October 5, 2000

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October 5, 2000 - Volume 33 Number 03
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Mignon Patrick, a U1 environmental science student, doesn't look too apprehensive about donating her blood. The SSMU Blood Drive continues today from 10 am until 6 pm and tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm.
Photo: Owen Egan

Pressure to begin

Armed with strike mandates, one of McGill's unions, representing 350 workers, may start a campaign of pressure tactics as early as next week.

Probing citizenship

What does being a Canadian citizen mean in the 21st century? An ambitious McGill conference featuring an all-star roster of participants will tackle the question head-on.

Functional feeding

Cookies that combat cancer? Apples that act against Alzheimer's? These notions might not be too far-fetched, according to an expert on the emerging field of functional food.

Business of bytes

According to management professor Alain Pinsonneault, adding the latest technologies to a company won't necessarily make it run better. First, you've got to carefully map out how you're going to use them.

Proferring PROF&TIC

A new web site offers Quebec professors a one-stop shopping resource for the latest information on teaching and technology.

The world according to Fanny

She served in the British royal court during The Madness of King George, earned the friendship of the scariest man in England and blazed a trail for female writers. Meet Fanny Burney, whose voluminous correspondence paints a detailed picture of 18th century Britain.

Why Arctic research?

A new report laments the sorry state of northern research in Canada. A McGill professor makes the case for why Arctic research shouldn't be given the cold shoulder.

The future of Quebec jobs

A panel of experts recently mulled over why job creation in Quebec has lagged behind Ontario. The hi-tech sector holds promise for the future, however, and not just for computer geeks.

Taking to the streets in a digital age

Today's student activists are stalking big game -- the corporate and political heavyweights driving the forces of globalization. Don't bet against them -- they've won an impressive string of victories of late.

Also in this issue

Kudos

Kaleidoscope
Meet Margot Hessing-Lewis, who spent the summer dodging a tornado, soaking up the beauty of the Canadian landscape and sampling David Suzuki's cooking, The plug is pulled on Contentville's sales of Canadian theses, A new student club for capitalists with a conscience

On campus
Henry Mintzberg assesses management at McGill, McGill-Queen's hits a home run with a rare book of fiction, staff mortgages, art show takes flight

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If we move to the right ... Members of the "Chemical Sisters" team discuss plays during a practice session of flagball last week on the lower campus. Karine Bourgeois, Myra Alvarade and Laura Desimini are all U2 students in chemical engineering.
Photo: Owen Egan

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