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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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.
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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Dear Members of the McGill Community, I write to inform you that Ms. Sylvia Franke, McGill’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has decided to leave the University effective 31 December 2009 in order to pursue new opportunities in higher education administration.