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McGill community votes Busty into Top 10 of Rock Your Campus competition

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:19

By Neale McDevitt

And then there were 10.

As announced on Oct. 17, Busty and the Bass, the increasingly popular, nine-member electrofunk band comprised entirely of musicians from the Jazz Performance program of the Schulich School of Music, has made it to the semi finals of CBC Music’s Rock Your Campus contest. The competition, a nationwide talent search looking to discover the “next big campus music act,” is open to anyone enrolled at a Canadian university.

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McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

Wed, 2014-09-17 17:26

By McGill Reporter Staff

Because McGill had already anticipated another round of funding cuts from the Quebec government, the University is well placed to weather this next round of spending reductions, Principal Suzanne Fortier told Senate Wednesday afternoon.

“We had anticipated that the (Quebec) budget would not have the kind of resources that had been talked about earlier,” she said. “The figures are not what we would like to see, but we had prepared for them. We are not in a crisis situation.”

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McGill renews agreement with Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

By Doug Sweet

McGill has renewed its relationship with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, which is responsible for the Sauvé Scholars Program that annually brings up to 14 young people from around the world to the University to broaden their horizons and encourage exchanges on a host of critical and fascinating issues.

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Our home and creative land

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:39

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.”

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What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

Thu, 2014-08-21 17:29

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.”

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The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:05

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.

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June 9 – 19: Jazz at the JGH

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:59

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.

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Outstanding emerging researchers to receive new Principal’s Prize

Tue, 2014-05-27 16:01

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.

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McGill researchers receive $3.3 million in Government of Canada funding

Fri, 2014-05-16 15:46

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.

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