He started out as an Olympic swimmer and he’s been fighting against the current ever since. ...Best known as an outspoken advocate for competing clean, Richard (Dick) Pound has been the international face of the fight against doping in elite sport, particularly at the Olympic Games, for almost two decades through his work with the Montreal-headquartered World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
A quartet of special guests will be speaking at Loyalist College for the 49th Annual Convocation Ceremonies. The four ceremonies, which take next Thursday and Friday, recognize new graduates and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends. ...Later that day, at 2:30 p.m., president and chief executive officer of Cogeco Connexion, Louise St-Pierre, will speak at the School of Media, Arts + Design and the School of Continuing Education.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Faculty of Music of l’Université de Montréal are creating a unique interconnected research hub that will quite literally link two exceptional spaces at two of Canada’s most renowned music schools. Remarkable public and private investment
It has taken Erik Kudelka 11 years to graduate from McGill University, so the Macdonald Campus convocation Friday will be momentous day for him. Read Erik's story in The Montreal Gazette.
McGill's Faculty of Religious Studies has transitioned from a faculty to become the School of Religious Studies, as part of the Faculty of Arts, as of May 2016. Visit the Faculty of Arts' School of Religious Studies section for further information on the new School's program and course offerings.
The newest member of the Desautels family of alumni, Dollarama Founder and Executive Chairman and McGill philanthropist Larry Rossy, BA’65, LLD’16, offered Seven Life Lessons to Desautels graduating students on June 1, 2016. Chancellor Meighen, Chairman of the Board Cobbett, Principal Fortier, honoured guests, distinguished faculty members, proud families, friends, and fellow McGill grads. When Principal Fortier asked me to give today’s address I was honoured and moved, initially, but then, I was more than a little apprehensive.
The Green Electronics Council has honoured McGill as a 3-Star EPEAT Purchaser, while the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gave McGill, along with Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, an Outstanding Case Study award for its Sustainable Procurement Strategy.
Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!
La version française suit Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century. On March 9, 2016, the McGill University Library and Archives welcomed a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire”. The symposium included sessions in both English and French. View the Agenda below.
Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (OTC:GLPW) (“Global Power”) today announced it has appointed two independent directors to its Board of Directors. Following this appointment, the Global Power Board of Directors now consists of 10 members. The newly appointed directors are as follows:
McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016 McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013. Read the full story here.
ECE student Ali Hashemi won second place in the Best Student Paper Award contest at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2016) for his paper "Matrix Reordering for Efficient List Sphere Decoding of Polar Codes". ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, with 1687 submitted papers and 781 accepted papers. Ali is supervised by Professor Warren Gross. Congratulations to Ali – we are very proud of his accomplishment!
Introverts can make great networkers—that’s what really came home to me last night. Rather than acting like my usual extroverted self at a group gathering, I thought I should network half the time like an introvert, and it worked like a charm!
Health Enterprises, Inc., a leading consumer health products company, announces the participation of Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, in the European Union – United States (EU-US) trade forum in Tallinn, Estonia June 2nd & 3rd. The EU-US “Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Best Practices Workshop” will bring together leading government officials and private sector business professionals to review ways to improve trade between the EU and the US, and is the 7th EU-US trade forum in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC).