February 22, 2001

February 22, 2001 McGill University

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February 22, 2001 - Volume 33 Number 11
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No, Leticia Brewer isn't boasting about the size of the fish that she caught last summer. She is stepping into character as a fairy queen during a rehearsal of the Savoy Society's upcoming production of Iolanthe. See story.
Photo: Owen Egan

No perks for protesters

In a very tight vote, preceded by personal protest histories, Senate said "no" to students' request to have exams rescheduled for those planning to protest the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City.

New science policy

McGill researchers in both the sciences and engineering and arts and humanities can expect more time for research and more support from Quebec, according to the government's new policy on science and innovation.

Ventures in China

Political science professor Sam Noumoff defends China's policy of increasing wealth while maintaining equity and is developing a venture capital model suited to the country's needs.

A taste of medicine

Meet the man who created the first mini-med school. University of Colorado professor Dr J. John Cohen, a McGill grad, began the program for those interested in learning more about medicine. Now, McGill is preparing to follow suit.

The case for caution

Plant science professor Marc Fortin thinks genetically modified foods should be tested as rigorously as are new drugs and calls upon the federal government to support independent research on GM food.

Are these spuds for you?

British food researcher Arpad Pusztai spoke on what happens when a scientist speaks out against GMOs.

Fêting the founder and praising the owl

Macdonald Campus celebrated Sir William Macdonald on Founder's Day, where guest speaker Katherine McKeever spoke of her 36 years of rehabilitating and studying the behaviour of owls.

Slice of life: Open hearts, open mouths

The Faculty of Dentistry's Outreach Program brings dentists to the people. Street kids and Montreal's working poor have their teeth looked after for free at Dans La Rue, Jewish Family Services and Sun Youth.

Also in this issue

Letters

Kudos

Kaleidoscope
His club is your club; Of mouse pads and men; Quoting comics

On campus
The Art of Listening; Europe calling; Supper with Sheila; A fairy tale comes to McGill

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