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New building for Arts
Though the university is a while away from breaking ground on the project, the Faculty of Arts recently unveiled the conceptual design for a new building that will add needed office and classroom space to campus.
Ship of schools
Canada is reinvesting in Arctic researchers, outfitting a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker to conduct research in the Mackenzie River delta. Biologist Neil Price and Geochemist Alphonso Mucci will be gathering data on the mission.
Margaret Atwood: Back to the future
Author Margaret Atwood was named the McGill Centre for Teaching and Research on Women Person of the year. She took time out of her schedule to chat with the Reporter about the scientific reality behind her nightmarish new book Oryx and Crake.
Masi appointed to new position
Anthony Masi has been appointed Deputy Provost and Chief Information Officer. He will be responsible for the coordination of university planning and analysis.
New Dean of Arts
Sociology professor John Hall has been appointed Dean of Arts. He starts his five-year term June 1.
How to read, listen and learn
Education professor Helen Amoriggi said that with new technologies leading to information overload, students may need to read 1000 words a minute in less than twenty years. That means we're going to have to change the way we teach study skills.
The Public Relations Certificate Program in the Centre for Continuing Education is breaking new ground in how it organizes its curriculum, and the effort is getting noticed.
Turning drug design on its head
Structural biology professor Albert Berghuis has a new way to take on a wily opponent: he is trying to beat drug resistant bacteria at their own game.
MBAs help plan Kahnawake Library
The Mohawk Reserve of Kahnawake has a new library, thanks to the efforts of the local community and a little help from a team of McGill MBA students.
Senate, plaudits and discipline
There are new faces in Quebec City, and new a new title for VP Anthony C. Masi. The Dean of Students tabled two years worth of student discipline reports.
Minding the body at McGill's Sports
The sports medicine clinic is a multidisciplinary medical team, specialists from physiotherapists to doctors to osteopaths on staff. If you've broken your hip in a rugby scrum or bruised your butt while snowboarding, they are there to help.