Six books to compete for US$75,000 grand prize
By Cynthia Lee
The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature were announced on Sept. 19, by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts. The books, which have as their respective themes, repercussions of war, genocide and slavery, are competing for the US$75,000 grand prize.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Construction begins in earnest today at the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building on the downtown campus, home of the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering.
Scaffolding will be erected around the building once again (it was sheathed in scaffolding and netting during a recent roof-replacement project) as stonemasons examine the 120-year-old, late-Victorian gem from inside and out to determine the degree to which its old stone has deteriorated.
By Maria Gosselin
Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify.
By Doug Sweet
Chemical Engineering Professor Dimitrios Berk’s main area of research has to do with catalysts – chemicals or materials that help make something happen.
In his new role as McGill’s Ombudsperson for Students, which began on Sept. 2, Berk will himself be acting as a sort of catalyst – trying to help make something happen in terms of solving a student’s problem with the University.
By Valerie Khayat
It’s a Dentistry dream that is over a decade in the making and a long way from the Faculty’s near closure in 1992.
McGill’s role in global secretariat could open opportunities for researchers
By Chris Chipello
Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Four members of the McGill community were among the 34 recipients of the Order of Quebec as announced yesterday.
Business leader Lawrence Rossy (BA’65), a generous donor to McGill who in 2013 made a transformative gift to McGill and its affiliated hospitals to create the Rossy Cancer Network, was named “officier” of the Order, as was McGill graduate Marguerite Mendell, PhD’83, a renowned scholar in the field of social economy.
Montreal in the summer is a festival of festivals. The Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, a host of film festivals and, of course, the ubiquitous construction festival. Include a new addition to the latter – a major overhaul of the McTavish Reservoir. Work started on June 9 and is slated for completion in December of this year.
Built in the 1940s, the subterranean concrete Reservoir serves a number of other reservoirs and indirectly supplies fresh water to over 500,000 people. The 22,000-square-meter Reservoir is bordered by Doctor Penfield, Pine and McTavish streets.
McGill team set for trans-continental, all-women air rally
By Neale McDevitt
About to receive her Engineering degree on May 29, Annie Wen is flying pretty high. But she’s soaring even higher than your typical graduating McGill student – about 10,000 feet higher – because she is one-third of the Montreal Flyers, a team of three young women pilots from McGill who will take part in the Air Race Classic (ARC) from June 16 – 19.