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Road to Rio: Montreal fencer Joseph Polossifakis carves path to Olympics

Joseph Polossifakis is going to the Olympics, but the road to Rio de Janeiro has been anything but smooth for the 25-year-old Montreal sabre fencer. Polossifakis won a gold medal at the Pan-American championships in 2012, but didn’t commit to a full-time training program until June 2014 after graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree. He had 10 months to prepare for the year-long Olympic qualifying schedule, which began in April 2015, but his plan suffered a setback during his first training camp.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

MLJ: Karl Moore Interview

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is moving ahead with plans for a proposed  pipeline to carry crude from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick that would reduce the reliance on shipping oil by rail.  We talk with McGill University Business Professor Karl Moore about that project and Trudeau's recent visit to Washington.  Moore also talks about Canadian political leaders bailing out aerospace and rail manufacturer Bombardier and the closing of Target stores in Canada.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

Bombardier: des questions avant l'assemblée

L'annonce vraisemblablement imminente d'une grosse commande pour la CSeries pourrait agir comme un baume sur le moral des actionnaires de Bombardier et éclaircir les perspectives d'avenir de l'avionneur. «Delta figure parmi les transporteurs aériens les plus connus, souligne le professeur Karl Moore du Département de gestion de l'Université McGill. Si l'entreprise estime que la CSeries est un bon avion, les autres acheteurs potentiels vont également devoir y songer.»

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

McGill School of Information Studies newsletter - Spring 2016 edition

Announcing the Spring 2016 edition of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students. Download the Spring 2016 newsletter as a PDF via our website, or browse articles on our SIS news blog.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

Graduate Diploma in Translation: Comprehensive Evaluation CCTR 551

Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Translation (GDIT) must sit a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the GDIT Program.  The examination consists of an oral defense of a best-work portfolio.  This portfolio represents a record of progress made by the candidate throughout his/her studies.  Each candidate prepares a written introduction and comments on selected examples of coursework with a view to demonstrating his/her progress toward greater translation competence.

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

Dr. Naved Bakali (PhD, Educational Studies, 2016) quoted in Le Devoir article concerning radicalization

Dr. Naved Bakali, recent graduate of our Education Studies PhD program, was interviewed by Le Devoir last week for an article concerning radicalization and islamophobia. "Anti-extrémisme extrême," by Marco Fortier, was published April 16, 2016. [Read the article on Le Devoir's website]

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Published on : 25 Apr 2016

« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES »

  « L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

Lawrence Goodridge interviewed on Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

  LAWRENCE GOODRIDGE, DEPT. OF FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, WAS INTERVIEWED ON CBC RADIO’S HOMERUN AT 5:40 PM ABOUT AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A LINKED TO BERRIES SOLD AT COSTCO. LISTEN: CBC Homerun  

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

Hands on workshop taught sustainability through connecting with nature

Teaching Sustainability through Connecting with Nature: A Hands-on Workshop, Reviewed by Morganne Blais-McPherson, Neuroscience; Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

DISE PhD student Lauren Godfrey-Smith winner of 3MT competition

Lauren Godfrey-Smith, PhD candidate with McGill's Faculty of Education, was announced as a winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on March 16, 2016. 

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

La Jeune Star des "PR"

Talentueux, engagés, audacieux. La Presse Affaires présente le portrait de jeunes entrepreneurs, gestionnaires et professionnels qui forment la relève de demain. À 21 ans, à sa sortie de l’université, Hugo Delorme a obtenu son premier emploi chez National. À 28 ans, il est devenu le plus jeune associé jamais admis au cénacle de cette boîte de relations publiques, la plus importante au Canada.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

DISE's Dr. Shariff featured in Minister Duncan's International Women's Day message

The Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science, chose to feature Dr. Shaheen Shariff, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in a Government of Canada video released to commemorate International Women's Day, 2016. [view video] "Together we can inspire the next generation of girls to pursue careers in science and technology," states Minister Duncan. "Join me in celebrating International Women’s Day."

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

In memoriam : Dr. Terry Tannenbaum

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.   Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251). On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

In memoriam : Dr. Terry Tannenbaum

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.   Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251). On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

MUHC nurse and doctor who welcomed Syrian refugees talk about their experience

As of today, 25,000 Syrian refugees will have arrived in Canada fleeing their war-torn country. Approximately 7,300 of those will stay in Quebec. Chunip Koo, a clinician nurse at the Montreal Neurological Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MNH-MUHC), and Dr. Zinab Gouda, physician in the Transitional Care Team and Secondary Care division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine,  describe their experience.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016