Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

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August 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, a pivotal moment in the Second World War. John Weir Foote, a former McGill student, became a legend that day, saving dozens of wounded soldiers in the face or murderous enemy fire.

The limits of multicultural universities for Indigenous peoples

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Multiculturalism is a huge part of the Canadian identity. We see it from coast to coast in the faces of our fellow citizens, a huge mosaic – not a melting pot, we proudly point out – of diversity from around the world. But why do our multiculturalism policies seem to focus on integrating European cultures and newcomers into Canadian society rather than in addressing the needs and aspirations of Indigenous peoples?

Scholars at Risk offers refuge – and a voice – to persecuted scholars

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McGill is hosting its third Scholar At Risk, part of a global program that provides sanctuary for academics whose lives are threatened because of what they teach, write or say.

$3M for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Two McGill research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials announced.

Weekend in San Fran for students opens doors, and eyes

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McGill Engineering students attend Cansbridge Fellowship Conference in San Francisco and learn the start-up ropes from the pros

Helping to train Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrow

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There’s a call for Aboriginal applicants to the $50,000 Executive Masters in Business Administration or EMBA Program, in English and French. The scholarship is designed for Aboriginal managers and entrepreneurs, to develop their management and leadership knowledge, while remaining in their jobs.

Leadership matters: Managing our way to a healthier nursing workforce

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Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, director of research for the Ingram School of Nursing, discusses the challenges faced by people in the nursing profession and outlines the ways in which the situation can be improved.

Geriatric Medicine: a targeted approach to senior care

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At the MUHC, the Geriatric Medicine Division is a leader with ensuring seniors are getting the best care possible with the implementation of the Specialized Approach to Senior Care (AAPA) — a ministerial directive that requires its implementation in all hospitals.

McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

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Professor Morgan Sonderegger of the Department of Linguistics, is part of an international team that has recently been awarded $897,000 in funding through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge, to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis, investigating how English speech has changed over time and space, and across dialects.

McGill duo shortlisted for annual Donner Prize

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Two McGill professors have had their books shortlisted for the annual Donner Prize, which rewards excellence and innovation in public-policy writing by Canadians. Established by the Donner Canadian Foundation, the $50,000 prize is the largest and most prestigious prize of its kind.