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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.
Funding, families, finances and flexibility. These are just a few of the things McGill's 6,000 graduate students must consider as they help drive the research that is vital to the University's continued success.
Arcade Fire. Wolf Parade. DJ A-Trak. Socalled. These are all talented musicians and performers, but they have more than that in common. McGill's impressive tradition of graduates who rock is alive and well.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the professors who garnered the most headlines last year, thanks to research into everything from cataloguing genetic variations to uncovering some painful truths about the differences between men and women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.