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.

Dobson Cup 2017 winners announced

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After months of dedicated preparation, countless business pitches delivered, and entrepreneurial energy abounding, the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 has come to a close, awarding a total of $106,000 in seed funding to the top startups that competed this year.

Vimy Ridge: From sacrifice, “the birth of a nation”

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Although Canada achieved Confederation on July 1, 1867, many people believe that Canada didn’t truly become a nation until April 9, 1917, at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. On April 7, McGill Library will open a commemorative exhibition on the main floor of the McLennan-Redpath Library.

Café Collab Showcase to highlight support of diverse student groups

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On April 12, the McGill community is invited to the special year-end showcase of Café Collab, a unique consultation initiative designed to enhance the University’s support of students from different communities. In many ways, the showcase promises to be a nourishing main course of a meal that has taken months to prepare.

Matchmaker, matchmaker find me a Buddy

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Be a mentor with the International Student Services’ Buddy Program – now featuring the largest personalized matching program for new international students of any university in Canada

Pedestrians and cyclists to share space on downtown campus

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Starting next week, McGill’s downtown lower campus will become a Shared Space where cycling will be permitted. This means mounted cyclists will circulate on the same pathways as pedestrians. Pedestrians will remain the primary users of this shared space and will have the right of way at all times.

Mac Seed Library breaks new ground

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Not by accident, the new Macdonald Campus Seed Library was launched on March 20, the first official day of spring. Housed in the Macdonald Campus Library, the seed library offers McGill students, staff, faculty and alumni free access to some 130 varieties of seeds – including vegetables, flowers, herbs and a few fruits.

Three-Minute Thesis: Long hours of hard work for mere minutes of glory

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The finals of McGill’s 3-Minute Thesis / Ma thèse en 180 secondes will take place on March 15. Learn more about the hard work that goes into crafting a single three-minute presentation.