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McGill wins big at the Grammys!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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McGill wins big at the Grammys!

Have you ever heard of Richard King (MMus'91) and Steven Epstein? No?! Well, get ready to learn more about them, as these two professors from the Schulich School of Music won Grammy gold this past weekend!

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Winter in Montreal: A Survival Guide

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Winter in Montreal: A Survival Guide

Winter can be a scary thing for parents and students who’ve never experienced the type of winter we Canadians have grown to love. Getting fully prepared and being able to embrace what the season has to offer can be a daunting task for those who’ve never faced below freezing temperatures, slippery sidewalks, and snow banks […]

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Studying abroad can enrich the McGill experience

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Does your student have the travel bug? And are they also looking to enhance their McGill experience? Paying McGill tuition, earning credits towards your degree while studying in Singapore, France or even New Zealand? Yes, it IS possible! Exchange programs are the way to go. Many McGill students have benefited from the value added of […]

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Convocation! A new chapter begins…

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Convocation! A new chapter begins…

It’s that time of year again! Final exams are over, days are getting longer and warmer and red and white flowers are popping up all over campus. Convocation is right around the corner and a new group of students will transition into the large family that is the community of McGill alumni.

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Crunch time doesn’t need to be chip time

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Crunch time doesn’t need to be chip time

With warm sunny weather and the end of the semester around the corner, it’s tempting for students to throw healthy eating habits out the window. But help is at hand: we spoke with Amanda Garbutt of the Hot Plate for some snacking tips to share with your student.

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia IIII

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia IIII

Bora Bora. This is the one that people dream of; varying hues of blue and green create picturesque lagoons and perfect over-water bungalows with glass-bottom floors line the island’s shore.

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia III

Monday, February 20, 2012

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia III

Although it may be hard to believe, we all agree that French Polynesia is even more spectacular than any postcard picture we have ever seen. The breathtaking beauty of the water has all of us in awe.

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia II

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia II

In the second in her series of posts from beautiful French Polynesia, Melissa Calderisi hits the "big city", Papeete, on her way to the sister islands of Raiatea and Taha’a.

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Post Reading Week Blues

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Post Reading Week Blues

Our friendly Parents Association correspondent Melissa Calderisi writes in with some tips for parents and students to help get through Reading Week! Read on to find out more.

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia I

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Guest Blog: Sailing French Polynesia I

Melissa Calderisi BA'06, will be hosting her first McGill Alumni and Friends Trip to Tahiti and French Polynesia. Read on for her experiences as she embarks on this fun adventure!

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