JUNE 2, 2019 | Arash Abizadeh’s monograph, “Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics,” has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Philosophical Association Biennial Book Prize (English). The jury writes that “This is an outstanding book, one of the best books on early modern philosophy in the past 10 years.
MAY 30, 2019 | As violence against Indigenous women and girls grows, a national inquiry into the causes is drawing to a close, with a report expected on June 3.
Dr. Cindy Blackstock to be recognized with honorary degree for work addressing issues facing Indigenous children | ILR Today
MAY 20, 2019 |The University of Lethbridge recently recognized the work of Dr. Cindy Blackstock, a professor of social work at McGill University, by presenting her with an honorary degree at the University’s 2019 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Blackstock has spent her career speaking out against the systemic inequalities of services provided to First Nations children, youth and their families and, in the process, become a powerful advocate for Indigenous children in Canada.
McGill University ethics and digital technology expert breaks down the challenges to stop the spread of hateful online content | CBC
MAY 15, 2019 | Taylor Owen, McGill's Chair of Media, Ethics and Communication says the barriers to effectively moderate extreme online content are both technical and political. The tragic Christchurch live-streamed video is prompting further action from world leaders.
APR 24, 2019 | Krzysztof Pelc has won the 2019 CBC Short Story Prize for his story Green Velvet. As the grand prize winner, Pelc will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Green Velvet was selected by the jury comprised of writers Esi Edugyan, Iain Reid and Lisa Moore.
MAY 8, 2019 | « L’utilisation du Moyen Âge à des fins idéologiques n’est pas nouvelle », résume Michael Van Dussen, médiéviste du Département de littérature anglaise de McGill. « Les Allemands l’ont fait au XIXe et au XXe siècle. Les Français, les Italiens, les Anglais, les Polonais, les Suédois ou les Danois ont aussi tenté de revitaliser leurs traditions du Moyen Âge pour appuyer leurs propagandes nationalistes. »
Congratulations to Professor Yves Winter, from the Department of Political Science, who's book Machiavelli and the Orders of Violence has been awarded the 2019 Best First Book Prize from the Foundations of Political Theory organized section of the American Political Science Association.
The Human Resources Office in the Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce the latest updates to Administrative and Support Staff positions within the Faculty. Join us in wishing your colleagues well in their new roles.
Giants in their respective fields, this year’s Hon Docs have blazed trails in everything from poetry and theoretical physics to jazz guitar and human rights.
The Honorary Doctorates in Arts include:
Michael Harris B.A. (Sir George Williams University), M.A. (Concordia University)
Michael Harris has made a lifetime commitment to the Canadian literary scene, having a profound impact on the development of poetry in Canada.
The Human Resources Office in the Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce the latest updates to Administrative and Support Staff positions within the Faculty. Join us in wishing your colleagues well as they continue their important work in the Faculty.
The QS World University Ranking has five subjects at McGill ranked in the top 20 worldwide, including Linguistics which made a big jump from 38 to 17 and cracked the top 20.
Nominations are now called from the full-time administrative and support staff of the University, from within Group 1, for One representative on Senate for a three-year term commencing September 1, 2019.
The Call for Nominations together with the Nomination Form are attached. It may be photocopied as required, but nominations on other than official forms will not be accepted.
H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching
The H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching is designed to recognize outstanding teaching in the Faculty of Arts, and is awarded each June at Convocation. All full-time academic staff in the Faculty of Arts are eligible for this award. Any student, alumnus, or member of the academic staff may submit a nomination.
Components of a Nomination:
In June 2018, Quebec passed "Bill 176: An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance."
Changes were made to ensure its evolution in pursuit of the following main objectives:
The Faculty is pleased to welcome the following individuals to the Arts Community. Please join us in wishing them well in their new roles.
Allison Murphy recently joined the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada as an Administrative Coordinator. She comes from Office of First Nations and Inuit Education.
Chungling (Tracy) Huang