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In November 2017, Dean Brenda Ravenscroft won the the Society for Music Theory's 2017 Outstanding Multi-Authored Publication Award for the first volume of Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers (in collaboration with co-editor Laurel Parsons). We recently spoke to Dean Ravenscroft about this publication, as well as issues she's encountered in regards to diversity and accessibility in the global music community.  

Can you tell us about what inspired you to edit a four-volume series devoted to compositions by women across Western art music history?

Published on: 19 Feb 2018

The problem reported earlier has now been resolved. Lecture recordings are once again accessible from myCourses.

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There is currently a problem accessing lecture recordings from myCourses. Note that the actual recording of lectures is not affected, and all recordings should become available to students once the issue is resolved.

IT Services is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Classified as: myCourses, Lecture Recordings
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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

The Faculty of Law and McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, BCL/LLB’04, as Assistant Professor. Professor Beaudry will be joining McGill University in September 2018.  

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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Allan Downey, an assistant professor of history at McGill University, says lacrosse touches all aspects of life in many Indigenous cultures and helps explain everything from how the world came to be to self-identity.
Tapestry (CBC)

Classified as: Indigenous, lacrosse, Allan Downey
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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

The public conversation overlooks how the entirety of Colten’s life, as an Indigenous person, was lived without justice.
By Veldon Coburn, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University’s political science department, studying Indigenous identity, policy and politics, and teaches Indigenous issues at McGill University. 
Policy Options

Classified as: veldon coburn, Indigenous Studies
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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Two Montreal professors —Damon Matthews from Concordia and Lawrence Mysak from McGill — have studied the impact of climate change on outdoor hockey in Canada. Their 2012 research, which looked at weather data from 1951 to 2006, concluded that if the skating season continues to shrink, outdoor shinny in southern Canada may disappear within a few decades.

Montreal Gazette

Classified as: hockey, lawrence mysak, Damon Matthews
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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

At the AAAI meeting, Peter Henderson, a computer scientist at McGill University in Montreal, showed that the performance of AIs designed to learn by trial and error is highly sensitive not only to the exact code used, but also to the random numbers generated to kick off training, and to “hyperparameters”—settings that are not core to the algorithm but that affect how quickly it learns.
Science

Classified as: Artificial intelligence, Peter Henderson
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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform will make disseminating and publishing data easier

Modern neuroscience research can produce massive amounts of data, which researchers can use to find patterns revealing anything from the first physiological signs of Alzheimer’s disease to a new drug target that could stop neurodegeneration. However, this data must be stored, processed, and distributed effectively.

Classified as: neuroinformatics, Alan Evans, CONP, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, Brain Canada
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

 

Dear valued member of The Neuro community,

 

We want YOU to help make a real difference in the lives of people suffering from devastating neurological diseases and disorders by supporting the incredible work that is happening right now at The Neuro!

 

Register today for the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge!


This lively challenge will take place April 21-22, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

 

Raise much-needed funds for The Neuro by completing a 5K, 10K, or 21K!

Classified as: News and Events for Patients
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Why are our students so hungry for change?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant charitable initiatives.

Classified as: Management Undergraduate Society (MUS), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Dozens of McGill researchers will participate in two of the five “superclusters” announced Thursday, Feb. 15, by the federal government and funded under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Classified as: supercluster, Research, grains, protein
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Participants, including scientists from McGill University, Canada, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, NGOs, representatives from processing machineries industry, small and micro level food enterprises, push cart vendors and farmers took part in the workshop.

Times of India

 

Classified as: small millets, food process engineering
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Vijaya Raghavan, Professor, McGill University, which is one of the collaborators of the project, said that promoting the consumption of small millets was not only key for addressing malnutrition related issues, but also to address climate change.

The Hindu

 

Classified as: malnutrition, climate change, small millets
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Macdonald Founder's Day,  brought together more than 500 members of the Mac Community to celebrate the birth of Sir William Macdonald, to recognize outstanding staff and students, and to listen to three very timely talks on the medical, legal and entrepreneurial aspects of medical Cannibis, in light of its imminent legalization.

Classified as: Founder's Day, medical cannabis, cannabis workshops
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Professor Allan Downey’s first book, The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood, has been published by University of British Columbia Press in February 2018. The game of lacrosse has been a central element of many Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. Focusing on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, The Creator’s Game explores Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation.

Classified as: Department of History
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Published on: 17 Feb 2018

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