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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

Digging Deep: Mining Students Hit the Motherlode

Students in McGill's mining engineering program can be real gold diggers – literally. Industry is lining up to offer them jobs once they've done their time in the mines.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Plain-spoken People's Hero

Civil servants don't generally attract newspaper headlines and the kind of adulation usually reserved for hockey stars and Hollywood icons. But then, Auditor General Sheila Fraser, BCom'72, is no ordinary civil servant.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Le physicien philosophe

Selon Mario Bunge de McGill, un philosophe qui a passé des décennies à décoder la physique quantique, les meilleurs scientifiques carburent à l'imagination tandis que les meilleurs spécialistes des sciences sociales s'attirent de puissants ennemis.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

The Story of the Three Bares

The brainchild of a piano prodigy. The creation of a super-rich sculptress. Discover the naked truth about a campus landmark that has been part of the McGill scenery for eight decades.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

The Troublesome Ethics of Biosecurity

The new term "biosecurity" reflects a growing awareness that rapid developments in life sciences and biomedical research offer not only the potential for great benefits, but also the possibility of misuse to cause deliberate harm.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Home Away From Home

Nadege Conger, MBA'90, oversees Sabbaticalhomes.com, a website that helps professors and other university staffers find, rent or swap homes away from home.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Dental Detective

Robert Dorion, DDS'72, one of only five accredited forensic odontologists in Canada, is doing his part to train the next generation. Last fall, he set up the world's first online course in forensic dentistry, and this year he published a textbook on bitemark evidence.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Ping-pong and Politics

Canada's justice minister, Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, took time out from politics to participate in the 17th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 11 to 21.

Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Clean Sweep

As part of the McGill in the Community initiative, about 50 undergrads cleaned up the streets and alleys of the "McGill Ghetto," east of campus.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Producer Pow-Wows

Hollywood filmmaker Jake Eberts, BEng'62, has teamed up with six family members - all McGill grads - to create the Eberts Endowment, a four-year renewable program worth more than $600,000 that is intended to attract and support McGill's indigenous students.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

No Space for Mistakes

Julie Payette, BEng'86, DSc'03, was the Capsule Communicator - CAPCOM in space-speak - on the recent Discovery mission.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Getting off to a Fresh Start

McGill's new Arts Legacy program is designed to help first-year Arts students get their post-secondary studies off to a solid start before selecting a major.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Big Job in Baghdad

John Holmes, BA'78, LLB'82, is Canada's new ambassador to Iraq.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005