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Faculty of Medicine calls on “non-traditional” applicants

By McGill Reporter Staff Have you thought about attending medical school but think your educational background disqualifies you? Maybe youve been working on a different career path. Or maybe you took time off from your studies to raise a family, but your desire to study medicine still burns bright. These are just some, but not all, of [...]

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Published on : 29 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: One More Dead Fish

On Sunday, August 1, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents One More Dead Fish, the heartwrenching story of environmentally-friendly handline fishermen in Nova Scotia fighting to survive in a rapidly globalizing industry. This film grounds the viewer in a clear [...]

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Published on : 29 Jul 2010

OBIT: McGill Hall of Famer Doug Heron was 85

By Earl Zukerman Doug Heron, a legendary football and hockey player at McGill University in the 1940s, died in London, Ont., on July 26. He was 85. An inductee to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, the native of Montreal was a star fullback and kicker with the football Redmen and was an all-star [...]

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

Mary MacKinnon: 1959-2010

By McGill Reporter Staff On July 25, Mary MacKinnon, a professor of Economics and the former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, passed away at age 51 after a battle with cancer Born on July 4, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, MacKinnon earned a B.A. (Econ) from Queen’s University, and D.Phil, Nuffield College, Oxford, England. MacKinnon taught [...]

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

Northern Biodiversity Program: Insects provide clues of ecological change

By Crystal Ernst June 16 The small twin-propeller plane bursts through the clouds and begins its final descent. As we approach the gravel landing strip in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the northern community that will be my summer home, I catch my first-ever glimpse of the arctic tundra. From the air, the land below seems [...]

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: Deep Blue: The Natural History of the Oceans

On Sunday, July 25, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents the 2003 BBC production Deep Blue: The Natural History of the Oceans. Perfect for nature fans and families who love live-action adventure, this is an epic underwater exploration into the secret [...]

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Published on : 21 Jul 2010

Industry Minister visits McGill

By McGill Reporter Staff The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, joined Principal Heather Munroe-Blum Thursday for a tour of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. Prior to the tour, the Minister and the Principal met with officials from Genome Canada and Génome Québec to discuss, among other subjects, federal funding for Genome Canada and [...]

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Published on : 15 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: Pas de pays sans paysans

On Sunday, July 18, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents Pas de pays sans paysans, a documentary in which crop and animal farmers in Quebec, the Canadian West, the US Northeast and France offer solutions to the social and [...]

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Published on : 15 Jul 2010

Government of Canada honours E.M. DuPorte

Internationally recognized African-Canadian scientist is celebrated By McGill Reporter Staff The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, last week recognized the national historic significance of Ernest Melville DuPorte, whose scientific research propelled Canada into the forefront of parasitology. Dr.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2010

Johnston named next Governor-General

Former McGill Principal to become 28th Visitor to McGill By McGill Reporter Staff Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ended weeks of speculation by naming McGill’s former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, David Johnston, as Canada’s 28th Governor-General. Johnston will assume office on Oct.

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Published on : 08 Jul 2010

In defense of the vuvuzela

By Bob Babinski Rare has been the day where somebody, somewhere in the world hasn’t complained about South Africa’s vuvuzelas. Too bad, really. I happen to think they’re fun and give expression to the people of this country. Yet, the international buzz of complaint from party-poopers is even louder – party-poopers who are usually quick to [...]

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

Two brains on music: Bobby McFerrin visits Dan Levitin’s lab

By Chris Chipello When PBS produced the award-winning documentary “The Music Instinct,” based on Prof. Daniel Levitin’s best-selling book, “This is Your Brain on Music,” vocalist Bobby McFerrin served as a co-host. McFerrin, along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other renowned performers, helped demonstrate how the basic elements of music pitch, tempo, rhythm and melody [...]

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

The “Sunshine Vitamin”

By Margaux Delattre Did you know that three minutes of exposure to the sun everyday is enough for your body to effectively synthesize Vitamin D? Or that tanning is not a sign of health but a skin reaction to the sun? And that lack of Vitamin D synthesis is a potential explanation for high rates of [...]

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

The Future of Food

Part of the Redpath Museums Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.  Food and agriculture have become central in discussions about climate change, sequestering carbon, health and the preservation of biological diversity.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2010

In defense of the vuvuzela

By Bob Babinski Rare has been the day where somebody, somewhere in the world hasn’t complained about South Africa’s vuvuzelas. Too bad, really. I happen to think they’re fun and give expression to the people of this country. Yet, the international buzz of complaint from party-poopers is even louder – party-poopers who are usually quick to [...]

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Published on : 29 Jun 2010