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New institute powers up
The lights could go out and never come back on in a few years as Hydro-QuZbec finds itself running out of power engineers. A new institute, in which McGill plays a major role, aims to make sure the lights stay on.
McGill researchers tops
As things improve on the research funding front, McGill's professors are reaping the benefits more than any of their contemporaries. The University's researchers lead the country in the funding they're able to secure for their own projects.
Men: Stoic, silent and sick
Men suffer in silence while women get their aches and pains checked out. Social work researcher Germain Dulac urges males, the health care workers who treat them and the parents who raised them, to ponder why so many men become ill when it doesn't have to happen.
Why booze leads to woe
Psychologist Robert Pihl explains how alcohol can lead people into dangerous territory. He says all drinkers are not alike and they shouldn't be treated that way.
Who supervises the supervisors?
A new questionnaire will probe how well McGill's graduate students are being supervised. It's a topic that graduate students everywhere are taking seriously these days.
Popular culture's war on men
A new book asks why so many TV shows, films and comic strips portray men as dim goofballs or sadistic villains. And why do men put up with it?
Upsetting the biodiversity apple cart
Biologist Graham Bell has a notion about biodiversity that runs counter to the thinking of most of his colleagues. His next mission is to figure out at what point his new theory fails.
From advisors' lips to students' ears
University life isn't easy to figure out especially if you're new to the world. A team of advisors do their best to steer students in the right direction.
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