Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office at McGill University, Community Engagement Day (CED) aims celebrate, expand on, and build new lasting relationships between McGill and the greater Montreal community, through offering projects and activities in support of and collaboration with community organizations. This year’s CED will be held on and around September 29th, 2016. Register for a project now at http://www.cedmcgill.com/projects from August 15th to September 18th!
About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years, according to research published today by the World Health Organization. April 7, 2016 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on diabetes.
Montreal Review of Books' Patricia Boushel takes an in-depth look at Dr. Aziz Choudry's recent publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements, in an article published this week.
McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary
Home to several of Canada’s highest ranking institutions, including McGill University (currently ranked 24th in the world and 1st in Canada), Montreal has been dubbed Canada’s cultural capital, and one of the world’s most livable cities. Read full article: Vancity Buzz, January 7, 2016
Montreal is the best Canadian city, and seventh best city on the planet for students, wedged in between Singapore (6) and Hong Kong (8). In the 2015 rankings, Montreal was in eighth spot, according to QS. Read full article: The Montreal Gazette, December 1, 2015
"Nearly 2,400 Montreal blue collar workers including union leadership will face sanctions for leaving work to attend a union meeting last week after they were ordered to remain on the job. " (Source: CBC)
Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.
"The City of Montreal's 2016 budget includes another increase in residential property taxes, a smaller increase in non-residential property taxes and an increase in overall expenditures of 2.4 per cent." (Source: CBC)
"Social change has never been neat," said Dr. Aziz Choudry, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in a recent University Affairs article about student activism. "It's not always pretty," argues the article by Diane Peters, "but idealistic students continue to affect change, be it social, economic or environmental."
Maria Ezcurra, Artist-in-residence with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, will have her Pinned Down installation displayed Wednesday, September 23rd at Montreal art gallery articule this week.
Steven Pinker was recently interviewed by CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC Radio show The Current.
By Earl Zukerman Published May 20, 2015, McGill Athletics CALGARY, Alta. -- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989), a McGill University graduate from Thunder Bay, Ont., is among three head coaches named to lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in August.