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Principal re-elected to lead CREPUQ

By McGill Reporter Staff Being the Principal of McGill means very little downtime, but this week has been especially eventful for Heather Munroe-Blum – even by her famously busy standards. Just two days after being named to the National Order of Quebec (along with fellow McGillians Dr. Brenda Milner and Dr. Mostafa M. Elhilali), Munroe-Blum was re-elected [...]

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Published on : 11 Jun 2009

On-campus interactions with students help place McGill’s campus technology at the top of the class for 2008-09

Last week, The Globe and Mail published the results of a survey where students voiced opinions on their IT experiences across the nations campuses. McGill was given top marks for campus technology and ranked first among large universities in Canada. McGill Information Technology Services scored an A grade in the 2009 Canadian University Report, the only [...]

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Published on : 27 Oct 2008

First annual call for software suggestions yields new free products in an expanded campus licensing program

Mathematica and the ESRI Campuswide Site License have been announced as the latest additions to the growing list of licensed software provided for free at McGill. The software will be distributed at no charge by McGill Information Technology Services as an outcome of this years call for suggestions for campus software site licenses. Users will soon [...]

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Published on : 25 Nov 2008

Reviewing IT talks from EDUCAUSE & CBUC ‘08, and previewing CANHEIT ‘09 as it comes to Montreal

Here are some of the IT presentations Information Technology Services staff have been giving at conferences this past autumn. Both EDUCAUSE and the Canadian Banner Users Conference (CBUC) took place during the month of October, allowing McGill IT employees to illustrate the current work they have been doing on a multitude of different IT initiatives. No [...]

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Published on : 11 Dec 2008

Shared Services project a model for IT implementation

When it comes to IT methodologies on campus, the university’s 16-month-old Project Management Office (or PMO for short) is a significant resource. Since its creation in 2007, it has been developing a framework for the execution of major IT projects at the university. At HRs Shared Services Unit, Team Leader Lynn Veronneau uses the IT tools [...]

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Published on : 26 Jan 2009

Making Headway with high-definition video

In the last three years, universities have been analyzing the benefits of becoming early adopters of high-definition video technology. High-definition video (HD) dramatically increases image quality and plays an important role facilitating teaching and research. We are considering the future of the content, said Frank Roop, who works in video production at Network and Communications Services. [..

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Published on : 20 Feb 2009

Teaching & Technology Fair 2009: Cutting Edge, Campus Choices

Cutting Edge, Campus Choices is the title of the sixth annual Teaching & Technology Fair, which will be held at the Faculty Club on April 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. This year, the fair is focused on giving faculty an engaging forum where they can talk and listen to fellow faculty members. The event [...]

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Published on : 17 Mar 2009

Activity Report of the Student Advisory Council on IT

A new activity report summarizes the work accomplished by the Student Advisory Council on Information Technology during 2008-2009 its first year in existence. The group met four times over the course of the school year. Discussions included the informal exchange of advice and opinion, as well as more formal presentations by guests on specific [...]

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Campus-wide Microsoft agreement to reduce common problems with document-sharing and software support

McGill is now covered by a campus-wide licensing agreement for Microsoft Office Enterprise Suite. The new agreement, which began on June 1, 2009, includes the installation and use of the software on both PCs and Macintosh machines and is expected to benefit campus in several ways. It will reduce training and support issues and security [...]

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Published on : 05 Jun 2009

HIV-1’s “hijacking mechanism” pinpointed by McGill/JGH researchers

Could lead to treatments to block commandeering of cell’s internal “highway”

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

McGill transportation researchers surveying Montrealers’ cycling habits

By Jacob Larsen The blinking lights on Montreals new fleet of Bixi bicycles have become a common sight around town, adding to the masses of two-wheeled traffic on the citys streets and bike lanes. The presence of the new bike-share service, as well as the Citys plan to double the existing network of bicycle paths, aims at [...]

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

The Neuro receives donation of $500,000 to fund the first National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in stem cell research

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and the Experimental Therapeutics Program (ETP) are pleased to acknowledge National Bank Financial Group for its $500,000 donation to The Neuro’s Thinking Ahead Campaign to create the National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics. The first fellowship will fund a revolutionary stem cell research project that will ad

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

McGill nets three of 20 inaugural NSERC CREATE grants

$4.94 million to support training next generation of researchers for careers in industry, government or academia

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

McGill trio appointed to National Order of Quebec

By McGill Reporter Staff As Government of Quebec honours go, none is more prestigious than being appointed to the National Order of Quebec. On June 17, three of McGill’s finest – Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum, neuropsychologist Dr. Brenda Milner, and Dr. Mostafa M. Elhilali, chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at the McGill [...]

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

McGill Benefactor Marcel Desautels Honoured By CCAE

By McGill Reporter Staff The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education has presented philanthropist Marcel Desautels with its Friend of Education Award, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to post-secondary education in Canada. Through the foundation he established, Mr. Desautels has given more than $110 million to CCAE member institutions in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009