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McGillians go for Olympic glory

The McGill community will have a contingent of nearly two dozen people at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Judo, track and field, diving, triathlon, rowing and water polo teams will include men and women affiliated with the University (graduates or students).

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Published on : 03 Aug 2004

McGill grad leads new Egyptian cabinet

McGill graduate Dr Ahmed Mohamed Nazif assumed the Egyptian prime minister's post and formed his cabinet this month at the request of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2004

Six grads in new federal cabinet

Former hockey great and new cabinet member Ken Dryden, LLB'73, is joined by Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, John McCallum, PhD'77, Albina Guarnieri, BA'74, MA'77 (Minister of Veterans Affairs), Jim Peterson, DCL'70 (Minister of International Trade), and Jacques Saada, Dip(Trans)'78 (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie).

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Published on : 26 Jul 2004

McGill grad innovates with Brazilian music forms

Jovino Santos Neto, BSc(Agr)'77, has played with some of the biggest names in Latin jazz, has produced countless albums, and has blended old world charm with new melodic beats.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Artificial eye coming into focus

Dr Avijit Chaudhuri, a professor in neuroscience at McGill, is working on an artificial eye that will allow the blind to view images; he wants to use a video device to bypass the normal eye-to-brain circuit.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Audubon Honoured

At McGill's Repath Museum, Canada Post launched a set of stamps to recognize John James Audubon's visits to Canada.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Alumni Activities

The Honours and Awards Recipients for 2004 and a roundup of alumni events around the world including California, Newfoundland, Jamaica.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Experimental psychologist and McGill associate professor Mark Baldwin and a group of McGill doctoral students have been working on computer games that can boost self-esteem.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Sharing His Gift: The Man Who Loved Music

Peter Yu recalls his family's relationship with his daughter's piano instructor which began with a chance meeting in the park.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Engineering in the Real World

Mechanical Engineering students design and build real-world mechanical devices as part of a final year project course.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Olympians Head to Greece

McGill students and graduates are on their way to Athens to compete in the Olympics.

Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Comical Playwright

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa makes the transition from the stage to comic books.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Less-Than-Super Hero

Budding toy entrepreneur Kris Schantz, BSc'02, created GeekMan, a superhero for the digital world.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Big Name in Brantford

Four generations of Digbys are recognized by the Brantford General Hospital.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Convocation Al Fresco

For the first time in decades, graduation ceremonies are held outdoors under a big tent.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004