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Budget picture brightening
Would you believe no departmental budget cuts this year? McGill starts to spend money to protect its academic standards and presents its case to the government on what it wants to focus on in the future.
CFI grant triumph
The University wasn't satisfied with its so-so results in past competitions for funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, so it rolled up its sleeves and redoubled its efforts. The results -- McGill beat out every other university in the country for top spot this time around.
History professor Brian Young believes that McGill has never known what to do with the McCord Museum -- which is tragic, in his view, because the place "is a laboratory of the past" and a "research jewel."
As the world watches
So what does it take to become an Olympian? Determination, grit and a willingness to let your academic pursuits come undone.
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Getting the runaround
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