Follow me, boys and girls, to our next exhibit. This object is called a
"vinyl record." Way back in time — before even the eight-track, if you can
imagine something so old — people used to listen to music on such devices.
Here, Hamish Macmillan (aka DJ Bliss) holds a classic by late eighties
industrial band 808 State. Macmillan netted this catch at the Post-Graduate
Students' Society Vintage Vinyl Spin and Sell on September 19. Proceeds from
the event went to Hope and Cope, a support group for women with breast
cancer. CDs and something called "audiotapes" were also sold.
The University and the support staff union are in contract negotiations.
Among other issues at stake are how many hours staff will be expected to
If I were Prime Minister...
Four McGill students are finalists in the annual Magna Inc. "If I were Prime
Minister" essay contest. The Reporter talked to each about their ideas that
could change the nation.
Trigger: Understanding early
Anthropologist Bruce Trigger has a new book on what makes civilizations
different, and what binds them together.
Minding the monarchs
Lincoln Brower has been studying the monarch butterfly almost all of his
adult life. He recently spoke at McGill about the beautiful bug, and about
the many threats to its survival.
Biosafety protocol discussed at
McGill hosted an expert panel to mark the entry into force of the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety. The importance and problems of the new international
agreement which regulates the movement of living modified organisms.
So what did you do with your summer holidays? Five McGill students spent them
working in camps and hospital wards from Mexico to Uganda.
Molson Stadium without Mother
McGill has a brand new playing surface in the Molson Stadium -- and it never
needs to be mowed. Welcome to the green joys of FieldTurf.
Sylvia Franke faced a mountain of applications in her first September as
McGill's registrar -- kind of like the time she tackled a mountain in Europe
on a bicycle. Her work is a blend of overseeing a staff of ninety, managing
the application process, and reassuring students who are trying to get into
McGill grad Bob Kull spent a year as a modern Robinson Crusoe in pursuit of
his PhD at UBC. 18 wheels and several tons of computing power stopped by
McGill on September 18 -- one stop on SGI Mobile Innovation Centre roadshow.
Senate report, Research awards
McGill is lending a hand around the house in CBC's Montreal Matters special
on the home. Tilting is a town in Newfoundland that you can visit through
Robert Mellin's exhibit in the architecture department. Larry Hamilton is the
mountain man, and he's bringing his stories and slides for your viewing and
listening pleasure. In a strange twist of fate there are three books of
importance to Quebec being launched on September 30 -- read 'n run!
Mea culpa: Karl Moore and Laurette Dubé explain how marketers super-sized you
and your children, and reveals the conspiracy of the stretch-pants. The
McCord museum wants to take you out for hop-Scots, while the Montreal Bread
Company can sell you a Euro-style lunch. And if you want to buy a bike or
sell your home, there are plenty of local websites for your independent