One-on-one with Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou

Entre Nous

One week after the Desautels MBA program was named best MBA program in Canada, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, talks about some of the keys to the Faculty’s success.

Abe Levine (1924-2017): The man behind Redpath’s world-class shell collection

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In July 2017, Montrealer, World War II veteran and avid shell collector Abe Levine died at 93, leaving one of the most important shell collections in the world to the Redpath Museum.

Jan. 26: Susan Zimmerman on academic integrity

Four Burning Questions

Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR), will be coming to McGill on January 26, to present the keynote address at McGill’s 7th Annual Academic Integrity Day.

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

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On Dec. 2, Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher capped a very busy and successful fall by winning the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize at Pollack Hall. On top of the Wirth win, Neher has recently won the Prix Étoiles Stingray from l’Opéra de Montréal, third prize at the Canadian Opera Centre Stage Competition and first prize in the voice category at the OSM Manulife Competition.

Moe Touizrar: Sound and meaning

Four Burning Questions

As he tells it, composer Moe Touizrar (Ph.D. 2019) aims to communicate real-world experiences and human emotions through his music. His latest work (composed as a result of winning the 2015-2016 Andrew Svoboda Prize in Orchestral Composition) uses a full orchestra to communicate the experience of watching a sunset and sunrise. We spoke to Touizrar in a recent email exchange to learn more about the piece before its premiere by the McGill Symphony Orchestra this Friday.

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.

Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

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Tal Arbel is a pioneer in the fields of computer vision and medical image analysis. But, because she is a woman in a field that is traditionally dominated by men, she is often met with resistance. “People are often surprised when I tell them about my profession and say things like ‘You don’t look like an engineer’,” Arbel says. “I am happy to challenge those stereotypes.”

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

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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.