Ageing gracefully isn’t enough any more

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About 125 seniors and young people packed the McGill Faculty Club recently. They arrived at 8 in the morning and stayed until after 4. What kept them captivated was the Symposium hosted by the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning, entitled The Challenge of Transformation: Lifelong Learning and Living in the 21st Century.

Put a smile on the face of a child this holiday season

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Being a McGill student who also has a child can be tough over the holiday season, when economic pressures can make it challenging to buy presents. With this in mind, SEDE has joined forces with the PGSS to expand a holiday gift program for the children of McGill student parents.

Fostering respectful engagement

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As the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life finalizes its membership, co-chairs Bruce Lennox and Nandini Ramanujam discuss the work ahead.

Remembrance Day Ceremony draws young and old to Mac

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Hundreds of people gathered around the permanent War Memorial on Macdonald Campus on Nov. 9, to pay tribute to the men and women who have served in Canada’s military. As in previous years, the vast majority of people in attendance were young, not yet adults – local elementary and high school students.

Discovering winter for the first time

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The idea of swirling blizzards, icy sidewalks, snow-capped cars and bone-chilling cold is nearly impossible to imagine for some of our new international students – until they are confronted with it for the first time and it literally takes their breath away.

Student Health Service equips students and staff for the fight against fentanyl

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The headlines about the fentanyl crisis are alarming; overdoses caused by this synthetic opioid, which is 100 times more potent than morphine, have claimed hundreds of lives across the country. McGill Student Health Service has worked hard to ensure that Naloxone – an opiate antidote – is now being made available across campus, and that a broad range of student support staff have been trained to administer it

Celebrating the artists who walk among us

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You know your colleague in Financial Services, the guy two doors down? When he’s not balancing budgets, he’s an accomplished sculptor. That new Dietetics prof? Brilliant at batik. The annual Artists Among Us exhibition and sale on Nov. 1 will feature the beautiful artwork created by members of the McGill community – students, staff, faculty, retirees, alumni and parents of McGill students.

Strengthening resistance against contemporary Canadian blackface

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On Oct. 23, Philip S. S. Howard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, will give a keynote presentation on the history of contemporary Canadian blackface and how to challenge it. It’s part of a four-campus art and speaking tour starting at McGill, going to Queen’s, Wilfred Laurier and the Ontario College of Arts and Design University.

Symposium highlights undergrad research on social equity

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On Sept. 27, the SEDE office, in partnership with the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards, hosted a symposium for the first-ever Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards. The initiative was launched last year with the goal of bridging McGill’s research with the diverse work on equity in the community.

Rain holds off for March of the Umbrellas

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Umbrellas became sunshades on Wednesday as cheery McGillians sporting red and white umbrellas joined the Montreal Centraide campaign’s annual March of Umbrellas in downtown Montreal.