McGill researchers will soon have access to one of the world's most powerful multi-wavelength lasers for their experiments. Physics professor Mark Sutton explained that the new Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) project will bring together biologists, chemists and physicists from Canada to Japan.
The rapidly growing field of biotechnology is a major employer in Quebec. McGill's new Master's degree in the field is an interdisciplinary program that will train students for careers in everything from pharmaceutics to environmental technology.
Viva Voce will perform eight compositions inspired by the Magnificat, the Gospel of Luke's account of Mary's encounter with Gabriel.
Steven Sanderson, who heads the world's largest international wildlife research and conservation NGO, will deliver the next Beatty Memorial Lecture. He will address concerns about the future of wild nature, suggest contributions conservation can make to rural poverty alleviation, and raise difficult questions about the risk of impoverishing wild nature in the service of poverty alleviation.
Shopping guru Sandra Phillips hosts a talk on "Dressing on a Budget" for the McGill Women's Networking Group.
The annual Easter Plant Sale at Macdonald Campus provides a variety of potted plants, cut flowers and gardening plants at prices ranging from $2 to $10.
Vesselin Nedkov spent 57 hours as a hostage to Chechen terrorists in a Moscow theatre in October 2002. Now the McGill MBA student shares his story.
Former Supreme Court Justice Charles Gonthier is the new Wainwright Fellow in the Faculty of Law. He will use the position to study law as it relates to sustainable development.
Security guard Mathieu Racette knew right away that the box he discovered near the Wong Building was special – and now the plain metal container has people across campus scratching their heads trying to solve the mystery of its contents.
International Earth Day was marked at McGill by two major lectures. Steven Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society spoke on the precarious balance of alleviating human hardship and conserving the environment, and Sir Robert May, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, spoke about the future of biodiversity in an overpopulated world.