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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

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

Universities: catalysts for Montreal's development

A new report from Montréal International details the economic impact of Montreal's four universities. "Universities: Catalysts for the Development of Metro Montréal" contains an abundance of new data concerning the tremendous contribution that universities make to the economic vitality of the city.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2004

The bionic Mann

He's no $6-million-dollar man, but University of Toronto professor of electrical engineering Steve Mann is at the forefront of using technology to improve on what Mother Nature gave us.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

Shedding light on rare genetic disease

Tuberous Sclerosis affects thousands in Canada, yet few people know about the genetic disorder that can wreak havoc throughout the body. It was the subject of a recent conference at the MNI.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

Fat of the land

There's a lot more of North Americans than there used to be – if not in numbers, then certainly in gross volume. We're getting fatter, but Tim Johns, a researcher at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says aboriginal knowledge could help us fight the tide.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

New Dean of Education: inclusive learning

Internationally recognized expert on inclusive education Robert Slee came all the way from sunny Australia to become Dean of the Faculty of Education.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

U21 on tour

Universitas 21, the international partnership of 17 research and teaching universities from around the globe, provides travel grants for students, staff and academics to work and teach abroad.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

Muscles and space missions

If we're going to put a man on Mars we have to be ready for the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body – a subject Douglas Watt, director of the Aerospace Medical Research Unit has been studying for a long time.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004