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After completing her first year as an undergraduate at McGill in 1937, Michelle Tisseyre, BA'06, took a break from her studies. Now, some 70 years later, she finally has the degree she began so long ago.
Macdonald College is one of 21 subjects selected by Canada Post to be featured on special commemorative stamps. The launch of the stamp last fall marked the official beginning of a year-long celebration of Mac's 100th birthday.
Brenda Plant, BA'92, BSW'95, is a businesswoman who mixes a passion for social justice with hard-headed capitalism. Plant is the co-founder of Ethiquette.ca, a for-profit web-based company that takes all the work out of responsible purchasing.
Ann Dowsett Johnston, for 14 years the principal architect of the annual Maclean's university rankings issue, has been named McGill University's Vice-Principal of Development, Alumni and University Relations.
Two McGill grads -- Montreal criminal law expert Paul Skolnik, BCL'75, and Algoma University College law professor John Flood, BCL'85 -- are among 134 lawyers from around the world named to serve as defence counsel in International Criminal Court proceedings.
Ian Brodie, BA'90, applies classroom theory to his real life as Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff. Brodie took a political science course under the late James Mallory, the country's reigning authority on parliamentary politics.
McGill's summer "Be a Computer Scientist for a Week" program, offered free of charge, provides an opportunity for 60 senior high school students to step away from the joysticks and X-Boxes for a few days, and either design a robotics mission to Mars or develop their own software games.
Funding, families, finances and flexibility. These are just a few of the things McGill's 6,000 graduate students must consider as they help drive the research that is vital to the University's continued success.
Arcade Fire. Wolf Parade. DJ A-Trak. Socalled. These are all talented musicians and performers, but they have more than that in common. McGill's impressive tradition of graduates who rock is alive and well.
C'est un sport de grâce, de synchronisme, de coordination, sans oublier bien sûr les heures d'entraînement intense. Pour les bûcheronnes et bûcherons de McGill, il n'est pas question de vivredans l'ombre des équipes sportives mieux connues.
The courses may be miniature, but the crowds attending sure aren't. Mini lectures in Medicine, Law and Music offer the Montreal community a glimpse of what goes on at McGill, and have created a buzz that is anything but small.
The Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning issued a progress report in April. The report follows a year of discussion and debate, fuelled by over 160 submissions from the McGill community since a call for input in May 2005.
Willard Boyle, BSC'47, MSC'48, PHD'50, and George Smith, co-inventors of the charge-coupled device, or CCD, have been awarded the $500,000 Charles Stark Draper Prize by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.