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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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.
The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier:
Participate in a unique, collaborative partnership that brings together five postsecondary institutions – Cegeps (Dawson, Centennial, John Abbott and Marianopolis) and McGill as the lead institution. McGill faculty, course lecturers/instructors and teaching assistants are invited to participate in this research project by sharing their valued perspective on Universal Design for Learning and diversity in the classroom.
TISED will host a talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson who will be receiving an honourary doctorate from the Faculty of Engineering this month.