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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (NobelPrize.org)
“Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it.” (BBC) Catherine LeGrand, Department of History, McGill University "The close ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on the recent peace accord is a shock that plunges Colombia into deep political-institutional crisis. What comes next is not clear.”—Catherine LeGrand
McGill Newsroom McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question
By Cynthia Lee Newsroom Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds.
In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.
Cohen is among the recipients of the 13 Prix du Québec, whose names were announced today at a press conference held in Montreal.With a voice that stirs the senses and a gift for poetic language that touches the soul, Leonard Cohen has been remarkably prolific in a career that spans five decades. His first volume of poetry was published while he was still an undergraduate student in McGill’s Faculty of Arts and since then, he has used his abundant talents to inspire and move generations of readers and listeners around the world. A McGill graduate (BA’55) and honorary degree recipient (DLitt’92), Cohen was voted one of the ‘Greatest McGillians’, a contest organized by the McGill Alumni Association as part of the celebration of the University’s 190th anniversary.
Monsieur Cohen est l’un des 13 lauréats d’un Prix du Québec, dont les noms ont été dévoilés aujourd’hui dans le cadre d’une conférence de presse tenue à Montréal. Doté d’une voix qui fait vibrer les cœurs et d’un sens de la poésie qui remue les âmes, Leonard Cohen a été extrêmement prolifique au fil de ses 50 années de carrière. Il a publié son premier recueil de poésie alors qu’il était encore étudiant de premier cycle à la Faculté des arts de McGill. Depuis, il a inspiré et ému par ses multiples talents des générations de lecteurs et de spectateurs dans le monde entier. Diplômé de l’Université McGill (B.A. 1955) et récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (D. ès L. 1992), Leonard Cohen a été élu l’un des Grands Mcgillois, concours organisé par l’Association des diplômés de McGill dans le cadre des célébrations entourant le 190e anniversaire de la célèbre institution montréalaise.
This award provides an opportunity for undergraduate students in the Department of English to attend plays in performance at a Canadian venue as an adjunct to course work at McGill.
Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.
McGill’s Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project is launching a call for research proposals for projects that investigate barriers to health care access for the English-speaking population of Quebec.
Kathleen Winter and Louis Hamelin in conversation as the first Mordecai Richler Writers-in-Residence, with guest speaker Noah Richler and a retrospective of Aislin’s Richler cartoons