The Financial Times of London survey of 100 MBA programs in the world, released today, places McGill graduates in the top five in North America for career progress – evaluated both in terms of positions held and size of the company they work for. Worldwide, they place in 16th position for their ascension of the corporate ladder. Additionally, McGill MBAs rank second in North America – and 16th worldwide – for international mobility, a consistently high score for McGill.
Sauvé Scholars Speak Out is a series of talks that will occur for the rest of the semester. Ten of the 14 scholars will address topics from their home countries. The first talk is "Will there be a fair Khmer Rouge Tribunal?" Panel discussion led by Ana Nov, from Cambodia.
At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.
Cath Mortin has lived all over the world, and everywhere she's gone she has made herself at home. The biomedical engineering student is a compulsive volunteer, working in everything from homeless shelters in Virginia or coaching kids in China.
Is it a smile or a grimace? Either way, second year psychology student Isabelle Proulx doesn't seem too perturbed by the big freakin' needle Hema-Quebec nurse Isabelle Daigneault is preparing to stick in her arm. Proulx was donating some of the red stuff at the Hema-Quebec Blood Donor Clinic on the third floor of the University Centre, which runs until Friday, January 23.
Men's volleyball coach José Rebelo and graduate Karolina Wisniewska are accomplished athletes in their fields. Both are Paralympians, but it is their athleticism, not their disabilities that define them.
More than 250 students from across New England and Eastern Canada and will battle it out during the 50th annual Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. When: January 31, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Watson Field, at McGill's Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Admission and parking are free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 514-398-7789.
From January 9-12, 2004, the Université de Sherbrooke hosted the 16th edition of Jeux du Commerce. The McGill delegation excelled in all categories to earn a solid third position overall on the podium. Seven McGill teams earned first or second positions out of nine podiums, a nice reward for the months of preparation and tedious efforts directed towards this prestigious academic event.