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College town big time
A recent McGill report is making headlines and giving politicians cause for thought. In a finding that points to the crucial role universities play in Montreal's daily life, the McGill study indicates that Montreal has the most university students, per capita, of any major city in North America.
Beating the bug
It was a case of "Apocalypse Not" when the calendar page turned and McGill faced the menace of the Y2K millennium bug. Not much happened. Was the Y2K threat a hoax? Not according to Vice-Principal Bruce Pennycook.
What do babies feel?
Two decades ago, babies didn't even receive pain-killers for such invasive procedures as open-heart surgery. The notion that the newborn don't experience pain has been eradicated thanks to the work of researchers like nursing professor Celeste Johnston.
McGill Newsmakers 1999
Which McGill research projects attracted the most attention last year? Which graduates were most frequently in the news? The answers are right here.
Deciding on dentures
Insurance companies and government policymakers prefer funding cheaper conventional dentures over surgically implanted dental prostheses. Dentistry professor Jocelyne Feine says that's wrong-headed -- the implants are less expensive in the long run and offer a better quality of life.
The write track for the workplace
Is it the job of universities to teach students how to write for their future careers in different professions? Not really, say a pair of McGill education professors. But universities can do more to help the process along.
Tuning in to dropping out
Why do students quit their studies? What can be done to help them tough it out until they graduate? There are a number of factors at play and sometimes the best solution for a students is to leave.
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