Nagano conducts stellar McGill Symphony performance

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Last night, under the demanding baton of Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano, the McGill Symphony Orchestra delivered a standout performance in front of a nearly full 2,100-seat house.

Take risks, create rules, and listen to customers

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Engineering alumni share the lessons they’ve learned from their start-up experiences with students at the recent John D. Thompson Entrepreneurial Development Seminar.

New exhibition traces 200 years of vaccination debate

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Vaccination: Fame, Fear, and Controversy, 1798-1998, a new exhibition showcasing the scientific and emotional debate and arguments over vaccination, shows that even with the success of eliminating smallpox, the core arguments in the vaccine debate haven’t changed much in 200 years.

Studying abroad enhances learning experience

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Established in 2013, by a generous commitment from McGill alumni Joseph Schull and Anna Yang, the McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) is an ambitious initiative that provides students with the unique opportunity to study abroad.

The many faces of McGill

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We’ve compiled a short, 20-question quiz to see how well you know your campus. Match the gargoyles, stone faces and statuary in each picture with a McGill building.

Open data: More standards, more useful

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Citizen coders are transforming reams of freely available government data into apps that can create everything from real-time pothole updates to city hall legislation progress reports. But not all open data is formatted equally, and that can make it tricky to harness. McGill’s GeoThink research group has collaborated with Johns Hopkins University to build the first-ever international data standards directory – and they want your help to make it even bigger.

Cannabis in Canada: What do we know? What can we expect?

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With cannabis to be legalized across Canada on July 1, 2018, a host of issues have arisen regarding social, economic and public health concerns that legalization may impact. On Nov. 30, McGill’s Department of Psychiatry held an academic conference to address some of these issues, specifically mental health, especially in young people, as well as the potential use of cannabis as a medicine for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Indigenous leadership, governance and development: A public conversation

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Abel Bosum, Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, and former Prime Minister Paul Martin gave a public talk on Nov. 29, at McGill where they discussed Indigenous leadership, governance and development.

We are the world: International student enrolment on the rise

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Ten years ago – in fall 2007 – there were 6,259 international students from 148 different countries enrolled at McGill, accounting for 19 per cent of the student population. Ten years later, the number has almost doubled, with more than 12,000 international students from 152 countries, representing almost a third of the entire student body (30 per cent). But what makes McGill so popular with students from abroad?

$10M donation creates new school of public policy at McGill

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The Max Bell Foundation has donated $10 million to establish a new school of public policy at McGill. Residing in the Faculty of Arts, the Max Bell School of Public Policy will bring together talented faculty and students from across Canada and around the world to create the next generation of national and global policy leaders with expertise across multiple domains and disciplines.