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Former Supreme Court Justice Charles Gonthier is the new Wainwright Fellow in the Faculty of Law. He will use the position to study law as it relates to sustainable development.
International Earth Day was marked at McGill by two major lectures. Steven Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society spoke on the precarious balance of alleviating human hardship and conserving the environment, and Sir Robert May, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, spoke about the future of biodiversity in an overpopulated world.
Security guard Mathieu Racette knew right away that the box he discovered near the Wong Building was special — and now the plain metal container has people across campus scratching their heads trying to solve the mystery of its contents.
Board of Governors restructuring was the big issue of the April 23 meeting of Senate. Also up — health and safety follow-up and American security concerns may be having an impact on graduate applications.
Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.
Communications officer leaves McGill after 30 years.