On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of Science Convocation ceremonies (November 10, 2015), Dean of Science Bruce Lennox offers congratulations to all graduating students, from B.Sc. to Ph.D., and also to the following prizewinners.
In a recent opinion piece to the Hill Times Online, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt praises Professor Susanne Lajoie's research: "Lajoie is making it possible for children to learn in more meaningful ways with the help of technology," writes Hewitt.
The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service will be closing at 1:00pm today, Tuesday, November 10, 2015, while all staff attend convocation to receive the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff. Please leave a voice message at 514-398-4732 or email colombo [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca and they will respond to you tomorrow.
(article from the Ottawa Gazette) During his 55 years, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc has repeatedly embraced change headlong. In his 20s, the Paris-born Pilc worked as an engineer, although jazz was his after-hours passion. At 27, the self-taught pianist, who says he fell in love with jazz at the age of eight, switched to making music full-time and was playing with France’s finest jazz artists.
“[Our study] draws attention to the research gap on the benefits of deworming in early childhood,” Theresa W. Gyorkos, PhD, of the department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill University, Montreal, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “While statistically significant differences in weight and length measures 1 year later were not observed between the intervention groups compared to the placebo group, the trial results nonetheless suggest that there may be some benefit to deworming earlier rather than later (ie, at 12 months rather than at 18 months).”
(This article, written by Arthur Kaptainis, appeared in the Montreal Gazette on November 5) The question arises before, and indeed during, any Viennese-themed concert of the type given Sunday afternoon by the OSM: To schlepp or not to schlepp?
McGill vies for Canadian music school supremacy Thanks to general government and philanthropic support, music education gets priority at Schulich School. By: William Littler Music Columnist, Published on Sat Nov 07 2015 MONTREAL—Canada’s finest music school? First a confession. I happen to teach at one of the candidates, the Royal Conservatory of Music, home to Toronto’s beloved Koerner Hall and neighbour to another candidate, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, home to the country’s pre-eminent music library.
CRCF to receive a generous gift from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation to support scholarly work on childhood literacy programs. It is with great pleasure that we inform you that the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) has received a very generous gift of $480,000.00 from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation. The gift will be used over three years to support scholarly work on childhood literacy’s programs, including the Love of Reading Initiative, and a post-doctoral fellowship.
CONGRATULATIONS! On October 28th, 2015, during the annual conference of la Société de criminologie du Québec, an article written by Delphine Collin-Vézina and Lise Milne, received a special mention. Jury's special mention Jury from the Denis Szabo award granted a special mention to the article "Adolescents en centre de réadaptation : Évaluation du trauma" published in the journal Criminologie (number 47.1, 2014) and written by Delphine Collin-Vézina and Lise Milne.
Update - Nov. 10, 2015: To address the issue reported below, the uPrint service has been reconfigured so that the body of the email message is not sent to the uPrint system, and only attached files can be printed. See this announcement.
On December 1, 2015, Life Sciences reserves and services will be moving to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine Life Sciences Librarians will have service hours Students can continue to request inter-library loans and inter-branch delivery to the Osler Library The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is located in the McIntyre Medical Building, 3rd floor - 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6. Click here for a map.
Congratulations to Will Lepry, a PhD candidate in Prof. Showan Nazhat's group was the recipient of an award at the MEDTEQ meeting October 2015 for his poster presentation on the sol-gel derived borate based glasses.
If you are traveling internationally on a university-related activity in the Winter 2016, this is for you… PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 5:00PM-8:00PM LEACOCK BUILDING Please register online: http://www.mcgill.ca/students/international/predeparture-registration
| November 6 2015 Faculty, staff and students from McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences joined with their campus partners - John Abbott College and Macdonald High School - as well as with Veterans from the Veterans' Hosital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and invited guests from the local community to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges we have today. Dean Anja Geitman shared her personal experience:
Here we are again! For those of you of certain age…you may recall that I served as Chair some 20 years ago (!) from 1994 to 1999. So I had the, apparently, false idea that I finished that chapter until I was “cornered” to lead the department again for the next 3 years!