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Boning up on dinosaurs

Chantal Montreuil's dream was to work with animals - live ones, that is. But as a fossil technician at McGill University, it's her job to piece together the featured exhibit at this week's Meet the Triceratops event.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2008

Prof. D. Jakobson, co-winner of the Canadian Mathematical Society's 2008 G. de B. Robinson Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dmitry Jakobson of of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who is a co-winner of the Canadian Mathematical Society's 2008 G. de B. Robinson Award.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2008

SeRIOus about Innovation: Research Innovation Office newsletter

RIO, the Research Innovation Office of the Faculty of Science, is pleased to offer its most recent newsletter online.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2008

Thanksgiving Holiday: Course Schedule Change

The normal Tuesday schedule of course activities is cancelled for December 2, 2008. In its place, all lectures, labs, conferences and other course-related activities that are normally held on Mondays will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 as well. This change in schedule is to make up for activities that are cancelled on Monday, October 13 due to Thanksgiving Day.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2008

McGill garners 11 Canada Research Chairs and $10 million in funding

Explorations range from neurolinguistics to kidney disease

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Published on : 01 Oct 2008

Argentina dinosaur fossil find tightens evolutionary link with modern birds

The remains of a 30-foot-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina's Rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing system. McGill's Hans Larsson was part of the team that made the discovery, published Sept. 29 in the online journal PLos ONE and announced at a news conference in Mendoza, Argentina.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2008

The Stones Tour: If these old walls could talk

Ingrid Birker, the Redpath Museum's science outreach co-ordinator, has given this one-hour tour several times a year since 2002, shortly after the publication of What Building Stones Tell, Redpath's guidebook to "the fossils, rocks and minerals of Montreal buildings."

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Published on : 29 Sep 2008

McGill researchers find oldest rocks on Earth

Discovery of rocks as old as 4.28 billion years pushes back age of most ancient remnant of Earth’s crust by 300 million years

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Published on : 25 Sep 2008

World's oldest rocks found in Quebec

Canadian and U.S. researchers say they have found the oldest rocks in the world, along the Northern Quebec coast of Hudson's Bay. The rocks are estimated to be 4.28 billion years old, according to a team of researchers from McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2008

Killam Fellowships Program Info Session

ATTENTION MCGILL UNDERGRADS! INTERESTED IN STUDYING IN THE U.S.? Killam Fellowships Program Info Session: Thursday, September 25th, at 1:00 p.m. Room 1041, 688 Sherbrooke Street West

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Published on : 22 Sep 2008

Nobel Laureate Carl E. Wieman lectures on science education and physics

The Department of Physics at McGill University and the Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education (T-PULSE), are pleased to welcome Professor Carl E. Wieman, University of British Columbia, and University of Colorado, to deliver two lectures about science education and physics.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2008

McGill opens doors on new Life Sciences Complex

McGill University offered a sneak peek yesterday of its new Life Sciences Complex, a $73-million facility where 600 scientists in bio-medical, developmental biology and cancer research will be able to work together in state-of-the-art laboratories housed in four buildings.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2008

McGill celebrates new era of life sciences research in Canada

Life Sciences Complex will foster collaboration, generate next wave of biomedical breakthroughs, thanks to public-private partnership

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Published on : 16 Sep 2008

McGill Life Sciences Complex delivers cutting-edge research

The creation of the McGill University Life Sciences Complex heralds the beginning of what promises to be an exciting era in life sciences research, one that is destined to pioneer new scientific breakthroughs, change the theory and practice of medicine, and improve human life for generations to come.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2008