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Buying a Better World

Thu, 2006-08-03 16:00

Brenda Plant, BA'92, BSW'95, is a businesswoman who mixes a passion for social justice with hard-headed capitalism. Plant is the co-founder of Ethiquette.ca, a for-profit web-based company that takes all the work out of responsible purchasing.

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From Maclean's to McGill

Thu, 2006-08-03 16:00

Ann Dowsett Johnston, for 14 years the principal architect of the annual Maclean's university rankings issue, has been named McGill University's Vice-Principal of Development, Alumni and University Relations.

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Representing the Reviled

Thu, 2006-08-03 16:00

Two McGill grads -- Montreal criminal law expert Paul Skolnik, BCL'75, and Algoma University College law professor John Flood, BCL'85 -- are among 134 lawyers from around the world named to serve as defence counsel in International Criminal Court proceedings.

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Valuable Lessons

Thu, 2006-08-03 16:00

Ian Brodie, BA'90, applies classroom theory to his real life as Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff. Brodie took a political science course under the late James Mallory, the country's reigning authority on parliamentary politics.

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No Flies on Them

Thu, 2006-08-03 16:00

McGill's summer "Be a Computer Scientist for a Week" program, offered free of charge, provides an opportunity for 60 senior high school students to step away from the joysticks and X-Boxes for a few days, and either design a robotics mission to Mars or develop their own software games.

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Improved trauma care the goal of fundraising polo match

Thu, 2006-08-10 12:00

MUHC Trauma Nurse Manager Anne Thomas and members of the Trauma committee of the MUHC Montreal General Hospital emergency department will be hosting a polo match at Hudson Polo Parc Farms on August 19, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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MUHC researchers develop new model to identify ovarian cancer genes

Tue, 2006-08-15 12:00

This innovative research, published in the journal Oncogene, is a significant step towards improving treatment for this devastating disease that kills more than two-thirds of people diagnosed.

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Contact: Ian Popple
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Weather warning system

Wed, 2006-08-02 12:00

A new technique that uses radar beams to track wet air could lead to more accurate and timely warnings of severe thunderstorms and flash floods. Frédéric Fabry of McGill developed the idea behind the method.

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Ever-happy mice may hold key to new treatment of depression

Tue, 2006-08-22 11:00

A new breed of permanently "cheerful" mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain.

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Contact: Ian Popple
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Hormone provides hope for women

Tue, 2006-08-22 12:00

Two decades ago, Barbara Sherwin, professor of psychology and obstetrics and gynecology at McGill, conducted testosterone studies on women. Testosterone was demonstrated to clearly boost women's arousal and desire. European authorities have finally approved a testosterone patch for women to deal with libido problems but the Food and Drug Administration has yet to comment on the future of its testosterone patch in the U.S.

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