Fighting for First Nations children

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On Sept. 27, the Institute for Health and Social Policy will host a lecture by Cindy Blackstock titled Culturally based equity for children: A cornerstone for reconciliation. Blackstock is Executive Director and co-founder of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and a professor in the School of Social Work.

SKILLS21: Transferrable skills with real-world applications

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Teaching and Learning Services, in conjunction with various McGill units, has launched SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduate students. SKILLS21 offers workshops in five streams designed to facilitate transferable skills development and is just one way McGill is enhancing the undergraduate experience.

Spot the nearest AED… you could save someone’s life!

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Did you know there are 56 automated external defibrillators (AED) across McGill’s two campuses? An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart in case of irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest. There have been three instances on McGill campuses where AEDs have saved lives.

Planning for the unexpected

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Find out how Campus Public Safety prepares for possible emergencies, such as floods, fires or even active shooter situations. And learn about the tools that are available to you so you can stay informed – and safe – during such an event.

United in a positive Frosh culture

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Some 4,500 McGill students and 1,200 McGill staff and volunteers helped make Frosh 2017 a collaborative, safe and fun introduction to McGill’s academic year 2017-2018.

Phishing alert

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For hackers, back-to-school means back-to-business—the business of stealing your sensitive personal information. Cybercriminals recently sent a series of emails that fraudulently appeared to come from legitimate McGill sources. Learn how to protect yourself from such phishing campaigns and stay safe online.

Let them eat cake… and sushi… and burritos…

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By any measure, yesterday’s annual McGill À la Carte Food Show was a rousing success, with over 40 on-campus providers handing out their free wares to some 7,000 students, staff, faculty and Montrealers. “It’s our way to open up to the community and say ‘Welcome to McGill,'” says McGill’s Executive Chef, Oliver de Volpi.

Campus groups come together to organize fun, safe frosh

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Great strides have been made to insure students get a safe and fun start to the new academic year with the huge range of activities organized for Frosh during Orientation Week.

Understanding and protecting the universal child

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From June 28-30 2017 the International Society for Child Indicators brought together 350 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and advocates from 47 countries and all continents to share the latest research on child well being. The McGill conference was the first time ISCI held its annual conference in Canada.

Thousands gather on lower campus to take in solar eclipse

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At a time when most mass gatherings seem to degenerate into ugliness and violence, several thousand people on Lower Campus – and millions around the world – spent the afternoon basking in the glory of the sun.