A roundup of alumni events around the world, including a visit from Auditor General Sheila Fraser to Ottawa Alumni's Annual General Meeting and Heather Munroe-Blum's visit to the McGill France branch.
A review of graduate Valerie Knowles' book about William C. Van Horne, the man who pushed through construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental line.
William Shatner, BCom'52, is best known for his role as Captain Kirk on TV's Star Trek. Now he's back in the limelight with a flurry of projects, including a role on a hot new TV show and a CD.
McGill's Minimum Cost Housing Group, along with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), will embark on a project to demonstrate the value of urban agriculture, arguing it should be a permanent feature in city planning and urban design.
For the second year in a row, scholars from around the world, all with communications backgrounds, are coming to McGill for nine months to enlarge their understanding of the world and work on effecting positive change.
Grant McFadden, BSc'70, PhD'75, and Alexandra Lucas, BSc'75, are a husband-and-wife research team seeking to develop an anti-inflammation drug by using a virus once employed to kill rabbits.
Maria Petrucci-Samija, PhD'99, is at the forefront of R&D in the science of harnessing photons for practical uses. MIT's prestigious Technology Review says she is one of the world's top innovators under 35; Colin Hill, MSc'98, also made the cut.
Dr. Eric Fombonne, Director of Psychiatry at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, says worries over a possible causality between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism are unfounded.
It's been a hundred years since the McGill Conservatorium of Music was established, and over the years McGill's Faculty of Music has moved to the forefront of education in Canada.
Marc Mayer, BA'84, has been appointed director of the world-renowned Montreal Contemporary Art Museum. He hopes to revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented. His career has been a smorgasboard of art-related endeavours. He has been director of Toronto's Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, head of visual arts at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, and deputy art director at New York's Brooklyn Museum. Under his new position as director of the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum, he plans to make the museum one of the trendiest art venues in the world.
McGill researcher Victoria Talwar, in conjunction with other university researchers, has discovered that children are likely to testify truthfully - even when parents put pressure on them to lie.
McGill researchers discover that HIV patients are not immune to attack by a different strand of the illness. Thus, they must take precautionary steps not to get a secondary infection, or superinfection.
In his time with the McGill Redmen, Jean-Philippe Darche was described as having cunning awareness, and was seen as a team leader and a dominant force. While many college stars make no impact at all in professional football, Darche has gone on to become a respected pro in the National Football League.