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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

Wed, 2014-12-17 12:07

By Jason Clement

“We wanted to do something on foot care because foot injuries, infections and ailments seem to be the number one reason for ER visits among the homeless population,” says Saman Ahmad, the founder of Health and Hygiene for the Homeless, of the student club’s recent initiative to collect socks to donate to local homeless shelters. “The shelters tell us that they never have enough socks!” The club surpassed its goal of collecting 300 pairs of socks, which will be donated to Welcome Hall Men’s Mission and Our 2nd Home Shelter.

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McGill, Greek-Canadian community come together to strengthen Modern Greek Studies

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:07

New gift of $1.2-million from community leaders will endow Chair in perpetuity while supporting vital research and scholarship

A $1.2-million gift to McGill from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.

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Two more for the Rhodes from McGill

Mon, 2014-12-01 11:07

By Doug Sweet

“We have one more question for you,” the Rhodes people told Joanna Klimczak, a graduate student in McGill’s International Management Program, and Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer, a student in the Faculty of Medicine, in separate phone calls Saturday night.

“In the event that you were awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 2015, would you accept it?”

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World AIDS Day 2014: A fight on several fronts

Mon, 2014-12-01 14:07

By MUHC Public Affairs

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected. Two researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) tell us about significant progress made over the past 25 years and what remains to be done to stem the pandemic.

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Bass wins Cundill Prize for horrifying tale of Bangladesh genocide

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:08

By McGill Reporter Staff

Gary Bass, author of The Blood Telegran: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide, captured this year’s $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill.

Chancellor Michael A. Meighen and Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi announced the winner Thursday night at a gala awards dinner in Toronto.

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Neither crisis mode nor complacency

Tue, 2014-11-18 12:08

The Provost talks about the way forward from last week’s almost $5M funding cut

By McGill Reporter Staff

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Montrealers gather on lower field to remember Canada’s fallen heroes

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:18

By Neale McDevitt

Addressing the hundreds of military personnel and veterans standing at attention before the cenotaph on lower campus and the throngs of spectators that ringed the field to watch yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, Chancellor Michael A. Meighen paid homage to two of Canada’s latest military casualties.

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Intergenerational Remembrance Day ceremony at Mac

Sun, 2014-11-09 14:22

By Neale McDevitt

The Remembrance Day ceremony held at Macdonald Campus on Nov. 6 was a study in subtle, poignant moments.

There were no military processions, marching smartly in formation. Instead, a pair of pipers led hundreds of students from nearby Macdonald High School across the John Abbott College’s Memorial Field, walking past the oak trees originally planted in 1931 to honour members of the Macdonald College community killed in World War I.

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Meighen to the Class of 2014: Give back and serve your community

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:18

By Neale McDevitt

When Michael Meighen was sworn in as McGill’s 19th Chancellor at the start of the Oct. 29 Convocation ceremonies by Stuart ‘Kip’ Cobbett, Chairman of McGill’s Board of Governors, the former Senator shook Cobbett’s hand. “I guess I can’t quit now,” he said laughing.

“No,” smiled Cobbett. “You’re in.”

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McGill graduate John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:42

Fourth former McGill student since 2009 to win a Nobel

By Chris Chipello

McGill alumnus John O’Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space.

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