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MUHC task force to focus on pediatrics
Some physicians and staff at the Montreal Children's Hospital are concerned about how their hospital is fitting into the McGill University Health Centre. A new task force aims to see how things are working out.
Schools need help
In a new report, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal warns that the city's universities are in danger of sliding into mediocrity. Their prescription? Better government funding, higher tuition fees, and more flexibility from the universities themselves.
Behind the masks: pediatric anesthetists
There is a worrisome shortage of anesthetists who specialize in children. Given the critical tasks they perform, it's a shortage the health care system can't cope with for long.
Mapping the growing brain
What goes on inside kids' brains anyway? Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute are spearheading an ambitious multi-year effort to find out. The end result will be the world's first pediatric neuroanatomy atlas.
Tales of the city
Urban geographer Brian Ray specializes in examining how different groups — immigrant women and gay men, for instance — establish a place for themselves in major metropolitan areas.
Packed house for Payette
Astronaut Julie Payette, McGill's most recent graduate to go into space, returned to her alma mater with tales about the Space Station Mir and zero gravity bathroom etiquette.
Lessons in leadership
Sometimes they're blamed for things that aren't their fault. Sometimes they're treated far too well. And there's always something that needs attending to. Still, university leaders say their jobs offer "enormous satisfactions."
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