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Congratulations to Cindy Blackstock named winner of the Broadbent Institute's 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured McGill faculty member, Professor Cindy Blackstock who was named winner of the 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize. For read the full story, click here.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

By McGill Reporter Staff McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, 1600 rue Saint-Urbain.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

McGill’s Faculty of Education and Education University of Hong Kong’s initial visiting scholars exchange program proves a glowing success

In partnership with the Hong Kong based WYNG Foundation, the Faculty of Education at McGill University and the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) recently participated in a successful visiting scholars exchange program. For the first part of the exchange, Associate Professors from the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology - Dr. Robert Savage and Dr.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Updates to McGill Personnel Policies and Procedures

TO:  All M-level staff SUBJECT: Updates to McGill Personnel Policies and Procedures Dear colleagues, This memo provides a brief summary of updates to McGill’s Personnel Policies and Procedures, which apply to all M-Level staff and were revised on January 1st, 2017. This summary is intended only as an informal synopsis – the authoritative documents are the policies themselves. The four updated policies are:

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Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Integrity: leaders who have it can reduce it in employees

A new study, authored in part by Desautels Associate Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, explores how leaders who have greater integrity can have an inverse effect on the integrity of their employees. Essentially, followers can take on a façade of conformity, where they pretend to mesh with the company’s values in order to ensure their own success. A leader who is an example of integrity could cause employees to suppress their own values in order to do what they see as most helpful to the leader.

Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Fifth Annual Patient Meeting - Registration & Scholarships of the American Headache & Migraine Association

Don't forget to register for the 5th Annual Patient Conference scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA! The annual conference is for patients, family, friends - anyone who has Migraine or other Headache disorders or cares about someone who does. 

Published on : 18 Apr 2017

New book by Steven Huebner explains Verdi's craft

Despite being the most-performed operatic composer in the world, there’s a surprising lack of studies written on the style of Giuseppe Verdi’s works — a problem that Prof. Steven Huebner is addressing head-on. Recently, Huebner put out the first book in any language that offers an in-depth analysis of the composer’s musical style in the context of his 23 Italian operas, from Aida to Ernani.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Migraine Québec - Support group at Lanaudière

Good news... Migraine Québec is launching a new support group in Lanaudière (Terrebonne) for people of all ages living with migraines or headaches. The group will be run by Johanne Fortin, who works in Human Resources, and is personally touched by this cause.  

Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Catalyst Awards celebrate sustainability leader

McGill Reporter | April 11, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff  On April 3, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) hosted its seventh annual Catalyst Awards Gala. Over 100 people gathered at the McCord Museum to celebrate individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of the University.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Prof. Julie Cumming honoured for graduate teaching excellence

Professor Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music History and Musicology, Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Music, has received the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (Doctoral-level) 2016-2017  from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS). The association is comprised of Deans and Associate Deans of graduate studies from universities on the east coast of the US north of Washington DC, within Canada, from  universities in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Phishing scam: "Subject: Identity"

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Identity". The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to security their identity. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Professors Jamshid Beheshti and Joan Bartlett have received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant on Towards a Model of Metaliteracy for Academic and Everyday-Life Information Seeking and Use

The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the metaliteracy knowledge and skills of millennials when seeking and using information not only for academia but also for their day-to-day lives.  The metaliteracy construct encompasses the traditional scholarly information as well as alternative digital contents delivered through the Web, social media, wikis, blogs, etc. The target population of the study is the undergraduate students at different stages of their studies and across multiple disciplines.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Job Posting: FMU Educational Director

Please find attached the job description for FMU Educational Director.   Interested individuals should send their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to:   Rosa Coppola (acad-hr [dot] fammed [at] mcgill [dot] ca)UPDATED Deadline to apply: May 05, 2017

Published on : 12 Apr 2017

Professor Steve Fortin appointed to Accounting Standards Board

Professor Steve Fortin, CPA, CA has been named to the Financial Reporting Accounting Standards Board (AcSB). The AcSB is an independent body with the authority to establish accounting standards for use by all Canadian entities outside the public sector. The AcSB serves the public interest by establishing standards for financial reporting by all Canadian private sector entities and by contributing to the development of internationally accepted financial reporting standards.

Published on : 12 Apr 2017