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BeaverTails bets on skiers and fair-goers being in the mood for its quintessential Canadian treat

BeaverTails found success when the Montreal-based company finally decided to embrace the iconic dessert’s biggest asset — marketing the decadent hand-stretched sweet pastry made to resemble a beaver’s tail as a treat for special occasions, rather than positioning it as a food for people to eat every day.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Un nouveau directeur pour Moisson Montréal

La banque alimentaire basée à Saint-Laurent a un nouveau directeur général. Richard D. Daneau entrera en fonction chez Moisson Montréal le 8 février, succédant à Dany Michaud, qui a quitté ses fonctions en octobre. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill et d’une maîtrise en administration de HEC, il cumule près de 25 ans d’expérience en gestion des opérations et administration dans le domaine des transports, des technologies et des équipements industriels.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Punny Valentine’s Day Cards

Need a card to go with that perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Do they love chemistry related puns? Then McGill Chemistry Department recent graduate Nick Uhlig has you covered. The Li lab alum has recently made available several charming Valentine’s Day cards through the online marketplace Redbubble. “I wanted to do it for a long time and kept saving up the ideas, but really only got to it after graduating.” says Uhlig, who now works as a medicinal chemist at Gilead Sciences’ in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Hockey Canada can't ignore Ann-Sophie Bettez any longer

Ann-Sophie Bettez was named CWHL player of the month for January. She is second in the league in scoring right now, behind only Marie-Philip Poulin. Bettez has amassed 125 points in 86 games over the course of her CWHL career, has won three national championships with McGill University and yet, at 28 years old, hasn't represented her country at the senior level.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Two Desautels alumni receive the Meritorious Service Medal

Two Desautels alumni – Rob Fetherstonhaugh, BCom78, DPA ’80, and Marc Balevi, BCom 77, DPA 78 – received the Meritorious Service Medal last week from the Governor General. View the ceremony: Youtube, December 11, 2015 Learn more about this award.

Published on : 18 Dec 2015

KPE's Mélodie Daoust (B.Ed. Physical Education) to play for Canada at Nations Cup

Mélodie Daoust, captain of the McGill Martlets, has been named by Hockey Canada to play at the 2016 Nations Cup tournament in Füssen, Germany, Jan. 4-7. The Canadian women’s development team will participate in the four-day competition along with national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Published on : 08 Dec 2015

Education alumni, students star on Montreal's other great hockey team

Montreal’s other great hockey team  by Gary Francoeur, McGill News Alumni Magazine, Nov. 20, 2015 With a new name and logo, new uniforms, and new promotional links to hockey’s most storied franchise, expectations are high for the rebranded Les Canadiennes de Montréal this season.

Published on : 23 Nov 2015

ECP's Dr. Talwar tells PBS "why kids lie, and what to do about it"

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by PBS.org's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.

Published on : 18 Nov 2015

"Je voulais rester ici," Charline Labonté tells press

Charline Labonté (BEd (PE) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015) wants to stay in Montreal to encourage the development of women's hockey here, in Quebec, and Canada, she told the press recently. Labonté received her MA in Sport Psychology from our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in May, 2015.

Published on : 26 Oct 2015

DISE's Dr. Trimble interviewed regarding Quebec's new sex ed curriculum

Dr. Lisa Trimble, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), was interviewed this week by Breakfast Television and Radio Canada International regarding Quebec’s new "no exemption" sex education pilot project.

Published on : 03 Sep 2015

Annual Pow-Wow and Indigenous Awareness Week, September 2015

During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Published on : 03 Sep 2015

"Good writing in the 21st century needs clarity," Steven Pinker tells CBC

Steven Pinker was recently interviewed by CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC Radio show The Current.

Published on : 31 Aug 2015

ECP's Dr. Talwar quoted in VICE article "My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me..."

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been cited by Vice in the recent article "The Ruler: My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me and I Am Only Seeking Help Now".

Published on : 20 Aug 2015

Eugenie Bouchard tested by adversity, Dr. Bloom tells Gazette

After being named Canada's top female athlete two years in a row, young Quebec tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has lost 13 of her last 15 matches. Dr. Gordon Bloom of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Director of the McGill Sports Psychology Research Laboratory, was interviewed by the Montreal Gazette to help resolve questions brought to light by her recent disappointments.

Published on : 13 Aug 2015

Robert Houle (BEd 1975) wins Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

Robert Houle (BEd 1975) was a recent winner of the $25,000 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. A member of the Sandy Bay First Nation in

Published on : 11 Aug 2015