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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

Browsing

PhD comics explores the tragicomic world of graduate studies.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

MUNACA votes for action

The union representing McGill’s clerical staff has rejected the university’s latest offer tabled on November 26. At the same time they mandated a possible strike. The administration and the union are now entering conciliation talks.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Vending

Distroboto is a vending machine for stocking stuffer art.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Daycare subsidy woes

The parents and staff of the McGill daycare have drafted an open letter to the provincial government protesting new regulations for subsidized childcare.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Grazing

Get your roasted chestnuts at Phillips Square.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Vinet's term as Provost renewed

Provost Luc Vinet has been appointed to a second five-year term. Hey, what happened to vice-principal (academic)?

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Campus consumerism: A guide to holiday shopping at McGill

You can get your holiday shopping done without having to brave the malls – campus offers a number of shopping opportunities, and better yet, you won’t hear Jingle Bell Rock on the PA system once.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

The business of world hunger

An American cow earns three dollars a day in subsidies, but half the world’s farmers earn less than two dollars a day. Indian food and trade policy analyst Devinder Sharma spoke at Macdonald campus about the inequities of the global trade system.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Computing weather

Welcome to the new math: Martin Gander hopes to improve the number crunching behind the science of weather forecasting.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Waste into want: rural innovations come to the city

Suzelle Barrington has developed a way to reduce the odour of farm waste, and she wants to bring her composting techniques to the city.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003