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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients. What’s new in MS at The Neuro

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Published on : 07 May 2015

Missed the boat to go on exchange? Now's your second chance! From May 9th to June 19th, submit your application to participate in the exchange program. Details at: www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/exchange

Missed the boat to go on exchange? Now's your second chance!From May 9th to June 19th, submit your application to participate in the exchange program. Winter 2016 exchanges only and for the institutions where spaces remain. Details at: www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/exchange

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Published on : 06 May 2015

Newsletter: Rash Ayouby’s Interview Tips

McGill School of Continuing Studies student Rasha Ayouby walked out of her most recent job interview with a job offer. Because she’s currently taking a Managerial Economics course, “I was able to show that I won’t just learn from inside the company, but that I also bring knowledge and can apply it here," says Rasha. "There’s value in that, and companies know it.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newletter.

Published on : 06 May 2015

Use the degree planning worksheet and follow the Arts OASIS guide to get the most out of your BA degree

Get the most out of your BA degree whether you are entering U1 or in your final year of study by planning your degree.

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Published on : 06 May 2015

Martha de Francisco named 'Woman of Distinction' Arts and Culture section by YWCA

About Martha de Francisco Martha de Francisco is an artist, but an artist whose work is to make the work of other artists sound great. Lend us an ear for a moment… This classically trained pianist was born in Mexico to a Colombian family. Educated in Germany she has dedicated her professional life to becoming one of the world’s top recording engineer-producers for classical music. Quite an accomplishment, considering that music recording is an almost entirely male-dominated industry – only 5 % are women.

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Published on : 06 May 2015

René Provost and Fabien Gélinas promoted to Full Professors

The Faculty is proud to announce that Professors René Provost (left, top) and Fabien Gélinas (left, bottom) were each promoted to the rank of Full Professor on April 30, 2015.

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Published on : 06 May 2015

Flute Alumna Amelia Lyon named to Kingston Orchestra

Alumna Amelia Lyon won the audition for the Principal Flute Chair in Kingston Ontario. Amelia will replace  Donelda Gartshore, one of Carolyn Christie's former teachers.  Amelia studied at McGill with Denis Bluteau and Carolyn Christie and is an alumna of the NYO.  Born to music-loving parents in Ottawa, Ontario in 1985, Amelia has been playing the flute since the age of nine. In high school, she was an active member of the orchestra and the wind ensembles, as well as founding and participating in smaller chamber groups with other students.

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Published on : 06 May 2015

In Memoriam: Prof. Gerald W. Farnell

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Gerald Farnell at the Verdun General Hospital on April 30, 2015. The son of Alice (Turner) and Jack Farnell, Jerry was born in Toronto on August 31, 1925. He was a proud and grateful Canadian who had an abiding affection for Montreal and the province of Quebec, his home for the last 65 years of his life. After graduating from Danforth Technical High School in 1942, he served in the Canadian Army and began his studies at the University of Toronto as a member of the Army Officer Training Course. In 1950, having earned a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jerry arrived at McGill as a lecturer and PHD Graduate Student. While at McGill he served as Professor of Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, including terms as Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department (from 1967 until 1972) and Dean of the Engineering Faculty (from 1974 until 1984). In 1991, he retired from McGill as Professor Emeritus. During his decades at McGill, Jerry gained a reputation as a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. In collaboration with colleagues and graduate students, he registered three patents, published 93 papers and earned international recognition for his research on the propagation of Acoustical Surface Waves in anisotropic materials leading to the development of radio frequency filters, now ubiquitous in mobile phones. As a Nuffield Fellow he spent 1960-61 at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford and became a Fellow of IEEE in 1970. From 1972 to '73, he was Engineering Consultant for Thomson CSF in Cagnes sur Mer and Visiting Professor in the Laboratories d'Electrooptique at the Faculté des Sciences in Nice, France. Elected president of the Ultrasonics Society, he served from 1988-1989, received the IEEE Achievement award in 1991, the Distinguished Service Award of the Society in 1997 and the Lord Rayleigh Award in 2001. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996. Jerry was one of the first to give a course on "semiconductors and transistor electronics" at a Canadian University.

Published on : 06 May 2015

Design Project Poster Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Design Project Poster Prizes! 1st prize: “Solar Streetlight”:  Victoria Hippoman, Jake Jarnik and Alexander MacDonald; supervisor Gordon Roberts 2nd prize: “Software and Hardware Design for Robotically Controlled TMS experiments”: Ashley Simpson and James Ta; supervisor Amir Shmuel 3rd prize: “Intravehicular Communication Security Testbed”: Quang Dao, Shabbir Hussain, Ryan Singzon and Lulu Wu; supervisor Brett Meyer The winners were honoured at a small reception held on April 21st 2015.

Published on : 06 May 2015

Mountain Lake Journal (Business Edition)

Dr. Karl Moore from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management joins us at the roundtable to discuss his Hot Cities Tour with students, the impact of the weaker Loonie on cross-border tourism, and the closing of Target stores across Canada. 

Published on : 06 May 2015

Faut-il revoir la formation des managers algériens ?

Non seulement les formations en management offertes en Algérie ne préparent pas les managers à gérer les hommes, elles leur donnent l’illusion d’un pouvoir qui se révélera fictif sur la maîtrise de leurs affaires.... Dans son fameux livre paru en 2005, Managers not MBAs1, le grand Henry Mintzberg a frappé un grand coup en démontrant de façon magistrale l’inadéquation des formations offertes dans les MBA classiques avec les réels besoins du management contemporain.

Published on : 06 May 2015

The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is taking shape!

Please click here to view the latest appointments in the newly formed CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (ODIM).

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Published on : 06 May 2015

Associate Chair of Education

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in expressing our appreciation to Dr. Dara Charney for her hard work and outstanding service as Associate Chair of Education and Chair of the Departmental Promotions Committee. Her term ended on April 30, 2015. As Associate Chair, Dr. Charney was responsible for the department’s educational mission and supervision of Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education/Residency Programs. Her organization, insight, and commitment have played a large role in our department’s thriving educational mission.

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Published on : 06 May 2015

Museum time for the Lessard team

Musical instruments created by students Steven Phillips and Ajith Damodaran, under the supervision of Prof Larry Lessard, were displayed at the Design Museum in Ghent, Belgium, during the month of April 2015. An exhibition called “Kunststof Natuurlijk,” or “Synthetic by Nature,” showcased 50 objects made from flax, hemp, bamboo and other biocomposites. Natural fiber composites are gaining interest in engineering design, and this exhibit featured the state-of-the-art and future possibilities for these materials.

Published on : 06 May 2015