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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

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

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

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

Mars Attacks

Arkani-Hamed will deliver a lecture on January 28 that will introduce audiences to the latest on the red planet. Liberally illustrated with photos from NASA, he will take us on a guided tour of Mars's topography, surface layering and other factors that explain the continuing evolution of Mars.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

MNI researcher earns rare distinction

Dr Brenda Milner, PhD'52, DSc'91, is the first researcher from outside the United States to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences, awarded for "extraordinary contributions" to the field.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Precipitation is chaotic

A team of McGill researchers have refuted an age-old assumption concerning the randomness of precipitation.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2004

Managing to Create Social Innovation

Management students are looking for the secret of success through social innovation. The Faculty offers many courses on innovation and its social impact on business.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2004

Extreme research: Traveling the Globe in Search of Evolutionary Answers

Paleontologist Hans Larsson, BSc'94, ventures from Africa to the High Arctic to dig up the history of our planet.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2004

McGill's on a Roll

The annual worldwide edition of the McGill News highlights the University's achievements in research.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2004

Leading the Way

To celebrate being named Research University of the Year in Canada, the News brings you a special series of articles on research at McGill.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2004

Leaning on a Legacy: Tilting Finds its Future in the Past

McGill Architecture professor Robert Mellin, MArch'84, explores the rich heritage of a tiny Newfoundland fishing village called Tilting.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2004