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In some ways the upcoming TEDxMcGill event sounds a bit like speed dating – without the pressure of having to choose a partner at the end of the day. The concept is simple: gather 18 vibrant speakers from all walks of life – students, researchers, adventures and members of the community – and give them 12-18 minutes to expound upon something they feel passionate about.
It would be hard to find someone at McGill better suited for her job than Cynthia Weston, the Director of Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). A lifelong educator who came to McGill as professor in 1980, Weston has experienced the profession from just about every angle, be it professor, researcher or administrator.
While the ongoing renovations at Place du Canada may be causing headaches for some, they are good news for McGill, as they mean the University will once again have the privilege of hosting the Royal Canadian Legion Québec Command’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony on lower campus.
Students have Service Point. Now, McGill researchers are about to get their own one-stop service centre. The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), as the new centre is called, is the culmination of an ambitious, two-year effort to reorganize support-service operations reporting to the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations).
On Nov. 9, all McGill students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first Town Hall meeting of the semester with Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum. The meeting, which is part of an on-going series of open forums with the Principal, will provide the opportunity to have an exchange about relevant issues that, ideally, will make McGill a better place to work and study.
With Nov. 11 Remembrance Day ceremonies fast approaching, the Reporter asked Gordon Burr of the University Archives to share his Point of View with the McGill community. Burr has selected one story of a former McGill student from the War Records to help us reflect on war and remembrance.
While it has many names – the Good Will Fountain, the Friendship Fountain, the Whitney Fountain, the Three Graces, etc. – McGill’s most famous piece of public art is most widely known as the Three Bares.
The cross-country Martlets are back at the head of the pack in Quebec. Led by Sarah McCuaig’s first-place finish, the McGill women’s team swept to a convincing victory in the Quebec university championship meet Oct. 30 at the Centre de la Nature in Laval, north of Montreal.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canada's twenty-first Prime Minister, will be on campus on Mon., Nov. 1 to talk about the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, which aims at reducing the Aboriginal youth dropout rate and at increasing the number of Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions, and about the state of Aboriginal education in Canada in general. Read on for details.
The Schulich School of Music celebrates 10 years of renewal and growth under outgoing Dean Don McLean with a gala evening Sat., Oct. 30, featuring the McGill Symphony Orchestra, McGill Jazz Orchestra I, and Opera McGill, with guest soloists the Canadian Brass, pianist Anton Kuerti, trumpet player Jens Lindemann, and the Cecilia String Quartet. Read on for details.
The McGill baseball Redmen are the 2010 Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association Champions. The team posted a 4-2 record over the weekend event hosted by St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont. to capture the second championship in school history. The Redmen (then the Redbirds) won their only other title in 2006.
First published results from the Large Hadron Collider Dr. Andreas Warburton of the Department of Physics made leading contributions to the analysis of data from the ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, and his findings, the first to come from the experiments, were published in the journal Physical Review Letters on Oct. 11. Warburton [...]
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house – not what you would typically expect at a symposium on science. This year’s Trottier Symposium was entitled “Confronting Pseudoscience: A Call to Action,” and it would not be out of order to conclude that many in the audience were surprised by the emotion on stage, and by extension, in the seats.