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Blair renews call for inter-faith dialogue

The separation of church and state is an outmoded political framework that dangerously ignores the most pressing question of our time, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a large McGill audience on Nov. 12.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2010

Hundreds Attend Remembrance Day Ceremony

For the second year in a row, McGill was privileged to host the Royal Canadian Legion, Quebec Command’s official Remembrance Day ceremony.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2010

Tuition increases, consultation and underfunding dominate Town Hall discussion

In one of the most spirited Town Halls in recent memory, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum fielded some two dozen questions Tuesday night on a variety of hot-button issues including the Architecture Café, bikes on lower campus, study space and tuition increases.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2010

McGill Quarter Century Club welcomes 128 new members

Last week, the 43rd Quarter Century Club (QCC) welcomed 128 new members to its roster, which now includes 2,478 members. About four hundred returning members of the QCC along with new inductees attended the event with their family and friends.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2010

Maclean’s: Six years at the top… and counting

If it’s beginning to sound a bit like a broken record, at least it’s a song McGillians won’t get tired of hearing. For the sixth year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill first in its class in its annual issue devoted to Canadian universities and published today.

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Published on : 10 Nov 2010

Honours galore for McGill research leaders

A tip of the Kudos crown this week goes out to: Professor Wagdi Habash, Prix du Québec winners Nancy Adler and Mark Wainberg, Professor Desmond Morten, new Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductees Drs. Albert J. Aguayo and Jonathan C. Meakins, and Dr. Rémi Quirion.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

Forces to be reckoned with

Three current and former McGill students are finalists for the 2010 Forces AVENIR Personality of the Year Awards for their exceptional leadership and contributions to society. The winners will be announced at Nov. 10 gala in Sherbrooke, Que. Read about them here.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

Forces AVENIR Awards: Four McGill student projects among finalists

The Forces AVENIR program recognizes, honours and promotes the commitment of young people in projects which enrich knowledge, arouse the desire for success and for surpassing oneself, encourage the development of community thinking and thus contribute to the development of socially conscious, active and responsible citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

Paul Martin speaks out on aboriginal education

“Think about what we have done for 200 years in which we have taken a way a people’s traditions, we have taken away their religion, we have taken away their self-consciousness and their regard for each other,” said former Prime Minister Paul Martin as he addressed a packed room in the Faculty Club on Monday.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

Students’ healing art on display

Thanks to two Montrealers’ deep love of art and a personal appreciation of how it can heal, 40 serene watercolours painted by students of McGill’s School of Architecture Sketching School now bring a welcome diversion for patients, staff and visitors of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

From the dangers of smoking to fly ash and electric fish

Hypertension and smoking were found to increase arterial stiffness independently of each other, according to research published by Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou and Dr. Robert J. Doonan of the Department of Medicine.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

Law library lighting pilot project to monitor efficiency, savings

How many McGill electricians does it take to change a light bulb in the Gelber Law Library? Only one, albeit on a cherry picker – and that’s no joke, as the lights in question are a good 20 feet off the ground. But even though an electrician’s time could be certainly put to better use, the people at McGill’s Office of Sustainability are not too concerned about how a bulb gets changed.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

News in Brief for the week of November 2, 2010

A pair of Geography professors honoured in recognition of their significant contributions to wetland conservation and research lead our News Brief items this week. Read on for more.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

TEDxMcGill speakers put passion into presentations

In some ways the upcoming TEDxMcGill event sounds a bit like speed dating – without the pressure of having to choose a partner at the end of the day. The concept is simple: gather 18 vibrant speakers from all walks of life – students, researchers, adventures and members of the community – and give them 12-18 minutes to expound upon something they feel passionate about.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

With Cynthia Weston, Director, Teaching and Learning Services

It would be hard to find someone at McGill better suited for her job than Cynthia Weston, the Director of Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). A lifelong educator who came to McGill as professor in 1980, Weston has experienced the profession from just about every angle, be it professor, researcher or administrator.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010