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Headliners: From Stanley Cups and Super Bowls to deep, deep thoughts

Lots of sports, a smattering of video games and one of the world's top philosophers.

Published on : 07 Feb 2008

Dragons of hope: Boat racing improves lives of breast cancer survivors

The best long-term therapy for breast cancer survivors might have nothing to do with doctors or self-help books, a health researcher at McGill University says. Her prescription? Dragon boat racing.

Published on : 01 Feb 2008

McGill woodsmen have axe to grind

Competition on Macdonald Campus hosts 180 lumberjacks

Published on : 22 Jan 2008

Ain't no million-dollar baby

She's petite (48 kilograms) but she packs a heck of a wallop. She's master's chem student Tatiana Vassilieff and she's the newly crowned world savate champion.

Published on : 10 Jan 2008

McGill athletes ranked second in CIS academic prowess

McGill University ranked second in the nation for academic prowess among its intercollegiate sports programs in the 2006-07 school year. The Department of Athletics produced 121 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status under Canadian Interuniversity Sport guidelines.

Published on : 08 Nov 2007

The renaissance man of true crime

We're almost convinced that beneath his red McGill tie, Chancellor Richard Pound has a big "S" emblazoned across his chest.

Published on : 13 Sep 2007

Entre Nous with Drew Love, Director of Athletics: Healthy student body, healthy student mind

Having turned Carleton University's sports program into a winner, Drew Love brings his Midas touch to McGill.

Published on : 13 Sep 2007

Carey Ashton: Life lessons from the diamond

Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.

Published on : 30 Aug 2007

High performance, high purpose

Though organized by a former Olympian, the second annual High Performance Camp for Aboriginal students focused on much more than sports.

Published on : 31 May 2007

Headliners: From dead things to Red Wings

A very athletic Headliners sees everything from sporty cadavers to McGill's unbeatable NHL playoff connection.

Published on : 17 May 2007

Aboriginal youth aim high at High Performance Camp

Three-day camp combines sports, lifestyle and career development

Published on : 14 May 2007

Carleton's Love tapped for Athletics

Drew Love comes over from Carleton to become the new Director of Athletics.

Published on : 19 Apr 2007

Profile: Pearl of a sports scribe

Over the course of a career that has spanned three decades, sports information officer Earl Zukerman has reported on McGill's greatest sports moments.

Published on : 19 Apr 2007

Entre Nous with Richard Pound, Chancellor: Fair play's vocal champion

He's brash. He's outspoken. He's controversial. He's Richard Pound, the man most feared by athletes juiced up on drugs.

Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Slam dunk historical find

An important cache of James Naismith's personal effects was recently found in the basement of his last surviving relative's home, and it included photographs and documents providing fresh insights into Naismith's invention of basketball in 1891.

Published on : 02 Mar 2007