Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

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The Mac Paddle Shack is operated by Mac Athletics and Recreation for the McGill community, as well as the public, and offers kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe rentals and classes in paddling and paddle board yoga classes. The classes are run out of an innovative structure made of recycled shipping containers.

Science meets art – on a wall in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

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A large avant-garde mural from 1943 called Endocrinology by Montreal artist Marian Dale Scott is being restored to its former glory. Endocrinology was commissioned by Dr. Hans Selye in 1941 and documents McGill’s ground-breaking research on the endocrine system in a style of painting called biomorphism.

AI Summer Lab for women: Sisters are doing it for themselves

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Launching young women into the male dominated world of Artificial Intelligence is the purpose of the first-ever Summer AI Lab organized by McGill’s Innovation Lab, the Reasoning and Learning Lab and innovative Montreal company Maluuba.

New McGill system facilitates compliance to Canada’s Copyright Act

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As an Internet Service Provider, McGill University is required to comply with copyright infringement responsibilities as per Canada’s Copyright Act. To facilitate compliance, McGill will soon deploy a system to automate this process.

McGill se dote d’un système pour faciliter le respect de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur

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En tant que fournisseur de services Internet, l’Université McGill est tenue de se conformer aux dispositions de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur (Loi sur le droit d’auteur, L.R.C. 1985, ch. C-42).

Plastics and composites: It’s not easy being green

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On Wednesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., over a hundred scientists and engineers will gather for a  training/networking event for Quebec engineering students. While he overarching theme of the colloquium is sustainability, there will also be presentations on scientific patent generation and leadership in military engineering.

Bringing Indigenous perspectives to the classroom

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On a Tuesday afternoon in March, members of the McGill community gathered in the century-old Hosmer House to learn about Indigenous histories. The Kairos Blanket Exercise – given to over 200 students in the Faculty of Education alone this year – is part of the broader work being done by Allan Vicaire, Indigenous Education Advisor, to integrate Indigenous perspectives and histories into curriculums at McGill

Capsules capture a moment in time

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“A time capsule should be a snapshot of the times,” says Allan Oliver, Energy Control Technician, and the person who spearheaded the project to create a pair of time capsules for the Roddick Gates. “I hope when people open the capsules, they will look at the contents and see that we were doing OK.”

Greening McGill container garden by container garden

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About 50 members of McGill’s administrative staff will be gardening up a storm in a new campus community garden bin project. Organizers want to give McGill staff a new way to connect, learn about gardening, and get engaged in other sustainability initiatives around campus.

Engineers learn to launch innovative products, not rockets

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While the Faculty of Engineering prides itself on being able to prepare students to accomplish such complex tasks as putting rockets into space, launching a product or service idea into the market can be equally as challenging. But EngInE, the Faculty’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub is encouraging technological entrepreneurship for students and professors through education, funding, mentorship and networking events.