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At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.
Cath Mortin has lived all over the world, and everywhere she's gone she has made herself at home. The biomedical engineering student is a compulsive volunteer, working in everything from homeless shelters in Virginia or coaching kids in China.
Is it a smile or a grimace? Either way, second year psychology student Isabelle Proulx doesn't seem too perturbed by the big freakin' needle Hema-Quebec nurse Isabelle Daigneault is preparing to stick in her arm. Proulx was donating some of the red stuff at the Hema-Quebec Blood Donor Clinic on the third floor of the University Centre, which runs until Friday, January 23.
A prof in a tank, a ranting psychologist, a physicist with a lead brick and the man from Brynania are the four winners of the 2003 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
The Spanish city of Seville was the setting for an interfaith discussion on how religion can increase tolerance. Dean of Religious Studies Barry Levy was central to the planning of the international gathering.
Good decisions cannot be made without good information. In the West Island of Montreal, a lot of decisions are being made about development — but until now, they've been made without a lot of information. Geography professor Thom Meredith has assembled a team that has created an environmental atlas of the area, that covers everything from land use to bird habitats.
There's no red carpet or sexy gowns, or even a little statue. Nevertheless, it's our annual Newsmakers of the year round-up for those McGill folks, past and present, who made a splash in the world's media, from Leno to La Presse.
Linghua Kong's thesis project is on new product development, something the mechanical engineering doctoral student already knows much about. Kong has already won awards for a cost effective electric wheelchair that will increase mobility for people who rely on these machines.