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Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.
Ground will be officially broken for innovative teaching facilities at McGill on Monday, December 17. Pauline Marois, Quebec's Deputy Premier and Finance Minister, will be present at a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony to announce the Government of Quebec's multi-million contribution towards the construction of McGill's new Lorne M. Trottier Building. Named after engineering alumnus Lorne M. Trottier, the new facilities are being constructed at a total cost of $17 million, the new teaching facilities will be built to enable McGill to meet the surging demand for information technology and engineering professionals across North America.
An extraordinarily generous gift to McGill University by one of its graduates, Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H.Tomlinson, is the largest-ever single donation to the University and probably the largest in the history of Canadian higher education.