McGill’s iconic Three Bares statue gleams in the April sun after workers dismantled the wooden hutch used to protect it from harsh winter weather. The 84-year-old campus centrepiece has long been a favourite meeting place for members of the McGill community. The statue’s history is a colourful, sometimes controversial, one. For more, go here.
On March 11, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder Reddit, paid a visit to the Desautels Faculty of Management during one of the last stops of his North American tour to promote his book, “Without Their Permission.” The book describes how he started the front page of the internet from scratch with his partner Steve Huffman. “Everyone has great ideas. No one wakes you up in the middle of the night to say ‘I have a terrible idea.’ We all have great ideas. The difference is, the barrier to entry for us is as low as a laptop and time and an internet connection.
On March 18, Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University delivered a public lecture titled “Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding.” The event was held in the Otto Maass Chemistry Building in front of a standing room only crowd of 150 people with an overflow crowd watching the lecture from a video feed in one of the undergraduate teaching laboratories. / Photo: Owen Egan