First major review provides evidence of sharp increase in deaths from painkillers in U.S. and Canada
By Cynthia Lee
By Megan Elizabeth Martin
Keenly aware of the changing nature of philanthropy, the office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) has launched McGill’s first crowdfunding platform, Seeds of Change – the next big thing when it comes to online fundraising.
Crowdfunding works by taking any number of specific initiatives or programs and making their details and intended purpose available and accessible to prospective donors online. People are then free to choose what projects they’d like to support, based on their own interests.
By Doug Sweet
What do food trucks, Première Moisson and MIT have in common?
They all have something to do with the big changes coming to the provision of food on campus over the coming year.
By Doug Sweet
Something unusual happened at Senate Wednesday after Michael Di Grappa presented McGill’s vision for a revamped and repurposed Royal Victoria Hospital.
Senators burst into spontaneous applause.
A number of individual senators spoke in praise of the plan.
“The important word you used is ‘vision,’ ” said a passionate Senator and Governor Emeritus Alex Kalil. “Without vision, this country wouldn’t be one of the best in the world! Without vision our universities wouldn’t be what they are today.
Accomplished alumnus, Dantes Rameau returns to old high school
By Derek Cassoff
The poster hanging in Room 252 of Ecole secondaire publique De la Salle reads: “Success in Music. Success in Life. It’s not a Coincidence.” Beneath it is an image of noted leaders from diverse fields such as politics, medicine, engineering and law, each posing with the instruments they played in their youth.
By Neale McDevitt
The way Dr. Camillo Zacchia sees it, when discussing issues of mental health, people shouldn’t focus solely on the bad. “We usually talk about anxiety, depression and so on. It’s one thing to talk about what’s going wrong but it’s important to understand what goes right as well,” he says. “We need to look closely at what makes people function well.”
By Zoey Tung
By Guy Bernard
To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the McGill Wind Symphony, the Band of the Fusiliers Mont-Royal and the Band of the 438th Tactical Helicopter Squadron are presenting a concert together at the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste on April 8.
By James Martin
In her major address to the community, Principal Suzanne Fortier outlined five priority areas for the coming years — and specific actions for realizing “a vision for McGill that comes from this community and belongs to this community.”
By Neale McDevitt
Universities as ivory towers, disconnected and aloof from the outside world, is a symbol that has been around for centuries. On Oct. 5, McGill’s first ever Community Engagement Day (CED) will try to tear down that unfortunate image brick by ivory brick.
“There’s this notion that McGill operates in a bubble,” says Max Halparin, CED Communications Coordinator. “This day is to show that it’s not true.”