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Busty’s cups runneth over: Named top university band in Canada

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:19

By Neale McDevitt

This year alone, McGill has produced everything from a Nobel Prize-winning researcher to Olympic gold medalists. You can now add Canada’s top university band to that list.

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Consent campaign aims to heighten awareness across campus

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:26

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill is launching its first #ConsentMcGill Campaign next week, from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus.

“The event is an educational campaign to increase understanding on campus of consent, as it applies to sexual activity and our day-to-day lives,” said Bianca Tétrault, McGill’s Harm Reduction Officer. “We developed this in collaboration with students, faculty and staff, and we expect that #ConsentMcGill will discuss the three main aspects of consent: Asking, Listening and Respecting one another,” she said.

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Bell Let’s Talk donates $1 million to McGill and Université de Montréal in support of student mental health programs

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:04

On Oct. 7, Bell Let’s Talk announced contributions totalling $1 million to support student mental health programs at McGill and Université de Montréal.

The Bell Let’s Talk funding of $500,000 for each university will help expand existing mental health programs and develop additional services that will be accessible to more students.

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CAUBO honors McGill for ‘McGill Marketplace’

Fri, 2014-10-03 09:21

By McGill Reporter Staff

A luncheon was held recently to recognize the efforts of the people responsible for the McGill Marketplace (MMP) for having earned the first prize of the 2014 Quality and Productivity Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO). The McGill MarketPlace is a virtual shopping mall providing faculty and staff members a comprehensive tool for making their day-to-day purchases. MMP is part of an initiative to automate and streamline the procurement process at the University.

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RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:29

By Meaghan Thurston

The Royal Society of Canada has named the inaugural 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today. The new members include McGill’s Aashish Clerk, Associate Professor of Physics and a Tier-II Canada Research Chair, and Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill’s Global Health Programs, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, and Associate Director of McGill’s International TB Centre.

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East meets West at Desautels

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:12

By Leilani Ku

This month, 25 business students from China’s Shantou University are getting a taste of life at McGill and Montreal through the Desautels Faculty of Management’s International Summer Program.

Their participation is made possible through the Li Ka Shing Program in International Business – one of three initiatives established at the University last fall thanks to a $6.6 million donation from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation to promote scholarship and exchange between McGill and Shantou.

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Meet the Spring 2014 Convocation Honorary Doctorates

Thu, 2014-05-29 17:29

WADE DAVIS (Doctor of Science), School of Continuing Studies – Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m.

Canadian ethnographer, writer, photographer, filmmaker and scholar Wade Davis has lived with and studied a rich variety of indigenous groups and published many books, including One River, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, and Into the Silence which captured the prestigious 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

Tue, 2014-05-06 12:35

By Neale McDevitt

For the cynics among us, the term ‘mindfulness’ evokes feelings of derision and dismissiveness. Our vague understanding of the word conjures up images of a long-bearded yogi sitting cross-legged on a mountain peak, lost in endless meditation. “It must be nice to meditate all day,” we sneer, “too bad I have answer my emails before I leave work, make dinner for the family, drive my daughter to soccer and finish a report for tomorrow morning.”

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The right chemistry: workshop brings together grad students from different faculties for one common goal

By Neale McDevitt

If women are from Venus and men are from Mars, as asserted in the 1992 best-selling book by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, then it might also hold true that chemists are from Saturn, engineers are from Mercury and business people are from Jupiter, so different are their respective worlds.

But, as with men and women, chemists, engineers and business people often find themselves working together, hoping to forge a partnership that is both lasting and mutually beneficial.

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