Missed the boat to go on exchange? Now’s your second chance!From May 2nd to June 12th:Submit your application to participate in the exchange programWinter 2017 exchanges only and for institutions where spaces remain Details at: www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/exchange
(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition) Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?
Graduate student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Désirée Rochat will speak this week at Rethinking Quebec's Migration History, an event hosted by the Centre for Immigration Policy Evaluation (CIPE) and presented by Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ).
The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) have named graduate musicology student Laura Risk a recipient of a 2016 SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit. This award was established to recognize women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their university and in the community while maintaining an exemplary academic record. The award, which consists of $3000 and a plaque, will be presented on Friday, April 29th at the SWAAC annual conference.
To honour the teaching career of Emeritus Professor Radoslav Zuk (BArch 1956), Michel Broz (BArch 1987) and Isabelle Jodoin (BEng 1986) have created an endowment to fund a travel award to be offered to one or more undergraduate students in the School of Architecture undertaking an exchange semester at a university outside of Canada recognized by the Student Exchange & Study Abroad Office. It is expected that the first recipient will be awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year.
For those who may not know, every year the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference holds the First Pitch Case Competition. The competition is designed to give top graduate students the opportunity to work with a major sports organization to analyze and evaluate their most challenging issues. This year, teams worked with Ticketmaster to explore better ways for the company to improve its partnership with the NBA through a multitude of different technological advancements.
The parallel universe of some of the world’s wealthy and their bankers was exposed just over a week ago by a massive leak on its inner workings. The Panama Papers concerning more than 200,000 offshore companies continue to create enough waves internationally that the whistleblower on the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca will, when identified, probably become known as the world’s leading “Information Patriot.”
La voix a révélé des artistes plus éclectiques que ceux de Star Académie. Des « enfants du millénaire » bilingues qui ont attendu de gagner en maturité artistique plutôt que de sortir un album rapidement après leur passage à l'émission. Voici trois artistes pour qui l'intégrité passe avant la visibilité: Charlotte Cardin, Matt Holubowski et Geoffroy. Avant La voix, Geoffroy a étudié en gestion à l'Université McGill. Il a voyagé, travaillé pour l'étiquette Analekta, puis il a fait une maîtrise en gestion des arts au campus espagnol de l'Université Berkeley.
With over 30 years of expertise in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Penny Price, IMHL’10, continues to lead change and advancement for heath care. She was recently recognized in a 2016 list of the top 14 most influential women in EMS. Price is the director at Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario. In 1999, she left Canada to become executive director of the National Ambulance Service of Qatar in the Middle East. Though there was limited ambulance service in the capital city, her role was to build an EMS system to serve the entire nation.
When he retired in 2010, Lawrence Mysak, Professor Emeritus in McGill’s Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, capped an illustrious and award-winning career in science and mathematics. But his research and teaching career ran parallel to another passion. Mysak is also an active musician, and has played the flute for over two decades as a member of the I Medici di McGill Orchestra. Recently he established the Lawrence A. Mysak Prize for Woodwinds at the Schulich School of Music, an annual undergraduate award whose first recipient will be announced in 2016.
Make no mistake: Veronica Boggia is bilingual. But when it came to writing, “I felt any mistakes I made were glaringly obvious.” When she enrolled in an online language program, “my boss and colleagues noticed right away. There’s no question that it’s helped my productivity.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
Imagine seeing your journey as a student at the School depicted on YouTube. That surreal experience will soon be the case for a handful of students and alumni, because their stories inspired the School’s new promotional video. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule.
Click below to check out the Med e-News article about our Swallowing Awareness Event! http://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2016/04/08/mcgill-university-and-jewish-general-hospital-team-up-to-host-first-swallowing-awareness-event/