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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

West Island atlas

Good decisions cannot be made without good information. In the West Island of Montreal, a lot of decisions are being made about development — but until now, they've been made without a lot of information. Geography professor Thom Meredith has assembled a team that has created an environmental atlas of the area, that covers everything from land use to bird habitats.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

Reinventing the wheelchair

Linghua Kong's thesis project is on new product development, something the mechanical engineering doctoral student already knows much about. Kong has already won awards for a cost effective electric wheelchair that will increase mobility for people who rely on these machines.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2004

New facility makes McGill a nanoscience leader

McGill researchers launch Canada's, and in one respect, the world's, most advanced nanotechnology hub.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2003

Grow Home grows in acceptance

The Grow Home and its successor the Next Home, both conceived by McGill Architecture Professor Avi Friedman, are affordable housing solutions that are gaining in popularity around the world.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2003

Program brings in vitro fertilization to rural areas

McGill's new "transport IVF" program could make the procedure much more affordable and accessible.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2003

Computing weather

Welcome to the new math: Martin Gander hopes to improve the number crunching behind the science of weather forecasting.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Waste into want: rural innovations come to the city

Suzelle Barrington has developed a way to reduce the odour of farm waste, and she wants to bring her composting techniques to the city.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

New solutions crystallize for malaria research

Chemistry professor Scott Bohle has helped solve a medical mystery – how exactly anti-malaria drugs work. The breakthrough could help develop better treatments for a disease that infects 300-million people a year.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Barbara Lawson: Curator of curios

Barbara Lawson is the curator of the Redpath's ethnology collection, with everyone from cavemen to mummies in her care.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Just another new journal?

Trenholme Director of Libraries Frances Groen has seen the future of scientific publishing, and McGill needs to get on board.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Fingerprinting the bacterial boogie man

Researchers in the Department of Food Science have developed a way to quickly identify bacteria. The technique could save time - and lives.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Tropical haven for field courses

The Bellairs Research Institute is growing. The university-run Barbados facility is a hot spot for tropical research and field studies.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Prix du Québec

Two members of the McGill community were among the winners of the prestigious Prix du Québec, presented at the National Assembly on November 18: Frederick Andermann (Prix Wilder-Penfield for biomedical research) and Lorne Trottier (Prix Lionel-Boulet for leadership in scientific advancement).

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Published on : 19 Nov 2003

Amelia Earhart Awards

Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2003