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McGill grad is Canada’s youngest premier

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:08

By Daniel McCabe

Brian Gallant, LLM’11, is the only premier in Canada who might have to worry about getting carded in a bar. The youthful-looking 32-year-old is the new head of the government of New Brunswick and the youngest premier in Canada. If he’s not careful, though, he might age in a hurry.

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McGill celebrates top teachers

Tue, 2014-11-18 14:08

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

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McGill signs five agreements during China trip

Wed, 2014-11-05 12:18

By McGill Reporter Staff

Joining Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard on a mission to China at the end of October, McGill’s Vice-Dean of Life Sciences, Philippe Gros, signed four agreements with research partners there, while Occupational Health Professor Paul Héroux signed a fifth.

Couillard’s mission had two broad objectives: promoting Quebec business exports to China and a teaching and research component promoting Quebec universities active in China.

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Focus on pensions: Q&A with John D’Agata

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:14

By McGill Reporter Staff

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Marvin Corber, Robert B. Winsor to receive honorary degrees

Wed, 2014-10-22 12:59

Outstanding contributions to community organizations cited

By McGill Reporter Staff

Two outstanding contributors to Montreal community organizations will be honoured at McGill’s fall convocation ceremonies. Marvin Corber and Robert B. Winsor will both receive Doctor of Laws honorary degrees.

The convocation ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts. Two ceremonies will take place that day, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

Marvin Corber

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McGill community votes Busty into Top 10 of Rock Your Campus competition

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:19

By Neale McDevitt

And then there were 10.

As announced on Oct. 17, Busty and the Bass, the increasingly popular, nine-member electrofunk band comprised entirely of musicians from the Jazz Performance program of the Schulich School of Music, has made it to the semi finals of CBC Music’s Rock Your Campus contest. The competition, a nationwide talent search looking to discover the “next big campus music act,” is open to anyone enrolled at a Canadian university.

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McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

Wed, 2014-09-17 17:26

By McGill Reporter Staff

Because McGill had already anticipated another round of funding cuts from the Quebec government, the University is well placed to weather this next round of spending reductions, Principal Suzanne Fortier told Senate Wednesday afternoon.

“We had anticipated that the (Quebec) budget would not have the kind of resources that had been talked about earlier,” she said. “The figures are not what we would like to see, but we had prepared for them. We are not in a crisis situation.”

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McGill renews agreement with Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

By Doug Sweet

McGill has renewed its relationship with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, which is responsible for the Sauvé Scholars Program that annually brings up to 14 young people from around the world to the University to broaden their horizons and encourage exchanges on a host of critical and fascinating issues.

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Our home and creative land

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:39

By Elisabeth Faure

Two McGill alums spent their summer crossing the country as part of a collaborative art project exploring Canadian identity. “Our goal is to find out who we are and what defines us through authentic stories and expressions from the diverse body of people that live in this country,” says Aquil Virani, who is collecting stories and sketches for the project with partner Rebecca Jones. “We want to investigate further than the tales told by commercials and textbooks to dig deeper into our identity and celebrate what makes us unique.”

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