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Stuart Walton wanted to be a cartoonist, but was put off the idea when he was told by the head of the art department he would be lucky to make five dollars an hour drawing cartoons. "That threw some cold water on my plans," he tells Schwager. "I had also done some writing in college, so I thought journalism might be a good alternative."

Published on : 07 Jun 2016

RESOLVED: Issues with print holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue

Update, June 14, 2016: Technical issues with the display of the physical holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue have been resolved. Call numbers, locations and loan information should now display correctly for print items held by the Library.    

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Published on : 07 Jun 2016

WHY DON'T WE JUST GET RID OF MOSQUITOES ALTOGETHER?

  With peak biting season for mosquitoes just around the corner, many of us might be tempted to wonder why don't we just get rid of the darn things altogether.Mosquitoes, after all, are attracted to many of the same things that attract humans during the summer months. "If you're outside having a barbecue with a bunch of friends, that's just a welcome sign for mosquitoes," said Chris Cloutier, a naturalist at the Morgan Aboretum.

Published on : 07 Jun 2016

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

JEDX Speakers Share Personal Inspirational Stories

The fourth annual JEDx began with a giant cocktail party as 770 people – mostly young professionals in their early 30s or younger – mingled and fressed in the lobby of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto. ...Jonathan Ross Goodman, president and CEO of the Montreal-based Knight Therapeutics Inc., spoke about overcoming catastrophic health hurdles. As a university student, he became a cancer survivor, and then he went on to get a law degree and an MBA from McGill University.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

What to do when your boss plays favorites

Karl Moore remembers the moment he fell out of favour with his boss. He was working as a manager at IBM in Toronto when a new person joined his department. Up until then Moore had been part of his boss’s “favoured inside circle” — but suddenly everything changed. The transferred employee became his boss’s new right-hand person, the outcome of brutal office politics.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

DISE's Professor Ehret to receive Promising Researcher Award from National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Professor Christian Ehret, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has been named as one of two winners of the 2016 Promising Researcher in English Education Award, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), based in Illinois, USA.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Ecodrain: l'idée de grand-papa est devenue réalité

David Velan, 37 ans, aurait bien pu gagner sa vie confortablement comme salarié. Avec son diplôme en génie industriel de UBC et son MBA de McGill, il n'aurait eu guère de mal à trouver un employeur. À la place, il a préféré investir temps et argent dans la création d'un récupérateur de chaleur de douche qu'il souhaite maintenant faire adopter par l'industrie de la construction. Lire l'article complet: La Presse, 5 Juin, 2016

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Renowned tenor John Mac Master joins the Voice Faculty of the Schulich School of Music

The Schulich School of Music welcomes tenor John Mac Master to the Voice Faculty of the Schulich School of Music this fall, building on its remarkable faculty.  

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Call for Papers: Provoking Curriculum conference

The 8th biennial Provoking Curriculum conference, co-sponsored by CACS (Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies) will be held from February 17 to 19, 2017, at McGill University's Faculty of Education. The conference is currently accepting proposals, with a deadline of September 6, 2016. Please view Provoking Curriculum Call for Papers 2017 (.pdf) for details.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

June 2016 | Prof. Zoua Vang will give an invited presentation, titled “Why Does Immigrant Health Integration Matter? Canadian and American Perspectives” at the Canadian Forces College symposium on Demography, Security and Migrant Crisis.

June 2016 | Prof. Zoua Vang will give an invited presentation, titled “Why Does Immigrant Health Integration Matter? Canadian and American Perspectives” at the Canadian Forces College symposium on Demography, Security and Migrant Crisis.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

June 2016 | Prof. Zoua Vang has been elected as a council member of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

June 2016 | Prof. Zoua Vang has been elected as a council member of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

There is reportedly a warming of a potential CryptoLocker virus circulating. If you receive any emails containing any suspicious file attachments, DO NOT open them.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Radio-Canada news anchor Céline Galipeau receives honorary degree from Faculty of Education

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 3 p.m. Doctor of Letters honoris causaCÉLINE GALIPEAU, O.C., O.Q.B.A. (McGill University)

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016