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McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2015

Entrevue avec Philippe Sly, baryton-basse (Tutti-magazine)

Le jeune baryton-basse canadien Philippe Sly fait ses débuts scéniques en Europe à Paris, sur la scène de l'Opéra Comique, dans Au Monde. Nous le rencontrons pendant les répétitions de l'opéra de Philippe Boesmans pour recueillir ses impressions, parler de sa voix, de ses expériences déjà riches et multiples et de son implication entière dans la musique et le chant. Lisez l'entrevue ici.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2015

Review of Dénes Várjon's piano recital.

As part of the Montréal en Lumière Winter Festival, internationally renowned pianist Dénes Várjon was invited to perform a solo recital at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Currently a professor at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Várjon’s program was fit for a conservatory, a sort of chronological overview of the literature with Classical and Romantic standards, a piece from the warhorse cabinet and a touch of modernist flare. The evening was a display of varying styles and challenges that demonstrated Várjon’s adaptability and dexterity.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2015

McGill Concerto Competition Piano Winners Announced

Geoffrey Conquer, student of Marina Mdivani and Zhenni Li, student of Stéphane Lemelin, were declared joint winners of the Schulich Concerto Competition, piano.  Conquer, who performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor and Li who performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, will both play with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2015-2016 season. 

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Published on : 23 Feb 2015

In the News: "Fumer de la dynamite" - Dr. Gobbi on Radio Canada

To hear the interview, visit the link below: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2014-2015/archives.asp?date=2015/02/22&indTime=145&idmedia=7248015

Published on : 23 Feb 2015

A Simple Solution for the Synthesis of Lignans

Graduate student Anna Albertson and Assistant Professor Jean-Philip Lumb report a novel, bio-inspired approach to lignan natural products, which solves a longstanding challenge of mimicking their biosynthesis in the lab. The method provides an exceptionally efficient route to the furanolignans tanegool and pinoresinol. The work was recently published in Angewandte Chemie.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2015

ACCESS Canada-TRAM: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Published on : 20 Feb 2015

KPE’s Daoust stuns in Marlet return

“The best player in the country,” Martlets hockey luminary and Education student Mélodie Daoust returned to the team’s lineup this week, gaining six points in two McGill victories over the weekend. Her performance earned her honours as a McGill Tribune Athlete of the Week, and she was the subject of Michel Marois’ recent article in La Presse.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2015

Students to perform ‘brain’ surgery

Come witness young students perform brain surgery for the first time This Saturday, February 21st twenty CEGEP students will meet at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC for a unique chance-to test their skills at ‘brain’ surgery. These students were prize winners at the Bench to Bedside Conference for Youth 2015 - geared at stimulating student career interests in medicine, surgery and medical research.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

In the News: How a man's hand can reveal how he may treat women- Co-authored by Dr. Simon Young

A study led by Professor Debbie Moskowitz of the Department of Psychology, and co-authored by Emeritus Professor Simon Young of the Department of Psychiatry, reveals how men with smaller index fingers and longer ring fingers are nicer towards women.  To read more about the study and why, click the following links:

Published on : 19 Feb 2015

ASM Student Night - Poster Competition - 2015

Congratulations to our graduate students on their recent awards at the ASM student night poster competition.   Pryidarshi Behera - ASM Special Award Clod Aranas - People’s Choice Award Hanqing Che - First Place in PhD Category      

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

Issue with off-campus users requesting items for pickup, delivery or scanning from WorldCat Local

Off-campus users are currently not able to use the Request button in WorldCat Local to request pickup, delivery, or scanning for items held by the McGill Library. We are investigating the issue and will report back as the situation develops. In the meantime, off-campus users can use the Classic Catalogue to look up and request these items.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

Grant to bolster MJE, explains Professor Strong-Wilson

A new SSHRC grant will boost the Faculty of Education’s venerated McGill Journal of Education, strengthening the peer-reviewed journal’s commitment to the open access movement. The McGill Journal of Education (MJE),  which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, will utilize funding from this federal program to help increase and diversify their online presence in the changing world of academic publishing.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2015

Prof. Biella Coleman's "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" - Kirkus Best Current Affairs Books 2014

Professor Biella Coleman's book "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" (Verso, 2014) was listed by Kirkus Reviews under "Best Current Affair Books of 2014" in their yearly book review list. Read the full review of the book here. 

Published on : 18 Feb 2015