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New gift endows prestigious Cundill book prize

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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New gift endows prestigious Cundill book prize

The Cundill Foundation has pledged $6.7 million to endow a literary prize and fellowships at McGill.

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Giving some teeth to dental training

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Giving some teeth to dental training

Dr. Joel Berger's gift to the Faculty of Dentistry will create a new training program to better prepare future university professors and researchers in oral surgery.

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Engineering a better future for McGill students

Monday, October 15, 2012

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Engineering a better future for McGill students

Selina Liu, a third-year student enrolled in McGill’s Faculty of Engineering, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious new Hatch Scholarships, established thanks to a $2-million endowed gift from Dr. Gerald Hatch, BEng’44, DSc’90, and Hatch Ltd.

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Extending a helping hand

Friday, August 24, 2012

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Extending a helping hand

McGill physiology student Jackie Lam, a recipient of this year’s Best in the West Scholarships in Science, is going the extra mile to help the community and those in need.

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Simply the Best

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Simply the Best

McGill University is pleased to announce that 13 outstanding recipients have been selected for the prestigious 2012-13 Best in the West Scholarships.

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Schulich Leader Scholarships reward top students

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Schulich Leader Scholarships reward top students

Incoming McGill students Julie Wong, of Vancouver, and Michael Kourlas, of Ottawa, are among the inaugural recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships, created by mining mogul Seymour Schulich, BSc’61, MBA’65, DLitt’04. The historic initiative seeks to empower future Canadian leaders who are entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Alberta swimmer making waves at McGill

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Alberta swimmer making waves at McGill

Fueled by a Best in the West Scholarship, Calgary’s Rayven Snodgrass is making the most of her McGill experience. In addition to maintaining a full course load and keeping up with assignments, the second-year kinesiology major from Calgary sparkles as a member of the Martlets swim team.

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A noteworthy gift

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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A noteworthy gift

Montreal jazz prodigy Nikki Yanofsky has established new McGill scholarships at the Schulich School of Music and its Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).

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L’information juridique, une source d’espoir au service des démunis

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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L’information juridique, une source d’espoir au service des démunis

Une nouvelle dotation de 450 000 $ provenant de Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, un des principaux cabinets juridiques du Canada, et de ses avocats encouragera les étudiants de la Faculté de droit à mettre leurs connaissances et leur talent au service du bien-être de la collectivité.

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Meet McGill’s former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Meet McGill’s former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

You may no longer live in Montreal, but that doesn't mean you have to leave McGill behind. Just ask James R. Wright, BA’72, MA’73, recently retired Canadian diplomat who parlayed his McGill education into a career traveling the world on behalf of Canada. We recently caught up Wright, who spent five years in Britain, from 2006 to 2011, as Canada’s top diplomat in the U.K., where he never missed an opportunity to champion his alma mater.

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