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AHCS UNDERGRADUATE ADD/DROP ADVISING SCHEDULE

ADD/DROP ADVISING SCHEDULE: September 1 to September 14 – FALL 2010.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2010

Johnston named next Governor-General

Former McGill Principal to become 28th Visitor to McGill By McGill Reporter Staff Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ended weeks of speculation by naming McGill’s former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, David Johnston, as Canada’s 28th Governor-General. Johnston will assume office on Oct.

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Published on : 08 Jul 2010

In defense of the vuvuzela

By Bob Babinski Rare has been the day where somebody, somewhere in the world hasn’t complained about South Africa’s vuvuzelas. Too bad, really. I happen to think they’re fun and give expression to the people of this country. Yet, the international buzz of complaint from party-poopers is even louder – party-poopers who are usually quick to [...]

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

Two brains on music: Bobby McFerrin visits Dan Levitin’s lab

By Chris Chipello When PBS produced the award-winning documentary “The Music Instinct,” based on Prof. Daniel Levitin’s best-selling book, “This is Your Brain on Music,” vocalist Bobby McFerrin served as a co-host. McFerrin, along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other renowned performers, helped demonstrate how the basic elements of music pitch, tempo, rhythm and melody [...]

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

The “Sunshine Vitamin”

By Margaux Delattre Did you know that three minutes of exposure to the sun everyday is enough for your body to effectively synthesize Vitamin D? Or that tanning is not a sign of health but a skin reaction to the sun? And that lack of Vitamin D synthesis is a potential explanation for high rates of [...]

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

The Future of Food

Part of the Redpath Museums Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.  Food and agriculture have become central in discussions about climate change, sequestering carbon, health and the preservation of biological diversity.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2010

In defense of the vuvuzela

By Bob Babinski Rare has been the day where somebody, somewhere in the world hasn’t complained about South Africa’s vuvuzelas. Too bad, really. I happen to think they’re fun and give expression to the people of this country. Yet, the international buzz of complaint from party-poopers is even louder – party-poopers who are usually quick to [...]

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Published on : 29 Jun 2010

Making Publics: Looking back, looking ahead

By Jim Hynes Members of the Making Publics (MaPs) project team gathered at Montreal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts last Monday to celebrate their five-year project as well as the launch of Spheres (with Festival Montreal Baroque), the second of two arts festivals they have taken part in. (www.montrealbaroque.com). Started in 2005 and made possible by a $2.5-million grant [...]

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Published on : 28 Jun 2010

McGill’s robot star attraction at G20 media centre

By William Raillant-Clark TORONTO – The worlds media is in Toronto this week, and so are Dr. Gregory Dudek and PhD candidates Junaed Sattar and Anqi Xu of McGills School of Computer Science. Theyre there to showcase their AQUA2 robot, the only one of its kind in the world. A select number of Canada’s most innovative companies [...]

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Published on : 25 Jun 2010

Six new inductees for McGill Sports Hall of Fame

By Earl Zukerman Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee and served as McGill Chancellor from 1999 to 2009, headlines a cast of six new inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of the pantheons honoured members to 101. Other honourees include [...]

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Published on : 22 Jun 2010

Yoga in the park

Balancing mind, body and spirit at Health and Well-Being Program event By Health and Well-Being Program Staff On June 8, approximately 75 McGill staff members joined Principal Heather Munroe-Blum for an open air yoga class under the trees of lower campus in the vicinity of the Three Bares fountain. No prerequisites were necessary, just an [...]

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Published on : 22 Jun 2010

Making the link

McGill researchers explore how to better integrate bicycles with transit By McGill Reporter Staff What might Montreal’s public transit system look like if bicycles were regularly used to access it welcomed on board a greater number of transit vehicles? That is the question that McGill transportation researchers are asking this summer in an online survey of Montreal cyclists [...]

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Published on : 18 Jun 2010

Father’s Day concert at the Redpath Museum

Celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20) at the Redpath Museum along to the Latino-inspired sounds of and the Trilobites (Martina Govednik, vocals; Sylvain Bertrand, piano; Alex Bellegarde, doublebass; Eric Breton, percussion). This musical fundraiser presents Latin tunes such as Gracias a la vida, Volare, and Calling you (from the film Baghdad Café ). [...]

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Published on : 18 Jun 2010

Tune into ideaCity 2010

McGill students, faculty and staff have a special opportunity this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 16-18) to tune into ideaCity 2010, Canada’s premier “meeting of the minds” conference in Toronto. The annual event of eclectic thinkers will be delivered as a high-definition live video webcast over a next-generation platform of Internet connectivity between participating Canadian [...]

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Published on : 16 Jun 2010