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Jan. 8: Accelerating clean technologies through life-cycle systems analysis

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:07

The development and adoption of energy- and resource-efficient technologies is critical for improving the sustainability of society while ensuring continued economic progress. Rigorous, prospective assessment of the life-cycle environmental and economic implications of such technologies can inform decisions on RD&D investments, policy incentives, technology standards, and initial target markets, all of which can help accelerate clean technology deployment. This presentation by Dr.

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Jan. 15: Outcomes and real world impacts of the physical activity counselling trial

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:07

The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health continues its Seminar series with a free talk that is open to the general public, on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. in Room 1030 of the H.M. Wong building (3610 University). The University of Ottawa’s Dr. Michelle Fortier, physical activity psychology scientist and professor with the School of Human Kinetics, will deliver a presentation entitled “Outcomes and Real World Impacts of the Physical Activity Counselling (PAC) Trial”.

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myCourses consultations and workshops

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:07

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers one-on-one consultations and custom group workshops on using myCourses, clickers, active learning classrooms, and classroom A/V technology. Click here to request a consultation or workshop. If you have any questions, please contact tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

 

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Jan. 9: McGill University Chorus and the Yale Glee Club

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:07

The McGill University Chorus will host the Yale Glee Club (called ‘One of the best collegiate singing ensembles, and one of the most adventurous’ by the New York Times) on Friday, Jan. 9, at 7:30, in Pollack Hall (555 Sherbrooke West). The two choirs will sing excerpts of the Brahms Requiem together, and the Yale Glee Club will sing selections of their wide-ranging repertoire. Click here for information and tickets.

 

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Welcome back and be careful out there

Sun, 2015-01-04 19:07

Welcome back to a new term and a new year. Mother Nature has thrown a few curve balls our way in the last couple of days. Despite our adverse weather conditions, classes will resume on schedule Monday morning. It would be a good idea to leave extra time for getting to class (whether you’re living on or off campus) and to be careful in the slippery conditions. While our grounds crews will be working hard to make sure pathways are salted, the weather forecast calls for a significant drop in temperature, which may render salt less effective.

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One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

Tue, 2014-12-23 15:07

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

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Interview with Dr. David Jenkins, 2014 winner of Bloomberg Manulife Prize

Mon, 2014-12-22 14:07

When Dr. David Jenkins, 2014 winner of McGill’s Bloomberg Manulife Prize, set out to become a physician, he did so thinking he would be able to solve all of the world’s health problems. But as he explains, he soon realized that medicine on its own was not enough. Something was missing. “Doctors did not have the weapons to combat disease,” he says.

Read more and listen to the audio interview here.

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McGill students record holiday lip dub

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:07

What are the holidays without a little seasonal music? On Dec. 13, a cross-section of McGill’s student body – organized by students Cedric Yarish, Natasha Fontarensky and Jacqui Geday – performed Michael Buble’s rendition of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). The lip dub was shot entirely on upper campus, just outside the Redpath Museum. Perhaps the most unique part of this lip dub is that some of the participants use American Sign Language to recite the lyrics of the song. Click the video below or go here.

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McTavish Street reopened – mostly

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:07

By McGill Reporter Staff

Our long McTavish Street nightmare is over – almost.

After six months of heavy construction work that closed McTavish St. from Sherbrooke St. to Dr. Penfield Ave. to allow for the installation of new water mains and sewer lines, McTavish is almost back to normal.

Asphalting work on McTavish is now complete and the road is now open to pedestrians and to local  deliveries from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The stairs at the intersection of McTavish and Dr. Penfield are also now open to pedestrian circulation.

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Sussman wins Strategic Impact Grant to improve the quality of life of frail older adults

Thu, 2014-12-18 12:07

A McGill-led project was among the two funded under the inaugural call for the Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network’s (TVN) Strategic Impact Grant Program. The funded projects are collaborative by design, requiring that researchers work together with other like-minded researchers with projects in similar areas to achieve greater impact. Strategic Impact Grants are awarded to four to six projects annually for up to 24 months, to a maximum of $300,000 per year.

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