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Task Force report headed for Town Halls, Senate

The Principal’s Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement is wrapping up its extensive work and consultations with a draft report that promises to become an important guidepost for the University’s administration in the years ahead.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2011

When the rich and famous get sick, all who are healthy pause and reflect

When a celebrity gets sick, it does make you stop and think about the old adages that money can’t buy happiness, that health is more important than wealth and so on. Because cancer doesn’t discriminate, illness doesn’t choose between the rich and powerful and the ordinary and meek.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2011

Revamped website provides users with essential sexual health information

According to Amanda Unruh, Student Health Services’Health Promotion Co-ordinator, “most students get their sexual health information from their peers… and that isn’t always a good thing.”

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Published on : 27 Jan 2011

Profile: Martlets Volleyball coach Rachèle Béliveau

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Quebec with more volleyball experience than Rachèle Béliveau. The winningest coach in McGill sports history and the only former Olympian amongst current McGill coaches, Béliveau has done it all in her more than 30-year volleyball career.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

“We have the potential to help transform society”

In the first of what will be a series of open forums, Rosie Goldstein, McGill’s new VP (Research and International Relations), pledged to “create a consultative mood” to better serve her constituents. “My main concern is how can I best support you – students, staff, faculty – to do research,” she said. “What do you need to be your most successful?”

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

With Tim Geary, Director of the McGill Institute of Parasitology

Tim Geary has been working on parasites, and drugs for treating humans infected with them, for more than 30 years. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native came to McGill in 2005 after a long career in the pharmaceutical industry. He talked to The Reporter about parasites, the Institute of Parasitology and the sizeable grant he and research partner Dr. Eliane Ubalijoro received earlier this week

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

Redmen hockey nets $1 million birthday gift

The McGill men’s hockey team will turn 134 years old on Jan. 31 with a memorable birthday present. Stephen T. Molson, who played for the Redmen during his student days, has made a $1-million gift with his wife Nancy Molson to support coaching, player recruitment and the team’s program development.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

Geary gets grant to combat parasitic diseases

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have jointly awarded a $1-million grant to McGill parasitologist Timothy Geary to support landmark research in addressing parasitic diseases through medicines derived from African biodiversity.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

The struggle for education in post-earthquake Haiti

It’s been a little over a year since devastation struck in Haiti. As the country slowly rebuilds its roads and buildings, what’s the situation on the ground when it comes to access to education and human rights? On Jan. 20, The Montreal Haiti Solidarity Committee (MHSC) and the Freire Project welcome tireless Haitian community activist Rea Dol to speak at a free public forum at McGill.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2011

News in brief for the week of January 10, 2011

Andrea Tone honoured by APA, Brenda Milner is named a Transformational Canadian, and First-year philanthropist Kimberly Fortin named one of Canada’s Top Ten Teen Philanthropists.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2011

Conference offers students opportunity to become leaders for life

“There are no exams after this, and there are no papers to write; it’s a day to just enjoy,” said Joan Butterworth, Leadership Training Facilitator in McGill’s First-Year Office. “It’s educational, but it allows for self-directed learning.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2011

Lady Meredith House: A long history of health and healing

Ardvarna was built in 1897 for Andrew Allan, a partner with his brother Hugh in the Allan Shipping Line. The turreted, brick mansion was designed by renowned Montreal architects Edward and William Maxwell and situated on the corner of Pine along the city’s famed Golden Square Mile. You might know it now as Lady Meredith House.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2011

The last refuge for a disappearing icon of the north

The facts are disturbing. By the end of last summer, Arctic sea ice coverage was at its second-lowest rate since satellite recording began in 1979. The ice covered an average of 6 million square kilometres, falling 22 per cent below the average extent from 1979 to 2000. The extent of the Arctic’s sea ice is dropping between nine and 11 per cent per decade.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2011

With Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations)

Everybody loves a homecoming – especially Dr. Rosie Goldstein, McGill’s new Vice-Principal (Research and International). Still getting her bearings after less than two months at the helm of one of the University’s busiest portfolios, the Montreal native sat down with Headway editor James Martin to talk about all things research.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2011

New McGill ad campaign hits the airwaves

You have 30 seconds to tell your story. One, two, three – go. No easy feat, to be sure, but considerably more difficult when the story you have to tell is about McGill, a 190-year old institution rich in history and accomplishments. But that’s exactly what is being done in a 30-second television ad running province-wide on French-language TV for the next month.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2011