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.
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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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