Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

In the Community

Last night close to 80 people got together at the School of Social Work to try to better understand each other in the aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Québec, a Quebec City mosque, that left six men dead and 19 injured.

Lucy Lach named to the Board of Dans la rue

In the Community

Lucy Lach, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, has been named to the Board of Governors of Dans la Rue, the iconic Montreal organization that helps homeless and at-risk youth.

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

In the Community

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.

Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

In the Community

Whether you’re growing one, or sponsoring someone else’s ‘stache, November means moustaches. But how does the Movember Foundation use the millions of dollars that it raises each year? One of their initiatives is the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.2-million fund that is backing solutions to problems relating to male social isolation – such as Homebase, Dentistry professor Richard Hovey’s new initiative to help men who are living with chronic pain.

McGill Family Care hub

In the Community

The Sub-committee on Family Care has created a website consolidating information relating to schooling, childcare, elder care, health care and other community resources for all McGillians with family and caregiving responsibilities.

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

In the Community

Yesterday, hundreds of people came to Macdonald Campus to honour Canadian veterans.

Faculty of Education launches undergrad program in First Nations community

In the Community

This fall, McGill’s Faculty of Education launched an innovative collaboration with Listuguj, a First Nations community along the Quebec-New Brunswick border. Students enrolled in the new Bachelor of Education degree program will learn in the Mi’gmaq community, in the Mi’gmaq language, from Mi’gmaq instructors – using an Indigenized, decolonialized curriculum that incorporates Mi’gmaq knowledge and learning styles.

2016 Centraide campaign kicks off

Montreal

The sunshine didn’t stop thousands of Montrealers from breaking out the umbrellas on Thursday, September 29 for the joyously noisy kickoff to the city’s annual Centraide campaign – and McGillians had the biggest, and loudest, showing in recent memory.

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

Canada

According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. On Oct. 19, the Neuro is holding its second annual A Brilliant Night gala to raise money for brain cancer research.

Le Projet Connexion Montérégie, récipiendaire du prix Alice Johannsen

In the Community

Le samedi 13 août dernier, le conseil d’administration du Centre de la Nature a décidé de remettre le prix Alice Johannsen au projet Connexion Montérégie. Le conseil d’administration tient à souligner la contribution exceptionnelle de ce projet de recherche à la conservation des milieux naturels de la région.