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All photonics, all the time
David Plant wants to make sure data can zoom along at the speed of light. The scientific director of the just-launched Agile All-Photonic Networks is steering the search for the seamless light-based switch point so that communications technology can heed us faster and further.
Law and mafias
Human rights, humanitarian, refugees. The laws concerning these are all inter-related, or are they? The founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Goran Melander, tells us what he thinks are the problems with the three families.
Battling the elements: McGill researchers on global climate change
A big problem requires big solutions, and problems don't come any bigger than global climate change. McGill's Centre for Climate and Global Change Research brings together researchers from disciplines as diverse as chemistry and economics who are working to put together a giant three-dimensional ever-changing puzzle.
Thinking CAPS for grads
Caps for graduate students usually bring to mind a mortarboard for convocation. No more: Career and Placement Services (CAPS) will be launching Graduate Career Week for students entering the job market with a graduate degree or two under their belts.
TV Economist Quiz
Call it reality programming at its smartest. You can watch the triumph and heartache of McGill's Economist Business Challenge team on a television set near you this month.
Questions of media control
Former Gazette publisher Michael Goldbloom has been working at McGill for months, organizing the upcoming "Who Controls Canada's Media" conference hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He's also looking into the possibility of a new kind of journalism school.
Senate came back to a new year with lots of new faces, as Heather Munroe-Blum was welcomed to the august chamber. Issues discussed included salary adjustments, hiring female faculty and possibly dropping the pre-exam study day.
Healing wounds faster
Mommy! I hurt myself! I need some progranulin! Okay -- Band-Aid has nothing to fear just yet, but experimental medicine professor Andrew Bateman has shown that a naturally occurring protein in the body has a key role in accelerating the healing of wounds.
The endangered mountain dusky salamander will be getting some help from the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, thanks to a grant from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The centre will be studying the groundwater that is a key component of the salamander's habitat.
From mortar to moniker
The post office may know it as 1205 Dr Penfield Ave, but we know it as the Stewart. The names of buildings and rooms at McGill are an important part of McGill's campus life, but how do we get them? Well, it's more complicated than just picking one randomly from the phone book.
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