Inside the Spring 2015 Issue: Bill 10/Bill 20, physician-assisted dying, recent research, IHSP in the media, upcoming events, student and alumni interviews
School of Information Studies alumna & McGill Librarian April Colosimo awarded Librarian Excellence Award
McGill School of Information Studies alumna April Colosimo (MLIS '05), Liaison Librarian at the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the McGill Library's 2015 Librarian Excellence Award. The award recognizes a McGill librarian who has demonstrated excellence in academic librarianship and has shown efforts to improve library services through innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness.
By Earl Zukerman Published May 20, 2015, McGill Athletics CALGARY, Alta. -- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989), a McGill University graduate from Thunder Bay, Ont., is among three head coaches named to lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in August.
On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy. The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.
As part of the Faculty of Education's 2015 Spring Convocation ceremony, L. Jacques Ménard, lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, was selected to receive an honorary degree. "We are honouring... individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many," said Principal Suzanne Fortier. "I am delighted that mcGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University's highest honour."
OBIT: Ray Baillie, former CFL player and McGill football coach, was 80 By Earl Zukerman Published by McGill Athletics, May 11, 2015
Marika Guérin, Kinesiology major with the Faculty of Education, was named McGill University’s female rookie athlete of the year at the 38th annual varsity sports awards gala. Saint-Lazare’s Kelly Donivan, a 3rd year Secondary English Education major, was named MVP of McGill’s women’s rowing unit.
The Faculty of Education recognized the pedagogical excellence of Drs. Drapeau and Savard this week, bestowing annual teaching awards upon each professor.
Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today. ... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.
Alumni of the School - celebrate Homecoming with old friends and classmates, students and professors. Join us for the McGill School of Information Studies alumni cocktail reception which will include a tour of our premises and a presentation on what's happening at the School. RSVP/Pre-Register September 30 - October 15, 2014.
At 34, Daniel Schwartz isn’t exactly a child anymore. But it’s certainly tempting to label him as some kind of “wunderkind” given his meteoric career trajectory. He was 33 when he landed the top executive job at Burger King.
Cristiane Tinmouth (DPA'87) has agreed to serve as Interim Assistant Vice-Principal, Financial Services – effective June 2, 2014, following the departure of Albert Caponi.
Providing course evaluation and Learning Experience Management tools, eXplorance is being designated by Gartner as innovative, intriguing and impactful in the arena of adaptive learning. ... “We are proud to be recognised by Gartner, a globally renowned analyst firm, as a Cool Vendor. We are committed to assisting academic leaders in improving the teaching and learning experience,” says Samer Saab (MBA'96), eXplorance’s CEO.
5N Plus Inc., the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec. ... Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon (BCom'84) is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services.