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As a high school student in Stoney Creek, Ont., Frank Battaglia devoted more than 1,000 hours to community service, locally and abroad, while earning top marks in the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.