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Mon, 2014-06-09 16:59

Is your mcgill.ca website in need of a refresh? You can get some free help from the Web Communications team in the Office of Communications and External Relations. The team can help you plan improvements to your site’s organization and content, and turn that plan into reality. With a wide variety of services, they can help you make the best use of your online space.

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McTavish construction has resumed

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:29

The City of Montreal construction project on McTavish Street, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave., resumed in earnest on Monday, June 9.

This important project, to replace aging sewer and water lines under the street, will be conducted in two phases: from Sherbrooke north to the alley beside the Faculty Club (Phase 1) and from the alley north to Dr. Penfield (Phase 2).

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McGill grad joins Supreme Court

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:29

By Doug Sweet

One McGill graduate has replaced another on the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL81) to the nation’s highest court Tuesday, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BA59, BCL62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court.

Gascon, who spent 21 years with Montreal’s Heenan-Blaikie law firm, specializing in civil and commercial litigation, has sat as a Quebec Court of Appeal judge since October 2012.

He has also been a lecturer at McGill, among other schools.

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Convocation returns to tent Wednesday (Update 8:35 p.m.)

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:29

Wednesday’s Science Convocation ceremonies will go ahead as planned in the tent on the downtown campus’s lower field.

After severe weather forced the evacuation of the tent during the Arts ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, the tent professionals are examining and repairing the tent as needed. It was determined that the tent will be ready for the 10 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday.

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June 5: Mac Farm vegetable gardening plant sale

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:29

The Mac Campus Horticulture Centre is holding a vegetable plant sale this Thursday, June 5, from 12 – 3 p.m. on McTavish, in front of the Faculty Club. For only $4, you can grow your very own Mac Farm peppers, Spanish onions, cucumbers, eggplants, cabbage, lettuce, Swiss chard, fine herbs and more at home. In the event of rain, the sale will occur on Friday, June 6. For questions or more information, please contact michael [dot] bleho [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

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Reminder: Change your McGill password

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:29

If you haven’t already done so, IT Services strongly urges you to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. When changing your McGill Password, remember to make it complex (by adding symbols and numbers), and unique (don’t use the same password for online banking, cloud storage, social media, etc.). That way, even if one online account is compromised in the future, all your other accounts will be secure. For more information, click here.

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Changes to McGill’s Anti-spam System

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:29

As of Monday, June 2, changes were made to McGill’s Anti-spam system in order to better protect the McGill community from phishing attempts and other email fraud. The new settings may cause some messages to be falsely identified as spam and quarantined (i.e., blocked from your Inbox).

How to know if messages sent to your Inbox have been quarantined

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Principal Suzanne Fortier to receive honorary degree

Mon, 2014-06-02 13:29

By McGill Reporter Staff

Carleton University will bestow an honorary degree on McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on June 10 to recognize her “outstanding leadership in the Canadian scientific community while fostering research opportunities for future generations of scholars.”

Stuart H. “Kip” Cobbett, Chair of McGill’s Board of governors, said Prof. Fortier’s honour is highly deserved.

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Morning kaboom shifted to noon

Tue, 2014-05-27 18:01

The daily 30-minute 7 a.m. blasting session associated with the construction of a new service tunnel under the Lyman Duff Building and Montreal Neurological Institute and Montreal Neurological Hospital (the Neuro) has been shifted to noon, starting Wednesday, May 28.

The change is to help minimize evening and overnight activities on the construction site.

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Principal offers condolences in wake of UC Santa Barbara violence

Mon, 2014-05-26 16:29

The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier:

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