McGill Reporter

Exclusive interview with Suzanne Fortier

Although many students are currently out-of-town for reading week, Stuart H. (Kip) Cobbett, chair of McGill’s Board of Governors, announced on Tuesday Mar. 5 that Dr. Suzanne Fortier has been selected as McGill’s new principal. Fortier will be leaving her post as president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research[Read More…]

Black Lake Mine (Laurence Butet Roch)

Asbestos at McGill: one year later

As a large research university, McGill is one of the world’s leading institutions when it comes to scientific breakthroughs. With this title, however, comes great responsibility and a stringent public eye.  In the past few years, McGill has received internal and external criticism on some of the research projects conducted[Read More…]

PGSS Council met Wednesday. (Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

Universities underfunded, PGSS declares at Council

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) of McGill University has publically taken the stance that Quebec universities are under-funded. Last Wednesday, PGSS Council passed a motion calling for the Society to take this position in preparation for the upcoming Quebec Education Summit scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26. According to the[Read More…]

What happened last week in Canada?

MUHC links to Kuwait questioned The Montreal Gazette has raised questions about the transparency and resource management of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), after unearthing details about its role in a five-year agreement between Montreal Medical International Inc. (MMI) and the government of Kuwait. The agreement, which was signed[Read More…]

McGill Principal says universities will face more budget cuts

At the Jan. 23 McGill Senate meeting, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum spoke on the government-imposed university budget cuts that the Parti Québécois (PQ) announced in December. Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Michael Di Grappa also updated Senate on the progress of the Statement of Values and Principles concerning freedom of expression and[Read More…]

Meet the McGill staff members recently elected to the BoG

Two members of the McGill community were elected and re-lected to McGill’s Board of Governors (BoG) in November for terms starting on Jan. 1. Juliet Johnson, professor of political science, was elected for her first term, and Ronald Critchley, president of the McGill University Non-Academic Staff Association (MUNASA), was re-elected[Read More…]

Brown professor David Egilman questions asbestos research

On Jan. 4, David Egilman, a clinical professor in the department of family medicine at Brown University, debated members of the McGill community on the topic of asbestos research at McGill. The presentation, which  Egilman called a “counter-conference,” meant to address a talk given by McGill Epidemiology Professor Bruce Case[Read More…]

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