Andr� Costopoulos studies ancient hominid species and the factors that affected their different survival rates, and he does it in real time. No, he doesn't own a time machine: the anthropologist uses computer models to imagine how our antecedents might have coped with their world.
Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with the SETI project, not only believes in extraterrestrial life, he's sure we'll hear from them within the next few decades.
While in Nicaragua last year, engineering student Bahareh Seyedi was struck by the lack of activity after the sun set at night. Together with fellow students and some innovative technology, she has set up a program that will bring light to rural areas.
There are hundreds of people on the waiting lists for McGill's two daycares, run by the university and by the SSMU. The provincially subsidized system keeps costs down for parents, but has led to administrative problems that university users are addressing through informal discussion groups and lobbying.
Nursing students Annemarie Hoffmann and Maria MacDougall will be spending two months with the Kigali Health Institute in Rwanda, helping students and instructors there develop a new curriculum for the many challenges that are facing the tiny central African republic.
Neuroscientist David Colman is part of an innovative effort to find treatments for multiple sclerosis, funded and led by an American millionaire who has the disease.
The VP research on what his office can do for McGill researchers looking for support, service and funding.
Dr Lawrence Altman has his ear to the pulse of the United States, both as a doctor and as a reporter for the New York Times.
Dr Martin Dawes has some advice on how to become a better patient.
The McGill Middle East Program in Civil Society and Peace Building screens the documentary "An Unlikely Friendship."