McGill University joins countless others in expressing sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Jean Béliveau, who died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at age 83.
On Nov. 10, 2006, the University conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree upon Mr. Béliveau in recognition of his superb skills as a professional athlete, as a leader both on and off the ice, and as a tireless philanthropist following his retirement as a player in 1971.
The Fall final exam period starts on Monday, Dec. 8, and runs for a 10-day period ending on Friday, Dec. 19. As usual, exams will be held in a morning, afternoon or evening session and the final schedule with room locations can be found on the Exams website.
McGill’s Board of Governors unanimously approved an Advisory Committee’s recommendation to appoint Professor Christopher Manfredi as the University’s next Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. Principal Suzanne Fortier, who chaired the seven-month international search, made the announcement during the open session of tonight’s Board meeting. The Advisory Committee comprised representatives of the Students’ Society of McGill University, the Post-Graduate Student’s Society, Senate and the Board.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, during its second meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selections Committee’s recommendation to promote the following six associate professors to the rank of full professor:
Many students in McGill’s residences will not be traveling home for the holiday break. In keeping with a McGill tradition, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) encourages faculty and staff members to invite a student or a group of students into their homes, either for a short overnight stay or simply a meal. What better way to spend the holidays than by sharing some hospitality within your community?
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will officially launch its Indigenous Studies undergraduate program on Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. In the Faculty Club (3450 McTavish) following the 2014 Fulbright Lecture by Margaret Moss.
On Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Faculty Club (3450 McTavish) Margaret Moss, the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Life and Culture in the North American Context at McGill, will deliver the annual Fullbright Lecture. Dr. Moss’ lecture is titled Counting on Care- Canada’s Challenge in Tracking and Reporting Aboriginal People’s Health Care and Status.
By Doug Sweet
It took time, in those pre-Internet, pre-social media days, for the enormity of the horror to spread and be understood. Shots, many of them, had been fired at the Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique engineering school, but, in the snowy early evening of Dec. 6, 1989, the details emerged in fragments, slowly.
It was an otherwise ordinary Wednesday when ambulances and police cars descended on the U de M campus and stretchers were rushed in through the doors under the increasing glare of the gathering TV lights.
It’s important to remember that the Holiday season isn’t about shopping stress but about giving back and showing appreciation for those we care about. The Morgan Arboretum Christmas sale can help you do just that. Groomed Christmas trees and large, naturally grown Christmas trees will be on sale along with holiday wreaths and bundles of do-it-yourself decorative boughs.
Being able to wear a warm pair of socks is an important need that we often take for granted, but is especially important for the homeless population for whom foot-related problems are among the greatest causes of emergency room visits.