McGill University has broken its own record for success in the Royal Bank Academic All-Canadian competition, with 132 top student-athletes in Canadian Interuniversity Sport in 2001-2002.
McGill BCom students came in second overall and placed first in academic events at the 15th annual Jeux du Commerce, held from January 17-19 at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, in Hull. McGill BCom students had their best showing in 15 years, placing first in the academic competitions (Human Resources, Finance and Debate), and came in second and third in seven other events.
Twelve dynamic intellectuals from a variety of disciplines are being sought by the Sauvé Scholars Foundation and McGill University to help change the world. In a Canadian first, a new residential program called the Sauvé Scholars has been created to empower and sharpen the skills of young adults striving to improve societies around the globe.
The Financial Times survey of 100 MBA programs in the world, released today, gives the McGill MBA program top ranks in North America: first for international mobility of its graduates, first for percentage of international professors, and in the top five for percentage of international students. Worldwide, McGill graduates rank in the top ten — for the third year in a row — for their international mobility. This criterion is made up of various components, the most important being the percentage of graduates who work in different countries after graduation.
BCom students Vanessa Guimond and Dave Lavallee placed first overall in the Accounting portion of the Inter-Collegial Business Competition (ICBC) held at Queen's last week. In a first round of written cases where Canadian and international universities were invited to participate last October, Dave and Vanessa placed in the top six, which allowed them to take part in the accounting case competition on January 10. Congratulations also go to Accounting professor Steve Fortin, who coached the students throughout the fall.
McGill is kicking off 2003 by vastly expanding its recycling efforts. Every major building at the University, be they downtown or at Macdonald Campus, will now feature at least one recycling station for the disposal of plastics, glass, metals and paper.
Some are dark. Some are blond. Some could be the boy next door. Others are brooding and exotic. Seven are McGill students. All, of course, are handsome and photogenic. Who are these guys? None other than the "Men of Montreal" -- 12 gentlemen who donated their handsome mugs towards the charity calendar that will benefit the McGill Cancer Centre.
A group of dedicated and determined McGill University students, who have shown outstanding achievement in carrying out projects that benefit the community, will be honoured today in a ceremony on the downtown campus.
For the first time, a university outside of the United States has been named one of the "Hot Schools" for 2003 by Kaplan/Newsweek's annual college guide.
Getting students excited about science is a critical concern for McGill. Thatís why the University has created a new McGill Science Award, as a way of boosting the number of scientists-in-the-making who actually pursue higher education in the discipline.
McGill is rolling out the welcome mat this weekend. On February 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., the University is holding its annual Open House for prospective students. Siblings and parents are also being urged to attend.