University names New Music Building in her honour
By Linda Sutherland
Music has been a longtime passion of McGill alumna Elizabeth Wirth, BA’64. Inspired by her two Viennese grandmothers, she became an opera fan at a young age. During her teenage years, when the songs of Elvis Presley were all the rage, Wirth was captivated by the arias of Maria Callas. A self-described “opera groupie”, she subscribed to the Metropolitan Opera News and regularly attended opera performances.
L’Université McGill nommera le nouveau pavillon de musique en son honneur
Par Linda Sutherland
By Doug Sweet
On Friday, May 29, 2015, The McGill Reporter will publish our final print edition, featuring coverage of Spring Convocation and other University events. From that point on, we’ll be online only.
This is part of the evolution of The Reporter, which began publishing in 1968 as a weekly, and moved to fortnightly publication some years later, before becoming a primarily online publication, with a quarterly print product, in the fall of 2012.
Two Nobel Prize winners among 16 recipients
From ground-breaking research on the innermost workings of the human body to game-changing discoveries in the outer reaches of space, this year’s recipients of Honorary Degrees from McGill have a universe of experience between them.
By Meaghan Thurston
Two other chairs renewed for McGill researchers
Four new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded to McGill researchers and two others have been renewed, representing a total of $6.6 million in funding over the next five to seven years for research in a range of fields related to health, medicine and engineering.
Deux chaires renouvelées et quatre nouvelles pour des chercheurs de McGill
Quatre nouvelles chaires de recherche du Canada ont été octroyées à des chercheurs de McGill et deux chaires ont été renouvelées, ce qui porte à 6,6 millions de dollars les sommes qui seront versées à l’Université au cours des cinq à sept prochaines années pour la réalisation de travaux dans divers domaines touchant la santé, la médecine et l’ingénierie.
By McGill Reporter Staff
By James Martin
Many of the principal researchers in the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre came of academic age during the 13-year-long, multi-national Human Genome Project – but it’s the developments since the mapping of the human genome that fill them with wonder.
Directors propose five solutions to improve access to family physicians
The four directors of Quebec universities’ family medicine departments expect Bill 20 will negatively impact patients by reducing the number of new doctors trained and, consequently, the capacity and quality of care.