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Justice Clément Gascon (BCL’81) named to Supreme Court of Canada

On June 4, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL’81) to the nation’s highest court, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BCL’62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court. The Faculty of Law offers Justice Gascon its warmest congratulations. Read the article in the McGill Reporter.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Roderick Macdonald receives McGill University Medal

On May 28, Roderick Macdonald was awarded in absentia the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, one of the University’s highest honours. Macdonald received the McGill Medal as part of the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, where he taught thousands of students over the course of a distinguished career that spanned more than three decades. Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, accepted the Medal in Professor Macdonald’s name.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Prix D'Excellence Winners 2014 - Desautels wins Gold for Best Institutional Annual Report

The PRIX D’EXCELLENCE is the annual awards program of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, recognizing outstanding achievements in alumni affairs, public affairs, communications, marketing, development, advancement services, stewardship, student recruitment and overall institutional Advancement.Category 13: Best Institutional Annual Report GOLDMcGill University: Desautels Faculty of ManagementDesautels Impact Report

Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Canadian startup banks on bugs as ‘the new sushi’

Mohammed Ashour dreams of a world where gourmet grasshoppers are devoured by urban professionals, where savoury palm weevils are slurped back as delicacies.

Published on : 06 Jun 2014

ECE grads Yining (Fiona) Yuan and Christopher Tegho win the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving Student Leadership Award

As the cherry on top of graduating from their B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering just weeks ago, Fioana and Christopher were honoured with a $10,000 prize as part of the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving competition for their work on developing an artificial intelligence-based software tool to disagregate one's electric energy consumption. This tool should enable people to become better aware of their electricity consumption and to help them adopt more sustainable energy uses and habits.

Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Dr. Eun Park of the School of Information Studies awarded SSHRC grant for research on historical data as networked knowledge

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Eun Park on her two-year McGill Internal SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities) Development Grant for her project "Linked Historical Collections as Networked Knowledge." Project description

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC grant for research on improving web-based retrieval of unstructured information

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien on his five-year NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant for the project "Improving Retrieval of Unstructured Information using Existing Information Structures." Project description

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer. Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette by: Bill Brownstein

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Resolved: Content Management System (Documentum) - issue with search index

Update:  The issue regarding searching in the Content Management System was resolved on June 18, 2014 There is currently a problem with the Content Management System (Documentum) search index (in CenterStage and Webtop interfaces). Content uploaded or updated since May 31st may not appear accurately in search results. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2014

Eric Muller rejoint le cabinet De Pardieu Brocas Maffei en qualité d’associé

Pour renforcer son équipe corporate Fusion & Acquisition, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei a fait appel à Eric Muller.

Published on : 05 Jun 2014

McNicoll continues McGill tradition with Guy Lafleur Award

In what is becoming an annual rite of spring, McGill’s Cedric McNicoll has won the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence as the Quebec university player who combines hockey excellence with academic success and citizenship.

Published on : 05 Jun 2014

Graduate NSERC-CREATE Training Program (2014) - Application Extension

Please note that the deadline to submit a graduate (PhD & Masters Students) application to the ISS training program is Friday, June 20th.  For more information about the program requirements please click here and for applications - click here.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2014

Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre awarded LOJIC prize at National Assembly

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIC) highlighted the excellence of 17 international mobility projects with the presentation of the sixth LOJIQ prizes held May 27 at the National Assembly in front of nearly 300 guests. Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre (M.Arch.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2014

Appointment of SEU technical support (trades)

The parties met on May 28, 2014 and the university proposed an implementation strategy for a new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2014

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca UPDATE"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDATE". A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on : 04 Jun 2014