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Props for promoted professors

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:07

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, during its second meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selections Committee’s recommendation to promote the following six associate professors to the rank of full professor:

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Host a student for the holidays

Mon, 2014-12-01 19:07

Many students in McGill’s residences will not be traveling home for the holiday break. In keeping with a McGill tradition, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) encourages faculty and staff members to invite a student or a group of students into their homes, either for a short overnight stay or simply a meal. What better way to spend the holidays than by sharing some hospitality within your community?

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Dec. 10: launch of Indigenous Studies undergraduate program

Mon, 2014-12-01 12:07

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will officially launch its Indigenous Studies undergraduate program on Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. In the Faculty Club (3450 McTavish) following the 2014 Fulbright Lecture by Margaret Moss.

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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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