November 24, 2005

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November 24, 2005 - Volume 38 Number 07
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Does the early bird really want to wrangle with this worm? Dr. Momar Ndao, Director of the National Research Laboratory for Parasitology at the Montreal General Hospital, wields a whopper of a beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata) at McGill's inaugural Health Fair on November 17. Evelyne Kokoskin, from the same lab, smiles from a safe distance.
Owen Egan

Sleepless (but successful) in Seattle

McGill team overcomes beyond-their-control technical glitches to steal the show at the prestigious Supercomputing 2005 conference.

Kahnawake diabetes project wins big

Ann C. Macaulay's hands-on work with the Kahnawake community, spanning some 30 years, earns her a nomination as a new member of the exclusive Institute of Medicine.

Math models and ice melts

Early aversion to dissections puts climatologist Lawrence Mysak on award-winning career path.

Operation challah

Neither a butcher nor candlestick maker, Jewish Studies student Elizabeth Alpern is, however, a gifted baker who supplies denizens of the McGill ghetto with delicious homemade breads.

Medical ethics beyond the soundbite

Leigh Turner takes exception to bioethicists who focus primarily on the sexy, high-tech issues of the day. Instead, he says, we should be concentrating on issues related to medicine and health care in impoverished, developing nations.

SSMU club kerfuffle – joining UGE and Queer McGill

The proposed merger of Queer McGill and the Union for Gender Empowerment sparks a firestorm of controversy.

Communications keystone moves on
After five years of stellar service in the University Relations Office, Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins moves on.

Smile! You're in dental outreach

The best oral hygiene show on wheels. McGill's award-winning Dental Outreach program has been hitting the street since 1998, giving people who can't normally afford regular dental care reason to smile.

Rae pushes for gold

Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae speaks on education funding at U de M event co-hosted with McGill.



McGill Matters


The McGill University emergency phone system

In focus


Kimberley Stephenson: Book buyer by day, evil genius by night; Answering the call

Entre nous


Registrar Sylvia Franke: Tearing down the ivory tower


Kudo


French literature professor Marc Angenot is awarded a Prix du Québec, the most prestigious honour handed out by the provincial government.

Senate


It was a long session that touched on the fraught booking of rooms on campus, handicapped access, Standard & Poor's ratings and the politics of ancillary services committees.

Around campus


Silent Auction benefits Centraide; heroic diplomats save thousands; free movie on melting Arctic; McGill grad's book looks at gay bashing; Town Hall take two; and student researchers strut their stuff.


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