September 9, 2004

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September 9, 2004 - Volume 37 Number 01
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Climb every mountain? Department of Psychology's research assistant Matthew Fischel (top left), and BA students Shireen Sindi (middle) and Sook Ning climb to the top at Horizon Roc in Montreal's east end. For three days, 24 of the department's lab assistants and students tested their mettle in McGill's first-ever Epic Journey. Event organizer psychology professor John Abela said, Students learned important lessons about communication and teamwork. They pushed themselves physically and mentally to the extreme and accomplished tasks they never imagined possible.Department of Psychology's research assistant Matthew Fischel (top left), and BA students Shireen Sindi (middle) and Sook Ning climb to the top at Horizon Roc in Montreal's east end.

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Climb every mountain? Department of Psychology research assistant Matthew Fischel (top left) and BA students Shireen Sindi (middle) and Sook Ning climb to the top at Horizon Roc in Montreal's east end. For three days, 24 of the department's lab assistants and students tested their mettle in McGill's first-ever Epic Journey. Event organizer psychology professor John Abela said, "Students learned important lessons about communication and teamwork. They pushed themselves physically and mentally to the extreme and accomplished tasks they never imagined possible."

University of Miami and McGill team up

McGill's Martlets now have a place to migrate to in winter months. McGill and the University of Miami have signed an agreement to collaborate on engineering and information technology research.

Celebrating 100 years

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Dentistry are all celebrating their 100th anniversaries this year. We asked the heads of these three programs to think about what the next hundred years holds for their fields.

McGill mourns death of student
The McGill community was saddened by the discovery of the death of first-year student Kathleen Currier on September 4.

Playing fair at the Olympics

As long as there have been sports there have been cheaters. It is McGill Chancellor Dick Pound's job to stop them — at least at the level of the Olympics — as head of the World Anti-Doping Authority.

Entre Nous: Directions for the new year
Heather Munroe-Blum welcomes back the McGill community and looks to a future of building on McGill's strengths, improving communication and working strategically to achieve our goals — and hopefully getting more money with which to do so.

Hot SPARKs glow warmer

The successful Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge program, which taught students the finer points of good science journalism, is now getting a counterpart for the social sciences and humanities — Writing About Research at McGill.

First Person: Back to school… again?
Adriana Palanca reflects on what it is like to be a returning student, and surprises herself by using the word "whippersnappers."

Back to school

It's back to school time, and this year, McGill is welcoming more new faces — students and professors alike — than ever before. With streamlined new ID systems and a plethora of welcome events, everyone should find the transition to a new year easier than ever before.

McGill welcomes new acting vice-principal
Jacques Hurtubise, appointed associate vice-principal (research) in August, will be sitting behind a bigger desk sooner than he expected. He will be the acting vice-principal (research) upon the departure of Louise Proulx, who is leaving her VP portfolio at the end of September.

Obituary


Paolo Vivante 1921-2004

Kudos


The Trudeau Foundation has granted scholarships to two McGill students, worth $35,000 a year for four years. One wants to help bring peace to the Middle East, the other to study constitutional law.

In focus


As an aspiring writer, getting a publishing deal can be the best thing to happen to you. Setting up your own publishing house is even better, and is just what graduate student Mélanie Vincelette did. Physics professor Shaun Lovejoy has developed a way to more accurately measure clouds.

On Campus


Pharmacology innovator Sir James Black talks on the "Greatest Benefit to Mankind," architecture takes a nomadic approach to the city, U of T sends us their best and First Peoples House holds their Third Annual Powwow.

Off Campus


Santropol Roulant holds a fundraising bazaar, textbooks online for cheap, and easy recipes for the good-time cook.

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