October 25, 2001

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October 25, 2001 - Volume 34 Number 04
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It seemingly takes a small army of University of Ottawa rugby players to take on this McGill Martlet. That might explain how McGill crushed Ottawa 104-0 last Saturday. Next up, Concordia for the Quebec league championship next Sunday.
Photo: Owen Egan

Superb students saluted

Some of Quebec's best and most imaginative university students were recently fêted at the Forces AVENIR award ceremonies. McGill students picked up three prizes.

A different kind of dentistry

Recognized as one of the best young health researchers in the country by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, dentistry professor Paul Allison looks at the problems faced by patients with unique needs and few champions.

New profs
Introducing some of the McGill professors who will be making waves in the years to come

Richard Gold: Patents and people's parts

As the biotechnology industry matures, companies are patenting things they've never patented before. What are the implications?

Susan French: Nursing in the new millennium

One of the country's most respected nursing professors takes over the helm of the School of Nursing. She has some changes in mind.

Madhav Badami: Challenges of urban transportation

People need to get from one place to another and the environment needs to be protected. Striking a balance is no easy task.

Ruth Sandwell: Teaching Canadians about their past

Canadian history isn't dull. It's a matter of being engaged with the material and finding imaginative techniques that go beyond stale textbooks.

Alexis Hauser: Conducting himself with enthusiasm

The new conductor of the McGill Symphony Orchestra wants to repay the debt he feels he owes the teachers who prepared him for his career.

Eric Fombonne: Getting the facts straight on autism

An internationally respected expert on autism, Eric Fombonne has little patience for spurious claims about how the disorder develops.

Jeffrey Mogil: Going beyond "Where does it hurt?"

Women and men aren't the same when it comes to how they process pain. Will treatments one day reflect this?

James Ron: Human rights in times of strife

As a volunteer with Human Rights Watch, James Ron has seen war torn countries up close. As a scholar, he has theories as to how they get that way.

How capitalism went too far

French sociologist Alain Touraine says labour movements and intellectuals have lost most of their influence but when money talks, everybody listens.

Old Macdonald's high-tech farm

Not too many universities have fully functioning farms a short walk away from classes. The Macdonald Farm. Teaching activities and research programs are fueled by the farm's 200 hectares of crops, 88 dairy cattle, 6,000 chickens, 600 pigs and close to 50 deer.

Also in this issue

Kaleidoscope
McGill's fitness coordinator has tips for those who want to get off the couch; Are you quarrelsome with your colleagues or collegial? An amino acid might tell the tale

On campus
Tales from Ground Zero; Of jocks and jurisprudence; The Tuesday Night Cafe offers a laugh; Elizabeth May to have her say

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