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Making Publics: Looking back, looking ahead

By Jim Hynes Members of the Making Publics (MaPs) project team gathered at Montreal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts last Monday to celebrate their five-year project as well as the launch of Spheres (with Festival Montreal Baroque), the second of two arts festivals they have taken part in. (www.montrealbaroque.com). Started in 2005 and made possible by a $2.5-million grant [...]

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Published on : 28 Jun 2010

McGill’s robot star attraction at G20 media centre

By William Raillant-Clark TORONTO – The worlds media is in Toronto this week, and so are Dr. Gregory Dudek and PhD candidates Junaed Sattar and Anqi Xu of McGills School of Computer Science. Theyre there to showcase their AQUA2 robot, the only one of its kind in the world. A select number of Canada’s most innovative companies [...]

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Published on : 25 Jun 2010

Six new inductees for McGill Sports Hall of Fame

By Earl Zukerman Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee and served as McGill Chancellor from 1999 to 2009, headlines a cast of six new inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of the pantheons honoured members to 101. Other honourees include [...]

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Published on : 22 Jun 2010

Yoga in the park

Balancing mind, body and spirit at Health and Well-Being Program event By Health and Well-Being Program Staff On June 8, approximately 75 McGill staff members joined Principal Heather Munroe-Blum for an open air yoga class under the trees of lower campus in the vicinity of the Three Bares fountain. No prerequisites were necessary, just an [...]

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Published on : 22 Jun 2010

Making the link

McGill researchers explore how to better integrate bicycles with transit By McGill Reporter Staff What might Montreal’s public transit system look like if bicycles were regularly used to access it welcomed on board a greater number of transit vehicles? That is the question that McGill transportation researchers are asking this summer in an online survey of Montreal cyclists [...]

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Published on : 18 Jun 2010

Father’s Day concert at the Redpath Museum

Celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20) at the Redpath Museum along to the Latino-inspired sounds of and the Trilobites (Martina Govednik, vocals; Sylvain Bertrand, piano; Alex Bellegarde, doublebass; Eric Breton, percussion). This musical fundraiser presents Latin tunes such as Gracias a la vida, Volare, and Calling you (from the film Baghdad Café ). [...]

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Published on : 18 Jun 2010

Tune into ideaCity 2010

McGill students, faculty and staff have a special opportunity this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 16-18) to tune into ideaCity 2010, Canada’s premier “meeting of the minds” conference in Toronto. The annual event of eclectic thinkers will be delivered as a high-definition live video webcast over a next-generation platform of Internet connectivity between participating Canadian [...]

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Published on : 16 Jun 2010

Principal appeals for funding, new values for higher education

By Jim Hynes Evoking the “Quiet Revolution” that transformed Quebec society in the early 1960s, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum made a passionate appeal for greater funding for universities and a renewed emphasis on the importance of education, one that would allow Quebec to keep pace with the rest of the world in the “new revolution of knowledge [...]

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Published on : 15 Jun 2010

Major public works project near Roddick Gates

By McGill Reporter Staff The replacement of a major water main at the corner of McGill College Ave. and Sherbrooke St. W. will result in some partial and temporary street and sidewalk closings in the area adjacent to the Roddick Gates until early August. The work began Monday, June 14. The City of Montreal says the [...]

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Published on : 14 Jun 2010

$2.5 million raised at inaugural Goodman Cancer Research Gala

By McGill Reporter Staff The inaugural Goodman Cancer Research Gala, in support of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), took place under a giant tent on McGill Universitys lower campus on Saturday, June 5, 2010. The event brought together more than 700 guests and raised over $2.5 million in support of the GCRC [...]

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Published on : 11 Jun 2010

Laval’s Brière succeeds Munroe-Blum as CREPUQ board Chair

By McGill Reporter Staff Denis Brière, Rector of Université Laval, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of CREPUQ, the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities, succeeding McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum in the role as leader of the province’s most important forum for university leadership. Prof. Munroe-Blum, who will serve a [...]

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Published on : 11 Jun 2010

Boucher latest McGill alumnus to join NHL coaching ranks

By Jim Hynes McGill grad and former Redmen captain Guy Boucher has been named the head coach of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced the appointment, making Boucher the seventh head coach in team history, yesterday. Boucher becomes the fifth former Redmen player to coach in hockey’s top league, a [...]

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Published on : 11 Jun 2010

The Hot Plate dishes up winning recipe for Dobson Cup

TVMcGill cooking-show duo wins second annual contest for budding McGill entrepreneurs By Chris Chipello Amanda Garbutt and April Engelberg have already made a splash on campus with their student-friendly cooking show, The Hot Plate, on TV McGill. Now, just as they turn the page on their undergraduate years, these two Arts students have taken a big step toward [...]

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Published on : 11 Jun 2010

McGill-led project nets NSERC grant

MIAM Director Andrew Kirk awarded grant from CREATE Program By Cynthia Lee Prof. Andrew Kirk, Director of the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM) and Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Education), has garnered a $1,620,500 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s CREATE Training Program for his proposal on [...]

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Published on : 09 Jun 2010

Super Science Documentary Films presents Hotspots

The Redpath Museum is proud to be taking part in the International Year of Biodiversity. As part of its events and activities in 2010, the Museum will be featuring a series of documentary films this summer that focus on the creatures of our earth and seas, the local and international issues that threaten their (and [...]

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Published on : 09 Jun 2010