A vigil to honour the memory of the victims of this week’s brutal massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, is being organized by Pakistani students in Montreal to take place at 6 p.m. this evening at McGill’s Roddick Gates.
“I encourage people to attend this event to show solidarity with the victims and their friends and loved ones, and to make a strong statement against such barbaric acts of terrorism that have no place in any society,” said Ollivier Dyens, McGill’s Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning).
By McGill Reporter Staff
It was a very eventful year, both here at McGill and around the world. How closely were you paying attention to events? Here’s a year-end quiz to test your knowledge of the University and global events in 2014. Answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
1. You will have heard the name Kevin Vickers this year. What does he do?
2. “You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together – and blow.” For two points, name the actress who died this year and the movie in which the line was spoken.
By Meaghan Thurston-Dawes
McGill is celebrating a milestone in its support for the fight against poverty in Greater Montreal. The McGill Centraide campaign announced today that it has met its highest fundraising goal ever, and surpassed it by almost $20,000. At the time of publication, the grand total stands at $444,559, and pledges are still coming in.
Last year, the Reporter asked members of the McGill community what books were on their holiday reading list.
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Environment Canada continues to forecast a long period of snowfall with a possible accumulation of 20 to 30 cm continuing Wednesday night into Thursday for the Montreal area.
6 p.m. exams will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, Dec 10.
Students with evening exams, who live off-campus should allow considerable extra travel time.
Any change to the exam schedule will be posted on www.mcgill.ca/students/exams website.
Are you an administrative or academic staff member who supports students? Have you missed any of the recent developments or enhancements to student resources and services over the last year? Join in the Speed (Up)Dating Event at Thomson House, on Friday, Dec. 12, to hear quick and lively snapshot presentations about a number of topics that may be of interest to you. For more information and a list of presentations and speakers, check out the website, and please RSVP here.
By McGill Reporter Staff
For the fourth year in a row, McGill’s Budget Book has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), for its effectiveness not just as a financial plan, but also as a communications vehicle, policy document and operations guide.
Anthropology professor Eduardo Kohn has been awarded the 2014 Bateson Prize by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) for his book, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press).
Environment Canada is forecasting periods of light snow mixed with freezing drizzle beginning on Tuesday afternoon for the Montreal area, making travel potentially difficult. Exams are expected to continue as scheduled. Students with exams scheduled on Tuesday, Dec 9 should allow extra travel time. In the event of any change to the exam schedule, an update will be posted on the Exams website.
Political Science Professor T.V. Paul has been elected the 56th president (2016-17) of the International Studies Association (ISA), a respected and widely known scholarly association in the field of international studies. Paul, the James McGill Professor of International Relations and a leading scholar of international security, nuclear proliferation and South Asia, is the third Canadian professor elected to this coveted position in its 56-year history.