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Living the L.A. life

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

Recent McGill grad Kristen Bussandri visited the City of Angels this summer -- over three days she managed to be cast as an extra in a movie and music video. Maybe next visit she'll run for Governor.

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Philosopher's gold

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Charles Taylor has been honoured as the inaugural SSHRC Gold Medalist, a prize worth $100,000.

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Mary Robinson on globalization

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Mary Robinson recently spoke at McGill as part of Homecoming celebrations. The ex-president of Ireland spoke about her latest project -- the Ethical Global Initiative, which seeks to humanize globalization.

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Fall convocation honorary degree

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Former Cabinet Minister and current Secretary-General of the OECD Donald Johnston in receiving an honorary degree at the October 23 convocation. In addition to his many political achievements, the McGill alum is a former roommate of Leonard Cohen's.

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Félix-Antoine Boudreault: A future force

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Félix-Antoine Boudreault is a personalité par excellence. Don't just take it from us -- the engineering graduate student won the prestigious Forces Avenir award.

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Caps off to Chomski

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Usually a BA precedes a PhD, but not for Claude Chomski.

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GlaxoSmithKline honours Sir William Osler

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

For the GlaxoSmithKline vaccines clinical working group meeting held in Montreal, Craig Laferriere -- the company's therapy area leader of vaccines for Canada -- organized a pilgrimage to the resting place of Sir William Osler. Here, Laferriere unveils a donation of $1,000, happily received by Osler librarian Pam Miller on October 15.

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MUNACA members protest the administration position in contract negotiations

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Despite the cold, blowing rain, hundreds of MUNACA members turned up at the Roddick Gates on October 21 to express their displeasure with the administration's position on contract negotiation. Chanting slogans and wielding placards, the demonstrators marched from the gates to demonstrate in front of the James Administration building. MUNACA represents 1,500 clerical and technical staff, library assistants and nurses. The university is asking staff to work more hours and has proposed eliminating some paid holidays.

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Revolutionary art

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Art history professor Francesca Dal Lago studies Chinese art -- from the propaganda posters of the Cultural Revolution to the punk ethos of the more recent era.

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Home is where the harm is

Thu, 2003-10-23 (All day)

Home or hazard? The Office of Science in Society set out to answer that question: you may never look at your Teddy bear the same way again.

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