By the Senate Subcommittee on Women
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique. They were killed because they were women, because they were students in an engineering program. What has come to be called the Montreal Massacre is an event we are all called upon to remember: violence against women continues to be part of our present.
Eight McGill researchers participate in the 26th Entretiens Jacques Cartier in Lyon, France
By Victoria Leenders-Cheng
The 26th Entretiens Jacques Cartier, a colloquium that encourages the exchange of ideas between Canada, Quebec, and France, took place in Lyon from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29. The seminar series, organized and hosted by the Centre Jacques Cartier, comprised 24 seminars on the Centre’s major themes: science, technology, economics, society, culture and politics.
By Doug Sweet
McGill’s Senate unanimously and enthusiastically voted to condemn portions of the Quebec government’s Bill 60, the proposed legislation to enact the much-discussed Charter of Values after Principal Suzanne Fortier had kicked off an open discussion on the subject at the regular November meeting on Wednesday.
By Doug Sweet
The warm look and atmosphere of Montreal’s new beechwood-clad symphony hall attached to Place des Arts was matched Sunday afternoon by the lush, warm sounds of the McGill Symphony Orchestra at a special concert in honour of Principal Suzanne Fortier’s installation this week.
By Doug Sweet
McGill took another step this week into what many regard as the Next Big Thing in university teaching: the world of MOOCs.
Registration opened Monday for CHEM181x, McGill’s first Massive Online Open Course.
Candidates unanimous in panning PQ’s Charter of Values
By Neale McDevitt
Tuesday evening, Montreal’s four mayoral hopefuls squared off in an English-language debate hosted by McGill and CBC. The hour-long faceoff at Tanna Schulich Hall was a more lively affair than its earlier French-language counterpart, probably because the format allowed for some one-on-one exchanges between candidates.
McGill researchers part of international team that confirmed the boson’s existence
By Chris Chipello
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded today to Peter W. Higgs of Britain and François Englert of Belgium “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”
By Katherine Gombay
Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, the Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security has barely finished this year’s McGill Global Food Security Conference and he is already planning next year’s event. He’s not facing it with dread or exhaustion, as you might imagine could be the case with a conference that brings together dozens of participants from around the world, but rather with a lot of excitement and energy. He’s interested in finding new ways to reach even more people working in the area across the globe.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Umbrellas became parasols Tuesday as more than 50 McGillians joined the Montreal Centraide campaign’s annual March of 1,000 Umbrellas downtown as October picked up from September in the sunshine department.
Par Bridget Wayland; traduction de Lysanne Larose
En 1976, alors que Michael Bergman n’avait que 19 ans et portait une moustache à la Fu Manchu, il ouvrait les portes de la Clinique d’information juridique de McGill (la Clinique) en compagnie d’une poignée de camarades de classe. Depuis, la Clinique n’a jamais cessé d’offrir de l’information juridique bilingue aux Montréalais qui en font la demande.