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  McGill University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McGill ranked 2nd in the annual Maclean's survey of Canadian universities in 2003 and 2004 and 1st in the 2003 and 2004 National Post/Research Infosource rankings.
McGill's Trivia Club has been the top Canadian team at the NAQT Canadian Sectional Championship Tournament (Division II) for the past two years, and represented the university at the Intercollegiate Championship Tourment in New Orleans in April 2005, placing 12th, the best-ever finish by a Canadian university.
McGill is the home of Effusion A Cappella, an independently-run student a cappella group that performs across Canada and the eastern United States.
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 McGill University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46 acre (186,000 m²) estate and 10,000 pounds to "the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning." McGill College (now McGill University) was inaugurated in 1829 in Burnside Place, James McGill's country home.
McGill's Redpath Museum, commissioned in 1880 and opened in 1882, is the oldest building built specifically as a museum in North America.
James Naismith — BA 1887, inventor of basketball
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 McGill, James
En tant que mécène, le puissant marchand de fourrures James McGill met sa richesse au service des institutions de Montréal, notamment de l'université qui porte son nom (avec la permission de la Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library/T14908).
McGill, James, marchand, philanthrope (Glasgow, Écosse, 6 oct. 1744 -- Montréal, 12 déc.
McGill témoigne une forte affection pour sa ville d'adoption : il s'engage activement dans la vie publique et assume plusieurs fonctions importantes dans les affaires municipales et provinciales.
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 McGill Athletics
James Naismith's ancestors were among the multitudes of Scottish immigrants to settle in Lanark County, Ontario, near the junction of the Mississippi and Indian Rivers.
James analyzed the games of the day (rugby, lacrosse, football, soccer, hockey and baseball) and observed that the larger ball didn't move as swift as the smaller balls, so he chose the soccer ball for the new game.
James A. Naismith, a native of Ramsay Township near Almonte, Ont., was born on Nov. 16, 1861 and died in Lawrence, Kansas on Nov. 28, 1939.
www.athletics.mcgill.ca /varsity_sports_player_profile.ch2?athlete_id=969   (3506 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
McGill was fond of children, and he appears to have been drawn especially to the one that bore his name.
McGill noted about 1785 that this region supplied £100,000 of the total of £180,000 to be derived from the trade in all the territory between the mouth of the Ohio.
McGill did not stand for reelection to the assembly in 1796, but he was returned for Montreal West in 1800, and then for Montreal East in 1804.
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 McGill v. Auburn Adventist Academy
McGill later began experiencing symptoms of cardiac injury, and a pacemaker was implanted in January 2002.
McGill now argues that the Academy should not be dismissed under summary judgment because he may have been incorrect in assuming/agreeing that he was on the clock when he was injured: I do know that when I was injured, I was not actually doing work, but was making a crepe for myself to eat.
McGill has raised genuine issues of material fact as to at least the second element of the Novenson test: his consent to be employed by the Conference.
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 McGill University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1813 James McGill, a prominent Montreal citizen and merchant, bequeathed £10,000 and a 18.4-hectare plot of land to the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (established in 1801 to promote education in Lower Canada) to found a college or university.
In 1990-1 McGill University comprised 12 faculties at the undergraduate level, a faculty of graduate studies and research (masters and doctorate degrees), 11 schools, and 4 incorporated or affiliated colleges, and some 2458 professors and 3803 non-professorial academic staff taught close to 30,000 students.
The McGill Opera Studio, founded by Luciano and Edith Della Pergola in 1956, was renamed Opera McGill in 1989 with Bernard Turgeon as director and Timothy Vernon as conductor.
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 James McGill - MSN Encarta
James McGill (1744-1813), Scottish-Canadian merchant and philanthropist, born in Glasgow, Scotland.
McGill attended Glasgow University, but did not graduate.
He died in Montréal in December 1813, leaving much of his fortune to found McGill University.
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 The Man in the Ivory Tower: F. Cyril James of McGill. P.B. Waite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The obverse of that, as James himself noted, was the lack of patience to listen to colleagues, to take them into his confidence, and thus to present himself to their trust.
James shared a cabin with a colleague on a week's transatlantic crossing; three years later he did not recognize him, and had to be reintroduced.
James never thought of himself as a man in an ivory tower: the irony was that he had created his own.
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 General UCSD News
William James McGill, the distinguished psychologist who served as chancellor of the University of California, San Diego and president of Columbia University during a stormy era of student protests over free speech, civil rights and a war in Vietnam, died on October 19, 1997 of heart failure.
McGill’s awards include the highest honors that can be bestowed by Columbia and UCSD: in 1979, he received the Alexander Hamilton medal from Columbia; in 1980, he received the Revelle Medal from UCSD.
McGill joined the UCSD faculty in 1965, attracted by the excitement of a young campus in a beautiful Pacific setting and a department of psychology which he co-founded.
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Resting at the foot of Mont Royal, McGill University owes its origins to the vision and philanthropy of James McGill, a wealthy fur trader and merchant who left £10,000 and a 46-acre estate towards the establishment of a college or a university bearing his name.
McGill's reputation for excellence continued to grow as the post-war years dramatically transformed the University.
Under her leadership, McGill has solidified its reputation as one of the top universities in the world, excelling in the quality of its research, education and service to the community.
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 James McGill
James McGill (1744-1813) was a Scottish-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist.
One of the Montreal merchants involved in the fur trade[?] south of the Great Lakes from 1770, he diversified his activites into land speculation and by 1810 had abandoned the fur trade altogether.
Rumoured to be the richest man in Montreal, he left a great deal of money to charity, including an estate and 10,000 pounds to found McGill University.
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 James McGill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James McGill (October 6, 1744 – December 19, 1813) was a Scottish-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist.
One of the Montreal merchants involved in the fur trade south of the Great Lakes from 1770, he diversified his activities into land speculation and by 1810 had abandoned the fur trade altogether.
James McGill was buried in the old Protestant Dufferin Square Cemetery but in 1875 his remains were reinterred in front of the Arts Building on the university campus.
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 McGill, James
McGill, James, merchant, philanthropist (b at Glasgow, Scot 6 Oct 1744; d at Montréal 12 Dec 1813).
One of the Montréal merchants primarily concerned with the FUR TRADE south of the Great Lakes in the 1770s and 1780s, he began diversifying his commercial activities in the 1790s to include land speculation and by 1810 had withdrawn from the fur trade altogether.
As a philanthropist, the powerful fur trader McGill devoted his wealth to institutions in Montréal, including the university that bears his name (courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library/T14908).
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 The Directory of Canadian Universities - McGill University
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, throughout North America and in dozens of other countries.
McGill’s main campus, a mosaic of heritage and modern buildings in an oasis of green space, is set in Montreal’s vibrant downtown core with Mount Royal as a backdrop.
McGill researchers have both the capacity and commitment to make a difference in the world and to share this passion with their students.
www.aucc.ca /can_uni/our_universities/mcgill_e.html   (1492 words)

 McGill Redmen
In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46-acre estate and 10,000 pounds to found "the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning" -- later, McGill University -- to provide an education for Quebec's English-descended population.
McGill's historic campus in downtown Montreal is an oasis of green space poised at the foot of Mount Royal Park and facing the city's commercial district.
James McGill's original gift has been expanded over the years thanks to numerous other bequests from generous philanthropists and graduates.
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 GO BRITANNIA! Scotland: Great Scots of Note
Though she absolutely refused to recognize the Protestant Church, she took the advice of James Stuart, Earl of Moray and that of William Maitland in conceding recognition to the reformed church and the granting of a modest endowment while continuing her own Catholic worship in private.
In the same year, prince James was born (later to reign as James VI of Scotland and James I of England).
James Melville, (1556-1601) published in 1829 is a most valuable source on the growth of the Presbyterian movement in Britain.
www.britannia.com /celtic/scotland/greatscots/m5.html   (3780 words)

 James McGill - Quebec History
McGill, James (1744-1814), merchant and philanthropist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on October 6, 1744, the eldest son of James McGill, a merchant of Glasgow.
He died at Montreal on December 12, 1813 ; and a large part of his estate was left by will to found McGill University.
See J. Dawson, A biographical sketch of James McGill (Barnard's American Journal of Education, 1859).
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/encyclopedia/JamesMcGill-QuebecHistory.htm   (290 words)

 University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives: McGill Family Papers
Eliza Cromer Law McGill, the mother of Pearl McGill, was born in Iowa in 1861 to pioneers Hyram Cromer and Lydia Darr Cromer.
Ada Lee McGill, the older sister of Pearl McGill, was born in 1891, the oldest of James and Eliza McGill’s seven children.
McGill’s letters discuss details of the Muscatine button workers’ strike of 1911-1912 as well as the speeches she gave and the money she raised in support of the Muscatine button workers during the lockout.
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 Hon. James McGill   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James, the founder of McGill University, in Montreal, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 6th of October, 1744, and at an early age emigrated to Canada, and settled in Montreal.
McGill, will, however, be chiefly remembered for his charity, and the warm interest he took in the cause of education.
McGill, through his marriage to French Canadian widow Charlotte Guillimin, forged further valuable alliances with the Canadian community.
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 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. McGill Faculty of Medicine: History
The seeds for McGill University were planted in 1801 with the founding of The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning.
Following the bequest of wealthy Montrealer, James McGill, the Institution was renamed McGill College and was granted a royal charter in 1821.
James McGill's dream to establish a world-class centre of higher education has certainly come to fruition for, today; the University has grown to include a multitude of disciplines and is attended by more than 30,000 registered students from more than 120 countries around the world.
www.medicine.mcgill.ca /obgyn/departmenthistory.htm   (204 words)

 McGill, James --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A bequest from the estate of James McGill, a Montreal merchant, was used to found the university, which received a royal charter in 1821.
Buchanan, James M. American economist and educator who received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1986 for his development of the “public-choice theory,” a unique method of analyzing economic and political decision making.
Scottish poet and journalist James Montgomery is best remembered for his hymns and versified renderings of the Psalms, which unite fervor and insight in simple verse.
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 James McGill's Will > The Gallery > Installation of McGill Principals
James McGill died on December 19, 1813 leaving a Will in which he bequeathed his 46-acre farm known as "Burnside" to the Honorable John Richardson and three other trustees.
McGill further bequeathed the sum of 10,000 pounds to the trustees, payable to the Royal Institution, for the expenses associated with the establishment and maintenance of the College.
If the College was not established, the property and funds would revert to James McGill’s heirs, the Desrivières family.
www.archives.mcgill.ca /public/exhibits/installation/main/gallery-will.htm   (213 words)

 Jim and Jodi McGill - Malawi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The McGills are working to lessen these difficulties and improve the quality of life for the villagers, while also spreading God's Word to the people of Embangweni.
Jodi McGill took her BSN in Nursing at the University of Arizona, and a BS in Chemistry and Microbiology at Northern Arizona University.
Her MA in Nursing and Public Health is from Emory University, and she has served as a nurse both in the Atlanta area and in Africa.
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"James, son of William Magill I and his unknown first wife, was born about 1724 according to a deposition in the District Court of Staunton, Virginia dated 7th November 1798 in which his age is given in 74.
James Magill among the "sundry inhabitants" of West Rockingham who petitioned in the matter of the behavior of one John O'Neal, who was found guilty through a writ of 'Scire facias on recognizance,' issued in connection with a suit brought against him by the King.
On 29 May 1760 King George II granted James McGill 195 acres of land on the head of the north fork of Linwell's Creek for the sum of twenty shillings.
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 :::... Restoring the North American Ecological Landscape - McGill University ...:::   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46-acre estate and 10,000 pounds to found the "Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning" - later, McGill University - to provide an education for Quebec's English-speaking population.
McGill's historic campus in Montreal is an oasis of green space poised at the foot of Mount Royal Park and facing the city's commercial district.
McGill attracts some of the most qualified and engaged students from across the globe.
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 Kansas State Collegian: McGill making strides at safety 10/24/03   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At 6 feet 3 inches, free safety James McGill has acquired the nickname "Fats" by some of his defensive teammates.
McGill has 18 tackles on the season, tripling his total of six in 2002, and has two interceptions -- and he's done all of that while positioned second on the depth chart.
McGill has split duties with Tetuan in all eight games of the season and played nine games in 2002 after transferring from Bakersfield College in California.
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 James McGill is new VPA at JHU   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McGill is currently serving as the executive vice president of the University of Missouri System.
Having a great deal of experience and interest in academic health centers, McGill also hopes to become involved in the evolution of Johns Hopkins Medicine as it continues to grow as the joint administrative structure of the university's School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System.
McGill graduated from Oregon State University in 1965, and earned a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University in 1969.
www.jhu.edu /~newslett/10-23-97/News/8.html   (413 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - McGill James   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McGill, James (1744-1813), Scottish-born Canadian merchant and philanthropist, born in Glasgow.
Naismith, James (1861-1939), Canadian-American teacher of physical education, recognized as the inventor of the sport of basketball.
James (saints), name of three saints, figures in the 1st-century Christian Church.
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