Professor Philippe Leroux has been awarded the 2015 Prix de composition musicale de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca, for the composition of an original short work for orchestra. The work will be premiered later this year at the Institut de France. Since 1995, the Simone et Cino Del Duca Foundation has honoured French painters, sculptors and composers for their work in the Fine Arts.
Updated program and course offerings in the School of Continuing Studies for 2015–16 are now online! No matter your age or situation, Continuing Studies has the answer for what you've got in mind; see the SCS eCalendar for full details.
Father's lasting influence: Molecular foundations of intergenerational transmission of the paternal environment
Laval and McGill researchers team up with Health Canada and international researchers from Africa, Italy, Copenhagen and Greenland to investigate the impact of environmental exposures on the hertibale information coded in the fathers sperm and the health of offspring. The research team includes Professor Sarah Kimmins of the Department of Animal Science and is funded for $1.5 million by the Institute of Aboriginal Health, and the Institute of Gender and Health.
A group of McGill students and alums who worked on the Myko Social Score app have received the 2015 Catalyst Award for Excellence in Applied Student Research. The Award is sponsored by the McGill Office of Sustainability and is decided by a distinguished jury. DCL candidate Juan Pinto, undergrad law student Etienne Ravilet Guzman, as well as alumni Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia (LLM’11) and Guillaume Béal (LLM’14), were among the members of the multidisciplinary team that received the group award.
PLEASE STAY TUNED ON THIS WEBSITE for information about applications to ENGL 364—CREATIVE WRITING, Winter 2016, a workshop taught by our incoming Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence, for which students in English programs may receive program credit. This 15-person workshop is by-application only: applicants will be asked to submit portfolios with samples of their creative writing. The new writer in residence will be in place by late May, at which point the Department of English will post further information about how students may apply for this workshop.
McGill IT Services will soon begin moving all McGill Exchange mailboxes to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service, which provides 50 GB of email storage space online. The migration of student and alumni mailboxes will be completed over a period of approximately seven months, starting with the first batch of students in June. Faculty and staff mailboxes will be migrated once the student and alumni migrations are complete. If you are eager to have your student mailbox moved over, see the note below on early migration.
Professor Jon Bradley, with the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, co-wrote a recently published contribution to the National Post. In this special "Full Comment" editorial with co-author Sam Allison, entitled "Quebec's Rotten Boroughs," Bradley questions a new CRE (Commission de la Représentation Electorale du Québec) proposal's ramifications for Anglophones' rights to guaranteed representation in Quebec's National Assembly.
Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Translation (GDIT) must sit a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the GDIT Program. The examination consists of an oral defense of a best-work portfolio. This portfolio represents a record of progress made by the candidate throughout his/her studies. Each candidate prepares a written introduction and comments on selected examples of coursework with a view to demonstrating his/her progress toward greater translation competence.
Professor Jon Bradley, with the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, co-wrote a recently published special to the Montreal Gazette. With co-author Sam Allison, Bradley sheds some light on the provincial debate regarding the importance of school boards. [read the Montreal Gazette article of April 17, 2015] * * *
We would like to send you our warmest regards on behalf of the Career Planning Service (CaPS) and University Advancement (UA). Your hard work, dedication and perseverance have paid off; you should be very proud of your accomplishments. Many doors will be opening for you as you take the next steps in your career. If you are unsure about which step to take first, McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) is available to help.
CaPS office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. During the summer, May – August CaPS will be closed from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm. The Brown Student Services Bldg. is open on all Summer Fridays. Please contact the Brown Bldg. Reception Desk at 398-8238 for assistance with your questions. Friday access to the Brown Building is by the McTavish Street entrance. Student casuals, trained to greet and assist visitors, will be available at the main Reception Desk situated at this entrance.
Dr. Shaheen Shariff of the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) spoke to Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley recently about a Waterloo Regional Police investigation involving possession of child pornography by students in grades 7 and 8 in the Waterloo, Ontario region. [read the original Toronto Star article of April 18, 2015]
ECP's Professor Armando Bertone has been appointed a William Dawson Scholar! The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field. Please join us in congratulating him!