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A week of fundraising fun officially kicks off on Oct. 25 with the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) Charity Fair 2010. This year, the Fair is raising money and awareness for Dr.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2010

Lord Strathcona, champion of women’s education

McGill Memories looks at the contributions of Donald Smith, a.k.a. Lord Strathcona, the Chancellor of McGill from 1899 to 1914.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Athletics communicators “like” new social media tools

Once there were only paper posters, and now there are now posters of the Facebook kind. Not to mention the Tweeters.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Care enough to give: why your Centraide contribution is so important

It’s midterm season, so here’s a pop quiz: McGill University has nearly 10,000 employees – people who take home a steady pay cheque.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Centre for Intelligent Machines celebrates silver anniversary

Question: Aside from onscreen emotional range, what does Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common with your brand new dishwasher? Answer: Schwarzenegger played an intelligent machine in the Terminator movie franchise and, chances are your new dishwasher is an intelligent machine as well.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

With Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics

Economics Prof. Christopher Ragan returned to McGill this fall after an 18-month appointment as Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the department of Finance in Ottawa – a role in which he advised the Department on economic issues and took part in policy development at the highest level.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

The origins of a Nobel laureate

What does one need to get on the path to becoming a Nobel laureate? Gifted curiosity, some inspirational professors and, oh, a mom who brought chemicals home from work for her son to play with.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Research institute unveiled at global food conference

The third McGill Conference on Global Food Security got under way at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal Tuesday night with a public lecture and the official launch of a new McGill institute dedicated to alleviating poverty and improving human health and well-being.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Are you confused or curious?

By William Raillant-Clark I’m a classic white shirt kind of guy – in fact, I’m teased by colleagues for wearing one every day, including casual Fridays – but today, like many McGillians, I’m wearing purple. Why? You may have noticed a lot of media attention lately about suicide by gay youth.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

From books to bursaries

The McGill Book Fair takes place Oct. 20-21 at Redpath Hall. Find out how the Fair helps students like Jane B. Hood bursary winner Sarina Isenberg with the funds it raises.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2010

McGill Open House at the AHCS

McGill University's Open House will take place on Sunday, October 24, 2010 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at our downtown campus in Montreal.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2010

Steinberg’s $2.4-million gift kickstarts major health initiative

Kickstarted by an extraordinary, $2.4-million gift from the University’s Chancellor, H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill has announced a five-year multi-disciplinary research and teaching program with the ambitious goal of helping to fix our public health-care system.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2010

Goodman Cancer Research Centre public forum: Can you catch cancer?

Once again this year, Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is hosting a public forum on a topic that touches us all: cancer. Learn how and why cancer starts, how it develops into a potential killer, and how it is being rendered a chronic disease.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2010

Matrix Unloaded: Jean Baudrillard and Hyperreality

On Oct. 14, The Beatty Memorial Lectures Series and The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy present a free public lecture by Dr. Michael F. Watts, Cambridge University professor and author of Jean Baudrillard: A Primer. Learn more here:

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Published on : 14 Oct 2010

Finalists for 2010 Cundill Prize announced

The jury for the Cundill Prize in History at McGill, the world's largest non-fiction historical literature prize, has announced the three finalists for this year's prize. The prize, now in its third year, will be awarded on Nov. 14 to an author who has published a book determined to have a profound literary, social and academic impact on the subject.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2010