By Neale McDevitt
Jeremy Ho, Jason Lee and Stephen Nguyen, students of the Schulich School of Music, were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the pianist responsible for what is known as the ‘Lang Lang effect’ on March 10, in Pollack Hall. Classical music superstar pianist Lang Lang is credited as the being the key reason why nearly 40 million young people are studying piano in China. The masterclass was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, where Lang Lang was in residence as the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation Artist.
By Neale McDevitt
Have you done some theatre and are looking for new ways to stimulate your creative side? Are you curious as to what goes on in a psychotherapy session? Would you like to help the McGill School of Social Work (SSW) select the very best students for its specialized M.Sc.(A) Couple and Family Therapy Program?
If so, the SSW has an opportunity for you.
By Megan Martin
Only six months after launching, McGill’s new Seeds of Change crowdfunding platform has produced 12 fully funded projects, and brought in $271,387 from over 1,000 individual gifts to McGill. Put simply – it’s off to a good start.
Professor Delphine Collin-Vézina will deliver the prestigious Claude Ryan Lecture at the Newman Centre of McGill University (3484 Peel St). Her lecture, titled “Breaking the silence about child sexual abuse: How to promote safer places for our children,” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, a 5:30 p.m.
By Galitt Araf
On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally. Participants included Fair Trade campus delegates, food service companies, non-profit partners and government institutions.
Looking for a little lunchtime diversion or a way to unwind after work? What could be a more Montreal activity than skating outdoors? The public is invited to take advantage of the Iron Rink on Lower Campus. Every day from noon to 1:30 p.m., the rink is open for recreational skating only (no hockey/broomball). All other times are open for mixed use unless the rink is booked. McGill eligible groups can book the rink via sportseus [at] gmail [dot] com (email) or by going to the McConnell Engineering Building, ground floor, Room 7.
By Neale McDevitt
For the second year in a row, the Reporter put a call out to the McGill community to share with us their holiday reading lists. The response was enthusiastic as we received input from virtually every constituency of the university including students, staff, faculty, alumni and upper administrators.
By Doug Sweet
It’s 4 a.m. and Kathleen Massey, McGill’s Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services, is already checking the Environment Canada weather website. She’s not a crazy person; it’s part of her demanding job in overseeing a team that makes sure 600 final exams are administered to thousands and thousands of McGill students.
Massey will be back on that website no less than 10 times a day until finals are finished. It’s one of the joys of managing exams in winter weather.
By McGill Reporter Staff
The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.
Principal Suzanne Fortier announced the news at the Faculty’s Homecoming event last month.