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It’s official: McTavish St. now a pedestrian zone

By Jim Hynes Where there were parking spots there are now benches and flowerpots. And best of all, most of the time, there are no trucks or cars, just people. In the words of Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, McTavish St., between Sherbrooke and Dr. Penfield, is now officially a pedestrian zone “12 months a year.” “This is [...]

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Super Science Documentary films: Earth

The Redpath Museum is proud to be taking part in the International Year of Biodiversity. As part of its events and activities in 2010, the Museum will be featuring a series of films this summer that focus on the creatures of our earth and seas, the local and international issues that threaten their (and our) [...]

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Published on : 04 Jun 2010

4BQ will return in the fall

This  feature, where the Reporter poses four questions, usually to visiting lecturers, will return in September.

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Published on : 03 Jun 2010

Spring 2010 Convocation

McGill is renowned for its work – the quality of its work, the breadth of its work and the impact of its work that is felt around the world. This is a place where an old-fashioned work ethic has never gone out of style, be it among faculty, researchers, staff and, of course, students. But this [...]

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Published on : 03 Jun 2010

Spring Convocation gets under way with Mac campus ceremony

By Jim Hynes “Go now in peace to share the gift of knowledge that has been entrusted to you.” With these words, Secretary-General Stephen Strople brought the first McGill spring Convocation ceremony of 2010 to a close last Friday, May 28, and sent approximately 350 new graduates from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences off to [...]

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Published on : 03 Jun 2010

Another way of knowing

Aboriginal field course offers cultural immersion, enhanced understanding By Pascal Zamprelli At first, it seemed to the students that the hospital and long-term care facilities on the Kahnawake reserve did not look all that different from the Western institutions they knew. But as their tour ended, their host let them know that, now, they would dance [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

With Principal Heather Munroe-Blum

“At the end of the day, McGill stands for quality.” By Neale McDevitt As Convocation ceremonies mark the end of McGill’s 2009-2010 academic year, many McGillians take a moment to reflect upon the year that was. For Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum, a moment is never enough. Completing her seventh year at the helm of Canada’s top-ranked [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Stress lines: some like the boost they get from tension on the job

By Neale McDevitt Clowns do it. Cooks do it. Judges do it. Jewelers do it. From time to time, everyone from accountants to zookeepers gets stressed-out by their job. Deadlines, quotas and demanding bosses – all can contribute to that uncomfortable feeling in a worker’s stomach that can range from butterflies to dread. While most of us [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Convocation 2010: The end of one journey… and the beginning of another

By Skyler Veazey I had considered not attending my convocation on May 28. On n’a pas été obligé d’assister à la cérémonie. So, why would I want to drive all the way back to Montreal for this two-hour ritual almost a month after my last final exam? I only truly understood the answer to this question [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Engineering Foundation awards two undergrads

Melissa Bacon is one of three winners of this year’s Vale Inco $10,000 Undergraduate scholarships awarded by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF). Along with the scholarship, Bacon, a third-year bioresource engineering student, received a Vale Inco expense-paid trip to the CEMF Annual Awards Luncheon in Vancouver during the Annual General Meeting of Engineers [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Politics and democracy in West Africa

By Dan Lafrenière Hot and dusty is an apt description of the bustling metropolis of Lomé, the parched capital of Togo on West Africa’s Atlantic coast. In late February, I found myself stepping off the plane, onto the sizzling runway tarmac and into the hot tropical night, about to embark on a new African adventure that [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Foote takes Schulich helm

By McGill Reporter Staff Gordon Foote became interim Dean of the Schulich School on June 1. He replaces Don McLean. Foote has been the Associate Dean (Academic and Student Affairs) at the Schulich School of Music since 2006. He is also an Associate Professor in the Jazz Studies Program, where he has served as Chair of the [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

NSERC Awards: Moore gets a Steacie, Milner a runner-up for Herzberg medal

By McGill Reporter Staff McGill researcher Guy Moore has been awarded a coveted NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for his research in quantum physics. The Steacies are awarded annually by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to enhance career development of highly promising university faculty who are already earning a strong international reputation [...]

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

NHL’s Maple Leafs invite McGill rearguard to prospects camp

By Earl Zukerman Marc-André Dorion, an All-Canadian with the McGill University mens hockey team, has been invited by the Toronto Maple Leafs to attend their upcoming prospects camp, scheduled for July 3-10 in Toronto. It will be the second National Hockey League tryout for Dorion, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound native of St. Hubert, Que., who was named [...]

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

Lucian Award lecture

Every year, since 1978, the Louis & Artur Lucian Award is conferred upon an outstanding researcher in the field of circulatory diseases. This year, the Award is being given to Dr. Peter Libby, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. [...]

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Published on : 31 May 2010