Faculty of Arts

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.

Classified as: honorary doctorates, Convocation
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Published on: 23 Apr 2019

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.

Classified as: Internal announcements
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Published on: 5 Mar 2019

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.

Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject.

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Published on: 1 Mar 2019

Tabitha Sparks, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Associate Scholar in the Social Studies of Medicine, was recently appointed Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts. In this role, Professor Sparks will oversee and manage all matters related to research, prizes and awards, and graduate and post-doctoral studies in the Faculty.

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Published on: 29 Jan 2019

After much anticipation, a shortlist of eight impressive titles was announced this week for the prestigious Cundill History Prize, an international history-writing prize administered by the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. With $75,000 USD awarded to the winner and $10,000 USD to two finalists, the prize evidences McGill’s commitment to supporting leading scholarship produced around the globe.

Classified as: Faculty of Arts, mcgill arts, Department of History, Cundill History Prize
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Published on: 27 Sep 2018

Celebrating its 11th year, the Cundill History Prize announced a record number of submissions for 2018, with more than 400 titles accepted, up 25 percent from last year. Administered by the Faculty of Arts, the US$75,000 prize will be awarded by a distinguished jury of world-leading historians. Five jurors were recently named to judge the impressive list of titles, which includes authors from richly diverse backgrounds tackling subjects as varied as religion and war, feminism and natural disasters, global finance and music. 

Classified as: Faculty of Arts
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Published on: 27 Jul 2018

We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen will be leading McGill's first ever landbased education field course this summer.

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Published on: 23 May 2018

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

Classified as: Canada 150 Research Chairs, Jennifer Welsh, Jonathan Sievers, astronomy, international relations, School of Public Policy, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 29 Mar 2018

Over the course of the Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters the Education Collection, currently housed on the second floor the Humanties and Social Sciences Library, will be integrated into the main Humanities and Social Sciences Collection in the McLennan Library Building. This project will increase the visibility and browsability of the Education Collection and will create space for over 100 new study seats.

Classified as: Renovations
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.

We seek papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in socio-legal research extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 20 Sep 2017

Experiential Learning (EL) refers to the active process of learning by doing, in a mindful and intentional manner. According to the Association for Experiential Education, “Experiential Learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and syntheses.”

The innovative CaPS ExL Program was created by professional career counsellors and is designed to:

Classified as: EL, experiential learning
Published on: 29 Nov 2016

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (NobelPrize.org)

Classified as: literature, poetry, Department of English, Nobel prize, song, merve emre, bob dylan
Published on: 13 Oct 2016

“Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it.” (BBC)

Catherine LeGrand, Department of History, McGill University

"The close ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on the recent peace accord is a shock that plunges Colombia into deep political-institutional crisis.  What comes next is not clear.”—Catherine LeGrand

Classified as: Latin America, referendum, Colombia, catherine legrand, farc
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

McGill Newsroom

McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question

Classified as: sociology, Election, Politics, society and culture, bernie sanders, labor party, Eidlin
Published on: 26 May 2016

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