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Impoverishment of nature

Thu, 2004-04-08 (All day)

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.

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Frugal guru on dressing up

Thu, 2004-04-08 (All day)

Shopping guru Sandra Phillips hosts a talk on "Dressing on a Budget" for the McGill Women's Networking Group.

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How does your garden grow?

Thu, 2004-04-08 (All day)

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.

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57 Hours: a survivor's story

Thu, 2004-04-08 (All day)

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.

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Former Supreme Justice made McGill fellow

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

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.

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Time capsule discovered!

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

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.

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A double crisis on planet Earth

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

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.

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Senate: Agog over the BoG

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

Board of Governors restructuring was the big issue of the April 23 meeting of Senate. Also up – health and safety follow-up and American security concerns may be having an impact on graduate applications.

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Turning the tide on global warming

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.

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Africa explained

Thu, 2004-04-29 (All day)

Africa is often perceived as a dark, backward and war-ravaged place. Sauvé Scholar Readith Muliyunda explains how the international media help perpetuate these inaccurate stereotypes.

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