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Student draws hope, inspiration from resilient Kenyans

Tue, 2008-06-10 12:00

Jane Harbottle returned from an African studies excursion with images of Kibera, Kenya, that paint a grim portrait of life in the continent's second-biggest slum. But Ms. Harbottle's documentation of Kibera's misery could help to alleviate some of it. She has raised almost $27,000 for the Vision Sisters by her photographs and soliciting private donations in Vancouver. Ms. Harbottle worked with the

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Flushed to freedom

Tue, 2008-06-10 12:00

The Star's Peter Calamai reports in his "This week in Science" column that the Canadian and U.S. governments are trying to staunch the flood of aquatic invasive species into the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes by cracking down on ships that pump out ballast water loaded with foreign stowaways. But there's another danger closer to home: private aquarium owners who flush fish down the toilet.

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Expert on reasonable accommodations

Thu, 2008-05-22 12:00

Jacob Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory in McGill's Political Science department and a member of the school's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, joined The Globe and Mail online to take questions on the recently released reasonable accommodations report.

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A policy of intolerance

Wed, 2008-05-21 12:00

In a web-exclusive comment in the Globe and Mail, law professor Payam Akhavan writes that the persecution of Baha'is is a litmus test for rights, and Iran is failing it.

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Still, a big rat

Tue, 2008-05-20 12:00

The largest rodent ever recorded might not have been as monstrous as was first suggested, a McGill scientist claims.

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A tough nut to crack

Sat, 2008-05-17 12:00

Virginie Millien, professor and curator of paleontology and zoology at the Redpath Museum, comments in The Gazette on why Montreal squirrels are grey while Toronto and Ottawa squirrels are black.

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The Mont-Saint-Hilaire legacy: McGill celebrates 50 years of involvement

Mon, 2008-05-12 12:00

Neighbours, friends, and former employees at the Gault reserve's Centre de la Nature celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique and irreplaceable site.

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Suburban housing is no good for frogs

Mon, 2008-05-12 12:00

McGill's David Green comments in La Presse on how residential construction is endangering the ongoing existence of the Western Chorus Frog.

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Raw deal not so bad

Wed, 2008-05-14 08:15

Harriet Kuhnlein, professor of human nutrition at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment comments in the Washington Post on the diet of indigenous people in the remote far north.

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China quake a new skirmish in an old battle

Wed, 2008-05-14 10:00

John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill, comments in the Los Angeles Times on the earthquake that struck central China on Monday.

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