Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) news
Law grad Shelley Kath tells readers what it's like to be hand-picked and trained for environmental do-gooding by the guru of global warming himself, Al Gore.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded McGill University the silver medal in the Complete Institutional Web Sites category. There were 41 entries in this category, with two silver medals and one bronze medal awarded. CASE is a non-profit association encompassing 3,300 colleges, universities and elementary and secondary schools in 54 countries.
Prominent philanthropist Marcel Desautels, Montreal Gazette editorial cartoonist Terry Mosher and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales president Lise Bissonnette are among the 14 exceptional individuals who will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, May 25 to June 1.
Stephen Lewis, former United Nations (UN) special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will deliver the second annual Phyllis Shapiro Memorial Lecture, “Education, The World’s Greatest Force for Good” on Monday, March 19, Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield Street, at 5:30 p.m.
In 1914, McGill law alumna Annie MacDonald Langstaff became the first woman in Quebec to earn a degree in law, but it wasn't until this fall that she was finally granted posthumous admittance to the Quebec Bar.
McGill Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences professor Bruno Tremblay, BEng'87, PhD'97, concluded in a recent study that the Arctic coastline could be virtually ice-free during the summer months as early as 2040.
David and Sheryl Kerr, both Montreal natives who now reside in Toronto, have bestowed a $1 million gift to the McGill University women's hockey team.
A McGill and Montreal tradition since 1971. Run by the Women Associates of McGill and the McGill Women's Alumnae Association, the Fair has raised over $1,000,000 since its inception towards scholarships for McGill students. Redpath Hall, 861 Sherbrooke Street West. October 25: 9 am to 9 pm; October 26: 9 am to 6 pm. Free admission.
The Canadian Embassy in Washington is encouraging McGill graduates in the U.S. to sign up for "Connect2Canada." The program is meant to help Canadians living in the States keep up on news of Canada and Canada-U.S. relations.