In 2019, still so many firsts!

Prof. Kimberly Mutcherson understands the importance of representation. She understands that “[i]t’s really critical to have folks in front of the classrooms that reflect the students who are sitting in front of them.”

For many students, Prof. Mutcherson is the embodiment of what is possible. She is a woman. She is Black. She is the L in LGBTQ++. And now, she is co-dean of the Rutgers Law School. What makes her appointment all the more important is that she is the first woman, the first African-American, and the first member of the LGBTQ++ community ever to hold this position.

In 2019, let us focus on what we can do instead of what we can’t. Prof. Kimberly Mutcherson is living proof that, even in these difficult times, there is reason to hope.

Read more about this extraordinary person here.

You’re wwwelcome, wwworld!

Photo credit: Internet Hall of Fame

You may not know Alan Emtage, but if you managed to find this blog post, you know his work. This year, the Internet Hall of Fame finally recognized one of the great innovators of the Internet Age. I must admit, I assumed this had already been done. Alan Emtage not only created and implemented the world’s first Internet search engine during his time as a McGill student, but after completing his M. S. in Computer Science in 1991, he chaired the committee at the Internet Engineering Task Force that established the standard for Uniform Resource Locators, aka URLs.

Since 1998, he has been a partner at Mediapolis, Inc., where he lends his considerable talents to everything from small non-profit organizations to large multi-national corporations. In 1999, DataLounge, a website operated by Mediapolis, won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LGBT Interactive Media.

Read more about Alan Emtage here.

Read about Alan Emtage’s induction into the Internet Hall of Fame here.

Read about Mediapolis, Inc. here and DataLounge here.

Don’t miss the 2017 McGill Sexual Health Fair

2017 Sexual Health Fair

2017 Sexual Health Fair

Check out McGill’s Sexual Health Fair being held this coming Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 14:00 to 18:00 in the SSMU Building. Room 108. Sex, sexuality and sexual identity mean different things to different people. Join us at the McGill Sexual Health Fair to learn and discuss in a sex positive environment.

For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

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