Louise Proulx, until recently a vice-president with Biochem Pharma, has been appointed Vice-Principal (Research) at McGill University, effective April 1.
McGill is introducing a new web information system named Minerva to serve students, staff and faculty. Beginning in May 2002, students will register using Minerva for the Fall 2002 and Winter 2003 terms.
The most recent announcement by the federal government's Canada Research Chairs program has added four talented and dynamic researchers to McGill University's pool of new faculty drawn from around the world.
In their article entitled "Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection as a Predictor of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia" published in the December 26, 2001, issue of JAMA, Dr Franco and his colleagues explain how the results of their study "show a strong relationship between persistent HPV infection and SIL incidence particularly for HPV types 16/18."
There's new hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common neurological disorder affecting young people in North America. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a new drug, AVONEX(r), can delay development of MS by 44 per cent.
Four years after Quebec's Summit on the Economy and Employment, how has the province fared in terms of job creation?
The cutting-edge genetic research and career of Dr. Rima Rozen has been acknowledged by her peers with a prestigious Léo-Pariseau award from the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS)
Multilingualism within the North American context and Round table on Bilingualism are being presented by: McGill's Quebec Studies Program, the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee, the Department of Second Language Education, the English and French Language Centre, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Languages and Translation and the Consulat générale de France à Québec.
McGill anthropologist Melanie Rock exposes discrimination in "quality of life" rankings created by the World Heath Organization and the World Bank.
In the presence of Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal,McGill principal Bernard Shapiro and Dean of Arts Carman Miller presided over the inauguration of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies and a major endowment to support it. Renowned literary scholar David Williams will be the first chair holder. The donors, Mr. Leon Podles and Mrs Mary E. Podles (née Kennedy Smith), participated in the daylong activities honouring their gift last Monday, October 30, 2000