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"Good writing in the 21st century needs clarity," Steven Pinker tells CBC

Steven Pinker was recently interviewed by CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC Radio show The Current.

Published on : 31 Aug 2015

Composition Students and Alumni receive multiple awards at the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.

Composition students and alumni have once again received awards at this year's SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.  The John Weinzweig Grand Prize Grand Prize awarded for the best overall work submitted in the competition Darren James Russo (M.Mus. 2015, B.Mus. 2011: studied with Denys Bouliane and Chris Paul Harman) The Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards For compositions for no fewer than thirteen performers up to a full symphony orchestra, which may include vocal participation and may be scored to include electroacoustics

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Published on : 31 Aug 2015

François Crépeau takes up directorship of Centre for Human Rights

This August, Professor François Crépeau took over the mandate of Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) from Professor Colleen Sheppard. François Crépeau is United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. He holds the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law, where he teaches Migration Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, and Constitutional Law. He became a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2015

Richard Gold appointed Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

We are pleased to announce that Professor Richard Gold has accepted to serve the Faculty as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for a three-year term which started on September 1st, 2015. A James McGill Professor, Richard Gold was the founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management. His research generally focuses on the life sciences.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2015

Downtime for Classic Catalogue and other Library systems, Saturday night/Sunday morning

Due to scheduled maintenance this weekend, the following services and systems will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours beginning at 12:30am, early Sunday morning, August 30: Classic Catalogue Library loans and auto-loan machines (no borrowing will be possible during the downtime) Availability information for physical items in McGill WorldCat We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2015

Twelve college campuses leading the way for sustainable dining

The Christian Science Monitor | Aug. 26, 2015 By: Clare Algozin McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, currently spends 47 percent of its food budget on produce from its own on-campus farm and from growers within 300 miles of the campus. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2015

CJAD speaks to DISE's Annie Savard about public school gains

"Public schools slowly, but surely, gaining ground on private schools," argues a recent article by CJAD's Shuyee Lee. CJAD spoke briefly to Professor Annie Savard, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, and to David D'Aoust, president of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA).

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Published on : 28 Aug 2015

Well-being Program for Schulich Students announced.

This September, a groundbreaking new program at McGill University's Schulich School of Music will address that acute student stress and anxiety. Starting Sept. 1, studies in wellness will be added to the curriculum and new students will be required to take part in a peer mentorship program. The initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.  (Full article in sidebar link)

Published on : 28 Aug 2015

University of Mid-Sweden confers Honorary Doctorate upon Professor Claudia Mitchell

Dr. Claudia Mitchell, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Mid Sweden University's Faculty of Human Sciences. This commendation, a result of her nomination by the interdisciplinary Gender Studies Forum at Mid Sweden University, will be delivered officially on October 9th, 2015.

Published on : 28 Aug 2015

Professor Emeritus Richard Studham speaks to UK's Chronicle

Richard Lynn Studham, professor emeritus in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, spoke to North East United Kingdom's Chronicle reporter David Whetstone this week regarding his ongoing exhibition A Paragon of Chivalry.

Published on : 27 Aug 2015

Harnessing the butterfly effect

McGill Reporter | Aug. 19, 2015 by: Vincent Allaire In a new paper published online in Geophysical Research Letters, McGill Professor Shaun Lovejoy shows how to directly harness the atmosphere’s elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 27 Aug 2015

Why impact investors don’t mind negative returns

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am sitting down with James Tansey from the University of British Columbia.

Published on : 27 Aug 2015

Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

Cornwall's best chefs have gone all out to create some unique meals for Restaurant Week, a five-day celebration of Cornwall’s vibrant culinary scene. ... Born and raised in Cornwall, Sebastien (Mani) Manigat has over 10 years of hospitality, marketing and event management experience. A recent graduate of McGill's MBA program, Mani has also completed the Restaurant Management program at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. 

Published on : 27 Aug 2015

How a few ‘spoiler’ seats could topple the Conservatives

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and the author of Rebalancing Society (2015) This is written on behalf of Canada’s silenced majority – those of us who care deeply about our country but have been shut out by a government of micromanaged dogma. We consider Canada to be a nation of decency and balance, but for years we have been getting nastiness and bullying, alongside disrespect for basic democratic institutions.

Published on : 27 Aug 2015