City Hall honours Lashley and Piggott for leadership in the black community

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McGill’s Adrienne Piggott and Myrna Lashley, two exemplary leaders of Montreal’s black community, were among 12 honoured at Montreal City Hall where they signed the City’s Golden Book in honour of Black History Month.

Founder’s Day celebrates Mac’s unsung heroes

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Considering the type of winter we’ve endured, it was completely appropriate that the Macdonald Campus Award of Excellence for Administrative and Support Staff, as handed out last week, went to the Campus Care team of Alain Bertrand, Michel Bédard, Daniel Bleho, Jean Mazerolle, Jeanne Page, Thomas Forrester, Andrew Fraser and Maoxin Xu.

McGill24, A Brilliant Night win big at CASE Awards

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Two McGill philanthropic initiatives, McGill24 and A Brilliant Night, have earned gold and silver respectively in the CASE District I Awards. The annual awards honour individuals and schools for producing innovative work in the fields of fundraising, alumni relations, stewardship, special events, advancement services and communications.

“Real life vampires” win the Macdonald Campus 3MT competition

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Mark Kaji, PhD candidate, has worked for three years seeking ways to combat the growing resistance of hookworms to available drugs, part of the global effort to ultimately relegate the blood-sucking intestinal parasite to history. His riveting three-minute talk, “Real Life Vampires and How to Kill Them,” took first prize at the Macdonald Campus three-minute-thesis (3MT) competition on Jan. 11.

McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’

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Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2017, including three involving McGill researchers. The annual list has highlighted top scientific research from across Quebec for the past 25 years, and McGill has been cited more than any other institution during that quarter-century.

Crago and Crépeau among McGillians honored by G-G

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On Dec. 29, the Governor General got a jump on the New Year celebrations by announcing 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Several members of the McGill community will be receiving what is widely considered the country’s highest civilian honour.

McGill grads win Canada’s Volunteer Awards

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A group of inspiring citizens was honoured on Dec. 5, in a ceremony in Ottawa in which the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, handed out the 2017 Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA). A pair of McGill alumni, Valérie Toupin-Dubé and Lauren Rathmell, were among the recipients.  

Beijing bound

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Two McGillians have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year Masters’ program in Global Affairs. Grad Jordan-Nicolas Matte and soon-to-be-alum Jonathan Lopez Naranjo will join an elite cohort of international scholars at Beijing’s Tsinghua University in August 2018.

McGill grad named to Supreme Court

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McGill Law graduate Sheilah Martin (BCL81/LLB81) has been named by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) to replace retiring Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin on the Supreme Court of Canada. Trudeau will name a new Chief Justice next month, his office said. McLachlin is to retire Dec. 15.

Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

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McGill professors Alan Evans, Andrea C. LeBlanc and Bernard J. Lapointe were awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals for their commitment to advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and palliative care research.