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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.
As part of an inter-university competition, graduate students David Bédard-Barrette, BScArch'04, and Nicholas Chan, BScArch'04, were chosen by the McGill School of Architecture to design a room in this year's rendition of Quebec's Ice Hotel.
The latest documentary by Simcha Jacobovici, BA'75, is "The Naked Archaeologist," a 26-part series airing on Vision TV in Canada and soon to be broadcast on the History Channel in Britain.
Six McGill English professors appeared in a photo that dominated a full page of the National Post as part of a series the newspaper published regarding what people in different occupations wore to work.
Almost six decades after John Humphrey, BCom'25, BA'27, BCL'29, PhD'45, LLD'76, authored the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Faculty of Law's new Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is set to build on McGill's long-standing strengths in both human rights and comparative law.
Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.
Rachèle Béliveau recently made McGill history. The coach of the women's volleyball team became the first skipper ever to steer a McGill squad to 300 career wins, cementing her status as the University's all-time winningest coach.
Michael Manga, BSc'90, a geophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has earned both a coveted MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the "genius grant") and a place among the Hollywood hunks featured in People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.
In the wake of two remarkable gifts that yielded a combined $42 million and broke philanthropic records, a pair of McGill faculties have new names and students will soon benefit from the creation of dozens of new scholarships.
Continuing the work she began as a McGill undergraduate, Laure Waridel, BA'96, is winning government praise and penning best-sellers. More importantly, she is changing the way consumers think about the products they purchase.
L'Université McGill voit arriver des centaines de nouveaux professeurs. Grâce à eux, elle profitera de nouvelles formes d'expertise, qui vont des racines historiques de la culture de la célébrité à l'influence des changements sociaux sur la santé des familles.