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Op-ed piece on the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide by Margaret Somerville, is founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University.
Op-ed piece on Gaza's economy by McGill professor Rex Brynen, whose areaas of research focus include peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, Middle East politics.
Free fertility treatments for Quebecers who want a test tube baby are to be delivered by Premier Jean Charest. "We'll be able to help people who couldn't afford it before," said Dr. Hananel Holzer of the McGill Reproductive Centre at McGill University. The centre "is currently doing about 1,000 (embryo-implantation) cycles per year, which is more than half the cycles in Quebec," he said.
McGill University graduate Elizabeth Paden has won the $34,000 Prix de Rome for emerging architects from the Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks to the prize, Paden will study architecture's effects on communities in France, Israel, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, and will intern with the firm 0047 in Oslo.
Maclean's Magazine: Top of their class—Passion and commitment define the winners of the 3M Teaching Awards
McGill Law's Kim Brooks has become one of 10 professors across the country to be selected for Canada's most prestigious university teaching awards, the 3M National Teaching Fellows.
Dozens of worshippers bow in prayer at the downtown Al-Omah Al-Islamiah mosque as they do five times a day, but on this day they have some interested observers. At the back of the room a small group of McGill students are looking on as part of a program called My Neighbour's Faith. The series of get-togethers introduce McGill university students to the various religions practiced in Montreal.
The red silk necktie worn by coach Mike Babcock when the Canada's Olympic men's hockey team beat the U.S. winning gold in nailbiting overtime has captured attention throughout the Games. By Tuesday the tie, with its conservative diagonal stripes and McGill University shields, was sold out.
Cancer expert Professor Michael Pollak from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, teamed up with diabetes expert Professor David Russell-Jones from The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK, to research the inter-relationships between cancer and insulin.
Neurophysiologists Eric Trudel and Charles Bourque at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre propose a mechanism by which the body's circadian system, or internal clock, controls water regulation.