Is a good healer born? Is the ability to foster emotional connections with a patient something a healer is born with? Not necessarily, according to the editors of Emotional and Interpersonal Dimensions of Health Services: Enriching the art of care with the science of care.
The chemical make-up of the atmosphere is complicated, made even more so by the micro-organisms floating around. Chemistry professor Parisa Ariya's research shows the effect of bioaerosols on our climate is greater than previously thought.
Philosophy professor Eric Lewis decided at age 40 to take up the trumpet again. Not a remarkable resolution, except for also being inspired to shift his research focus from pre-Socratic philosophy to Afrological music and improvisation.
As administrative officer in the Department of Medicine and the MUHC, Christine Dolden handles vacation schedules and appointment forms and manages office space for nearly 700 staff. She recently won the Anne McCormick Award for Excellence in the Faculty of Medicine.
It's always gratifying to see one's offspring grow up and do well. Gemin X Biotechnologies, a McGill spin-off company, recently gave McGill a heck of a Mother's Day gift: a $100,000 donation to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Centre.
Pete Barry wears two hats as the student advisor and program coordinator for the McGill School of Environment, which is appropriate for a position that takes him to two campuses.
Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.
Board of Governors restructuring was the big issue of the April 23 meeting of Senate. Also up – health and safety follow-up and American security concerns may be having an impact on graduate applications.