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Dec. 10: Fulbright Lecture by Margaret Moss

Mon, 2014-12-01 12:07

On Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Faculty Club (3450 McTavish) Margaret Moss, the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Life and Culture in the North American Context at McGill, will deliver the annual Fullbright Lecture. Dr. Moss’ lecture is titled Counting on Care- Canada’s Challenge in Tracking and Reporting Aboriginal People’s Health Care and Status.

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25 years ago, 14 people were murdered at École Polytechnique

Fri, 2014-11-28 13:08

By Doug Sweet

It took time, in those pre-Internet, pre-social media days, for the enormity of the horror to spread and be understood. Shots, many of them, had been fired at the Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique engineering school, but, in the snowy early evening of Dec. 6, 1989, the details emerged in fragments, slowly.

It was an otherwise ordinary Wednesday when ambulances and police cars descended on the U de M campus and stretchers were rushed in through the doors under the increasing glare of the gathering TV lights.

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Find the Christmas spirit at the Morgan Arboretum

Wed, 2014-11-26 17:08

It’s important to remember that the Holiday season isn’t about shopping stress but about giving back and showing appreciation for those we care about. The Morgan Arboretum Christmas sale can help you do just that. Groomed Christmas trees and large, naturally grown Christmas trees will be on sale along with holiday wreaths and bundles of do-it-yourself decorative boughs.

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Make the world a warmer place: Give to the Medical student sock drive for the homeless

Wed, 2014-11-26 17:08

Being able to wear a warm pair of socks is an important need that we often take for granted, but is especially important for the homeless population for whom foot-related problems are among the greatest causes of emergency room visits.

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Nov. 29: McGill to host 50th Vanier Cup

Wed, 2014-11-26 12:08

On Saturday, Nov. 29, McGill will host the 50th Vanier Cup at Percival-Molson Memorial Stadium, marking the first-ever staging of the Canadian university football championship game in Montreal.

The title game, set for 1 p.m., will pit the University of Montreal Carabins against the McMaster Marauders. It will be the first appearance for the Carabins in a Vanier Cup title game, while across the line of scrimmage McMaster will play in its third title game in four years.

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What is an adventure of a lifetime, Alex?

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:08

McGill lecturer and PhD student tests his mettle on iconic Jeopardy! quiz show

By Neale McDevitt

If nothing else comes of Mariusz Galczynski appearance as a contestant on Jeopardy!, at least he’ll have worked on his tan – on both coasts.

Galczynski, a lecturer and PhD student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American quiz show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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Nov. 25: After Ebola, what next for global public health?

Thu, 2014-11-20 15:08

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Printemps Room in Omni Hotel (1050 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest), Professor Stephen Lewis from the Institute for the Study of International Development will speak on “After Ebola, What Next for Global Public Health?” Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS.

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Dec. 7: Principal’s holiday skating party

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:08

Principal Suzanne Fortier invites all McGill staff and their families to the Annual Holiday Skating Party on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the McConnell Winter Arena. Skate to the tunes of seasonal melodies and enjoy hot dogs, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and treats from Jolly St. Nick! Admission: Donation to the Yellow Door’s ‘Food for Thought’ program (food boxes in the Winter Arena). Free parking via the Residences’ entrance at the top of University Street. RSVP by Dec. 1.

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Paving of McTavish St. set to begin Nov. 25

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:08

The City of Montreal has announced that asphalting will take place on the lower part of McTavish St. between Nov 25 and Nov 28.

This work is expected to last for one to two days and the exact date is not known at this point. During that time, some noise from machinery and strong odours from asphalt are expected.

After the paving is done, the fencing will be removed and the street will be accessible, although two excavation sites will remain at the north and south ends of the street, where further work is required. These two areas will be fenced and secured.

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Nov. 27: Rehabilitation professionals and paralympians

Wed, 2014-11-19 17:08

The 5th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture presented by the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy will take place on Thursday Nov. 27, at McGill’s Faculty Club. RSVP to events [dot] spot [at] mcgill [dot] ca. This annual lectureship is an inspirational lecture by a nationally or internationally known person, usually having a topic related to the field of rehabilitation. This year’s speaker is Dr.

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