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Contracts in limbo
Education minister François Legault's suspension of the "contrats de performance" between the Quebec government and universities has spurred fears that new cuts to higher education could be in the offing.
In the hunt for new profs
Newly reappointed Dean of Religious Studies Barry Levy is building new bridges between his faculty, other McGill units and other institutions abroad. Most of all, Levy wants to hire new professors. To do that, he'll need to sit down with Stuart Price, McGill's first ever Vice-Principal (Academic Personnel and Planning).
Restoring remembering: Hormones and memory
Psychologist Barbara Sherwin has been a pioneer in establishing the links between estrogen and memory in women. Now she is delving deeper, trying to discover how hormone therapy might help men and women hold on to their memories.
More wrinkles out of IPP
Senate approves of McGill's new Intellectual Property Policy, while Dean of Students Rosalie Jukier presents an update on student wrongdoing.
On the squishing edge of technology
Physics professor Peter Grütter is earning an international reputation for his ability to put together innovative new ways to explore the smallest of materials. His work has earned him one of Canada's top prizes for science research -- the Steacie Fellowship.
Prospecting for black gold
Things have changed in the oil patch as J.R. Ewing has made way for a new generation of techno-savvy petroleum seekers. Earth and planetary sciences professor Bruce Hart is the man they turn to when they need an expert's opinion on the data their high-tech approaches produce.
Tales from the fishbowl
After making headlines last year for spilling the beans on a case of sexual harassment during a space-related experiment, Judith Lapierre has advice for those responsible for planning long space voyages.
Slice of life: Changing times for the lettered crowd
Ten years ago, fraternities and sororities were mired in controversy connected to alcohol, hazing rituals and allegations of sexual misconduct. They've cleaned up their acts. Now the biggest challenge is getting students to join.
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