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11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

 By McGill Reporter Staff

Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier offered her congratulations to all recipients, but particularly those who are McGill faculty members, former professors, friends and alumni.

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HMB to Chair CPP investment board

By McGill Reporter Staff

On June 24, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance announced the appointment of Heather Munroe-Blum as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). The appointment is effective October 27. Munroe-Blum will succeed Robert Astley, the CPPIB’s Chairperson since 2008, whose term expires in October.

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World Cup fever has hit the Bookstore

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:29

World Cup fever has hit the Bookstore. Swing by and watch your favorite teams on our large screen T.V. Show your team pride by taking home your country’s T-shirt for just $14.99. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Choules at 514-398-7401 or by andrea [dot] choules [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).

 

 

 

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Bookstore residency promotions

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:29

From now until August 31, save 20 per cent on select medical titles and key residency texts. To view a selection of the McGill Bookstore’s residency titles please click here. You can also swing by the store and enter the residency raffle, where you can win one of two residency titles or a $100 McGill Bookstore gift card. For more information about the residency promotions please contact Johanne Dubé at 514-398-5090 or by johanne [dot] dube [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).

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June 21: National Aboriginal Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the midst of Montreal’s hectic summer schedule, National Aboriginal Day, held annually across the country on June 21, sometimes gets overshadowed by bigger, flashier events. But that doesn’t detract from its importance.

“Aboriginal Day is a real celebration of Aboriginal people, but it also gives people the chance to learn about cultures they may know little about,” says Paige Isaac, Coordinator, First Peoples House.

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House of Commons pays tribute to Rod Macdonald

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:29

On June 16, Craig Scott, the NDP MP for Toronto-Danforth, made a Member’s Statement in the House of Commons regarding the recent death of Law professor, Rod Macdonald. Scott’s full statement follows.

“Mr. Speaker, McGill law professor Roderick Macdonald passed away on June 13 after battling cancer. We have lost one of our greatest scholars and most passionate humanitarians.

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June 20: McGill’s Got Talent!

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:02

First year McGill Medical and Dental students are organizing their annual talent show, “McGill’s Got Talent,” for the benefit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at Cabaret La Tulipe (4350 Papineau Ave.). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20

Click here for more info.

 

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Participants needed for COPD study

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:02

The Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory is currently focused on identifying new therapeutic strategies for the management of breathlessness and activity-limitation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We are looking for COPD patients who would be interested in participating in our research. Willing and eligible participants would be required to visit the Montreal Chest Institute on three or four separate occasions to perform simple lung function tests and an exercise test on a stationary bicycle.

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Funeral service Wednesday for Dean Ellen Aitken

A funeral service for Ellen Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.

The service will take place at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 137 President Kennedy Ave. (the red-roofed church near Place des Arts). A reception will follow in the church hall.

Prof. Aitken died overnight Friday following a short battle with a very aggressive form of cancer.

Read the obituary here.

 

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Showers available for bike commuters

Mon, 2014-06-16 15:59

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff, Athletics and Recreation is pleased to offer a “Green Commuting” membership to the McGill gym. Aimed at urban cyclists who want to freshen up before work, access to the showers will be made available from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through to Sept. 1, for $10.00. For an additional $39.00, a towel and basket service is available (until Sept. 1), allowing staff the use of a clean towel and a place to store their gear.

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