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Published on : 03 Aug 2006

Task Force Reports Progress

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.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2006

Inventive Mind

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.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2006

Students Put Their Skills on Ice

As part of an inter-university competition, graduate students David Bédard-Barrette, BScArch'04, and Nicholas Chan, BScArch'04, were chosen by the McGill School of Architecture to design a room in this year's rendition of Quebec's Ice Hotel.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Baring the Bible

The latest documentary by Simcha Jacobovici, BA'75, is "The Naked Archaeologist," a 26-part series airing on Vision TV in Canada and soon to be broadcast on the History Channel in Britain.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Never Too Old to Tango

McGill physical and occupational therapy professor Patricia McKinley finds that the tango offers excellent training for improving balance in the elderly.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Ready for their Close-ups

Six McGill English professors appeared in a photo that dominated a full page of the National Post as part of a series the newspaper published regarding what people in different occupations wore to work.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Design for Disaster

McGill engineering students were among the participants in the Quebec Engineering Competition, hosted by McGill from January 19 to 22.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Carrying on Humphrey's work

Almost six decades after John Humphrey, BCom'25, BA'27, BCL'29, PhD'45, LLD'76, authored the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Faculty of Law's new Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is set to build on McGill's long-standing strengths in both human rights and comparative law.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Special Screenwriter

Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.

Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Victorious Volleyballer

Rachèle Béliveau recently made McGill history. The coach of the women's volleyball team became the first skipper ever to steer a McGill squad to 300 career wins, cementing her status as the University's all-time winningest coach.

Published on : 16 Feb 2006

He's no Himbo

Michael Manga, BSc'90, a geophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has earned both a coveted MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the "genius grant") and a place among the Hollywood hunks featured in People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Sharing the Wealth

In the wake of two remarkable gifts that yielded a combined $42 million and broke philanthropic records, a pair of McGill faculties have new names and students will soon benefit from the creation of dozens of new scholarships.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Java Justice: The Battle for Fair Trade

Continuing the work she began as a McGill undergraduate, Laure Waridel, BA'96, is winning government praise and penning best-sellers. More importantly, she is changing the way consumers think about the products they purchase.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Du sang neuf dans les facultés

L'Université McGill voit arriver des centaines de nouveaux professeurs. Grâce à eux, elle profitera de nouvelles formes d'expertise, qui vont des racines historiques de la culture de la célébrité à l'influence des changements sociaux sur la santé des familles.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006