Public outreach news
Undergraduates will be able to put a little Bio into their Byron with a new degree that will start accepting students in September. The BASC blends courses from the Arts and Sciences to provide a flexible interdisciplinary learning experience.
Sauvé Scholars Speak Out is a series of talks that will occur for the rest of the semester. Ten of the 14 scholars will address topics from their home countries. The first talk is "Will there be a fair Khmer Rouge Tribunal?" Panel discussion led by Ana Nov, from Cambodia.
If we're going to put a man on Mars we have to be ready for the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body – a subject Douglas Watt, director of the Aerospace Medical Research Unit has been studying for a long time.
There won't be fire-breathers or acrobats, but the circus is coming to town. Luc Plamondon, v.p. production, and his assistant, Gabriel Pinkstone from the famed Montreal troupe Cirque du Soleil, will be speaking about architecture and scenography at McGill on February 3.
At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.
Cath Mortin has lived all over the world, and everywhere she's gone she has made herself at home. The biomedical engineering student is a compulsive volunteer, working in everything from homeless shelters in Virginia or coaching kids in China.
A prof in a tank, a ranting psychologist, a physicist with a lead brick and the man from Brynania are the four winners of the 2003 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
The Spanish city of Seville was the setting for an interfaith discussion on how religion can increase tolerance. Dean of Religious Studies Barry Levy was central to the planning of the international gathering.
Good decisions cannot be made without good information. In the West Island of Montreal, a lot of decisions are being made about development — but until now, they've been made without a lot of information. Geography professor Thom Meredith has assembled a team that has created an environmental atlas of the area, that covers everything from land use to bird habitats.
There's no red carpet or sexy gowns, or even a little statue. Nevertheless, it's our annual Newsmakers of the year round-up for those McGill folks, past and present, who made a splash in the world's media, from Leno to La Presse.