By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill remains one of three Canadian universities among the top 40 in the world, according to the 2014-15 Times Higher Education world university rankings.
Most Canadian universities in the top 200 of the THE list slipped in rank this year. McGill placed 39, compared with 35 last year. The University of Toronto remained in the 20 spot, while the University of British Columbia edged down to 32 from 31 and the Université de Montréal moved from 106 to 113.
Prof. Claudia Mitchell, Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Prof. John Galaty, from the Anthropology Department have each been awarded a grant under the International Partnership for Sustainable Societies, a $10 million initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
At first glance, the picture above seems like just another photo of the iconic Arts Building. But people with an eagle eye will notice that all is not as it appears.
The masonry of the portico, originally installed in 1926, is showing signs of its age and has been stabilized with jacks (left) until such time as it can be repaired. A project will be initiated in 2015 to restore the portico.
No doubt you have been watching the foliage turn colours lately, as the greens give way to golds and purples on the ashes and fiery reds on the maples. Every year the landscape is transformed but each year the show is unique. This is because the display of fall foliage, known to change hourly, is modulated by the prevailing temperatures, sunlight and soil moisture. At the Morgan Arboretum, you can celebrate this glorious phenomenon in many ways throughout the month of October.
Student Housing and Hospitality Services invites you to join a Centraide fundraiser and indulge in a complete pancake breakfast. Come by the Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (entrance 641 Sherbrooke) on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Centraide campaign. Please bring cash as meal plans cannot be accepted for this special occasion. There are door prizes too for all those who sign up and donate through regular payroll deductions. Centraide committee members will be on site to assist and answer your questions. Bring your colleagues and show you care!
Are you overweight or obese? You can lose weight through lifestyle changes with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. McGill is offering a free, three-month group program to lose weight, eat healthier and become more active. The program includes follow-up sessions to help you maintain the weight loss. You are eligible if you are between 18 and 75 years of age and are overweight or obese. The program Director is Dr. Bärbel Knäuper, Department of Psychology.
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The following is a statement made by Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Tuesday, Sept. 30.
McGill accepts Coach Uttley’s resignation and thanks him for his dedication and service to McGill and the Redmen football team. The University maintains that the pedagogical mission of our institution takes precedence. We wish Mr. Uttley well in his future endeavours.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
McGill University was informed this afternoon that a member of the Redmen Football team was charged and will be arraigned in Court tomorrow.
In line with the University’s varsity athletics guidelines, effective immediately, this player is suspended from the football team pending resolution of his case by the Court.
The Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) will actively investigate the matter. In line with the values and policies of McGill University, we will take any and all measures that are deemed to be appropriate.
Principal Suzanne Fortier will launch the 2014 McGill-Centraide campaign on Oct. 2 at the March of 1,000 Umbrellas. The McGill group will meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Roddick Gates. Remember to bring your McGill or red umbrella and please pass the word along to your friends and co-workers! Learn more about McGill’s campaign here.