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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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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:44

Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry

By McGill Reporter Staff

The decision to come to McGill as the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals means Robin Rogers will have to make a number of significant changes to his life. Among other things, it involves coming to a new university, a new city and a new country. One thing that Rogers won’t need to overhaul, however, is his wardrobe.

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McGill maintains Top-25 place in QS rankings

Mon, 2014-09-15 22:17

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill has maintained its ranking of 21 in the QS World University Rankings, it was announced earlier today in London, England.

This is the 11th year in a row that Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked McGill in the Top 25 of the world’s universities. McGill is Canada’s second-ranked university in this year’s QS standings, almost tied with the University of Toronto, which ranks 20th.

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Making safety everybody’s business

Tue, 2014-09-02 14:26

By Neale McDevitt

On Dec. 29, 2009, UCLA staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji suffered extensive burns to nearly half her body in a chemical fire that occurred when the syringe full of t-butyl lithium she was handling exploded into flames. Eighteen days later, Sangji died of her injuries. She was 23 years old.

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McGill’s Foster helps Canada win gold at FISU rugby sevens world championship

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:42

By Earl Zukerman

Deanna Foster of the McGill women’s rugby team, won gold with Team Canada on Aug. 10, at the rugby sevens world championship, sanctioned by the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil.

A 20-year-old political science junior and a 5-foot-8 fullback from Caledon, Ont., Foster has also been selected to play for the national under-20 team in a Can-Am tournament in London and Sarnia, Ont., Aug. 20-23.

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McGill team making waves at RoboSub Competition

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:08

Team qualifies for Friday’s semifinals

By Neale McDevitt

A team of 25 McGill students is currently in San Diego taking part in a competition where ‘sinking to new lows’ is actually a good thing. After a solid run in Tuesday’s preliminary round, McGill Robotics has made it to the semifinals of the 17th International RoboSub Competition, thanks to the stellar performance of the team’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Asimov.

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Novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness unveiled

Mon, 2014-07-28 14:17

An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study was published recently in the scientific journal The Lancet.

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