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McGill University is pleased to again play host to the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. on McGill’s lower field. The event will bring together veterans, dignitaries and the event’s special guest of honor, Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament for Westmount Ville-Marie. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute from four cannons po
Along the sidelines of the old Macdonald College football field, a ring of oak trees has stood for 75 years in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I. Now a permanent memorial – a bronze plaque on a granite base – tells the story of how the trees were planted by students to honour the 34 young men from Macdonald College and Macdonald High School who perished in the war.
McGill recently established a new national best, producing 147 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status. It's the seventh consecutive year that McGill has had more than 100 honorees receive the Canadian Interuniversity Sport designation.
After completing her first year as an undergraduate at McGill in 1937, Michelle Tisseyre, BA'06, took a break from her studies. Now, some 70 years later, she finally has the degree she began so long ago.
Macdonald College is one of 21 subjects selected by Canada Post to be featured on special commemorative stamps. The launch of the stamp last fall marked the official beginning of a year-long celebration of Mac's 100th birthday.
An important cache of James Naismith's personal effects was recently found in the basement of his last surviving relative's home, and it included photographs and documents providing fresh insights into Naismith's invention of basketball in 1891.
Curiosity may not be kind to cats, but in the case of Lorne Trottier, the entrepreneur's curiosity about the marvels of the universe will do wonders for McGill's Science and Engineering faculties.
One of Canada's best-known political figures, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, recently joined McGill as a professor of practice for public-private sector partnerships in the Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) and as a visiting scholar at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC).
McGill Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences professor Bruno Tremblay, BEng'87, PhD'97, concluded in a recent study that the Arctic coastline could be virtually ice-free during the summer months as early as 2040.
In 1914, McGill law alumna Annie MacDonald Langstaff became the first woman in Quebec to earn a degree in law, but it wasn't until this fall that she was finally granted posthumous admittance to the Quebec Bar.
An alarming array of mammals, birds, fish and plants are nearing extinction. McGill experts are assessing damaged ecosystems and joining the battle to save the planet from ourselves.