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Preparing for convocation
For her third and final year as University Marshal, Kate Le Maistre was given quite a challenge — to manage 10 different convocations, nine of which would be held outdoors for the first time in over 30 years.
Lobby group for Quebec researchers
Scientific researchers now have a voice defending their interests in the offices of politicians and policy makers.
McGill torch song
Principal and BOG head hoist Olympic flame when it comes to Montreal.
Douglas research centre turns 25
The Douglas Hospital Research Centre throws open its doors to mark 25 years of operation. Go, and you can see the brains — literally — behind the research there.
Studying autistic kids
Jake Burack and the McGill Youth Study Team look at developmental disabilities in kids.
Heather Munroe-Blum: Looking back,
thinking to the future
The Principal looks back over her first full academic year at McGill: the accomplishments, challenges and aspirations.
Teaching alternative medicine
Four years ago, epidemiology professor Jean-Paul Collet went to China, where he saw modern medicine mixed with alternative and traditional treatments. He brings this integrated approach to McGill in a summer course for graduate students.
Modelling the future
Civil engineering professor Patrick Selvadurai uses mathematical modelling to improve any number of complex engineering projects — for instance, how soil around pipelines freezes or how the disposal of nuclear waste will have an effect on the earth thousands of years from now.
Finishing school for grad
Plenty of students start graduate degrees, but not all of them finish. A colloquium organized by the office of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies examined the problem of grad school attrition.
Macdonald campus: All's busy on the western
Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue was created in 1907 to improve the lives of rural people in Quebec. That mission remains, but the cutting-edge technology has changed dramatically.
Senate: The long goodbye
The last Senate meeting of the academic year covered a range of hot-button issues: the budget, student representation, ethics of human research and French language policy.
McGill on the Silver Screen
Geography professor Wayne Pollard — or Wayne Pollard's office — gets a cameo in the summer disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow.