McGill’s Board of Governors accepted the recommendation of Principal Suzanne Fortier to appoint Prof. R. Bruce Lennox as Dean of the Faculty of Science at its meeting on 21 May 2015. Prof. Lennox will take office on 1 July 2015 for a five-year term.
Gift from graduate William Ritchie forms centrepiece of $2.5-million plan to educate the public, open campus to more visitors
A $1-million gift from Macdonald College of McGill University alumnus J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)'51, will provide major support for McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.
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8:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Networking Breakfast - Lobby
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Plenary Discussion - Our Future: Convergence or Collision Course? - Room 151
10:30 AM -11:00 AM - Networking Coffee Break
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating MBA class at McGill!
From the outstanding business leaders and philanthropists of the first MBA class of 1965 right up to our Hult Prize-winning students today, our MBA program has been a powerful catalyst for talent around the world—over 8,000 individuals who have had a tremendous impact on nearly every field of human endeavour, in business and society.
Join us May 22-23 as we celebrate your accomplishments and embark on the NEXT 50 years of impact.
Join the conversation on social media using #DesautelsMBA50.
Dr. René St-Arnaud, Associate Faculty Member, appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals
Congratulation to Dr. René St- Arnaud for being appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada. Appointed Acting Director of Research in 2011, Dr. St-Arnaud also holds cross-appointments as a tenured Full Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Human Genetics at McGill University, where he is also cross-appointed to the Faculty of Dentistry.
You can read more about his appointment here.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that two Artists-in-Residence have been appointed via the P. Lantz initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts. As part of this five-year endowment, Maria Ezcurra will begin her appointment in May, and Jimmy Baptiste will start in September. The two are poised to support and mentor students and faculty members in their understanding of the languages of art, and the ways in which art can be integral to building knowledge across disciplines.
Education alumnus Alexander Michael Otsehtokon McComber (MEd 1996) has been selected as recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Queen's University. Alexander McComber "has worked with a number of national diabetes organizations including Health Canada's Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative," wrote Queen's Gazette in their recent announcement.
Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey coach Mike Babcock (BEd (PE) 1986) has accepted an offer to head the Toronto Maple Leafs. His record-breaking contract will make him the highest paid head coach in NHL history. [Read the CBC Sports story]