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.
The scarcity of food and freezing temperatures during winter drive many Canadian animals into hibernation - even though many of these organisms find themselves a hair's breadth from death.
Feb. 13: Asher Susser, director of the Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, will give a talk entitled "The Post-Saddam Middle East: Lessons about the Past and the Present." When: 10:30 am. Where: Room 301, 3465 Peel Street. Contact: 514-398-1246.
Former rector of Université Laval and former McGill University Vice-Principal (Planning and Resources) François Tavenas died suddenly in his sleep, February 13, in Luxembourg, at the age of 61. Born in Bourg-de-Péage in France, François Tavenas held a degree in civil engineering from the Institut national des sciences appliquées of Lyon and a doctorate in geotechnics from the University of Grenoble. He was the first rector of the University of Luxembourg.
About 400 students are expected to dance up a storm at the 11th Annual McGill Charity Ball on March 13, 2004.
In an appearance today before the Commission parlementaire sur la qualité, l'accessibilité et le financement des universités, McGill University called for a public policy framework that encourages universities to diversify and expand their sources of revenue beyond government funding and that recognizes the vital role of research-intensive universities.