October 10, 2002

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Thirty-five years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play – and play on they did at the Class of '67 Homecoming dinner. There might be a little less hair to hold the flowers, and tie-dyes have been replaced by neckties, but these alumni still know how to have a good time, cutting a rug in the Delta Hotel on September 28. The reunion was part of the Homecoming Week celebrations.
Photo: Owen Egan

Recognizing staff excellence

The Principal's Staff Award recognizes those non-faculty members that have gone beyond the call of duty in their jobs. The first four winners were announced last month.

Gene mutation identified

Quebec's Saguenay-Lac St. Jean region has a high rate of a crippling yet mysterious neurodegenerative disease known as Andermann's syndrome -- those afflicted are usually wheelchair-bound by adolescence and rarely live into their forties. Now that McGill researchers led by Dr Guy Rouleau have pinpointed the gene responsible for the disease, there's hope for treatment.

For the health of the city

In the U.S., health and mortality are dramatically affected by income inequality – the disparity between the rich and poor in a given community. Geography Professor Nancy Ross wanted to know if that was true in Canada. Her results were surprising.

Senate, staff and student sessions

Privacy of students vs. staff's right to be in the know; getting the low down on the concerns of Management class staff at McGill; Grad students take environmental and activist action.

The fantastic four

Four McGill nominees for the Forces Avenir Foundation awards have been named as finalists for that prestigious competition. The awards recognize Quebec university students who make a difference to their communities. The nominees work on issues as varied as computer literacy in the Philippines to manning bringing puppetry into the theatre.

Grit gab

Deputy Prime Minister John Manley recently spoke at McGill on a variety of topics – balancing the nation's books, terrorism, the war on Iraq, and Free Trade. He also mentioned something about the Queen…

Ancient tradition, modern law

The Gisia Kisilevsky Program in Jewish Law opens with a talk from a retired Israel deputy chief justice. Menachem Elon drew parallels between Jewish law based on interpretations of the Torah and current democratic values.

...and the jazz beat goes on

The rollicking student musicians of the McGill Jazz Ensemble stormed Ireland ten years ago on a Guinness-sponsored tour to the Jazz Festival in Cork. The critical acclaim and stout-fuelled memories of hi-jinks will be recalled when the band reunites for a concert Oct. 12.

Alchemy in the archives

From the original 1852 McGill charter to the 1874 composite print of a McGill-Harvard football game to an LP recording of 1957's My Fur Lady, the McGill Archives hold a dazzling array of papers, photos and knick-knacks. Researchers of all stripes can use the archivist's expertise to forage through the past.

Also in this issue

Letter

Kudos

Kaleidoscope
Student of serendipity Betty Angwenyi; Foundations: Weston Pool

On campus
Book fair bonanza; Sibling ribaldry; Rabinowitch on Rabinowitch; Sit up and take note

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