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McGill University McGill University is an internationally-renowned research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. Founded in 1821, McGill was chartered during the British colonial era, 46 years before the Canadian Confederation, making it one of the oldest universities in Canada. HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa Laptop Keyboard As of 2012, McGill ranked 18th in the world in the QS World University Rankings,[6] maintaining its position among top 20 universities globally, and as Canada's top university, for the ninth consecutive year. According to the 2011 Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking, McGill was ranked 19th in the world for popularity among major employers.[7] DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop Keyboard In the Maclean's 22nd Annual University Ranking (2012), McGill was ranked 1st in Canada among all its major/research universities offering medical and doctoral degrees, maintaining this ranking for the eighth consecutive year.[8] McGill also topped the rankings of all Canadian universities from 1991 (when these Maclean's university rankings started) to 1994.  SONY VAIO VGN-FS760/W Laptop Keyboard With almost 215,000 living alumni worldwide, students and professors at McGill have been recognized in fields ranging from the arts and sciences, to business, politics, and sports. Notable alumni include eight Nobel Laureates, one hundred and thirty-two Rhodes Scholars, three astronauts, two Canadian prime ministers, eleven justices of the Canadian Supreme Court,[9] SONY KFRMBA221A Laptop Keyboard three foreign leaders, nine Academy Award winners, three Pulitzer Prize winners, and twenty-eight Olympicmedalists. Overall, twelve Nobel laureates are affiliated with the university. McGill University is one of two member-universities of the Association of American Universities situated outside the United States.[10]DELL Inspiron N4050 Laptop Keyboard The main campus is set upon 32 hectares (79 acres) at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal, covering much of theGolden Square Mile. A second campus, the Macdonald Campus, is situated on 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi) of fields and forested land in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, 30 km (19 mi) west of the downtown campus. ACER Aspire 5742Z Laptop Keyboard With 21 faculties and professional schools, McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, including medicine and law. Although the language of instruction is English, students have the right to submit any graded work in English or in French, except when learning a particular language is an objective of the course. Approximately 34,000 students attend McGill, with international students comprising one-fifth of the student population.[11] ACER Aspire 5336 Laptop Keyboard Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning "RIAL" redirects here. For other uses, see Rial (disambiguation). The creation of the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (RIAL) in 1801, and its formation of two new Royal Grammar Schools in 1816, acted as turning points for Canada in two particular ways. First, the schools "were created by legislation, the District Public Schools Act of 1807,  SONY VAIO VGN-FS315E Laptop Keyboard and they showed the government's willingness to support the costs of education and even the salary of a schoolmaster. Second, the law involved the state in education, an important first step in the creation of nondenominational schools." The original two schools closed in 1846; by the mid-19th century the RIAL lost control of the other 82grammar schools it had administered.[12] Its sole remaining purpose was to administer the McGill bequests on behalf of the college.  SONY Vaio PCG-K215Z Laptop Keyboard McGill College continued to grow, now having the sole aim of providing post-secondary education. The RIAL continues to exist today; it is the corporate identity that runs the university and its various constituent bodies, including the former Macdonald College (now Macdonald Campus), the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Royal Victoria College (the former women's college turned residence). Since the revised Royal Charter of 1852, The Trustees of the RIAL comprise the Board of Governors of McGill University.[13]ACER TravelMate 5742 Laptop Keyboard  SAMSUNG Q330-JS09 Laptop Keyboard James McGill, born in Glasgow, Scotland on 6 October 1744, was a successful English and French-speaking merchant in Quebec, having matriculated into Glasgow University in 1756.[14] Between 1811 and 1813[15] he drew up a will leaving his "Burnside estate", a 19-hectare (47-acre) tract of rural land and 10,000 pounds to the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning.[16][17][18]Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75 Laptop Keyboard Upon McGill's death in December 1813 the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning, established in 1801 by an Act of theLegislative Assembly of Lower Canada,[19] added the establishing of a University pursuant to the conditions of McGill's will to its original function of administering elementary education in Lower Canada. Packard Bell PEW91 Laptop Keyboard As a condition of the bequest, the land and funds had to be used for the establishment of a "University or College, for the purposes of Education and the Advancement of Learning in the said Province."[19] The will specified that the college would be required to bear his name and must be established within 10 years of his death; otherwise the bequest would revert to the heirs of his wife.[20]SONY VGN-FE41S Laptop Keyboard On March 31, 1821, after protracted legal battles with the Desrivieres family (the heirs of his wife), McGill College received aroyal charter from King George IV. The Charter provided that the College should be deemed and taken as a University, with the power of conferring degrees.[21] Acer eMachines E732 Laptop Keyboard Despite having a royal charter, McGill College was inactive until 1829 when the Montreal Medical Institution, which had been founded in 1823, became the college's first academic unit and Canada's first medical school. The Faculty of Medicine granted its first degree, a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, in 1833; this was also the first medical degree to be awarded in Canada.[22] HP Pavilion dv6-3138eo Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The Faculty of Medicine remained the school's only functioning faculty until 1843 when the Faculty of Arts commenced teaching in the newly constructed Arts Building and East Wing (Dawson Hall).[23] The university also historically has strong linkage with the The Canadian Grenadier Guards, a military regiment in which James McGill served as the Lieutenant-Colonel. This title is marked upon the stone that stands before the Arts building, from where the Guards step off annually to commemorate Remembrance Day. COMPAQ Presario CQ42-457TU Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Sir John William Dawson, McGill's principal from 1855 to 1893, is often credited with transforming the school into a modern university.[24] He recruited the aid of Montreal's wealthiest citizens (eighty percent of Canada's wealth was then controlled by families who lived within the Golden Square Mile area that surrounded the university), many of whom donated property and funding needed to construct the campus buildings. Their names adorn many of the campus's prominent buildings. HP Pavilion dv9000 Series Laptop CPU Cooling Fan William Spier (architect) designed the addition of West Wing of the Arts Building for William Molson, 1861[25] Alexander Francis Dunlop designed major alterations to the East Wing of McGill College (now called the Arts Building, MCGill University) for Prof. Bovey and the Science Dept., 1888.[26]  HP Pavilion dv9885ea Laptop CPU Cooling Fan This expansion of the campus continued until 1920. Buildings designed by Andrew Taylor (Architect), include the Redpath Museum (1880), Macdonald Physics Building (1893), the Redpath Library (1893), the Macdonald Chemistry Building (1896), the Macdonald Engineering Building (1907), and the Strathcona Medical Building (1907)—since renamed the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7332 Laptop Keyboard In 1885, the university's Board of Governors formally adopted the use of the name McGill University. The Faculty of Law was founded in 1848, making it Canada's oldest. The school of architecture at McGill University was founded in 1896.[27]HP 516884-001 Laptop Keyboard Women's education at McGill began in 1884, when Donald Smith, also known as Lord Strathcona, began funding separate lectures for women, given by university staff members. The first degrees granted to women at McGill were conferred in 1888.[28] In 1899, the Royal Victoria College (RVC) opened as a residential college for women at McGill. Until the 1970s, all female undergraduate students, known as "Donaldas," were considered to be members of RVC.[29] SAMSUNG NP-N150-JP01 Laptop Keyboard Beginning in the autumn of 2010, the newer Tower section of Royal Victoria College is a co-eddormitory, whereas the older West Wing remains strictly for women. Both the Tower and the West Wing of Royal Victoria College form part of the university's residence system. In 1900, the university established the MacLennan Travelling Library. McGill University waltz composed by Frances C. Robinson, was published in Montréal by W.H. Scroggie, c 1904.[30]ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard In 1905, the university acquired a second campus when Sir William C. Macdonald, one of the university's major benefactors, endowed a college in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, 32 kilometres west of Montreal. Macdonald College, now known as the Macdonald Campus, opened to students in 1907, originally offering programs in agriculture, household science, and teaching. SONY VAIO VPCF12AFM Laptop Keyboard McGill established the first post-secondary institutions in British Columbia to provide degree programs to the growing cities of Vancouver and Victoria.  ACER Aspire 5610Z Laptop Keyboard It created Victoria College in 1903, a two-year college offering first and second-year McGill courses in arts and science, which was the predecessor institution to the modern University of Victoria. The province's first university was incorporated in Vancouver in 1908 as the McGill University College of British Columbia. The private institution granted McGill degrees until it became the independent University of British Columbia in 1915.[31]TOSHIBA Satellite C655-SP4163 Laptop Keyboard George Allan Ross (architect) designed the Pathological Building, 1922–23; the Neurological Institute, 1933; Neurological Institute addition 1938 at McGill University.[32] Jean Julien Perrault (architect) designed the McTavish Street residence for Charles E. Gravel, which is now called David Thompson House (1934).[33]TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard The War Memorial Hall (more generally known as Memorial Hall) is a landmark building on the campus of McGill University. At the dedication ceremony the Governor General of Canada (Viscount of Tunis) laid the cornerstone. Dedicated on October 6, 1946, the Memorial Hall and adjoining Memorial Pool honour students who had enlisted and died in the First World War, TOSHIBA NSK-T4A01 Laptop Keyboard and in the Second World War. In Memorial Hall, there are two Stained Glass Regimental badge World War I and World War II Memorial Windows by Charles William Kelsey c. 1950/1.[34] A war memorial window (1950) by Charles William Kelsey in the McGill War Memorial Hall depicts the figure of St. SONY VAIO VGN-AR570 Laptop Keyboard Michael and the badges of the Navy, Army and the Air Force. Six other windows (1951) by Charles William Kelsey on the west wall of the memorial hall depict the coats of arms of the regiments in which the McGill alumni were members. There is a memorial archway at Macdonald College, HP Pavilion DV7-3065dx Laptop Keyboard two additional floors added to the existing Sir Arthur Currie gymnasium, a hockey rink and funding for an annual Memorial Assembly. A Book of Remembrance on a marble table contains the names of those lost in both World Wars. The National Film Board of Canada documentary `Occupation` (1970), directed by Bill Reid, documents the occupation of the offices of the Political Science Department at McGill University in 1970 by striking political science students.`[35]GATEWAY MT6708 Laptop Keyboard McGill's student population includes 25,938 undergraduate and 8,881 graduate students representing diverse geographic and linguistic backgrounds.[36] Of the entire student population, 54.7% are from Quebec and 25.4% are from the rest of Canada, while 20.0% are from outside of Canada (including the United States). Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard International students hail from about 150 different countries,[37] with Americans comprising about half of all international undergraduates and a third of all international postgraduates in the entering class of 2010.[38] Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than English. While the university is located in a Francophone province, only 17.8% of the students claim French as their mother tongue, compared to 51.8% who claim English and 30.5% who claim some other language.[39]SONY VAIO VGN-NW240F Laptop Keyboard In the 2007–2008 school year, McGill offered over 340 academic programs in eleven faculties.[5][40] The university also offers over 250 doctoral and master's graduate degree programs. Despite strong increases in university enrollment across North America,[41] McGill has upheld a relatively low[42] and appealing student-faculty ratio of 16:1.[43] There are nearly 1,600 tenured or tenure-track professors and 4,300 adjunct and visiting professors teaching at the university.[4]ACER Aspire 5336 Laptop Keyboard 22% of all students are enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, McGill's largest academic unit. Of the other larger faculties, the Faculty of Science enrolls 15%, theFaculty of Medicine enrolls 13%, the Centre for Continuing Education enrolls 12%, the Faculty of Engineering and the Desautels Faculty of Management enrol about 10% each.[44] Lenovo 3000 G530 4151 Laptop Keyboard The remainder of all students are enrolled in McGill's smaller schools, including the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Schulich School of Music, and the Faculty of Religious Studies. Since the 1880s,[45] McGill has been affiliated with three Theological Colleges; HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa Laptop Keyboard the Montreal Diocesan Theological College (Anglican Church of Canada), The Presbyterian College, Montreal(Presbyterian Church in Canada), and United Theological College (United Church of Canada).[46] The university's Faculty of Religious Studies maintains additional affiliations with other theological institutions and organizations, such as the Montreal School of Theology.[47]ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard Schools at the university include the School of Architecture, the School of Computer Science, the School of Information Studies, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the School of Urban Planning, and the McGill School of Environment. HP Pavilion dv6-3111sa Laptop Keyboard They also include the Institute of Islamic Studies (established in 1952) which offers graduate courses leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and covering the history, culture, and civilization of Islam since its inception and up to modern times; the Institute is also served by one of the richest libraries in North America on Islamic studies with sources in many languages.  Packard Bell Easynote TK85 Laptop Keyboard The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies[48] (GPS) oversees the admission and registration of graduate students (both master's and Ph.D.). The GPS administers graduate fellowships, postdoctoral affairs, and the graduation process, including the examination of theses. In conjunction with other units, it conducts regular program reviews in all study disciplines. SONY VAIO VGN-FS215B Laptop Keyboard SONY VAIO VGN-N31M/W Laptop Keyboard Founded in 1956, the McGill Executive Institute provides business seminars and custom executive education to companies, government services and non-profit organizations. Led primarily by McGill faculty, the executive courses and management training programs are designed for all managerial levels, from board members to senior-level executives to junior managers. TOSHIBA Satellite P300D Series Laptop Keyboard Research plays a critical role at McGill. According to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, "Researchers at McGill are affiliated with about 75 major research centres and networks, and are engaged in an extensive array of research partnerships with other universities, government and industry in Quebec and Canada, Samsung MCF-908AM05 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan throughout North America and in dozens of other countries."[50] Annually, around 100 inventions take place at McGill.[51] In recognition of its research quality, McGill is affiliated with 11 Nobel Laureates and professors have won major teaching prizes. McGill's researchers are supported by theMcGill University Library, which comprises 13 branch libraries and holds over six million items.[52]ACER 23.TB2V1.003 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Since 1926, McGill has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of leading research universities in North America. McGill is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities that work together to expand their global reach and advance their plans for internationalization. ACER Aspire 5735z Laptop CPU Cooling Fan McGill is a member of the U15, a group of prominent research universities within Canada. McGill-Queen's University Press began as McGill in 1963 and amalgamated with Queen's in 1969. McGill-Queen's University Press focuses on Canadian studies and publishes the Canadian Public Administration Series.[53] HP G62-b30SA Laptop CPU Cooling Fan McGill is perhaps best recognized for its research and discoveries in the health sciences. William Osler, Wilder Penfield,Donald Hebb, Brenda Milner, and others made significant discoveries in medicine, neuroscience and psychology while working at McGill. The Montreal Neurological Institute is also located in McGill university, HP Pavilion dv6-3013cl Laptop CPU Cooling Fan where many of these individuals worked. The first hormone governing the Immune System (later christened the Cytokine 'Interleukin-2') was discovered at McGill in 1965 by Gordon & McLean.[54] The invention of the world's first artificial cell was made by Thomas Chang, an undergraduate student at the university.[55]  IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T61 7658 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan While chair of physics at McGill, nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford performed the experiment that led to the discovery of the alpha particle and its function in radioactive decay, which won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. Alumnus Jack Szostak, now a professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer. HP 450933-001 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan William Chalmers invented Plexiglas while a graduate student at McGill.[56] In computing, MUSIC/SP, software for mainframes once popular among universities and colleges around the world, was developed at McGill. A team also contributed to the development of Archie, a pre-WWW search engine. A 3270 terminal emulator developed at McGill was commercialized and later sold to Hummingbird Software. SONY VAIO VGN-FS742/W Laptop Keyboard McGill is Canada's top-ranked university among national universities offering medical and doctoral degrees, ranking first in Canada for the eighth consecutive year in the Maclean's 22nd annual University Rankings issue.[72][73] The Higher Education Strategy Associates ranked the McGill sixth nationally in Science and Engineering and second nationally in Social Sciences and Humanities. [74] The Gourman Ranking of Canadian Universities also ranked McGill first in Canada in its 1998 report on undergraduate programs.[75]TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-S5095 Laptop Keyboard In the 2011 QS World University Rankings,[76] McGill was ranked the best university in Canada, the second best public university in North America (behind University of Michigan), and 17th in the world, going up two places since the 2010 THE-QS World University Rankings (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings).[77][78] DELL V100830AS1 Laptop Keyboard McGill was also ranked 15th in the world for Employer Reputation by Q.S.[79] Within specific fields, in 2009 McGill ranked 10th in the life sciences and biomedicine, 14th in the arts and humanities, 17th in the social sciences, 26th in the natural sciences, and 20th in technology.[80] When McGill placed 12th overall in the 2007 ranking, HP 643263-001 Laptop Keyboard the achievement was regarded as the "highest rank to be reached by a Canadian institution."[81] McGill ranks 28th in the world according to the 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[82] In the most recent ranking of world universities byU.S. News & World Report, McGill university is ranked 17th.[83] In Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012, McGill ranked third in Canada and 63th in the world.[84] DELL PVDG3 Laptop Keyboard In 2011, the Trendence/Emerging Global Employability Ranking, based on a survey of hundreds of major employers in 10 different countries, ranked schools according to their perceived popularity among major job recruiters. McGill placed 19th in the world for employability in this ranking.[7] In the 2008 College Prowler Online rankings for Academics at North American universities, McGill earned an A- for Academics; making it the only Canadian school to achieve a grade above a B-.[85] IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard In 2009, Forbes ranked McGill's business school, the Desautels Faculty of Management, 11th in the world among non-U.S. universities for its two-year MBA program.[86] The Eduniversal Ranking placed the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University first in Canada and 8th in the world among business schools.[87] ACER Aspire 5610Z Laptop Keyboard The Financial Times, in its global MBA ranking, placed Desautels 44th in the world in 2006 and 57th in 2011.[88] The ranking placed it 33rd and 31st worldwide in the value for money and alumni recommended categories respectively. In BusinessWeek's Best International B-Schools Of 2008, Desautels was ranked among the top 16 international business schools, ranking fourth in intellectual capital with a selectivity of 32%.[89]DELL Latitude D620 Laptop Keyboard Since Maclean's began ranking Canadian law schools in 2007, it has placed McGill's law school second overall for the second year in a row.[90][91] In particular, McGill's law school, which requires reading knowledge of French and offers the joint B.C.L./LL.B. degree in both civil law and common law, ranked first by supreme court clerkships, second by elite firm hiring, third by faculty hiring, fourth by faculty journal citations, and eighth by national reach.[92]SONY VAIO VGN-CS16G/Q Laptop Keyboard The Globe and Mails Canadian University Report awarded McGill top marks in its 2008 annual university survey. McGill received an A+ for Academic Reputation, the highest score of any large, medium, or small sized University. Additionally the school received an A- for: most satisfied students, SAMSUNG R522 Laptop Keyboard quality of education, extracurricular activities, recreation and athletics, and campus atmosphere; as well as A's in both library services and campus technology. The Canadian University Report awarded McGill's downtown campus a D for its 'on-campus' food services and a C for its on-campus pub Gerts.[93]TOSHIBA Satellite M645-S4070 Laptop Keyboard For Fall 2010, McGill accepted 13,709 (47.2%) of 29,059 undergraduate applicants, and 3,537 (34.4%) of 10,268 graduate applicants; about 6,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates matriculate each year.[38] Among admitted students, the median Quebec CEGEP r-score was 30.1, HP 530580-001 Laptop Keyboard while the median grade 12 averages for students entering McGill from outside of Quebec ranged between 91% and 92% (A).[38] For American students, the median SAT scores in the verbal, math, and writing sections were 690, 700, and 690 respectively, for a combined SAT score of around 2080; the median ACT score was 31. HP Mini 110-1115SA Laptop Keyboard For law students, the median undergraduate GPA was 85% (or 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) and the median LSAT score was 163 (88.1th percentile) out of a possible 180 points.[101] For medical students, the median undergraduate GPA was 3.8 out of 4.0 and the median MCAT score was 32.1.[102] Among the 30% of applicants admitted to the Desautels Faculty of Management's MBA program, applicants had, on average, a GMAT score of 665, an age of 27, and 49 months of work experience.[103]SONY VAIO PCG-FX605 Laptop Keyboard McGill's main campus is situated in downtown Montreal at the foot of Mount Royal.[104] Most of its buildings are situated in a park-like campus located north of Sherbrooke Street and south of Pine Ave between Peel and Aylmer streets. The campus also extends west of Peel for several blocks, starting north of Docteur-Penfield. The campus is near the Peel and McGill metrostations. All of the major university buildings were constructed using local grey limestone, which serves as a unifying element.[105] ACER Aspire 5315 Laptop Keyboard The university's first classes were held in at Burnside Place, James McGill's country home.[18][106] Burnside Place remained the sole educational facility until the 1840s, when the school began construction on its first buildings: the central and east wings of the Arts Building.[107] The rest of the campus was essentially a cow pasture, a situation similar to the few other Canadian universities and early American colleges of the age.[108]HP Probook 4520S Laptop Keyboard The university's athletic facilities, including Molson Stadium, are located on Mount Royal, near the residence halls and the Montreal Neurological Institute. The Gymnasium is named in honour of General Sir Arthur William Currie. SAMSUNG BA59-02489J Laptop Keyboard McGill's residence system is relatively small for a school of its size, housing approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and a handful of graduate students.[109] Most McGill students do not live in residence (known colloquially as "rez") after their first year of study, even if they are not from the Montreal area. With the exception of students returning as "floor fellows" or "dons", the majority of McGill residences are for first-year undergraduate students only. Senior students are expected to find off-campus housing. SONY Vaio VPC-EE41FX/BJ Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Gateway M-2414U Series Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Many first-year students live in the Bishop Mountain Residences ("Upper Rez"),[110] a series of concrete dormitories on the slope of Mount Royal, consisting ofMcConnell Hall, Molson Hall, Gardner Hall, and Douglas Hall. Douglas Hall, which opened in 1937, is distinguished by its impressive stone facade and wood interiors. McConnell, Molson, and Gardner Halls, all built in the 1960s, share a cafeteria, located at the centre of the three dormitories, known as Bishop Mountain Hall. SONY Vaio VGN-N250FH Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Royal Victoria College, the second-largest residence at McGill, was a women's only dormitory; however in September 2010 the dormitory became co-ed. One ofPrincess Louise, Duchess of Argyll`s works as a sculptor is the statue of her Royal mother Queen Victoria erected in front of the Royal Victoria College, Montreal.[111]HP Pavilion dv7-4070us Laptop CPU Cooling Fan McGill's second newest residence, aptly named New Residence Hall ("New Rez") is a converted four-star hotel located a few blocks east of campus. New Rez is the largest of the university's dormitories. Solin Hall is an apartment-style residence four metro stops from campus. The McGill Off-Campus Residence Experience (MORE) residences consist of a series of converted apartment buildings and houses, the largest of which is The Greenbriar, an apartment-style residence located across from the Milton Gates.  Gateway NV55C03U Laptop CPU Cooling Fan In autumn 2008, due to increased demand for first-year housing, the University chose to lease four floors of a privately owned apartment building for use as a university residence. The building, called "515 Ste. Catherine", is on the corner of Rue Ste. Catherine and Rue City Councillors, close to campus yet in the heart of downtown Montreal.  ACER Aspire 5552 Series Laptop CPU Cooling Fan It was completely renovated and featured a gym, movie theater, and fully furnished apartments. However, the McGill Residence Office decided to forgo use of the building after summer 2009. In April 2009, McGill acquired the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at 475 Sherbrooke Street West. The hotel was converted into a new student residence, which opened in fall 2009. Although it is the newest residence, students either call it Carrefour, or, informally, "C4." Officially, however, the building has been named Carrefour Sherbrooke Residence Hall. Compaq Presario C506TU Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Most second-year students transition to off-campus apartment housing, and apartment hunting is sometimes seen as a rite of passage for McGill students. Many students end up living in the "McGill Ghetto", the neighbourhood directly to the east of the downtown campus. In recent years, finding affordable housing has been challenging because of the city's tight housing market, particularly in neighbourhoods close to the McGill campus.[112] Students have begun moving out to other areas because of rising rent prices.  ASUS U3S Laptop Keyboard McGill's residence system is relatively small for a school of its size, housing approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and a handful of graduate students.[109] Most McGill students do not live in residence (known colloquially as "rez") after their first year of study, even if they are not from the Montreal area. With the exception of students returning as "floor fellows" or "dons", the majority of McGill residences are for first-year undergraduate students only. Senior students are expected to find off-campus housing. DELL Latitude D820 Laptop Keyboard Many first-year students live in the Bishop Mountain Residences ("Upper Rez"),[110] a series of concrete dormitories on the slope of Mount Royal, consisting ofMcConnell Hall, Molson Hall, Gardner Hall, and Douglas Hall. Douglas Hall, which opened in 1937, is distinguished by its impressive stone facade and wood interiors. McConnell, Molson, and Gardner Halls, all built in the 1960s, share a cafeteria, located at the centre of the three dormitories, known as Bishop Mountain Hall. SONY VAIO PCG-FRV25 Laptop Keyboard Royal Victoria College, the second-largest residence at McGill, was a women's only dormitory; however in September 2010 the dormitory became co-ed. One ofPrincess Louise, Duchess of Argyll`s works as a sculptor is the statue of her Royal mother Queen Victoria erected in front of the Royal Victoria College, Montreal.[111]DELL Latitude D600 Laptop Keyboard McGill's second newest residence, aptly named New Residence Hall ("New Rez") is a converted four-star hotel located a few blocks east of campus. New Rez is the largest of the university's dormitories. Solin Hall is an apartment-style residence four metro stops from campus. The McGill Off-Campus Residence Experience (MORE) residences consist of a series of converted apartment buildings and houses, the largest of which is The Greenbriar, an apartment-style residence located across from the Milton Gates.  HP Pavilion dv6-3178ee Laptop Keyboard In autumn 2008, due to increased demand for first-year housing, the University chose to lease four floors of a privately owned apartment building for use as a university residence. The building, called "515 Ste. Catherine", is on the corner of Rue Ste. Catherine and Rue City Councillors, close to campus yet in the heart of downtown Montreal. HP Envy 15-1008xx Laptop Keyboard It was completely renovated and featured a gym, movie theater, and fully furnished apartments. However, the McGill Residence Office decided to forgo use of the building after summer 2009. In April 2009, McGill acquired the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at 475 Sherbrooke Street West. The hotel was converted into a new student residence, which opened in fall 2009. Although it is the newest residence, students either call it Carrefour, or, informally, "C4." Officially, however, the building has been named Carrefour Sherbrooke Residence Hall. HP Business Notebook nx9005 Laptop Keyboard Most second-year students transition to off-campus apartment housing, and apartment hunting is sometimes seen as a rite of passage for McGill students. Many students end up living in the "McGill Ghetto", the neighbourhood directly to the east of the downtown campus. In recent years, finding affordable housing has been challenging because of the city's tight housing market, particularly in neighbourhoods close to the McGill campus.[112] Students have begun moving out to other areas because of rising rent prices.  ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. Organized and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS),[1] the awards are given each year at a formal ceremony. The awards were first given in 1929 at a ceremony created for the awards, at the Hotel Roosevelt inHollywood. TOSHIBA Mini NB 505-SP0111ORL Laptop Keyboard As one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, the Academy Awards ceremony is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), theEmmy Awards (for television), and the Tony Awards (for theater), are modeled after the Academy Awards.  SONY VAIO VGN-NR32S/S Laptop Keyboard AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The Oscar itself was later initiated by the Academy as an award "of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry.[2]ACER Aspire 2010WLMi Laptop Keyboard The 84th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre on February 26, 2012; the 85th Academy Awards are scheduled to be held on February 24, 2013, in the same venue. ACER Aspire 2001WLCi Laptop Keyboard The first awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The post Academy Awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel.[3] The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other personalities of the filmmaking industry of the time for their works during the 1927–1928 period. HP Mini 110-3101tu Laptop Keyboard Winners had been announced three months earlier; however, that was changed in the second ceremony of the Academy Awards in 1930. Since then and during the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11 pm on the night of the awards.[3] This method was used until the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began; as a result, the Academy has since 1941 used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners.[3] ACER Aspire 5336 Laptop Keyboard For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. For example, the 2nd Academy Awards presented on April 3, 1930, recognized films that were released between August 1, 1928 and July 31, 1929. Starting with the 7th Academy Awards, held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Packard Bell Easynote TK83 Laptop Keyboard The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. He had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier; this made him the first Academy Award winner in history. The honored professionals were awarded for all the work done in a certain category for the qualifying period; for example, Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA Laptop Keyboard Jannings received the award for two movies in which he starred during that period. Since the fourth ceremony, the system changed, and professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film. As of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony held in 2011, a total of 2,809 Oscars have been given for 1,853 awards.[4] A total of 302 actors have won Oscars in competitive acting categories or have been awarded Honorary or Juvenile Awards. HP Pavilion dv6-2010sa Laptop Keyboard The 1939 film Beau Geste is the only movie that features as many as four Academy Award winners for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Susan Hayward, Broderick Crawford) prior to any of the actors receiving the Best Actor Award. HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop Keyboard At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27, 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced. Until then, foreign-language films were honored with the Special Achievement Award. Packard Bell NEW95 Laptop Keyboard Although there are seven other types of annual awards presented by the Academy (the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, theGordon E. Sawyer Award, the Academy Scientific and Technical Award, the Academy Award for Technical Achievement, the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation,  Packard Bell NEW90 Laptop Keyboard and the Student Academy Award) plus two awards that are not presented annually (the Special Achievement Award in the form of an Oscar statuette and the Honorary Award that may or may not be in the form of an Oscar statuette), the best known one is the Academy Award of Merit more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. SONY Vaio VGN-N385E Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg) and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.[5]ACER Aspire 5553NWXCi Laptop CPU Cooling Fan In 1928, MGM's art director Cedric Gibbons, one of the original Academy members, supervised the design of the award trophy by printing the design on a scroll.[6]In need of a model for his statuette, Gibbons was introduced by his future wife Dolores del Río to Mexican film director and actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. Reluctant at first,  HP Envy 17-1188el Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Fernández was finally convinced to pose nude to create what today is known as the "Oscar". Then, sculptor George Stanley (who also did the Muse Fountain[7] at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Gibbons's design in clay and Sachin Smith cast the statuette in 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper and then gold-plated it. HP Mini 110-1115SA Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base. The original Oscar mold was cast in 1928 at the C.W. Shumway & Sons Foundry in Batavia, Illinois, which also contributed to casting the molds for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Emmy Awards statuettes. Since 1983,[8]approximately 50 Oscars are made each year in Chicago by Illinois manufacturer R.S. Owens & Company.[9]ACER TravelMate 3002WTMi Laptop Keyboard In support of the American effort in World War II, the statuettes were made of plaster and were traded in for gold ones after the war had ended.[10] The root of the name Oscar is contested. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson;[11DELL Latitude D600 Laptop Keyboard ] one of the earliest mentions in print of the term Oscar dates back to a Time magazine article about the 1934 6th Academy Awards.[12] Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.[13] Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce).[14] HP 643263-001 Laptop Keyboard Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'".[15] The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.[16] Another legend reports that the Norwegian-American Eleanor Lilleberg, executive secretary to Louis B. Mayer, saw the first statuette and exclaimed, "It looks like King Oscar II!".[17][irrelevant citation]HP 535689-001 Laptop Keyboard Ownership of Oscar statuettes Since 1950, the statuettes have been legally encumbered by the requirement that neither winners nor their heirs may sell the statuettes without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for US$1. If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette. Academy Awards not protected by this agreement have been sold in public auctions and private deals for six-figure sums.[18] HP 576835-001 Laptop Keyboard In December 2011, Orson Welles' 1941 Oscar for Citizen Kane was put up for auction, after his heirs won a 2004 court decision that Welles did not sign any agreement to return the statue to the Academy.[19]HP Mini 210-2090nr Laptop Keyboard While the Oscar is under the ownership of the recipient, it is essentially not on the open market.[20] The case of Michael Todd's grandson trying to sell Todd's Oscar statuette illustrates that there are some who do not agree with this idea. When Todd's grandson attempted to sell Todd's Oscar statuette to a movie prop collector, the Academy won the legal battle by getting a permanent injunction. Although Oscar sales transactions have been successful, some buyers have subsequently returned the statuettes to the Academy, which keeps them in its treasury.[21]DELL XPS M1720 Laptop Keyboard Since 2004, Academy Award nomination results have been announced to the public in late January. Prior to that, the results were announced in early February. HP 431414-001 Laptop Keyboard The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,783 as of 2012.[22]HP Probook 4515S Laptop Keyboard Academy membership is divided into different branches, with each representing a different discipline in film production. Actors constitute the largest voting bloc, numbering 1,311 members (22 percent) of the Academy's composition. Votes have been certified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor Price Waterhouse) for the past 73 annual awards ceremonies.[23]HP Pavilion G7-1081NR Laptop Keyboard All AMPAS members must be invited to join by the Board of Governors, on behalf of Academy Branch Executive Committees. Membership eligibility may be achieved by a competitive nomination or a member may submit a name based on other significant contribution to the field of motion pictures. TOSHIBA Satellite A215-S4697 Laptop Keyboard New membership proposals are considered annually. The Academy does not publicly disclose its membership, although as recently as 2007 press releases have announced the names of those who have been invited to join. The 2007 release also stated that it has just under 6,000 voting members. While the membership had been growing, stricter policies have kept its size steady since then.[24]HP G72-a10SV Laptop Keyboard In May 2011, the Academy sent a letter advising its 6,000 or so voting members that an online system for Oscar voting will be implemented in 2013.[25] DELL XPS 15 L502X Laptop Keyboard Rules According to Rules 2 and 3 of the official Academy Awards Rules, a film must open in the previous calendar year, from midnight at the start of January 1 to midnight at the end of December 31, in Los Angeles County, California, to qualify (except for the Best Foreign Language Film).[26] For example, the 2010 Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker, was actually first released in 2008, but did not qualify for the 2009 awards as it did not play its Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles until mid-2009, thus qualifying for the 2010 awards. lENOVO IdeaPad G555 Laptop Keyboard Rule 2 states that a film must be feature-length, defined as a minimum of 40 minutes, except for short subject awards, and it must exist either on a 35 mm or 70 mm film print or in 24 frame/s or 48 frame/s progressive scan digital cinema format with native resolution not less than 1280x720.  HP Pavilion dv5-1008ea Laptop Keyboard\ Producers must submit an Official Screen Credits online form before the deadline; in case it is not submitted by the defined deadline, the film will be ineligible for Academy Awards in any year. The form includes the production credits for all related categories. Then, each form is checked and put in a Reminder List of Eligible Releases.  DELL Inspiron N4050 Laptop Keyboard In late December ballots and copies of the Reminder List of Eligible Releases are mailed to around 6000 active members. For most categories, members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees only in their respective categories (i.e. only directors vote for directors, writers for writers, actors for actors, etc.). Acer eMachines E732 Laptop Keyboard There are some exceptions in the case of certain categories, like Foreign Film, Documentary and Animated Feature Film, in which movies are selected by special screening committees made up of members from all branches. In the special case of Best Picture, all voting members are eligible to select the nominees for that category. Foreign films must include English subtitles, and each country can submit only one film per year.[27]HP Pavilion dv2910tx Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The members of the various branches nominate those in their respective fields, while all members may submit nominees for Best Picture. The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in most categories, including Best Picture.[28]HP Pavilion dv6-2147es Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The major awards are presented at a live televised ceremony, most commonly in February or March following the relevant calendar year, and six weeks after the announcement of the nominees. It is the culmination of the film awards season, which usually begins during November or December of the previous year. Toshiba Satellite P300-18M Laptop CPU Cooling Fan This is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers of the day. Black tie dress is the most common outfit for men, although fashion may dictate not wearing a bow-tie, and musical performers sometimes do not adhere to this. (The artists who recorded the nominees for Best Original Song quite often perform those songs live at the awards ceremony, and the fact that they are performing is often used to promote the television broadcast). FUJITSU Lifebook B3020 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The Academy Awards is televised live across the Unite

d States (excluding Hawaii; they aired live for the first time in Alaska in 2011), Canada, the United Kingdom, and gathers millions of viewers elsewhere throughout the world.[29] The 2007 ceremony was watched by more than 40 million Americans.[30] FUJITSU LifeBook P8110 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Other awards ceremonies (such as the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys) are broadcast live in the East Coast but are on tape delay in the West Coast and might not air on the same day outside North America (if the awards are even televised). The Academy has for several years claimed that the award show has up to a billion viewers internationally, SONY Vaio VPC-EB37FGW Laptop CPU Cooling Fan but this has so far not been confirmed by any independent sources. The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953. NBC continued to broadcast the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts. ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2020.[31]Toshiba Satellite A100-849 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan After more than 60 years of being held in late March or early April, the ceremonies were moved up to late February or early March starting in 2004 to help disrupt and shorten the intense lobbying and ad campaigns associated withOscar season in the film industry. Another reason was because of the growing TV ratings success of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, which would cut into the Academy Awards audience. Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727 Laptop CPU Cooling Fanr The earlier date is also to the advantage of ABC, as it now usually occurs during the highly profitable and important February sweeps period. (Some years, the ceremony is moved into early March in deference to the Winter Olympics.) Advertising is somewhat restricted, however, as traditionally no movie studios or competitors of official Academy Award sponsors may advertise during the telecast. The Awards show holds the distinction of having won the most Emmys in history, with 47 wins and 195 nominations.[32]SONY Vaio VPC-EB26FGP Laptop CPU Cooling Fan After many years of being held on Mondays at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 p.m Pacific, in 1999 the ceremonies were moved to Sundays at 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.[33] The reasons given for the move were that more viewers would tune in on Sundays, that Los Angeles rush-hour traffic jams could be avoided, and that an earlier start time would allow viewers on the East Coast to go to bed earlier.[34] For many years the film industry had opposed a Sunday broadcast because it would cut into the weekend box office.[35]Compaq Presario C783TU Laptop CPU Cooling Fan On March 30, 1981, the awards ceremony was postponed for one day after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and others in Washington, D.C. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard In 1993, an In Memoriam segment was introduced,[36] honoring those who had made a significant contribution to cinema who had died in the preceding 12 months, a selection compiled by a small committee of Academy members.[37] This segment has drawn criticism over the years for the omission of some names. DELL PVDG3 Laptop Keyboard In 2010, the organizers of the Academy Awards announced that winners' acceptance speeches must not run past 45 seconds. This, according to organizer Bill Mechanic, was to ensure the elimination of what he termed "the single most hated thing on the show" – overly long and embarrassing displays of emotion.[38] HP Pavilion DV6-1000 Laptop Keyboard The Academy has also had recent discussions about moving the ceremony even further back into January, citing TV viewers' fatigue with the film industry's long awards season. But such an accelerated schedule would dramatically decrease the voting period for its members, to the point where some voters would only have time to view the contending films streamed on their computers (as opposed to traditionally receiving the films and ballots in the mail). Also, a January ceremony may have to compete with National Football League playoff games.[39]SONY Vaio PCG-K215M Laptop Keyboard As a public university, McGill is not as dependent on its endowment for operating revenue as some of its international peers. The McGill endowment only provides approximately 10 per cent of the school's annual operating revenues.[3] Nonetheless, McGill's endowment rests within the top 10 percent of all North American post-secondary institutions' endowments.[175] TOSHIBA Satellite L750-ST4N02 Laptop Keyboard While McGill's conservative investment policy has protected it from the more substantial losses experienced at many other universities during the market crisis of 2008–2009, it still faced a 20% endowment decline from approximately $920 million to $740 million.[3] Valued at $21,633 per student, the university maintains one of the largest endowments among Canadian universities on a per-student basis. SONY VAIO VGN-AR825E Laptop Keyboard In an open letter to faculty and students, Heather Munroe-Blum wrote: "The next few years do not promise to be easy. But in facing this challenge, McGill has a unique advantage in addition to that of the fundamental progress we have made. This university has lived with restricted resources and uncertainty for almost two hundred years – it is part of our culture. Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard And yet, against this backdrop of hardship, we have always retained our commitment to excellence. We are one of the world’s great universities. This will not change. In my installation speech in the spring of 2003, I said McGill "punches above its weight." We will continue to do so. In order to stay the course, we must now move with confidence, pride, excitement and discipline to seize every opportunity to put McGill in an ideal position to leap forward with the inevitable recovery."[3] ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard

Campaign McGill

Campaign McGill: History in the Making is a five-year comprehensive campaign that began in October 2007,[176] with the goal of raising over $750 million for the purpose of further "attracting and retaining top talent in Quebec, to increase access to quality education and to further enhance McGill's ability to address critical global problems."[177] Compaq Presario CQ62-215TU Laptop Keyboard The largest goal of any Canadian university fundraising campaign in history,[177][178] within the first six months, McGill had accumulated over $400 million towards its efforts.[179] Support to McGill’s annual fund has actually increased during the market crisis.[3] According to Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, she is confident that Campaign McGill will reach its $750 million goal by 2012.[3]TOSHIBA V000130390 Laptop Keyboard Tuition fees vary significantly between in-province, out-of-province, and international students, with full-time Quebec students paying around $2,167.80[180] per year, Canadian students from other provinces paying around $5,858.10[180] per year, and international students paying $14,461.80–$24,840 per year.[181][182]Students must also pay housing costs, though Montreal has some of the least expensive housing among large North American cities. HP Pavilion dv6-3002xx Laptop Keyboard Since 1996, McGill, in accordance with the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), has had eight categories that qualifies certain international students to be excused from paying international fees. These categories include: students from France, a quota of students from select countries which have agreements with MELS, which include Algeria, China, and Morocco,[183] students holding diplomatic status, including their dependents, and students enrolled in certain language programs leading to a degree in French.[184]APPLE A1278 Laptop Keyboard

Scholarships and financial aid

Scholarships at McGill are relatively difficult to attain, compared to other Canadian universities.[185][186][187][188][189] This is predominantly due to the number of high academic achievers at the school. For out-of-province first year undergraduate students, a high school average of 95% is required to receive a guaranteed one-year entrance scholarship.[190] To be considered for the same scholarships, Quebec CEGEP students need a minimum r-score of 35.5,  HP Pavilion dv6-3125sa Laptop Keyboard United States high school students need a minimum A average as well as at least 700 in each SAT or 33 in the ACT, and French Baccalaureate students need an average of 15.5 plus a minimum score of 14 in each course; similarly, students in the British education system need As in both GCSE Level and predicted Advanced Level results, and International Baccalaureate students need to attain a minimum overall average of 6.9 on predicted grades or a score of 42 on exam results. In general, entrance scholarship recipients rank in the top 1–2% of their class. TOSHIBA 6037b0026805 Laptop Keyboard For renewal of previously earned scholarships, students generally need to be within the top 10% of their faculty.[191] For in-course scholarships in particular, students must be within the top 5% of their faculty.[192][193] McGill itself outlines scholarship considerations as follows: "Competition for basic and major scholarships is intense at McGill. An extraordinary number of exceptional applications are received each year and therefore we cannot award scholarships to all good candidates."[190]ACER Aspire 5741Z Laptop Keyboard In the arts, McGill students include three Pulitzer Prize winners,[195][196][197] Templeton Prize winner Charles Taylor,[198] essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul, a Companion of the Order of Canada along with Charles Taylor, Juno Award winner Sam Roberts, Singer-Songwriter Prita Chhabra and William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk on Star Trek and winner of several Emmy Awards. Nine Academy Award winners studied at McGill.[199] Billboard charting musician and vocalist Mary Fahl also attended McGill University.[200]HP Probook 4520S Laptop Keyboard In the sciences, students include doctors, inventors, three astronauts and scientist Dr. Mark J. Poznansky, a member of the Order of Canada.[201] On October 16, 2009, the 42nd American president, Bill Clinton accepted an Honorary Doctorate from McGill University.[202]SONY VAIO VGN-CR31S Laptop Keyboard Some politicians and government officials both within Canada and abroad are McGill alumni, including twoCanadian prime ministers and eleven justices of the Supreme Court of Canada. Progressive Conservative MPRobert Layton and his son, New Democratic Party leader and Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, also attended McGill. Packard Bell Easynote TX86 Laptop Keyboard at McGill and was elected as president of the Republic of Latvia in 1999 as the first female president in Eastern Europe after Turkey's Tansu Çiller. Ahmed Nazif also completed a Ph.D. at McGill in 1983 and has served as the youngest prime minister of Egypt since the republic's founding 1953. In the 2011 Canadian election, DELL Inspiron 6400 Laptop Keyboard five McGill students—undergraduates Charmaine Borg, Matthew Dubé, Mylène Freeman (graduating shortly after the election) and Laurin Liu plus graduate student Jamie Nicholls—were elected as NDP MPs.[204] In the United States, 2006 McGill graduate Ilya Sheyman is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.[205]HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop Keyboard Corporate leaders and media personalities have also studied at McGill. Leading Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur Seymour Schulich donated $20 million, the highest donation to any music school in Canada, to the newly-named Schulich School of Music. Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management is an acclaimed management thinker and contributes to The New York Times and The Economist. Packard Bell Easynote TX86 Laptop Keyboard Mintzberg is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Co-founder and president of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., which innovates globally in graphics, video editing, and image processing, Lorne Trottier has donated $10 million towards services in information and technology at McGill. The new engineering building is called Trottier, named after Lorne Trottier. Conrad Black, a major media magnate and convicted fraudster, also studied at McGill.  Gateway MT6730 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan McGill students are also recognized as athletes, including various members of Canadian national teams and twenty-eight Olympic medalists. Since the Olympics began, McGill has produced 112 Olympians who have won a total of eight gold medals, nine silver, and eleven bronze.[206][207]HP Pavilion dv6-3007tu Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Jacob Viner, who would later go on to form the beginnings of the modern day Chicago School of Economics, earned his undergraduate degree from McGill. William Osler, one of the founders of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the originator of the concept of medical residency, received his medical degree from McGill. HP Pavilion dv6-2130ec Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Professors at McGill have won 26 Prix du Québec, 14 Prix de l'Association francophone pour le savoir and 21 Killam Prizes. Eleven Nobel Laureates have studied or taught at McGill. HP Mini 110-3530nr Laptop Keyboard Since 1902, Canadian undergraduate students have been eligible for Rhodes Scholarships to study at the University of Oxford. More than any other university, McGill students have won 132 Rhodes Scholarships.[208] These students include parliamentary and cabinet ministers David Lewis (1932), Alastair Gillespie (1947), and Marcel Massé (1963), the political philosopher Charles Taylor (1952), and the U.S. political advisor and inventor Jack Phillips (1978). HP Mini 110-3118cl Laptop Keyboard DELL Alienware M11x Laptop Keyboard HP Pavilion DV6-1000 Laptop Keyboard

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