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Safety report on McIntyre
The university has moved rapidly to correct problems identified in the McIntyre Medical building by the Commission de la santé et de la securité du travail du Québec. Are we still waiting to exhale?
Examining undergraduate research
McGill takes pride in being a research-intensive university. Here and abroad, universities are struggling to answer what that means in terms of the education an undergraduate student can expect.
The Management Forum's annual conference brings managers together to talk about stress, training and development, and work process analysis in a tropical setting - the Faculty Club. Principal Shapiro addresses the gang for the last time on the future of the university.
Sleeping with the elephant
Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt challenges the assumption that US style health care is more efficient - and sounds a warning to Canada about strangling our own health care system. In the battle of beaver and elephant, who prevails?
SPARKling wit, engaging prose
SPARK has caught fire at McGill. The NSERC program helps students write science articles for a lay audience - McGill's ten participants will be bringing their knowledge and new skills to a publication near you.
Visser on honour and shame
Best-selling author Margaret Visser delivers CBC's Massey lecture from McGill. She steers us away from looking at the world through glasses tinted with fate, honour and shame. She compares us to the ancient Greeks - have we really learnt anything in 2,000 years?
Harnessing spin current
The spin on small could get very big. Spintronics, a branch of nano-electronics, is looking at how to effectively use the current from spin in electronic devices. The result? Transistors could become astoundingly tiny.
Speaking of Montreal
How we talk says a lot about us - possibly even our area code. Linguistics professor Charles Boberg specializes in how North Americans - and especially Montrealers - speak English.
There's a chair with his name on it, but he's not sitting still. Richard Tomlinson has established a chair for his chemist brother George and his wife, Frances, who helped save Ile Perrot's old-growth forest. The first holder of the green-tinted chair is professor Jim Fyles, who studies the nutrient cycle of forests.
Living in harmony
Whether it's Finnish folk or gospel hip-hop, McGill students, staff and faculty lend their voices to Montreal's many choirs - and the upcoming holiday season is a time for song. Fa la la la la...
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