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World leader in laser research

McGill researchers will soon have access to one of the world's most powerful multi-wavelength lasers for their experiments. Physics professor Mark Sutton explained that the new Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) project will bring together biologists, chemists and physicists from Canada to Japan.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Novel treatment of acute and chronic pain

Antalium Inc. and Neuroceptor Inc., two spin-off companies of McGill and Queen's Universities respectively, have merged to form a new leading-edge biopharmaceutical company called PainCeptor Pharma Corporation. The new company is focused on the development of novel and effective therapeutic drugs for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2004

Hospital memorialized in creation of Canada's first chair in pediatric anesthesia at McGill University

The Dean of the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Abraham Fuks, is proud to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation has made a gift to McGill University of $1,566,000 to endow a chair to be named the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2004

An underwater robot's Caribbean excursion

The robot Aqua — co-developed by McGill researchers — is showing signs that it will be able to do some pretty sophisticated science underwater.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2004

McGill consultation on SSHRC transformation

On the 25th anniversary of its founding, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is embarking on a "Transformation" process aimed at renewing the human sciences in Canada. To effect this transformation, the Council has initiated a broad-based consultation with Canadian institutions of higher learning. Members of the McGill community are encouraged to have their say.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2004

Grad research: Culinary upstairs downstairs

Architecture student Lara Pascali looks at the phenomenon of Italian North American homes with two separate kitchens: one upstairs for show and a basement one for use.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2004

Intertwining religion and philosophy

A new interdisciplinary undergraduate program that blends philosophy and religion will allow students to explore the long history of the interaction between Greek philosophy and Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2004

Philosophy and physics

At 84 Mario Bunge recently published a paper on quantum mechanics — just to see if he still could. The philosopher and physicist's worldview is formed both by his academic passions and by his upbringing in Argentina.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2004

Curators' favourites

Curators from McGill museums share their favourite items from their collections — and what a collection of curiosities they've unearthed.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2004

CFI results announced

The most recent round of CFI funding announcements brought $13 million to McGill, allowing professors to purchase high-tech equipment for biological and materials research.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2004

Student journals: publish and prosper

Undergraduate students are publishing their academic work in student-run journals.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2004

Branching out with math

Pierre Dutilleul is a statistician who studies trees. Examining how branching patterns affect light-gathering efficiency in plants can improve our understanding of photosynthesis, and by extension, food production and the environment.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2004

Face-off against injury

Hockey is Canada's passion — but it's a dangerous sport, even when you are wearing all your safety gear. David Pearsall is a McGill researcher who is studying helmets to fine-tune their protective properties for all players.

Published on : 19 Feb 2004

Re-imagining the human sciences in Canada: SSHRC's transformation

SSHRC is running a cross-country consultation on a process it calls "From Granting Council to Knowlege Council". Associate dean (Research and Graduate Studies) John Galaty is coordinating McGill's contributions.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2004

McGill's happy postdocs

The British journal The Scientist surveyed universities from the U.S., Canada and Europe to find which ones were best for postdocs. Outside of America, University of Alberta was tops in the list, University of Liverpool was second, and McGill was the next best Canadian university.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2004