A primer for American newcomers to McGill by SSMU prez Jake Itzkowitz.
McGill-Queen's University Press publishes "Recognizing Religion in a Secular Society: Essays in Pluralism, Religion and Public Policy." Russell Hittinger gives the first Claude Ryan Lecture in Catholic Social Thought.
Melissa Ann Gaul, a U4 honours student in English literature, volunteers her opinion on volunteerism.
John Buchanan, chief research scientist for Electronic Arts, discusses the video game industry.
McGill's Electric Snowmobile Team makes its competitors eat powder at the SAE's Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
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.
Think that the McGill Debating Union only attracts nerds and know-it-alls? Tell that to Pierre Trudeau and Leonard Cohen.
If a vote was held to pick a walking, talking McGill icon, Derek Drummond might win in a landslide. Nearing the end of his tenure as Interim Director of Athletics, the always frank Drummond talks about hazing, the role of athletics at McGill and the delight he derives from publicly skewering his good friend, Chancellor Richard Pound.
The study of Islam has changed several times over the years, and the future for the discipline is looking bright, according to Azim Nanji, Director of the Ismaili Studies Institute in London. Nanji came to McGill to deliver the annual Birks Lecture sponsored by the Faculty of Religion.
Smoking, Hurricane Katrina, crumbling cities and Town Hall. Sweet.