enhancing the undergraduate experience.

McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative ready for launch

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The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (formerly the Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative, SSTI), is a new multi-disciplinary, multi-sector centre focussed on sustainability. MSSI is being launched on Sept. 26, at the SSMU Ballroom (3600 McTavish) and will be live streamed to the Mac campus.