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2020.05.12 - Update from Dean Maioni - Fall 2020 Semester

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Dear members of the Faculty of Arts community,

On Monday, May 11th, the Provost announced that McGill University will be delivering its academic programs and courses for the Fall term, which will begin as scheduled in September.

I’d like to highlight the content of that message by reiterating the following:

Published: 12 May 2020

End of winter semester message from Dean Maioni

Dear members of the Faculty of Arts,

As we end the Winter 2020 semester, a semester like no other at McGill University, I’d like to wish you all the best for the exam period and the summer beyond. You have all demonstrated such goodwill and adaptability, and each one of you has been essential to keeping our big ship afloat and realizing the Faculty’s academic mission in this uncertain situation.

Published: 21 Apr 2020

Covid-19 - March 20 - Update from Dean Maioni

Dear Members of the Faculty of Arts community,

We have all experienced a stressful week of adjustment and adaptation as we take action to face the COVID-19 global pandemic. While there is still much uncertainty and more change to come, I want to thank you all for your resilience and patience in these trying times.

Published: 20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - March 19 - Update from Dean Maioni

Dear Members of the Faculty of the Arts,

We are in an unprecedented situation as the Faculty of Arts community at McGill University responds to the Quebec Government’s call to action to contain the propagation of COVID-19. All of us in the Faculty – students, staff, instructors, – are doing our part to comply in a responsible manner that ensures the reliable flow of information, so as to maximize the health and well-being of our communities.

Published: 19 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - March 16 - Update from Dean Maioni

Sent March 16, 2020

Dear Members of the Faculty of the Arts,

Published: 19 Mar 2020

2019-20 Graduating Student Award Winners

The Department of English is proud to recognize the following students who have won the graduating student awards, listed below, for the 2019-2020 academic year.

(The writing prizes are all determined by committees made up of professors in the Department of English, who review submissions with the authors’ names removed.)

Published: 18 Jun 2020

Prof. Adjetey on anti-Black racism in Canada in CBC interview on June 7

The violent nature of anti-Black racism in the United States has conveniently served Canadians for a long time to ignore racism in their own country, warns Prof. Adjetey in a CBC interview of June 7. Even if Black people have been a smaller minority in Canada than in the United States, they do not live in a non-racist society.

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Development Studies Option graduate student Alec Regino published in the Washington Post

Alec Regino, a graduate student in ISID's DSO (Development Studies Option) program, has penned an op/ed piece in the Washington Post on COVID-19 and the Duterte regime in the Philippines.  The article is available online at the following link:

Published: 9 Jun 2020

ISID congratulates Émilie Vaillancourt

The Institute for the Study of International Development congratulates Ms Émilie Vaillancourt, this year's winner of one of two Norman Prentice awards. Émilie was a joint honours student in the International Development Studies program.  The Norman Prentice awards are given annually to two students graduating in the Faculty of Arts with excellent academic records who have also made distinguished contributions to the Faculty and/or the University.

Published: 9 Jun 2020

MISC Annual Conference postponed to October 2021

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone MISC’s Annual Conference for one year to October 28 and 29, 2021. While we will continue to organize online programming throughout the upcoming Fall and Winter semesters, we feel that it is best if the Annual Conference remain a space in which students, speakers, and audience members have the opportunity to convene and fully participate in these conversations.

Published: 5 Jun 2020

Daniel Weinstock named Pearson Chair in Civil Society & Public Policy

Daniel Weinstock, a founding member of the Lin Centre's faculty and a member of its Research Group on Constitutional Studies, has been appointed as the next holder of the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and Arts.



Published: 2 Jun 2020

Daniel Weinstock named Pearson Chair in Civil Society & Public Policy

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law are delighted to announce that Professor Daniel Weinstock has been appointed to the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, effective 1 June 2020.

Published: 1 Jun 2020

M. Max Hamon (Ph.D. 2018) wins the coveted 2019 Wilson Book Prize

Congratulations to M. Max Hamon! He just received the 2019 Wilson Book Prize for his first book The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840–1875, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in early 2020.

Published: 1 Jun 2020

Professor Opal writes op-ed with physician-father about need to prepare health systems for future pandemics

Professor and Departmental Chair Jason M. Opal and his father, Prof. Steven M. Opal (Alpert Medical School at Brown) have co-written an op-ed for the Globe and Mail on how health systems across the globe need funding and higher levels of preparation to deal with future pandemics.

Published: 19 May 2020

Four MISC Research Fellows named

MISC is very glad to welcome four McGill faculty members for the next two years as MISC Research Fellows:

Professor Jill Hanley

Professor Erin Hurley (see also at CRIM)

Published: 15 May 2020


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