The Ethical Canary, just published by McGill ethicist Dr. MargaretSomerville, examines contemporary issues like cloning, euthanasia andscarce medical resources, concluding that scientific progress must beaccompanied by moral and ethical progress.
Names and telephone numbers of McGill professors who have agreed to comment on the aspects of the American and Canadian federal elections.
It's cap and gown day at McGill on Nov. 9, as the University celebrates fall convocation. David Johnston, McGill's former vice-chancellor and principal, along with alumnus Milton K.H. Leong, will be receiving honorary degrees from the University. Six faculty members will also be distinguished as emeritus professors, while 1,425 students are graduating.
Lise Thibault, sworn in as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Québec in January 1997, the first woman to ever hold the office, will give a lecture on November 6, 2000.
The McGill University Jazz Orchestra is jetting off to Mexico to perform in San Miguel De Allende as part of an international jazz festival that begins on November 23. What's more, a Concordia University student film crew will make a documentary on the orchestra's tour.
The bioinformatics revolution is beginning to profoundly affect the whole of biology and medicine. In response to this challenge of the "post-genomic age," McGill has established a Centre for Bioinformatics, and a staffing search, which will pull together researchers from many disciplines, has begun.
Biologist Amanda Vincent, the first scientist to study seahorses in their natural habitats, has just been given a prestigious Pew Fellowship, the world's preeminent award in marine conservation. Vincent is the first McGill professor and only the second Canadian to be named a Pew Fellow.
McGill University's first honorary doctorates of the new millennium are being conferred on a wide range of individuals during the months of May and June.
The McGill University Cancer Centre presents a three-day conference and workshops on colon cancer to be held from May 10 to 13.
McGill's Centre for Climate and Global Change Research (C2GCR) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.