Traditional African storytelling got a high-tech boost in Leacock 132 on March 12, as the McGill Chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosted Raha Night. The celebration of African culture included music, dance, a fashion show and other entertainment. The evening was a fundraiser for the Operation 21 Overseas Placements, which will send a McGill student overseas on a one-year internship.
Journey to the Red Planet
With all the information pouring in about Mars making it increasingly likely
the planet once held life, the next logical step is to send a manned mission.
The benefits to doing so will be great, according to panelists at a recent
Seagram Building reborn as Martlet
Sam Bronfman's old stomping grounds have been donated for use to Development
and Alumni Relations. And although the name may have changed, some of the
historic interior has been maintained.
When 400 French-speaking historians descended on McGill last October, history
professor Brian Young wanted to give them an introduction to the campus. He
turned to student filmmakers Matthew Rankin and Walter Forsberg, who cooked
up a sly examination of McGill's place in Quebec.
Exploring a watery grave
Mairi Best looks at the tropical reefs to better understand the fossil record
over millions of years. This work takes her from the warm seas of the
Caribbean to the frigid waters of the Arctic.
Living through colorectal cancer
In October last year, Craig Stein was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. On
the roller-coaster ride his life has become, he's met others, including
McGill students, who are also coping with the disease.
Peter Smith says that what makes a successful coach is a successful team. He
should know - as McGill's winningest coach, Smith has recorded over 100
victories with the women's hockey team. Despite competing with one hand
metaphorically tied behind their backs, Macdonald Campus's team of
bioresource engineering students managed to place second at a national design
competition in Hamilton.
Senate report: The proposed policy for plagiarism detection software was sent
back to committee amid a silent protest. Also, interim harassment policy
presented, McGill is a source of spam.
A conference on print in the city examines how ye olde periodicals shape
urban culture, Shakespeare gets a shake-up, McGill wants input on rethinking
its environmental policy, and learn about the sex lives of our feathered
McGill graduate Rees Kassen reflects on his brush with the Darwins, and makes
a parallel with his own married life. Also, dancing for Gilda's Club,
exploring New France online, and keep all your balls in the air at the