Dilson Rassier’s optimism is as striking as his level of energy. When asked how he manages to juggle his own research with his commitments to graduate students, lab, increasing administrative responsibilities, travel and family life, he says easily, “I did not know it was impossible, so I just do it.” And then adds with a laugh, “And I don’t sleep very much.”
McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson, who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of David J. Azrieli, an accomplished architect, successful entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.
The Polish-born developer and architect, who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing to Palestine and who later fought in Israel’s War of Independence, came to Montreal in the 1950s to establish what would eventually become a highly successful real estate empire, with operations in Israel and Canada.
Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight?
You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program.
The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week. The program is a research initiative led by Dr. Bärbel Knäuper of the McGill Psychology Department and the Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and is funded by the Canadian
McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus. The prize is awarded for demonstrating outstanding dining, hospitality services, and teamwork to reach a major accomplishment, enhance the food-service business and improve the quality of campus life.
A team can qualify for the Shine Award if one or more of the following criteria are met:
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.