October 28, 2004

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October 28, 2004 - Volume 37 Number 04
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Kevin Labyt (foreground) and Yannick Fortin hoist their kite aloft at Macdonald Campus on a brisk autumn day. The two John Abbott College students were doing work for a science course.

Owen Egan


Kevin Labyt (foreground) and Yannick Fortin hoist their kite aloft at Macdonald Campus on a brisk autumn day. The two John Abbott College students were doing work for a science course.



Principal's teaching award winners

Four McGill pedagogues were honoured with the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Reisa Lipszyc, Charles Boberg, Andrew Kirk and John Robert Silvius receive the recognition for their dedicated efforts to make the classroom experience a valuable one for students.

Ebadi on democracy

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi delivered the second annual Beatty Memorial Homecoming Lecture on "Democracy: The precondition to peace."

TLC for library collections

As McGill's library collection ages and grows, storing and caring for several million items to maximize their lifespan is increasingly important. Preservation librarian Ann Marie Holland is on the job.

Director faces his critics

Peter Greenaway was in town to premiere his "Tulse Luper Suitcases" trilogy, and met with students of Professor Norman Cornett's Lens of Humanity course.

Honouring Joni

McGill awards famed songstress Joni Mitchell an honorary degree and makes her work the subject of a day-long symposium.

Libeskind and the architecture of optimism

One of the few architects in the world with pop-culture name recognition, Daniel Libeskind recently spoke at McGill on his recent projects and the place of architecture in society.

John Cleghorn awarded Doctor of Laws
Businessman, philanthropist and McGill Board of Governors member John Cleghorn given an honorary degree.



In Focus


Carol Abbott: Polices theses — What happens once a graduate thesis is submitted? It may end up in the hands of Carol Abbott. Foundations: An excerpt from the forthcoming "The Man Who Killed Harry Houdini," by Don Bell.

Briefs



Entre Nous with Deputy Provost and Chief Information Officer Tony Masi


Creating information technology teams

Around campus


Halloween party for the kids at Morgan Arboretum, Ian Hacking talks digital brains, CAPS focuses on communications for Career Week, and Sheila Copps wonders where Canadian women have gone.

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