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McGill and Montreal Matters: The Environment

Series to focus on our environment – air, water and soil

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Published on : 02 Oct 2007

What provided that spark of life?

On Thursday, McGill will host the third annual Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium: Origin of Life: What Was the Spark of Life? Four of the world's foremost experts on the chemical and biological origins of human existence will debate a question that man has asked for centuries. In Saturday's Gazette Professor Joe Schwarcz discusses some of these historical beliefs.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2007

Headliners: From difficult divas to C. difficile

Britney makes the Reporter two issues in a row!

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Published on : 27 Sep 2007

Notes From the Field: Me and the unicorns of the sea

A PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Marianne Marcoux braves polar bears and sun-filled nights to study the mysterious narwhal.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, the Supremes

First-year law students are treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they share Moot Court with no fewer than six Supreme Court Justices from Canada and the U.S.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2007

McGill's Middle East Program gets royal nod

Queen Rania of Jordan recently conducted a tour of schools in Amman, Jordan, which included a visit to the Community Development Centre (CDC), a social agency affiliated with the University of Jordan (UJ) and primarily funded by CIDA. The centre is currently running 12 community development programs, which directly affect between 15,000-20,000 underprivileged residents of the area annually. Five of the centre's core professional staff, including the director, are graduates of McGill with master's degrees in social work through the McGill Middle East Program (MMEP). "The fellowship program is a clear example of how professional social workers can work with members of the community to improve conditions and advance civil society," MMEP manager David Leduc told the Jordan Times. Canadian ambassador Margaret Huber met with Queen Rania and expressed the Canadian government's wish to see "more social centres like the CDC in Jordan." The Queen suggested stronger collaboration between McGill and UJ, in order to serv

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Published on : 26 Sep 2007

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montréal launch Québec's first joint EMBA

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montréal are combining their strengths in leadership development, international experience and award-winning research to create a new joint executive MBA (EMBA) program designed for business managers: the McGill – HEC Montréal Executive MBA.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2007

Invasive crab species identified in Panama Canal

A Smithsonian scientist and his colleague from McGill report that a potentially harmful invasive crab species that has spread to several countries is now established and reproducing in Panama. Mark Torchin, a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and Dominique Roche, a McGill pre-doctoral student, report their research in the September issue of Aquatic Invasions.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2007

Inuit health survey

The impact of diet change is the focus of the Inuit Health Survey, headed by McGill epidemiologist Grace Egeland. On board the Amundsen icebreaker since Aug. 17, Egeland is leading this comprehensive look at the health and welfare of Inuit in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Labrador's Nunatsiavut communities.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2007

How big is your prefrontal cortex?

Psychologists from McGill, the University of Toronto, Harvard and the University of Hawaii have developed new computerized measures of "executive intelligence" to predict whether job candidates will excel in managerial roles. The research findings, published in the August issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, demonstrate that those who do exceptionally well at tasks assessing the cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex -- often labelled the "executive" of the brain -- obtain high ratings of managerial competence from supervisors. Robert Pihl was the researcher involved from McGill.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2007

New and renewed, McGill gets 12 CRCs

McGill nets eight new CRCs and has four renewals -- to the tune of $10,500,000.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2007

Notes From the Field: Taking a people's pulse from the sea

Angela Pacey, a Master's student in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, gives a first-person account of her time conducting a health survey of the people of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2007

Headliners: From Arctic melting to Britney's meltdown

This issue's headliners installment has everything from unfriendly docs to squadrons of marauding wasps.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2007

The renaissance man of true crime

We're almost convinced that beneath his red McGill tie, Chancellor Richard Pound has a big "S" emblazoned across his chest.

Published on : 13 Sep 2007

Home sweet solar home

McGill undergrad architecture and engineering students help make up Team Montreal, an inter-university team ready to take on the big boys of the solar house world at the upcoming Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2007