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Opera McGill celebrates 60 years with a dazzling Fledermaus

(Review by Arthur Kaptainis in La Scena) As a celebration of the 60 years of Opera McGill, the Schulich School of Music late last month presented a run of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in the Monument National. The opening was a big success, with a fresh array of voices, exquisite Art-Nouveau sets by Vincent Lefèvre and brilliant costumes by Ginette Grenier.  

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Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Robert Mellin wins Built Heritage Award

On February 20, 2016, Prof. Robert Mellin received a Built Heritage Award from the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland, for the renovation of 38 Hayward Avenue. The low-pitch biscuit box roof shape of the existing house was retained, and a new bedroom was constructed above an existing detached garage. A second-storey insulated link or bridge connects the new bedroom to the second floor hallway of the house. For before and after photos of the project, please visit this webpage.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Musician's Mental Health: Panelists Discuss the stress of musicianship

Written by Madison Duenkler for the McGill Daily (Feb 20, 2017) Visual by Madison Duenkler   On Monday, February 13, McGill students and members of Montreal’s music community gathered at the Wirth Music building for a panel discussion, entitled “Musician’s Health Throughout a Performing Career.”

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Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Opinion: Canada shouldn't throw NAFTA partner Mexico under the Trump bus

One of the kernels of international trade theory, which I drill into McGill undergraduates every year, is that countries don’t “compete” against one another; firms do. And those firms compete mostly with other domestic firms. Op-ed by Krzysztof J. Pelc, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Read more: Regina Leader-Post  

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Published on : 21 Feb 2017

McGill finishes second at RSEQ swim championships

Team captain and Desautels BCom senior Keelan Marks led a remarkable McGill swim team to a second-place overall finish at this past weekend’s RSEQ championships, with 13 medals. Highlights included a sweep of the butterfly events by Samuel Wang and Kate Wist. Wang’s medal count was two golds, one silver and one bronze, while Wist claimed three golds and a personal best in the 400 free.

Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Phishing scam: "Your McGill University account Expired...."

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It prompts users to re-new their McGill University account certificate and to click on a fraudulent link to update their record. See an example of this phishing message below. 

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Grammy Award for Nick Squire

Nick Squire (MMus '08) has received Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance for his work as Sound Engineer on the recording of Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9, recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.  The Boston Symphony Orchestra was led by conductor  Andris Nelsons. 

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Boudreau and Bartók: Classics of their Time

(Blog post by Chris Maskell) This year, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) marks its 50th anniversary and Schulich students will be playing a major part in the celebrations. Notably, the McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) is set to perform parts of Walter Boudreau’s Berliner Momente under direction of the composer himself on the opening night of the SMCQ’s Montréal/New Musiques Festival 2017.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

The Case of the ‘Missing Link’ Neutron Star

“This is the final missing link in the chain that connects pulsars and magnetars,” said Victoria Kaspi, astrophysicist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. “It seems like there’s a smooth transition between these two kinds of neutron star behaviors.” Read more: Knowridge Science Report

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Passing of Dr. Ronald Brown

Dear colleagues,

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

IMPM inspires change

This past January, the final module of the International Masters Program for Managers' most recent program took place in Bangalore, India. The IMPM is a joint effort of the Desautels Faculty of Management and four other internationally-recognized business schools.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Bombardier loan is just good business

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, Unifor National President Jerry Dias calls out those who criticize Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier, saying that calling for the company to be allowed to crash and burn ignores the fact that it’s one of Canada’s biggest employers; a major player in research and innovation; and a big-ticket contributor to Canada’s GDP, hitting $12.4 billion in 2015 — not to mention the $1.6 billion that Bombardier contributed to Canada through taxes in 2015.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Desautels recognized for innovative business education project

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Dr. Ronald Lafrenière appointed Managing Director of McGill’s CFREF Program, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

In September 2016, the federal government made an unparalleled investment in research and innovation, announcing $84 million in funding over seven years for McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative, as part of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program. Following this announcement, a committee for the selection of the HBHL Managing Director engaged in an extensive search and interview process. The Chair of the Selection Committee, Vice-Principal Rosie Goldstein, is now pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Dr. Ronald Lafrenière appointed Managing Director of McGill’s CFREF Program, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

In September 2016, the federal government made an unparalleled investment in research and innovation, announcing $84 million in funding over seven years for McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative, as part of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program. Following this announcement, a committee for the selection of the HBHL Managing Director engaged in an extensive search and interview process. The Chair of the Selection Committee, Vice-Principal Rosie Goldstein, is now pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017