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McGill IT Security Awareness: “Help Desk” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness  program, includes a set of short videos, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Help Desk”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Schulich Students excel at the Concours d'Art lyrique de la Relève Musicale

 The  Concours d'Art lyrique de la Relève Musicale was held on February 17, 18 and 19 in Québec City.   Three current students were awarded prizes:  tenor Jeremy Scinocca, BMus'19 received 1st Prize, tenor Graeme Linton, B.Mus'19 and bass-baritone Reed Copeland, BMus'17 each received 3rd Prize.  In addition baritone Igor Mostovoi, MMus'17 was engaged by the Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, France for their Young Artists Program for the 2017-2018 season.  

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Celebrating Management Achievement

Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA) Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA’86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.

Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

On February 17, the parties met in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour – their second such meeting. McGill presented the Union with a French translation of eight articles agreed upon by both parties in previous meetings, and the Union will review these texts in the coming days. The parties will work together with the aim of finalizing them at the next meeting.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Dima Perepichka becomes Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Chemistry

The Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Chemistry was established in 1901 and is one of the oldest Named Chairs at the University. Dima has a significant international reputation that was recently validated in the Full Professor promotion process, and are one of the world’s most creative “designers” and makers of novel materials.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Statement in response to online harassment of Dr. Charmaine Nelson

February 21, 2017 Yesterday morning, our colleague Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Professor of Art History at McGill, published an article in the Huffington Post exploring the colonial roots of contemporary racism in Canada (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/charmaine-nelson/modern-racismcanada_b_1482...). A few hours later, Dr. Nelson received an intimidating e-mail from a white supremacist organization based in British Columbia. 

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

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

Sustainability Projects Fund Internship

Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!

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

FY17 Save the Date - Year-End Reporting and Communication Meeting

This message is sent on behalf of Myriam Bensimon Controller, Financial Reporting, Financial Services Dear Colleagues, The FY17 Year-End Reporting and Communication Meeting will be held on: Friday March 24th, 2017 at 9:30am – 11:00am in the Bronfman Building, room 423. Please reserve the date in your Outlook calendar. Further information will follow.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

FY17 Save the Date - Year-End Reporting and Communication Meeting

This message is sent on behalf of Myriam Bensimon Controller, Financial Reporting, Financial Services Dear Colleagues, The FY17 Year-End Reporting and Communication Meeting will be held on: Friday March 24th, 2017 at 9:30am – 11:00am in the Bronfman Building, room 423. Please reserve the date in your Outlook calendar. Further information will follow.

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Published on : 20 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