McGill's 2003 Centraide Campaign aims to surpass last year's donation total of $252,822. From October 1 to December 1, McGill students, staff, alumni and faculty are asked to give generously to help the University raise $270,000 for Centraide. Special fundraising events are also in the works.
The persistent efforts of his wife, Monia Mazigh, were a big factor in helping to free Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian , from a Damascus prison where he had been held for nearly a year without charges.
An infectious diseases specialist and research fellow at McGill University, Dr Mona Loutfy, led the discovery of what may be the most promising lead yet in the fight against SARS.
Larry Light, BSc'62, is one of the chief architects of the first-ever global marketing campaign for troubled fast-food giant McDonald's.
Professor Margaret Somerville, DCL'78, Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill, is the first recipient of the Avicenna Ethics in Science Prize for "promoting principles and ethical norms to guide scientific and technological development and social transformation."
Effective August 26, 2003, McGill's Development and Alumni Relations Office will be consolidated and located in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Good news for McGill. The University moves clearly into second rank position in the medical/doctoral category in Maclean's annual university rankings.
Veteran newspaper editor and public relations consultant Jennifer Robinson joins McGill as Associate Vice-Principal (Communications), beginning February 2, 2004.
The McGill Alumni Association is now offering graduates a new way to network and connect: an online community, featuring McGill email for life.
Ten members of the Quebec National Assembly elected in the April 2003 elections are McGill graduates, and two of them will hold major posts in the Liberal government's new cabinet.