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McTavish Street will be a pedestrian zone as of May 28

McGill University and Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough are working together to make McTavish Street a pedestrian zone as of May 28th.

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Published on : 12 May 2010

Changes to Lower Campus starting May 28

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.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Announcement re: security

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.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

The Faculty Club: A well-carved niche

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 [...]

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Published on : 01 Apr 2010

Trading Places, McGill-style

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 [...]

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Published on : 31 Mar 2010

Kim Brooks recognized with 3M Teaching Fellowship

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 [...]

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Published on : 18 Mar 2010

Astrophysicist Kaspi wins Killam Fellowship

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 [...]

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Published on : 18 Mar 2010

Stargazer Wins Prix du Québec

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.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2010

Royal Society Honours

At ceremonies held in Ottawa on November 28 and 29, 2009, the Royal Society of Canada recognized the achievements of four McGill researchers.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2010

Self-report your suspected H1N1 symptoms

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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Published on : 02 Nov 2009

International Car-Free Day

Once again, McGill is proud to participate in International Car Free Day, which will be held on September 22, 2009.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2009

Your social network may be bigger than you think!

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are great, but the information you share may be a lot more sensitive (and available to the ‘bad guys’ of the world) than you may think.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

Problems with emails sent from web pages

Emails sent from web pop-up forms on Sept 1 and 2 were undelivered. From approximately 11:30 am Sept. 1 to 4:30 pm Sept 2, emails sent using the spam-protected email form from many McGill web pages were not delivered, due to a technical problem. See the full message for details.

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Published on : 03 Sep 2009

Power and network outage on Macdonald Campus

Macdonald Campus is currently experiencing a power outage and loss of wired network connectivity. Hydro Quebec technicians are working on the issue, and estimate that the power will be restored by 8:00 pm tonight. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2009

Free iCare computing workshops for new students and staff

Did you know McGill's IT Customer Services offers free workshops and walk-in clinics? Connectivity@McGill walk-in support: Bring your laptop and get connected to McGill's online resources -- no registration necessary. iCare Computing Safety Clinic: Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and other threats, install McGill's free antivirus software.

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Published on : 25 Aug 2009