The reality of creating a Fall Reading Break at McGill

Entre Nous

At first glance, it seems simple enough; just shift the academic schedule a few days here or a few days there to make room for a much-needed Fall Reading Break. After all, universities in other provinces have successfully created a fall break, as has the Polytechnique here in Montreal. Why should McGill be any different? The McGill Reporter sat down with Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) to find out.

In conversation with Dr. Lewis E. Kay, winner of the Canada Gairdner International Award

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In advance of tonight’s Gairdner National Program Lecture, Dr. Lewis E. Kay talks to the Reporter about nuclear magnetic resonance, the p97 molecule and what it means to win the “baby Nobel.”

Thomas Laqueur on death, immortality and people living to 500

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his upcoming Cundill Prize Lecture, Thomas Laqueur spoke to the Reporter about everything from the possibility of people living for 500 years and the changing definition of death through history.

Maïthéna Girault: Dreams come true with Golden Violin win


Maïthéna Girault is this year’s winner of the Golden Violin Award, following an exciting public competition held Sunday October 29, in Pollack Hall. “After a long, emotional journey a lot of my dreams are finally coming true,” Girault told the McGill Reporter.

Faculty Club hosts citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians


Monday’s dreary, wet day couldn’t dampen the buoyant spirit that infused the Faculty Club as some 40 people became our newest Canadians in a special Citizenship Ceremony.

McGill ranked Canada’s 2nd-greenest campus


The 2017 Corporate Knights Green Campus Ranking has named McGill the second greenest campus in Canada! Universities and colleges across the country were evaluated on initiatives they have undertaken to improve their environmental impact, including green buildings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, sustainable transportation and purchasing.

In conversation with the Stratford Festival’s Scott Wentworth

Four Burning Questions

Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival will present the annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring Scott Wentworth on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. In his talk titled Julius Caesar Before The Rehearsal Room, Wentworth will focus on the director’s work before the first day of rehearsal. Wentworth spoke to the Reporter

Summer in October? What’s up with this gorgeous weather?

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Our cold, wet summer, punctuated by extreme weather events around the world, has given way to one of the warmest, most spectacular autumns in memory. So what’s going on? Are the topsy-turvy forecasts just further proof of climate change due to global warming? The Reporter spoke with Eyad Atallah from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences to find out.

Redmen rout Ravens, capture fourth straight national title


Rocky Hroch tossed a complete game, two-hitter as the McGill University Redmen defeated Carleton 10-1 at Royals Field in Fredericton, N.B., on Oct. 22, to capture the team’s fourth consecutive Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship.

Infamous medical research: Bad guys, duped victims or something else?

Four Burning Questions

In advance of her Nov. 1 Osler Lecture, Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else?, historian Susan M. Reverby looks at two of the most shocking U.S. medical research studies ever conducted.