Three McGill students have developed a plan to help restore the business sector of Lac-Mégantic—the Quebec town devastated by an explosive train derailment in 2013. Find out more about their project, and lend your support through the Seeds of Change crowdfunding platform.
For the first time, the Vanier Cup is coming to Montreal—and McGill is playing host! Come watch Université de Montréal take on McMaster for the 50th edition of the Canadian university football championships, this Saturday, November 29th.
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Bartha Knoppers, Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy and a professor in the Faculty of Medicine, has been named a Great Montrealer by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal – a title bestowed on local luminaries whose outstanding achievements have helped shape our city.
Author Gary Bass has received this year’s prestigious Cundill Prize in nonfiction historical literature for his book, The Blood Telegram. Founded in 2008 by McGill alumnus F. Peter Cundill, the $75,000 award was presented by the Dean of Arts, Christopher Manfredi, along with Chancellor Michael Meighen.
Montreal author Sean Michaels, BA’04, has won the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his ambitious debut novel, Us Conductors. The 32-year-old faced some daunting competition, including fellow McGill grads David Bezmozgis, BA’96, and Heather O’Neill, BA’94.