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.

HM The Queen joins the celebration of Quebec-Belgian academic relations

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On Friday, March 16, McGill was graced by a royal visit, when Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians was the honoured guest at a special lunch at the Faculty Club. The visit came on the second-to-last day of a week-long Belgian state visit to Canada.

McGill gets two Canada 150 Research Chairs

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Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.

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.

MASH unit encourages collaboration between health care students

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Health care today requires a collaborative effort by a team of professionals from diverse fields to provide the best standard of patient care. Despite this reality, students training in the various health care disciplines have little interaction with their interprofessional colleagues until they commence their careers. A student-led initiative known as the McGill Association of Students in Healthcare (MASH) is looking to change that status quo.

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

Cancer probe chosen for top science discovery

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The 2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Award goes to the cancer-detection probe developed by Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond.

McGill students brave the elements to help the homeless

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McGill students are in the homestretch of this year’s Five Days for the Homeless fundraiser, braving the cold and snow to help Montrealer’s in need.

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.