Ten members of the Quebec National Assembly elected in the April 2003 elections are McGill graduates, and two of them will hold major posts in the Liberal government's new cabinet.
Nancy L. Wells began her five-year mandate as McGill's new Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations) on May 1.
This spring, Mike Babcock became the second former McGill University hockey player — and the first since Lester Patrick in 1937 — to coach in the Stanley Cup finals, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games.
Academics and community workers from around the world are participating in a major conference on human security in war-torn societies this week at McGill, organized by the University's Centre for Developing-Area Studies.
Different combinations of genetic mutations may give rise to diverse human traits, including complex diseases such as schizophrenia, say scientists at the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal.
Despite recent progress Quebec's official language still needs bolstering, especially among new immigrants whose first language is not French, says language policy expert James Archibald. As director of Translation Studies at McGill's Centre for Continuing Education, Archibald has examined recent trends in immigrant integration and francization over the past 15 years.
A new report from Montréal International details the economic impact of Montreal's four universities. "Universities: Catalysts for the Development of Metro Montréal" contains an abundance of new data concerning the tremendous contribution that universities make to the economic vitality of the city.
About 600 staff, faculty and students are gathering on February 12 to honour the birthday and memory of the man whose name graces McGill's West Island campus: Sir William Christopher Macdonald.
Retention and degradation of active proteins are responsible for many human degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and cystic fibrosis, according to McGill scientists.
Feb. 18: As part of the Faculty of Education's Parenting in the New Millennium Workshop, youth expert Robert Calame will give a talk entitled "Families learn to manage anger and aggression together: Is it possible?" When: 7 pm. Where: Main lobby of the Education Building (3700 McTavish St.). Contact: 514-398-2712.