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Task force begins
They are among McGill's best teachers and they help keep the University's research labs humming. A new task force will look at the issues facing McGill's non-tenure track academic staff.
India has few problems producing food, but preserving it? That's a different story. Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan estimates that India's post-harvest losses add up to a staggering $15 billion each year. Backed by millions of dollars of CIDA funding, Raghavan has built an alliance with Indian universities and farmers to stem those losses.
A new take on
As First Nations communities take over the administration of their schools, a new generation of principals and administrators require the sophisticated leaderships abilities and the cultural sensitivity to run these schools properly. A new McGill program aims to supply them with the skills they'll need.
What's the bottom line in protecting human research subjects? What are the ethics involved when a researcher can get rich from her findings? McGill's Pierre Deschamps will help draft guidelines that will have a national impact.
Women in wartime
Is there much to say about women when you're talking about World War I? As historian Susan Mann explores the topic she isn't at a loss for things to say. Who says that all war stories are about men?
Cultural concepts of brain death and
In her new book, Twice Dead, medical anthropologist Margaret Lock tackles bioethics and notions of death in Japan and North America. Advances in medical technology are never as straightforward as they appear.
Invasions of the
Anthony Ricciardi tells of the consequences of living in a biological global village as organisms from part of the world often run roughshod in their new habitats. He is busy trying to predict how species will get along.
McGill's night owls
The University isn't a nine to five sort of place. There are all kinds of things going on in the dead of night. Security guards dodging pumpkins. Students looking for their theatrical big break. Researchers burning the midnight oil.
Also in this issue
The woman who hopes you will judge a book by its cover; Why home can be hazardous for wheelchair users; smart-mouth debaters come to town to talk your ear off.
Hitting the right notes in Opera McGill's The Rakes Progress; Poetry @ lunch feeds the soul; Adventurer Bruce Kirkby talks of nights and days in Arabia; Theatre director Bill Glassco shows students how to Shakespeare; McGill students host model United Nations.