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Harper government too cosy with U.S.

Thu, 2007-02-01 09:00

The Harper government is snuggling up too closely to the United States at the expense of Canada's influence in the rest of the world, former prime minister Joe Clark, professor at the Centre for Developing Areas Studies, told a McGill audience on Wednesday. "Mr. Harper and his colleagues are moving away from the central elements of the foreign policy that has been a strength of Canada under both Progressive Conservative and Liberal governments."

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Reaching for stars: Juggling ambition, angst

Tue, 2007-02-06 09:00

Victoria Kaspi laughs at the prediction beside her name in the high school yearbook. "My ambition was to be a famous scientist and mother of six." At 39, she's at least halfway there. An astrophysicist at McGill, Kaspi's groundbreaking research tracking pulsar stars has won her many accolades, most recently the CAP Herzberg medal and Steacie Prize, national awards for research excellence.

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McGill research paves way toward less toxic HIV drugs

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:00

McGill University researchers have discovered how the antiviral agent foscarnet inhibits HIV replication, laying the groundwork for the development of similar but less toxic drugs. Their findings have been published in the February issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Contact: Michael Bourguignon
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Office Phone: 514-398-8305
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Raising awareness about neurofibromatosis

Wed, 2007-02-07 12:00

A common but poorly understood disorder stigmatizes and isolates patients

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Contact: Lisa Dutton
Organization: The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
Office Phone: 514-412-4307
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Four universities launch an appeal to resolve underfunding

Wed, 2007-02-07 14:00

Concrete solutions proposed by Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke.

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Contact: Sophie Langlois
Organization: Université de Montréal
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Office Phone: 514-343-7704
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Media@McGill presents screenwriting mini-conference

Wed, 2007-02-07 14:00

Dispelling the widely held notion that all Anglophone screenwriters live in Toronto, Media@McGill is pleased to present a Writers Guild of Canada conference on English screenwriting in Quebec.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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The Charter @ 25 annual national conference

Wed, 2007-02-07 12:00

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will mark the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms at its 2007 annual national conference. "The Charter @ 25" / “la Charte @ 25 ans”, will be held at the Omni Mount-Royal Hotel in Montreal from February 14 to 16, 2007.

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Contact: Pascal Zamprelli
Organization: University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-1385
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South Pole Telescope: Exploring the secrets of the universe from the bottom of the world

Wed, 2007-02-07 12:00

McGill researcher blogs from frozen Antarctica as largest telescope ever deployed at South Pole nears completion.

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Contact: Pascal Zamprelli
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Principal, rectors propose tuition thaw

Thu, 2007-02-08 04:30

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and the heads of three other research-intensive Quebec universities present a united front at a press conference in which they demand that the Quebec government address the issue of underfunding.

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Macdonald Campus celebrates centenary

Thu, 2007-02-08 04:30

One of McGill's crown jewels, Macdonald Campus, turns 100.

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