After recent high-profile corporate scandals, public confidence in leadership and management has taken a real hit. The way universities train managers may be part of the problem, says management iconoclast Henry Mintzberg.
McGill is a busy place in the summer, with day camps for children and homestays for Japanese students studying English. In addition, academic renewal continues to revitalize McGill, as the University welcomes several new deans.
"Nellcott is my Darling": In a follow-up novel to "Darkness Then a Blown Kiss," her debut collection of short stories, Toronto native Golda Fried, BA'94, introduces us to Alice, a neurotic and naive McGill freshman, whose buttoned-down world is turned inside out by an unlikely romance with guitar-slinging, cigarette-smoking slacker Nellcott Ragland.
The 2005 spring convocations added nearly 4,000 new graduates and 14 honorary degree recipients to the ranks of McGill alumni. Photographers Owen Egan and Jack Goldsmith captured some of the pride and excitement — and fun! — of the occasion with their cameras.
Shaunna Burke, a graduate of McGill University, has become the second Canadian woman to climb Mount Everest. She was reported to be among the first from her expedition to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.
Elise Juzda, BA'04, is the 10,000th graduate to register for Alumnilife, McGill's alumni online community. Alumnilife, an award-winning website, has been helping graduates enrich their alumni experience for about a year and a half.
With the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, a couple of McGill staffers took it upon themselves to create a website that honours McGill's contributions to the war, and the 298 McGill students, staff and alumni who died in service.
The Internet is a virtual shopping mall for term papers, yet many universities have a one-line policy on cheating: "Don't plagiarize; it's wrong." The News takes a look at McGill's stance on academic integrity.