The National Post is publishing excerpts from the six short-listed candidates for the $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. Read the excerpts here:
Chainsaws and wood chippers buzzed and roared on the lower downtown campus Tuesday as three dying trees, which could be in danger of falling down, were cut. All three will be replaced.
A catalpa tree in the fenced in park near the Y intersection was actually hollow, said McGill Horticulturalist Eric Champagne. “It’s still living, and I wanted to keep the tree,” he said, “but as much as we wanted to keep it, the risk was too high.”
Opera McGill and the McGill Baroque Orchestra will present four performances of Handel’s masterpiece Guilio Cesare on Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Pollack Hall (555 Sherbrooke Street West). Tickets are $25 ($15 students/seniors). The production is directed by Tom Diamond, and conducted by Schulich alumnus Jordan de Souza. Discover Handel’s genius and learn more about the piece by attending one of the free pre-opera talks given an hour prior to each performance given by Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill.
McGill will host the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony. The commemorative event will take place Monday Nov. 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the lower field of McGill’s downtown campus.
Last year, the University campus became the permanent site for the event, which brings together veterans and dignitaries from the Montreal area.
In time for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, McGill University Archives has updated its content and features on the McGill Remembers website. Learn more about the contributions of the men and women of McGill during the First and Second World Wars through historical accounts of research, training and service. Browse archival images in the numerous photo galleries, or search for a family member in the War Records database. Check out the McGill Honour Roll 1914-1918, a digitized volume of photos and sketches that memorializes McGill members who fought during the First World War.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Maclean’s has once again ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs. This is the ninth consecutive year the magazine has placed McGill as the top institution in that category in its annual issue devoted to Canada universities.
The McGill Farmers’ Market is now taking signups for its 2014 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The CSA is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonal, organic, local produce at the same time. Sign up in advance for a fall or summer session to receive a full or half-size basket of fresh organic produce every week for eight weeks. Learn more and sign up on our blog here.
In Redpath Hall, at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, Suzanne Fortier will be installed as McGill’s 17th Principal and 13th Vice-Chancellor.
An academic procession featuring members of McGill’s Faculty, Senate, Board of Governors, and others will be on hand as Chancellor H. Arnold Steinberg invests Professor Fortier with the office and title of McGill University’s academic head and chief executive officer. As has been McGill tradition since 1852, the Governor General of Canada will then entrust Professor Fortier with the keeping of the University’s Charter and Seal.
The McGill Martlet rugby team, in the CIS championship tournament for the first time since 2005, play top-seeded CIS champions St. Francis Xavier X-Women at 10:30 a.m. this morning. This is McGill’s first game of the tournament. To watch the action live, go here.
Professor Shaheen Shariff and her team, Define the Line, will host a conference on legal and policy issues relating to cyberbullying. Legal scholars from law, education, psychology and information systems will address the challenges of balancing the right to free online expression with privacy, security, supervision, regulation, and engage in dialogue relating to context, complexities and the current policy vacuum. The conference will help to clarify the emerging legal concerns for teachers, school principals and school board officials, parents, school counsellors and librarians.