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Students with axes to grind

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.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Cath Mortin: Serving society through sport

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.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Grazing

Casanova-smooth lattés, simple lunch fare and bite-sized delectable cookies await those who enter the minimalist café Nocochi.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

NSERC hits the quarter century

NSERC recently celebrated 25 years with a lecture on extreme weather from the most recent NSERC chair and a reception for NSERC grant holders.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Hanging

French collector Daniel Rozensztroch's eclectic collection of hangers from 1850-2000 will be on display until February 22, at Université du Québec à Montréal's design centre.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Is it a smile or a grimace?

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.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Survival in Las Vegas

Eyal Baruch's wind-tunnel navigating abilities recently won him a trip to Vegas. He gives the dirt on how to survive on the cheap in Sin City.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Principal's prized professors

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.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

A meeting of religious minds

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.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

West Island atlas

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.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

McGill newsmakers '03

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.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

Reinventing the wheelchair

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.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

Nobel laureate to lecture at McGill

Joseph Taylor, a research star who researches stars (and won a Nobel in the process) comes to McGill.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

Heart-stopping crimes

Tuesday Night Café commits Crimes of the Heart.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

The human voice of tears

Daniel Taylor tears into tears with a performance of John Dowland's Lachrimae.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004