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Fall convocation honorary degree

Former Cabinet Minister and current Secretary-General of the OECD Donald Johnston in receiving an honorary degree at the October 23 convocation. In addition to his many political achievements, the McGill alum is a former roommate of Leonard Cohen's.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Launching: Ha!

HA! By Gordon Sheppard examines the suicide of former terrorist Hubert Aquin.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Félix-Antoine Boudreault: A future force

Félix-Antoine Boudreault is a personalité par excellence. Don't just take it from us -- the engineering graduate student won the prestigious Forces Avenir award.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Drawing: Louis Riel

Louis Riel makes the funny papers.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Caps off to Chomski

Usually a BA precedes a PhD, but not for Claude Chomski.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Five days in Cancun

Law student Fabien Lanteri-Massa spent nearly a week in Cancun in September. No holiday carousing for him -- he was there to participate in the last round of WTO talks.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

GlaxoSmithKline honours Sir William Osler

For the GlaxoSmithKline vaccines clinical working group meeting held in Montreal, Craig Laferriere -- the company's therapy area leader of vaccines for Canada -- organized a pilgrimage to the resting place of Sir William Osler. Here, Laferriere unveils a donation of $1,000, happily received by Osler librarian Pam Miller on October 15.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

MUNACA members protest the administration position in contract negotiations

Despite the cold, blowing rain, hundreds of MUNACA members turned up at the Roddick Gates on October 21 to express their displeasure with the administration's position on contract negotiation. Chanting slogans and wielding placards, the demonstrators marched from the gates to demonstrate in front of the James Administration building. MUNACA represents 1,500 clerical and technical staff, library assistants and nurses. The university is asking staff to work more hours and has proposed eliminating some paid holidays.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Revolutionary art

Art history professor Francesca Dal Lago studies Chinese art -- from the propaganda posters of the Cultural Revolution to the punk ethos of the more recent era.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Home is where the harm is

Home or hazard? The Office of Science in Society set out to answer that question: you may never look at your Teddy bear the same way again.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

The Amazing Spiderman

Professor Chris Buddle says our eight legged friends are an important indicator of the world's ecological health. Charlotte would be pleased.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

The art of living in residence

It takes a special kind of person to willingly agree to spend years living with the company of a couple of hundred first year students, but that is just what the hall directors of the residence system are doing.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Senate report (October 15)

The Principal presented her achievements and plans, questions about tuition and a report on gender balance.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Grazing on the info commons

The long awaited Information Commons and Café have opened in the Redpath library. Grab a coffee and pull up to one of the 69 computers.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Lunching: El Morocco II

Now that the weather's getting colder, we'll want to put on extra layers to keep us toasty warm. And what better way than by padding your belly with flavourful kosher fare from the world of North Africa? El Morroco II's lunch specials start with hearty soups — practically meals on their own — and offer a main course range from tuna salad to chicken couscous. Best to order mint tea at the end instead of their coffee, but only if you like it sweet. The Arabian Nights-like setting is a riot of carpets, wrought ironwork, pillows and miniature leather camels.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003