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Heather Munroe-Blum to receive honorary degree

McGill Principal Emerita Heather Munroe-Blum will be honoured Sunday, Nov. 3, by the University of Ottawa when it confers upon her an honorary degree.

Published: 1 Nov 2013

Library acquires important collection on Voltaire

The McGill Library will celebrate the recent acquisition of the J. Patrick Lee Voltaire Collection by launching on Sunday, Oct. 27 an exhibit presenting a sampling of the collection. Belonging to the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee, the collection of books and manuscripts by and about Voltaire includes 1,994 items representing 3,189 volumes. In addition to the large number of older editions and more recent editions of Voltaire’s work, in different languages, the collection includes an ensemble of manuscripts and letters written or received by Voltaire. The collection, acquired thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, also includes over 1,000 books published in the 18th century.

Published: 24 Oct 2013

Sharing the power of the crowd

Published: 23 Oct 2013

New partnership with Chinese university

McGill signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing on October 15 with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, as part of the celebrations around the 15th anniversary of the Quebec Government’s Office in Beijing and of a mission to China by Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, the Francophonie and External Trade.

Published: 22 Oct 2013

Finalists: Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts announced today the three books selected from 116 titles published from all over the globe, in contention for the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.  The six-year old prize, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, making the Cundill Prize the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.

Published: 22 Oct 2013

Lower cost dental services move to heart of downtown

McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry announced today that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave.

Published: 18 Oct 2013

Merck Canada awards $4 M to Faculty of Medicine

Merck Canada announced yesterday the allocation of a total of $16 million in grants to Quebec’s four faculties of medicine. McGill, along with Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and Université Laval will each receive $4 M to support health research with a translational component conducted in areas of unmet medical need. The announcement was made in Quebec City at the BioContact Quebec Biopharmaceutical Partnership Symposium, in the presence of Dr. Thomas R. Cannell, President and Managing Director, Merck Canada Inc., and of Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

Published: 4 Oct 2013