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A Worthy World of Wonders

By Michael Woloschuk Some are in wheelchairs, while others sit in specialized seats. They are disabled in a variety of ways, but the most evident thing the eight children in the library at lécole secondaire Joseph-Charbonneau share on this particular day is the look of astonished wonder in their eyes. At the head of a long table, [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2009

Synthesizing our future

It goes without saying that man-made substances and materials created through synthetic chemistry have had a tremendous impact on our lives. Though chemical synthesis has now reached an extraordinary level of sophistication, where do chemists go from here? Is there room for improvement? What challenges lay ahead? On June 11, The McGill Chemical Society is [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2009

Don Baker - 2009 Career Achievement Award

Congratulations to Prof. Don Baker of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences! Professor Baker was presented with the Career Achievement Award of the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) in recognition of his lifetime scientific contributions in the field of volcanology and/or igneous petrology.

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Published on : 29 May 2009

From photons to fundraising

Of physics and photons On May 5, Mark Sutton, Rutherford Professor of Physics, was one of the recipients of the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award along with Simon Mochrie (Yale University) and Gerhard Grübel (HASYLAB). The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory feted the trio “for their pioneering efforts in x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Braving the genetic no-man’s land

The new agriculture starts by taking the “junk” out of “junk DNA” By Mark Shainblum To say that Dr . Thomas Bureau has “a lab” would give you the wrong impression. Yes, there’s a classic, rather small lab in the Stewart Biology Building, full of test tubes and hi-tech microscopes and brightly coloured chemicals. There’s even an [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Biodiversity, Climate and Evolution

McGill University hosts interactive public discussion

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Published on : 28 May 2009

The cosmos is green: Researchers catch nature in the act of “recycling” a star

Ordinary “slow” pulsar transforms into fast-spinning millisecond pulsar

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Published on : 21 May 2009

Science Communications – Gold Prix d’Excellence

Faculty of Science wins Gold! An entry by Michael Woloschuk, Communications Officer for the Faculty of Science, has won the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Gold Prix d’Excellence in the ‘Best Fundraising Case Statement and Campaign Materials’ category. [more...]

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Published on : 01 May 2009

Don Francis – Peacock’s Medal

Don Francis, professor and Dawson Chair in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded the Peacock's Medal for outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada. [more...]

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Published on : 01 May 2009

Top doctoral students awarded 12 Vanier Scholarships

Top doctoral students awarded 11 Vanier Scholarships Up-and-coming scholars receive $50,000 a year for three years in support of their world-class research.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2009

Mark Sutton - 2009 Advanced Photon Source Arthur H. Compton Award

Congratulations to Prof. Mark Sutton who will be awarded the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award! The award is given by the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory. It will be presented to Prof. Sutton on May 5th in recognition of an important scientific or technical accomplishment at the APS. [more...]

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Published on : 29 Apr 2009

How youngsters learn to bien parler

McGill experts weigh in on teaching language, developing bilingualism early on and improving literacy

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Published on : 29 Apr 2009

McGill to bestow 11 exemplary individuals with honorary degrees at Spring Convocation

Eleven exceptional individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2009

Fire at the Gault Reserve likely of human origin

By McGill Reporter Staff Staff at McGill’s Gault Nature Reserve, on Mont St-Hilaire, are assessing how much of the Reserve’s fragile ecosystems were affected by a fire that broke out on April 17th. The fire spread to over 25 hectares of the Reserve’s extreme preservation sector, on the eastern flank of the mountain, a section that is [...

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Published on : 23 Apr 2009

Lectures and special events to May 13

Another voice, another bridge? The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is currently considering an application to distribute Al Jazeera English (AJE), the Qatar-based, 24-hour international news network, in Canada. On April 28, Media@McGill will host a panel discussion focusing on what the presence of AJE would mean for the diversity and quality of the news [...

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Published on : 22 Apr 2009