Critically injured electrician makes miraculous recovery

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On May 1, 2014, Mathieu Allard fell 10 metres while working at the Ferrier Building on the downtown campus. This summer, after a grueling year of surgeries and therapy, the upbeat 29-year-old returned to work. The McGill Reporter talks to Allard about his incredible recovery and the people who helped save his life.

“Kindness rubs off,” says Eyal Baruch, lifelong volunteer

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To get into the spirit of the Centraide campaign, which kicked off earlier today, the McGill Reporter sat down with Eyal Baruch, Assistant Manager of Events, Athletics and Recreation, to explore his lifelong passion for volunteerism and his belief in the importance of supporting Centraide.

René Provost awarded Trudeau Fellowship

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Today it was announced that McGill Law Professor René Provost, a scholar with expertise in human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and the intersection of law and culture, is one of five Canadian scholars honoured with a Trudeau Fellowship from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation.

A man (and a dog) on a mission

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Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.

Going local, in ancient Greece

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Hans Beck, the Director of Classical Studies in the Department of History and Classical Studies, has embarked upon an ambitious research project looking at the emergence of localism in the city-states of Ancient Greece. The project, funded in large part by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will focus on how, in reaction to the ever-expanding Greek empire, many Greeks turned their gaze inward toward local culture, customs and community.

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

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A mother driving with her five-year-old daughter in the backseat takes a wrong turn and ends up in a dark back alley, forever altering the young girl’s life. It sounds like the ominous beginning of dramatic film but quite the opposite is true – this is a real-life story about a little girl whose unwavering compassion for human beings serves as an inspiration to us all.

Let your voice be heard – and keep being heard

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A professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nicole Li has dedicated her research to help protect people’s voices and better heal them when problems arise. “Most people use their voice as their primary method of communication – and many people need it to earn their living,” she says. “But, surprisingly, we hear very little about good vocal hygiene and how to keep your voice healthy.”

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

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Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.

From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake

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McGill grad, Cynthia Knight is the head writer and one of the executive producers of Mohawk Girls, a new television series on APTN and OMNI that follows the lives of four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world.

Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

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On Nov. 14, Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, University Advancement, was honoured by the Quebec chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Career, which is bestowed to a professional who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the not-for-profit field through exemplary leadership, fundraising skills, forward-thinking vision and steadfast values.