McGill Medicine once again number one in Canada

McGill’s medical school was once again ranked as the best in Canada. The rankings, compiled by Maclean’s magazine, were published on Oct. 27. This marks the 21st year that Maclean’s has published medical school rankings for Canada. “We are gratified by this recognition,” McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum said in a[Read More…]

Mansur on clash of civilizations

Sam Reynolds Salim Mansur, himself an immigrant to Canada from India, may seem like an unlikely candidate to talk about the dangers posed by other cultures, yet he discussed just that in his McGill lecture on Oct. 17. Mansur, a professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario,[Read More…]

Homecoming weekend draws parents, alumni to campus

Anna Katycheva This past windy, rainy, weekend, students had a glimmer of hope: their parents came up to visit, and alumni from past years met current students at homecoming. “Every year McGill welcomes back thousands of graduates for homecoming. Alumni not only get the chance to reconnect with the university[Read More…]

McGill hosts conference on clergy sex abuse

Lindsay Cameron Lindsay Cameron To many, the clerical abuse scandal in the Catholic clergy was something that happened in 2002 when media reports were first released, and has only appeared in the public consciousness sporadically since then. This is certainly not the case within the Catholic Church. On Oct. 14[Read More…]

McGill jumps in world rankings

Holly Stewart McGill rose in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2011. McGill jumped from 35th last year to 28th in the current rankings. Two Canadian schools were ranked higher than McGill in the Times rankings: the University of British Columbia, which moved from 30th last year to 22nd[Read More…]

Why the Long Island?

nytimes.com   As an American, the concept of Thanksgiving in October has always seemed a bit odd. Instead of coming home to Long Island for nearly a week at the end of November to see all of my family and friends at once, I return for only three days when[Read More…]

McGill ranked amongst Canada’s top employers

  McGill was named the third most attractive employer in Canada on Thursday. The announcement was initally made last Thursday by Ranstad Canada, a human resources company.The news of the announcement was  also released by McGill via a press statement issued on Monday. According to the survey, McGill, in terms[Read More…]

BMO releases economic projections

  BMO Capital Markets Economics, the economic research and analysis division of the Bank of Montreal, released their Canadian Economic Outlook last week. The document projects Canada’s economic situation for 2012 and the remainder of 2011. The numbers predict that the loonie will fall by roughly seven cents when compared[Read More…]

BC student tragically killed in mysterious shooting

  Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old Simon Fraser University student, was shot and killed in a parking garage early Wednesday morning. An outpouring of emotion across Canada followed her unexpected and mysterious death. “On Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 at 1:10 a.m., Surrey RCMP responded to several 911 calls regarding multiple shots[Read More…]

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