By Elisabeth Faure
Two McGill alums spent their summer crossing the country as part of a collaborative art project exploring Canadian identity. “Our goal is to find out who we are and what defines us through authentic stories and expressions from the diverse body of people that live in this country,” says Aquil Virani, who is collecting stories and sketches for the project with partner Rebecca Jones. “We want to investigate further than the tales told by commercials and textbooks to dig deeper into our identity and celebrate what makes us unique.”
McGill à la carte event to highlight Fair Trade and Mac farm products
By Neale McDevitt
As McGill’s Executive Chef, Oliver De Volpi isn’t usually fazed by a little heat in the kitchen. But these days he’s feeling stressed. “The last few nights, I’ve been waking up at 3 a.m. and having trouble getting back to sleep,” he says with a laugh. “I start thinking about brownies and that’s it, I’m up.”
The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.
Back by popular demand, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is hosting its 15th annual jazz festival. Running from June 9 through June 19, the festival will feature 18 free outdoor concerts showcasing the musical talents of JGH staff members and local musicians who will provide the pleasant summer entertainment for the public and an emotional and spiritual lift for patients and staff.
By Meaghan Thurston
Two of McGill’s up-and-coming researchers, Brett Thombs and Jonathan Davies, will be awarded the newly established Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, a prize created in 2013 to honour McGill’s researchers in the early stages of their careers. Thombs will receive his award from Principal Fortier on May 29, during the Health Sciences convocation ceremony. Davies will be honoured at the fall convocation ceremony.
NSERC program aimed at enhancing skills of graduate and postdoc students, facilitate transition into workforce
By McGill Reporter Staff
Two McGill researchers will benefit from the latest round of funding from the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). They are among the recipients of over $14.8 million in funding announced today by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, at an event held at McGill.
Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions
By Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello
By McGill Reporter Staff
With Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second term coming to an end in June 2015, the search has begun for his successor.
McGill’s Board of Governors this week approved the choice of Board members to serve on the committee that will advise Principal Suzanne Fortier on a suitable candidate. The Board itself will appoint the next Provost, based on the Principal’s recommendation.
By Katherine Gombay
Recently Centraide handed out 14 Solidaires awards to honour the efforts of companies, community agencies and volunteers who, through their involvement, alleviate the effects of poverty and exclusion in Greater Montreal and improve the lives of the most vulnerable. These awards were presented at Distinctions, a recognition event held at the Montreal Science Centre in the presence of some 300 guests. The winner of the Solidaires Citizen Involvement award for 2014 was Pierre-Paul Tellier, Director of Student Health at McGill.