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An introduction to key considerations in professional engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. In the pursuit of professional careers in education, counselling, research, and other sectors, students will learn to respectfully engage and work with Indigenous populations in a culturally safe manner that strives to be consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action.

Published on: 21 Jun 2021

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly $1 million. One of the defining features of this program is the requirement that institutional applicants must also have an external non-academic partner, thus supporting program goals of stimulating the Quebec economy and encouraging the use of genomic technologies in the Quebec healthcare system.

Classified as: McGill News, Genome Québec, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Maureen McKeague, Department of Chemistry, Macdonald Campus, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Peter Siegel, Paul J. Thomassin, Jerome Waldispuhl, School of Computer Science, department of anatomy and cell biology, agricultural economics program
Published on: 21 Jun 2021

Dr. Jason Karamchandani, an associate professor of Pathology was named "The Scientific Director" of the Clinical Biospecimen Imaging and Genetic (C-BIG) Repository. This newly launched Repository is making one of the world’s largest, highly-curated clinical biospecimen Imaging and genetic library of neurological disorders available to the global science community.  To read more

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Published on: 21 Jun 2021

Although the pandemic made in-person Convocation ceremonies impossible once again this year, the event represents an important milestone in a graduate’s journey as the recognition of years of hard work. It also provides an opportune time to reflect on that journey, as Dr. Haruka Saito, the lone 2021 graduate from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), did in taking some time to answer a few of our questions.

What was the focus of your PhD, and what led you to that topic?

Published on: 21 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Chooi Chong, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for master's students — Music Research


Chooi Chong received $5,000 towards her graduate studies for her grant proposal, "The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Postcolonial Context."

Curious to learn more about Chooi and her research, we asked some questions over email...


How has being a Schulich student influenced you and your research? 

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Christopher Keach, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for master's students — Performance

Trumpeter Christopher Keach received $5,000 towards his graduate studies for his grant proposal, "Trumpet Music by Women Composers: A Detailed Database to Promote Greater Diversity in Trumpet Repertoire."

Curious to learn more about Christopher and his research, we asked some questions over email...


What made you choose Schulich for your studies?

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Hester Bell-Jordan, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for doctoral students — Music Research


Hester Bell-Jordan received $11,000 towards her doctoral studies for her grant proposal, "'Notorious ladies' and 'charming daughters': Gender and Work in Piano Making and Music Publishing around 1800."

Curious to learn more about Hester and her research, we asked some questions over email...


How has being a Schulich student influenced you and your research?

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Alicia Choi, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for doctoral students — Performance


Violinist Alicia Choi received $11,000 towards her doctoral studies for her grant proposal, "The String Quartet Seminar: An Underutilized Course Format in Higher-Education."

Curious to learn more about Alicia and her research, we asked some questions over email...


What led you to this particular topic?

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Pierre G. Langlois, B.Sc. (Agr)'78, CBIS (MIS)'90, the first of several members of the Macdonald community to be named an Unsung Hero as part of the University’s Bicentennial Celebrations!

Pierre lives the Macdonald motto “Mastery for Service.” Over the years, he has dedicated much of his time and energy to representing the interests of others and bettering the units and communities he serves. 

Classified as: #McGill200
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Dear McGill faculty and staff:

As we prepare to move to a post-pandemic normal, we are all beginning to reflect on and learn from our unique experiences over the past 15 months. I am delighted to announce that McGill is adopting an Interim Flexible Work Arrangement, which will increase the option to work from home for eligible administrative and support staff, with the approval of their supervisor.

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Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Dr. Scott Weichenthal, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, is among the experts quoted by CBC.

"…Scott Weichenthal, a professor at McGill University's department of epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health who studies air quality, said the novel coronavirus is known to be airborne. "If you get a whole large number of people in an arena, indoors, yelling in close proximity to each other, the chances of having transmission is obviously elevated,'' he said."

Classified as: SPGH, EBOH, Scott Weichenthal, Covid
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

French-language paper La Presse did a follow-up piece on a study led by Dr. Jonathon Campbell, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

Classified as: SPGH, EBOH, Jonathon Campbell, Covid, testing
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Dr. Ananya Tina Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health is among the experts quoted by the Toronto Star.

"Right now, the push for wealthy countries to send vaccines elsewhere is a necessary Band-Aid, says Dr. Ananya Tina Banerjee, an assistant professor of public health at McGill University.

For as long as global health problems are solved by what is essentially voluntary donations there will always be a divide between the rich and the poor, she adds."

Classified as: SPGH, EBOH, Ananya Banerjee, Covid
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

June 18, 2021

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Yolande E. Chan as the next Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Prof. Chan’s five-year, renewable term will begin on August 1, 2021, and end June 30, 2026. The Advisory Committee for the Selection of a Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management conducted an extensive, international search. The McGill University Board of Governors accepted the Committee’s recommendation during a special Board of Governors meeting held June 17, 2021.

Classified as: Dean of the Faculty of Management
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

On June 22, 2021, IT Services will change the URL of myProgress (degree progress tracking) for students.

Current: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/Dashboard/dashboard
Planned: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/myprogress

Other than there being some small interruptions to the service, the change will be transparent.

Classified as: scheduled maintenance, IT systems unavailable/issues
Published on: 18 Jun 2021

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