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Hiring freeze will help McGill keep salary-increase promises – Masi

Tue, 2014-10-28 19:33

By McGill Reporter Staff

Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.

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Queen Victoria reigns supreme, off to finals of Canada’s Smartest Person

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:36

By Neale McDevitt

In the end, they didn’t stand a chance against Sparkle Shark.

Sparkle Shark is the nom de guerre of Victoria Leenders-Cheng, the Faculty of Law communications officer who is participating in CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person show. After a rousing come-from-behind win in Sunday’s episode, Leenders-Cheng qualified as one of the eight finalists vying for the title.

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$2.9M in funding to boost child and adolescent mental health research

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:54

By Daniel McCabe

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health takes a unique approach to uncovering the mysteries surrounding mental illness. A partnership between the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill, the centre focuses on the study of young brains, since many of the most prevalent forms of mental illness take root during childhood.

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Nobel winner has very fond memories of McGill

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:12

By Doug Sweet

It was the early ’60s and, in addition to the explosion of pop culture, the field of neuroscience was bursting with new knowledge and discovery. Guided by such luminaries as Wilder Penfield, Donald Hebb and Brenda Milner, McGill was at the leading edge of new neuroscience frontiers. Modern labs and technology were about to be provided in the massive Stewart Biology Building, which was then under construction. There was a hunger for breakthroughs, an energy that drove scientists to work around the clock.

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The boys in the band need your votes!

Mon, 2014-10-06 23:43

By Neale McDevitt

[Editor's Note: Since this article was first posted, Busty and the Bass have reached the semi finals of the Rock Your Campus contest. More than ever, the band needs your votes before Oct. 24, to make it to the finals. Go here to get more information.]

 

Busty and the Bass need your love.

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McGill’s financial situation – October 2014, Q&A

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:08

On 2 October 2014, McGill’s Board of Governors approved the audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014), ending 30 April.

McGill finished FY2014 with a small surplus of $3.2 million on around $750 million in operating revenues, thus allowing us to reduce our financed accumulated deficit to under $100 million.

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$3 million gift creates Chair in pharmacoepidemiology

Wed, 2014-10-01 15:52

Major donation from Boehringer Ingelheim to boost capacity and discovery in growing field

As McGill prepares to celebrate half a century of research excellence in epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health, it has announced the creation of the Albert Boehringer I Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, made possible through a $3 million gift from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada), Ltd.

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Shortlist announced for 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

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.

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Construction project launched at Schulich Library

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:39

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.

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IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:20

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.

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