2012 Year in Review
Another action-packed year at McGill is drawing to a close. Heading into 2012’s final stretch, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.
-Life Sciences Complex receives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold medal. Read more.
- Pioneering exercise researcher Steven Blair awarded the inaugural $50,000 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health at a ceremony in Toronto. Read more.
- At University Senate meeting, McGill administration accepts all six recommendations in Dean of Law Daniel Jutras’s report on the events surrounding the campus protests of Nov. 10, 2011. Read more.
-Department of Physics associate professor Andreas Warburton tweets from Higgs boson press conference at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more.
- Four McGill discoveries among Québec Science magazine’s top 10 breakthroughs of 2011. Read more.
Violist Isaac Chalk has been named 2011-2012 recipient of the Schulich School of Music’s coveted Golden Violin Award. Read more.
-Alumna Margaret A. Gilliam pledges $1.5 million to support University’s global food security efforts. Read more.
- Five-day occupation shuts James Admin Building. Read more.
- Debate on asbestos marks Senate session. Read more.
- Principal issues response to Jutras Report. Read more.
- Provisional Protocol sets protest guidelines. Read More.
- Education professor Shaheen Shariff wins Facebook Digital Citizenship research grant. Read more.
- Rick Mercer visits downtown campus to film Mercer Report segment. Read more.
-Redpath Museum celebrates 130th birthday. Read more.
- $2-million gift from alumnus William Seath supports university-industry collaboration and entrepreneurship. Read more.
- Several hundred McGill students join massive tuition hike protest demonstration. Read more.
- Open Forum on Free Expression and Peaceful Assembly series launched. Read more.
- Hockey Redmen win first national title in program history in overtime thriller. Read more.
-Arts undergrads vote down motion calling for unlimited strike. Read more.
- Alphonse-Desjardins Trading Room opens at Desautels Faculty of Management. Read more.
- Principal updates Board on McGillLeaks affair. Read more.
- Principal Heather Munroe-Blum holds hour long Ask the Principal webcast. Read more.
- With Heather Munroe-Blum’s second term as McGill Principal coming to an end on June 30, 2013, the search for her successor begins. Read more.
- Dr. Mark A. Wainberg awarded the 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. Read more.
- Office of Sustainability honours seven McGill people and projects at their second-annual Catalyst Awards. Read more.
-McGill professor Don Smith to lead BioFuelNet Canada, a new Government of Canada funded Network of Centres of Excellence. Read more.
- Marc Weinstein reappointed Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations). Read more.
- Bookstore closed, other McGill buildings suffer water damage after torrential downpour. Read more.
-McGill strengthens its ties with Brazil. Read more.
- Sign of the online times: Print version of McGill Reporter eliminated. Read more.
- Discussing dissent: Symposium on Free Expression and Peaceful Assembly held. Read more.
- Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $1.15-million. Read more.
- McGill, MUNACA sign new Collective Agreement. Read more.
- McGill World Platform makes mark on global nutrition, health issues. Read more.
- McGill celebrates Scottish roots by conferring hon docs to Principals of Glasgow and Edinburgh universities. Read more.
- University moves Spring Convocation ceremonies to Bell Centre. Read more.
- London Calling: Fifteen McGillians head to Summer Olympics. Read more.
- Course on human rights and religious minorities brings Faith and Globalisation Initiative students to McGill. Read more.
- McGill physicists contribute to sighting of what could be the elusive Higgs boson. Read more.
-Campaign McGill on track to exceed target. Read more.
- University breaks Guinness World Record for largest fruit salad. Read more.
- Much-needed supplies set sail for Haitian school. Read more.
- Dobson Cup 2012 taps into wealth of entrepreneurial ideas at McGill. Read more.
-McGill nets six Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows. Read more.
-McGill 18th in QS university rankings. Read more.
-Quartier de l’innovation: A blueprint for the future. Read More.
-McGill swimmer Grand’Maison strikes gold at Paralympic Games. Read more.
-New PQ government promises to roll back tuition hikes. Read more.
- Royal Society of Canada honours 12 McGill researchers and scholars. Read more.
- Report card 2012: Students grade McGill in annual CUR survey. Read more.
-Fall Hon Docs: Michael Meighan and Daniel Lamarre honoured at Convocation. Read more.
-McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre lands key funding for epigenetics research. Read more.
- Munroe-Blum to Quebec: international students key part of our future. Read more.
- RIO’s report finds no evidence of asbestos research misconduct. Read more.
- Dr. Jean Lebel opens McGill’s fifth Conference on Global Food Security. Read more.
- McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute launch PONDER project. Read more.
- McGill 34th in Times Higher university rankings. Read more.
-McGill hosts conference on academic freedom. Read more.
- Le Violon d’or attribué à Baptiste Rodrigues. Read more.
-Immunology student and cross-country runner becomes McGill’s 134th Rhodes Scholar. Read more.
- Dr. Brenda Milner inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. Read more.
- Senate endorses Strategic Research Plan. Read more.
- Veterans, dignitaries, hundreds of spectators mark Remembrance Day at McGill. Read more.
- $15-million gift from Lorne Trottier to support key initiatives in Faculties of Science and Engineering. Read more.
- McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for eighth consecutive year. Read more.
- Andre Costopoulos named new Dean of Students. Read more.
- $1-million gift creates new Korea Foundation Professorship of Korean Studies. Read more.
- McGill takes strong stand against provincial cuts. Read more.
- Sallis wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize. Read more.
- McGill physicists contribute to two of Top 10 Breakthroughs for 2012. Read more.
-PGSS hosts “pre-summit summit” on higher education. Read more.