Dr. Alice Benjamin: Grateful patients give birth to new fund

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This Mother’s Day, a committee of former patients are joining forces to honour maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Alice Benjamin as she begins to contemplate retirement after more than 40 years of service. The committee has launched a campaign in support of the Dr. Alice Benjamin Fund at McGill Global Health Programs and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

$15M gift will help fight infections and immune threats to human health

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A $15-million gift from the visionary Montreal-based Doggone Foundation will launch the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, a unique and highly collaborative endeavour that will harness the scientific expertise, resources and creativity of researchers at McGill, the McGill University Health Centre and affiliated research partners in the battle against infectious and immune-related diseases.

Mathieu Brochu helps aerospace innovation take off

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Mathieu Brochu of the Dept. of Mining and Materials Engineering will contribute his expertise in developing innovative technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of aircraft travel to a newly created aerospace consortium.

Sustainability Projects Fund to continue for five more years

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The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), the $900,000 a year fund dedicated to supporting sustainability projects on McGill’s campuses, has been renewed for an additional five years. Funding was confirmed last week with the passing of the final student referendum from PGSS with 73 percent approval.

Diana Dutton is new HR AVP

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Following eight months as Interim AVP, Diana Dutton is officially the new Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources. Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), announced the appointment in a message to McGill faculty and staff. Dutton’s five-year term is effective immediately.

McGill to ban sale of bottled water on campus

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To mark World Water Day 2018, McGill is banning the sale of single-use bottled water on its campuses. The bottles will be phased out of food service locations and vending machines between now and May 1, 2019.

Inspiration from above

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When Aden Feustel walks across the stage to accept his BSc in neuroscience at this year’s Spring Convocation, his brother Ari (BA’17) and his mother Indira “Indi” Feustel, née Bhatnagar (BSc’88), will be in the audience watching proudly. Unfortunately, Aden’s father, Drew, won’t be able to attend in person because he’ll be away on business over 400 kilometers away – straight up – as Commander aboard the International Space Station

McGill24 raises nearly $1.9 million in 24 hours

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The McGill community has spoken: for McGill24, McGill’s third annual day of giving held on Wednesday, March 14, donors representing all spectrums of the McGill community came together to raise $1,878,453 from more than 4,500 donations, setting a new single-day fundraising record for Canadian universities.

Women make an impact at McGill and beyond

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On this International Women’s Day, we look at just a few of the ways women associated with McGill are making a difference – at home and abroad.

Connecting Nursing students with Indigenous communities

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The Ingram School of Nursing’s Ashukin program, enables Bachelor of Science (Nursing) BSc(N), Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) (BNI) – and eventually, Master of Science (Applied) in Nursing – Direct-Entry – students to acquire clinical learning experiences in Indigenous communities in Quebec