The Law Society of Upper Canada has named Cindy Blackstock, CRCF member from the School of Social Work, as one of the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally. It is granted biennially to individuals for their devotion to these principles over a long term, or for a single, outstanding act of service.
Open forum for the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education provokes dialogue on indigenous issues
On Nov. 22, the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education hosted an open forum to discuss their progress and receive input from members of the McGill Community. The Task Force was launched Sept. 22 of this year with the purpose of creating initiatives focused on integrating indigenous viewpoints into all areas of academic life, including research and retention of indigenous students and faculty.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, over 50 people attended the first Open Forum on the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Education at McGill. The forum was held from 3-5 p.m. in the Lev Buhkman Room of the SSMU Building. The purpose of the open forum was to generate ideas and discussion relating to the task force’s core themes.
Congratulations to Dr. Alexandre Barbier, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, who will be assuming the role of co-Program Director of the Perinatal-Neonatal Fellowship Program. Dr. Barbier is succeeding Dr. Louis Bartholomew, and will be working with fellow co-Program Director Dr. Julie Bartholomew from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Jewish General Hospital to direct what has been a successful training program with a high level of international participation.
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"Unpacking participatory democracy", organized for ISID by Professor of Practice in Global Governance Aruna Roy
The student press enthusiastically reviews ISID's workshop on "Unpacking participatory democracy". Read the full article here: http://www.mcgilltribune.com/news/isid-presents-unpacking-participatory-...
Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal cancer patients in Montreal. This potentially means that, barring unforeseen circumstances that stem from the surgery itself, their recovery is likely to be speedier too, according to earlier research from the same McGill-led team.