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“Open, connected and purposeful”

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:00

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.”

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Enrolment up, Principal tells Board of Governors

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill is experiencing a nine-per-cent increase in enrolment this fall, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum said Thursday, at the first meeting of the Board of Governors in the current academic year.

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Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, receives the F.R. Scott Award

By Bridget Wayland

In a special ceremony at Rideau Hall on September 5, 2012, McGill’s Faculty of Law presented the F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Service to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.

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Safety Week: Games! Prizes! Movies! Live Music! (and a thing or two about safety)

By Neale McDevitt

If everyone had a personal theme song, The Band’s “Life is a Carnival” would be the perfect choice for Bruce Lapointe. Always quick with a joke, the affable Emergency Measures Officer seems to live by the credo that if you smile the world will smile along with you.

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School of Nursing gets major shot in the arm

By Neale McDevitt

It has long been said that nurses are among the most underappreciated professionals in the world. Tuesday morning, however, at a press conference held in the atrium of the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building, all that changed with the announcement that McGill’s School of Nursing was launching a new patient- and family-centred initiative made possible by a visionary contribution from entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard S. Ingram, of the Montreal-based Newton Foundation.

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McGill swimmer Grand’Maison strikes gold at Paralympic Games

McGill’s Valerie Grand’Maison became the fifth Canadian to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, Friday.

The 24-year-old swimmer from Fleurimont, Que., won the women’s 200-metre individual medley in a visually impaired class in world-record time. She eclipsed the previous mark with a time of two minutes, 27.64 seconds.

“I was not expecting a world record,” said Grand’Maison, a psychology and history senior at McGill. “I did not expect to go that fast. That’s the best prize, to be surprised at myself.”

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Grand’Maison takes two Paralympic silver medals, two more events to come

By McGill Reporter Staff

Valérie Grand’Maison of the McGill swim team followed her silver medal performance in the women’s S13 50-metre freestyle on Saturday with another silver in the women’s s13 100-metre freestyle on Sunday at the Paralympic Games in London.

In both races, the 23-year-old native of Fleurimont, Que., was edged out by longtime rival Kelly Becherer of the U.S.

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