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Young students get a taste of McGill By Jean Murray, McGill Reporter, April 23rd, 2015 A line of eager students formed outside SNAX – the student-run cafe in the Arts building – expectantly waiting to grab a cookie in between classes.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill prof Chris Ragan: We need smart tolls on our bridges

McGill Reporter | April 20, 2015 by: Doug Sweet Montreal, like other cities, needs to consider “congestion pricing” – putting a price on traffic congestion the way provinces should be putting a price on carbon, says Economics Professor Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a McGill-based think-tank developing practical policies to improve economic performance and the environment.  

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015 by: Jeffrey Wells We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron and other email service providers

Periodically, there is a delay in delivering mail from McGill to Videotron, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Sympatico email addresses. This mainly occurs when sending a large number of emails (several hundred and up) at once as part of a McGill mailing list (such as a LISTSERV). IT Services is investigating the issue. Further updates will be posted here.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2015

Dr David Eidelman quoted in the Journal de Montréal about family medicine residencies and Bill 20

Dr. David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine at McGill University and Chairman of the conference of Deans of the four Faculties of Medicine in Quebec, was quoted this week in the Journal de Montréal. The article briefly discussed the increasing popularity of family medicine, which for the first time filled 424 residency positions, compared to 425 in other specialities. However, this was prior to the introduction of controversial Bill 20. Dr.

Published on : 23 Apr 2015

MINDSTRONG fitness event- Dr. Karl Looper's interview on Global Morning News

Please follow the link below to see Dr. Karl Looper speak about MINDSTRONG, a fitness fundraising event to expand youth (ages 15-25) mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital on Global Morning News. http://globalnews.ca/video/1953953/jewish-general-hospital-expanding-mental-health-services-for-youth Please follow the link below for more information about MINDSTRONG.

Published on : 23 Apr 2015

Philippe Leroux wins French Académie des beaux-arts composition prize

Professor Philippe Leroux has been awarded the 2015 Prix de composition musicale de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca, for the composition of an original short work for orchestra.  The work will be premiered later this year at the Institut de France. Since 1995, the Simone et Cino Del Duca Foundation has honoured French painters, sculptors and composers for their work in the Fine Arts.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Eligibility of new compliance fee for the International Mobility Programs (Tri-Agency Grants)

If you are involved with the financial administration of Tri-Agency grants, please read the message below from Elvie Coletta, Director, RFMS. This message outlines Tri-Agency eligibility requirements for reimbursement of the new compliance fee for the International Mobility Programs. When seeking reimbursement for the new compliance fee, it is recommended to use the following:

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Continuing Studies program & course updates

Updated program and course offerings in the School of Continuing Studies for 2015–16 are now online! No matter your age or situation, Continuing Studies has the answer for what you've got in mind; see the SCS eCalendar for full details.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Father's lasting influence: Molecular foundations of intergenerational transmission of the paternal environment

Laval and McGill researchers team up with Health Canada and international researchers from Africa, Italy, Copenhagen and Greenland to investigate the impact of environmental exposures on the hertibale information coded in the fathers sperm and the health of offspring.  The research team includes Professor Sarah Kimmins of the Department of Animal Science and is funded for $1.5 million by the Institute of Aboriginal Health, and the Institute of Gender and Health.

Published on : 22 Apr 2015

High School Students Visit the School of Social Work

High School Students Visit the School of Social Work

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Students group wins Catalyst Award for Myko Social Score app

A group of McGill students and alums who worked on the Myko Social Score app have received the 2015 Catalyst Award for Excellence in Applied Student Research. The Award is sponsored by the McGill Office of Sustainability and is decided by a distinguished jury. DCL candidate Juan Pinto, undergrad law student Etienne Ravilet Guzman, as well as alumni Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia (LLM’11) and Guillaume Béal (LLM’14), were among the members of the multidisciplinary team that received the group award.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Award Processing Form & Reassignments Blackout Period

Please note the Award Processing Form and Reassignment function will not be accessible from Thursday, April 30th, 08:00 AM until Friday, May 1st, 05:00 PM due to critical year-end processes.  A reminder email will be sent as the date approaches. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, email student [dot] funding [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

BSA Award Processing Yearend Deadlines

As the University’s Fiscal Year end of April 30th, 2015 quickly approaches, we wish to inform you of some important deadlines and information you should be aware of. STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS PAID THROUGH BSA

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Prof. Jon Bradley questions electoral representation, new CRE proposal in National Post article

Professor Jon Bradley, with the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, co-wrote a recently published contribution to the National Post. In this special "Full Comment" editorial with co-author Sam Allison, entitled "Quebec's Rotten Boroughs," Bradley questions a new CRE (Commission de la Représentation Electorale du Québec) proposal's ramifications for Anglophones' rights to guaranteed representation in Quebec's National Assembly.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2015