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The art of being Dean
Sociology professor John Hall has been named the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He takes over a growing faculty moving in exciting new directions.
Suicide research centre opens
The Douglas Hospital will be home to a new research group that hopes to find answers to why people kill themselves. Director Gustav Turecki said the multidisciplinary approach may provide new insights.
Chief Information Officer Tony Masi is King of the Techno-sphere at McGill. He said the university's investment in new software and hardware is paying off for teachers, students and researchers alike.
The TA union and McGill reached a settlement that was ratified by AGSEM on May 8. Everyone walked away happy with the deal, which will see pay equity for TAs by 2006.
Compiling Creole in the Caribbean
Perhaps you are feeling a little obsocky because you didn't get to bed until the fore-day morning? If so, you're probably in Trinidad. Education professor Lise Winer would know what you mean: she's writing a dictionary of Trinidadian words, expressions and shades of meaning.
Senate: Bookstore to budget
May 14 was budget day in Senate. Also covered was news about the bookstore, the health and safety audit and equity.
Compensation changes for course
The task force on non-tenure track academic staff has released a report that recommends establishing new minimum salaries for course lecturers.
Lessons in faith
The Elijah School for World Religions, affiliated with McGill, is a forum for Religious Studies professors to share their academic expertise -- and their personal convictions. Courses are held here and in Jerusalem.
Beasts with byte: Centre for Intelligent
They're not toys, nor will they do your vacuuming. But the engineering marvels that are the walking robots of the Centre for Intelligent Machines are pretty hot stuff -- when they're not soaking wet.