December 8, 2005

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December 8, 2005 - Volume 38 Number 08
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We've been working like cleaner shrimp on a huge turtle, says Stephan Becker (right), McGill School of the Environment grad, about creating the Beautiful Oceans educational program. Co-founder and fellow shrimp Ian Popple (left), grins at the thought of teaching in the Caribbean this winter while the rest of us slog through the Montreal slush.

Owen Egan

"We've been working like cleaner shrimp on a huge turtle," says Stephan Becker (right), McGill School of Environment grad, about creating the Beautiful Oceans educational program. Co-founder and fellow shrimp Ian Popple (left) grins at the thought of teaching in the Caribbean this winter while the rest of us slog through the Montreal slush.

Genetic breakthrough for rare disease

David Rosenblatt's lab identifies the gene responsible for a rare but devastating disease that impairs the body's ability to absorb vitamin B12.

The great climate debate

Things get a little heated at the inaugural Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium: Climate Change and Energy. The panel of four internationally renowned experts all agreed that the menace of global warming is real — they just didn't see eye-to-eye on what should be done.

On the Rhodes to Oxford

She's smart, real smart. Dominique Henri, currently working on her MA in French Language and Literature, becomes the 126th McGillian to cop a coveted Rhodes Scholarship.

R&D's amazing race

Canadian universities pick up the pace in the global sprint for top-ranked R&D. Who will make it to the podium and who will be lapped?

Jake Eberts joins religious studies class

Even big-time producers like Jake Eberts occasionally roll snake eyes. Sure, he helped make Gandhi, The Killing Fields and Dances with Wolves, but what was he thinking when he signed on for Super Mario Brothers?

Medical students retest

When 14 out of 39 family medicine residents failed the 2005 Collège des Médecins du Québec exams, the Faculty of Medicine decided to take a closer look at the way it trains residents.

It's not easy being green

How eco-friendly is McGill? An in-depth look at various green initiatives that include car pooling, equipment recycling, recto-verso paper policy, bike-lending programs and, of course, those champions of refuse, the good folks of Gorilla Composting.

Beer bonds barristers

What do you get when you mix beer and a roomful of lawyers? Not just the lead-in to a bad joke, but Coffee House, the weekly get-together at the Faculty of Law that — surprise, surprise — doesn't serve a drop of coffee.

McGill staff rocks for Centraide
Behind-the-scenes look at McGill band "The Diminished Faculties" rehearsing for their upcoming gig raising big bucks for Centraide. Deans, profs and administrators as you've never seen them before.

The fishy business of marine preservation

A pair of McGill's finest has founded Beautiful Oceans, an educational program that offers online learning and real-time diving. Catch a wave with Beautiful Oceans.

Letters to the editor
A full mailbag finds one parent lauding McGill's courage and an avalanche of students weighing in on education and funding.

In focus:

Marci Denesiuk: Travelling great distances inside and out



When she isn't tooling solo down to Mexico on her hog or designing web pages for McGill, Marci Denesiuk is writing award-winning collections of short stories.

Stewart's wing to foster collaboration



The newly renovated wing of the Stewart Biology Building is unveiled, marking the completion of the first phase of the Developmental Biology Research Initiative (DBRI). What does this have to do with fruit flies? Read on...

Entre Nous

Defending tradition, setting a course for the future


We know it's a real word, but just what the heck does "complementarity" mean anyway? Abe Fuks, Dean of Medicine, is gracious enough to explain the provincial government's definition and how that could affect the future of the MUHC.

McGill Matters


Kudos, criticisms and lots of questions

The rescheduled Town Hall looked sparse just minutes before show time, then the contrarian troops rolled in to chat with Principal Heather Munroe-Blum.

Senate: Back to the future

The last meeting of 2005 saw senators looking to the future of the McGill campuses with the presentation of the Master Plan consultants.

Around campus
Celebrate the holidays McGill style! CDs, books, cookies brought to you by staffers doing their side jobs; flex your muscles to pick up a tree at the Morgan Arboretum; and science students get ready to speed date professors in the New Year.

McGill marks World Aids Day

Dozens of McGill community members joined for the candlelight vigil on the Arts Building steps for World Aids Day, December 1. Performers marked the event with poetry, music, spoken word and speeches. A week of activities was sponsored by the McGill Global AIDS Coalition, McGill International Health Initiative and numerous student groups.

Owen Egan

Dozens of McGill community members joined the candlelight vigil on the Arts Building steps for World Aids Day, December 1. Performers marked the event with poetry, music, spoken word and speeches. A week of activities was sponsored by the McGill Global AIDS Coalition, McGill International Health Initiative and numerous student groups.



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