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Open letters from Director Carrie Rentschler regarding recent anti-austerity actions at the IGSF

      Professor Carrie Rentschler releases two open letters to students and the broader IGSF and McGill communities in light of recent events surrounding student anti-austerity actions.  The full letters can be downloaded in the links below.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 08 Apr 2015

Medical students voice their opinion on Bill 20

Medical students voice their opinion on Bill 20 On March 30th, 2015 McGill Medical Students participated in a historic demonstration at the Quebec National Assembly in protest of the proposed Bill 20.

Published on : 08 Apr 2015

New web form for requesting changes to the Staff Directory

The Staff Directory (www.mcgill.ca/directory/staff) is a service provided to the McGill community and managed by IT Services. In the past, Telephone Coordinators were solely responsible for submitting revisions to the listing.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron

We are currently experiencing problems relaying mail to Videotron email addresses. You may experience delays in your email being delivered to a Videotron email address. This problem started on Monday, April 6, 2015; we are investigating and hopefully will resolve it shortly. Further updates will be posted here.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2015

Desautels wins Canadian Brandstorm for the second year in a row!

Congratulations to Maripaz Fernández, Marianne El Yordy Morera and Juan de los Santos who will be headed to Paris to compete at L’Oreal’s Brandstorm finals on June 18 in Paris.

Published on : 08 Apr 2015

Update on AGSEM TAs conciliation sessions of March 31 and April 2

The parties met for two half days in presence of the conciliator recently appointed by the Ministry of Labour.  During the first meeting, the parties detailed the progress made during the eleven days of negotiation since August 2014.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2015

ECP's Sandy Stanutz to Ottawa Citizen: "Very thrilled" about Grammy funding

Miriam Post-doctoral Fellow Sandy Stanutz, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), told the Ottawa Citizen's Tom Spears that she is "very thrilled" about new funding for her research into the links between autism and music. Last week the Grammy Foundation announced that it would help fund research pursued by Stanutz and ECP's Dr.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 07 Apr 2015

Education Awards Reception honours student scholarships, fellowships

Award winners, donors, staff and Education faculty members gathered Tuesday, March 31st to honour more than 25 students selected for Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards during the 2014-15 academic year. The event marked an opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with the donors who have contributed to their academic pursuits. All in attendance were reminded of the great impact that these generous awards can have on the life, career and development of the fortunate recipients.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 07 Apr 2015

Prof. Brett Meyer named 'Prof. of the year' by ECSESS

Professor Brett Meyer was voted ‘Professor of the Year’ by our ECE undergraduate students at the ECSESS Banquet on April 1st, 2015 (which had record attendance from the student and strong attendance from the professoriate). This is a great recognition of all of Brett’s efforts with students inside and outside the classroom.

Published on : 07 Apr 2015

Prof. Thomas Szkopek to receive the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision

The Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Andrew Kirk, is proud to announce that Prof. Thomas Szkopek has won the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision. This is in recognition of Prof. Szkopek's devoted efforts in working with his graduate students. This is very well deserved. Congratulations Thomas!

Published on : 07 Apr 2015

Prof. François Bouffard participated in the expert roundtable on renewable energies associated with the drafting of the 2016-2025 Québec energy policy

On March 30, twelve experts, including Prof. François Bouffard, from the Department and TISED, met to discuss their vision for the future of renewable energy in Québec, present proposals and build consensus. Two topics have been discussed: 1) bioenergy and heat sources (including solar heat and geothermal energy), 2) electricity (including wind energy). More information about the current process leading to the 2016-2025 Québec energy policy is available on the www.politiqueenergetique.gouv.qc.ca website.

Published on : 07 Apr 2015

ECP's Dr. Flanagan helps develop support program for adults with autism

Dr. Tara Flanagan, Assistant Professor with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill, has collaborated with Dr. Nadig of the Faculty of Medicine's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders to develop a transition support program for adults with autism.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 07 Apr 2015

Teen gambling is hidden addiction, Dr. Derevensky tells National Post

“It’s the hidden addiction," Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky told Dave Waddell of National Post/Postmedia News in a recent article, when asked about teen gambling. Dr.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2015

SCSD in the recent media

Check out SCSD's research being covered in recent media! McGill Reporter covers research at Dr. Aparna Nadig's PoP lab on providing support for adults with autism. Forbes reports on Drs. Marc Pell and Xiaoming Jiang's research on how the brain detects confidence in voices faster than you can blink.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2015

Internship Opportunity with the Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation

The Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) team invites McGill student (graduate and undergraduate) applications to a part-time 6-month internship developing a case study on McGill’s partnership and involvement with the Salon 1861 (Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis).  The project will be co-supervised by Desautels Professors Emmanuelle Vaast and Ruthanne Huising with support from Ms. Isabelle Péan of the McGill QI team.

Published on : 02 Apr 2015