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McGill quartet receives Order of Quebec

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:29

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.

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Major upgrade of McTavish Reservoir closes Rutherford Park

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.

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Fly girls ready to takeoff

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:30

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.

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Extending empathy is key to human survival

Tue, 2014-05-20 07:29

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Students win international competition

Winning project proposes innovative water-gathering method
Thu, 2014-05-15 13:43

An innovative proposal to harvest water in some of the world’s most arid locations has won the international competition Shell Ideas360. A team of Concordia and McGill students beat out more than 600 submissions to emerge as the only North American competitors in the top five presenting to an international panel of judges in Amsterdam.

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The amazing mace

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:28

What’s one metre long, is made from Scottish oak and silver, and symbolizes McGill’s storied past and exciting future? The University’s new ceremonial mace.

By James Martin

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What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity
Thu, 2014-05-08 12:02
Caenorhabditis elegans nematode  (roundworm)

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently.

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