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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

21st-century machine shop

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, and acorns don't get much smaller than the materials that will built at the Tools for Nanoscience Facility, opened November 10 in the Rutherford and Wong buildings.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

Trading nations: Fulbrights and McGill

Joelle Schmitz is a Fulbright Scholar who recently arrived at McGill to study interprovincial and international trade. She's the 26th Fulbright scholar to study here.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

New professors

McGill hired a record 121 professors this year. We profile 8 who study memory, music, memory of music, management and more.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

Success with lab mice could have big impact on breast cancer

Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2003

Philosopher's gold

Charles Taylor has been honoured as the inaugural SSHRC Gold Medalist, a prize worth $100,000.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Revolutionary art

Art history professor Francesca Dal Lago studies Chinese art -- from the propaganda posters of the Cultural Revolution to the punk ethos of the more recent era.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

The Amazing Spiderman

Professor Chris Buddle says our eight legged friends are an important indicator of the world's ecological health. Charlotte would be pleased.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Charles Taylor wins gold

Internationally renowned McGill philosopher Charles Taylor was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, the Council's highest honour, in Ottawa on Thursday night. For more information, please see the SSHRC website.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2003

New website for GIC

The Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre's new website provides information about GIS data, guides, collections and more.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2003

Alternative Press Index

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has new databases, including the Alternative Press Index, a subject index to over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2003

New federal funding for graduate students

Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Sonenberg the science of translation

Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Chaos in the rain

Shaun Lovejoy is singing a different tune about the rain. The physics professor has shown how those raindrops that keep fallin' on your head do so in a chaotic pattern.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003