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If we're going to put a man on Mars we have to be ready for the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body – a subject Douglas Watt, director of the Aerospace Medical Research Unit has been studying for a long time.
There won't be fire-breathers or acrobats, but the circus is coming to town. Luc Plamondon, v.p. production, and his assistant, Gabriel Pinkstone from the famed Montreal troupe Cirque du Soleil, will be speaking about architecture and scenography at McGill on February 3.
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.
Men's volleyball coach José Rebelo and graduate Karolina Wisniewska are accomplished athletes in their fields. Both are Paralympians, but it is their athleticism, not their disabilities that define them.
This fall, about a dozen top graduate students will become the first cohort of a new regime to train scientists. The McGill Behavioural Neuroscience Training Program prepares young scientists for the competitive world of neuroscience research.
Teachers, scientists and university professors put their heads together to design new ways to teach science in the Quebec educational system. In the end, it was a learning experience for everyone.