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Dany Laferrière and the proper use of boredom

21 Jun 2018

During the 2018 Spring Convocation, Dany Laferrière received an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Arts. In this article, we revisit his captivating acceptance speech and our discussion with...

Dany Laferrière et le bon usage de l’ennui

11 Jun 2018

Dany Laferrière s’est vu décerner un doctorat honorifique par la Faculté des Arts de l’Université McGill lors de la cérémonie de remise des diplômes du 4 juin dernier. L’article qui suit consigne...

Osez mesdames, osez!

29 May 2018

Among the distinguished guests at McGill's Spring Convocation will be Monique Jérôme-Forget, who will receive an honorary doctorate, the University’s highest accolade, in recognition of her...

Exit Interview with Professor William Watson

28 May 2018

Born and raised in Montreal and educated at McGill and Yale, William Watson taught at McGill from 1977 to 2017. He was Chair of Economics from 2005-10 and Acting Chair in 2016-17. He has written...

Our New Arts Faculty Members

15 Sep 2017

We are thrilled to welcome 16 new tenure track professors to the Faculty of Arts. Working in a broad range of disciplines, and with backgrounds across the Social Sciences and Humanities, we look...

Engaging McGill Students in Quebec Language and Culture

25 Aug 2017

With Montreal named the best city in the world for students, there’s no question why McGill has one of the most diverse and international student bodies of any university in Canada. But are our...

What’s in a Symbol? Taking Representation and Visibility Seriously on Campus and in Curricula

10 Jul 2017

In just two months, McGill has made many aesthetic changes on and around our downtown campus. Flags of the world frame both sides of the Roddick Gates, and twelve sculptures inspired by the...

Helping Graduate Students Go the Extra Mile

7 Jul 2017

Few can say they’ve spent their entire adulthood studying and working in one place. At yet, here at McGill, we have Kendall and Faith Wallis – both multiple McGill alumni – who have called the...

Writing Through Transition

8 Jun 2017

When political science Professor Juliet Johnson was in high school, she wanted to be a biochemist. In fact, she’s pretty sure the reason she was accepted into Stanford was because she won the...

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