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Building up for hi-tech
A major donation from Matrox president Lorne Trottier will spark the creation of a new building at McGill that will enable the University to train the hi-tech specialists that companies are clamouring for.
McGill's official logo and signature have been banged up, misused and disregarded for years. A new policy calls for a stricter and more consistent use of the University's trademark images.
A funny thing about laughter
Physician Jonathan Miller became one of the stars of Britain's fabled comedy troupe Beyond the Fringe. He has been wondering about why people need comedy ever since.
Well-weathered radar gets a boost
McGill has played a crucial role in the development of weather radar in Canada and continues to provide vital insights on the subject today. Airports and city planners anxiously await the word on the weather from McGill. Thanks to new funding, the forecast is good for McGill's continuing expertise in this area.
If you give an Inuit a snowmobile...
Government-created jobs were supposed to spur economic growth in the North. But the Inuit would rather be hunting. Geography professor George Wenzel says we should do whatever we can to help them do just that.
What's behind text appeal
Textbooks are fundamental to the teaching of many courses, especially at the introductory level. Behind the scenes, publishers sometimes butt heads with their university professor authors over content and worry about the market for second-hand books.
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