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An alarming array of mammals, birds, fish and plants are nearing extinction. McGill experts are assessing damaged ecosystems and joining the battle to save the planet from ourselves.
Faites connaissance aves des professeurs et des diplômés de McGill, tous experts en médecine légale, qui utilisent leurs compétences scientifiques pour résoudre des meurtres et des crimes.
The courses may be miniature, but the crowds attending sure aren't. Mini lectures in Medicine, Law and Music offer the Montreal community a glimpse of what goes on at McGill, and have created a buzz that is anything but small.
The Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning issued a progress report in April. The report follows a year of discussion and debate, fuelled by over 160 submissions from the McGill community since a call for input in May 2005.
Willard Boyle, BSC'47, MSC'48, PHD'50, and George Smith, co-inventors of the charge-coupled device, or CCD, have been awarded the $500,000 Charles Stark Draper Prize by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Richard I. Levin, currently the vice-dean for education, faculty and academic affairs at New York University School of Medicine, takes over the helm of McGill's oldest and most fabled faculty on September 1.
Thanks to McGill biology professor Ronald Chase, we now know more about the strange world of snail sex. His latest set of experiments has led to a new discovery about the "love dart."
Stephen Toope, BCL'83, LLB'83, a popular former professor and dean of the Faculty of Law, is the new president of the University of British Columbia. He's the second McGill grad in a row to be named to UBC's top job, replacing Martha Piper, PhD'87.
Brenda Plant, BA'92, BSW'95, is a businesswoman who mixes a passion for social justice with hard-headed capitalism. Plant is the co-founder of Ethiquette.ca, a for-profit web-based company that takes all the work out of responsible purchasing.
Ann Dowsett Johnston, for 14 years the principal architect of the annual Maclean's university rankings issue, has been named McGill University's Vice-Principal of Development, Alumni and University Relations.
Two McGill grads -- Montreal criminal law expert Paul Skolnik, BCL'75, and Algoma University College law professor John Flood, BCL'85 -- are among 134 lawyers from around the world named to serve as defence counsel in International Criminal Court proceedings.
Ian Brodie, BA'90, applies classroom theory to his real life as Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff. Brodie took a political science course under the late James Mallory, the country's reigning authority on parliamentary politics.
McGill's summer "Be a Computer Scientist for a Week" program, offered free of charge, provides an opportunity for 60 senior high school students to step away from the joysticks and X-Boxes for a few days, and either design a robotics mission to Mars or develop their own software games.