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Care enough to give: why your Centraide contribution is so important

It’s midterm season, so here’s a pop quiz: McGill University has nearly 10,000 employees – people who take home a steady pay cheque.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Centre for Intelligent Machines celebrates silver anniversary

Question: Aside from onscreen emotional range, what does Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common with your brand new dishwasher? Answer: Schwarzenegger played an intelligent machine in the Terminator movie franchise and, chances are your new dishwasher is an intelligent machine as well.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

With Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics

Economics Prof. Christopher Ragan returned to McGill this fall after an 18-month appointment as Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the department of Finance in Ottawa – a role in which he advised the Department on economic issues and took part in policy development at the highest level.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

The origins of a Nobel laureate

What does one need to get on the path to becoming a Nobel laureate? Gifted curiosity, some inspirational professors and, oh, a mom who brought chemicals home from work for her son to play with.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Research institute unveiled at global food conference

The third McGill Conference on Global Food Security got under way at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal Tuesday night with a public lecture and the official launch of a new McGill institute dedicated to alleviating poverty and improving human health and well-being.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Are you confused or curious?

By William Raillant-Clark I’m a classic white shirt kind of guy – in fact, I’m teased by colleagues for wearing one every day, including casual Fridays – but today, like many McGillians, I’m wearing purple. Why? You may have noticed a lot of media attention lately about suicide by gay youth.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

From books to bursaries

The McGill Book Fair takes place Oct. 20-21 at Redpath Hall. Find out how the Fair helps students like Jane B. Hood bursary winner Sarina Isenberg with the funds it raises.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2010

Steinberg’s $2.4-million gift kickstarts major health initiative

Kickstarted by an extraordinary, $2.4-million gift from the University’s Chancellor, H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill has announced a five-year multi-disciplinary research and teaching program with the ambitious goal of helping to fix our public health-care system.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2010

Goodman Cancer Research Centre public forum: Can you catch cancer?

Once again this year, Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is hosting a public forum on a topic that touches us all: cancer. Learn how and why cancer starts, how it develops into a potential killer, and how it is being rendered a chronic disease.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2010

Matrix Unloaded: Jean Baudrillard and Hyperreality

On Oct. 14, The Beatty Memorial Lectures Series and The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy present a free public lecture by Dr. Michael F. Watts, Cambridge University professor and author of Jean Baudrillard: A Primer. Learn more here:

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Published on : 14 Oct 2010

Finalists for 2010 Cundill Prize announced

The jury for the Cundill Prize in History at McGill, the world's largest non-fiction historical literature prize, has announced the three finalists for this year's prize. The prize, now in its third year, will be awarded on Nov. 14 to an author who has published a book determined to have a profound literary, social and academic impact on the subject.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2010

Introducing…nine new faculty faces

McGill has been able to attract exceptional faculty from around the world since our founding in 1821. Over the past five years alone, over 500 new tenure track staff have been hired in one of the most intense recruitment efforts among universities of our size in North America.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2010

Book launch: Teaching against Islamophobia

Taking its cue from critical pedagogy, Teaching Against Islamophobia is a collection of essays by artists, writers, performers and educators committed to naming the insidious racism and hatred of those who would isolate and vilify Islam. The book was edited by McGill’s own Shirley R. Steinberg, the late Joe L.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2010

Johnston installed as Governor General

Former McGill Principal David Johnston was installed as Canada’s 28th Governor General in a ceremony on Parliament Hill on Oct.1. Johnston took his oath of office in the plush red Senate chamber under the watchful eyes of a host of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former prime ministers, former governors-general and nine justices of the Supreme Court.

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Published on : 08 Oct 2010

McGill appoints three senior leaders

One has a secret love of chocolate-covered almonds, another is/was a lifelong Montreal Expos fan and a third is a McGill grad who recently spent time in Tanzania. Say hello to McGill’s newest senior administrators.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2010