The devastation from damage and disease in the wake of catastrophic floods in Pakistan remains an urgent problem. More than 1,600 have been killed and an estimated 17.2 million people have been affected since the floods occurred toward the end of July, according to the United Nations. The need for relief support is enormous.
McGill continues to closely monitor the situation in Pakistan where the country’s worst flooding in nearly a century has affected more than 14 million people and left at least 1,600 dead, according to the United Nations.
The replacement of a major water main at the corner of Peel and Docteur-Penfield will result in some partial and temporary street and sidewalk closings in the area until late September.
Guided by the Master Plan’s planning and design principles, the University is working to enhance our campus green spaces. On May 28, 2010, changes to the Downtown Lower Campus will create a pedestrian friendly campus space, as free as possible of vehicles.
As you might have read or heard, Bureau canadien d'investigations et d'ajustements (or CBIA), the company that is contracted to provide uniformed security personnel to McGill, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Please be assured that McGill is taking all steps that are required to maintain continuity in security services on campus at all times to safeguard our community and property.
By Neale McDevitt The history of McGill’s Faculty Club (3450 McTavish ) reads like an old-style Hollywood script: Alfred Baumgarten, a wealthy German sugar tycoon and son of the Court Physician to the King of Saxony, constructs an opulent mansion along Montreal’s famed Golden Square Mile at the turn of the 20th century. With a taste [...]
By Cynthia Lee Aside from its name, McGill’s Trading Spaces initiative shares very little in common with the 1983 Hollywood classic starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Although, both do play on the fish-out-of-water theme. This year, McGill’s Trading Places – in which a student exchanges roles with an administrator or faculty member – was expanded to [...]
Congratulations are in order for Professor Kim Brooks of McGill’s Faculty of Law, one of 10 professors from across the country selected for Canada’s most prestigious university teaching awards, the 3M National Teaching Fellowships. While her area of expertise, tax law, might not sound so exciting, Professor Brooks’s passion for the subject is contagious. Known [...]
By William Raillant-Clark Vicky Kaspi, McGill’s Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology, has earned a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts for her research on magnetars. She joins this year’s elite group of eight outstanding Canadian researchers who have each been awarded $70,000 a year for two years, for a total [...]
Vicky Kaspi had to divert her gaze from the heavens long enough to shake some hands and collect some more hardware. McGill’s Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology and Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics was awarded a 2009 Prix du Québec, the highest honour conferred by the provincial government.
If you think you have H1N1, please report your illness and absence from academic activities on Minerva with the H1N1 Self-Reporting form. For students, this form will be treated as equivalent to a medical note should you need to request an excused absence or an academic accommodation (e.g. a postponed deadline for an assignment or missed test).
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