Open House revamped!
Open House was a big success January 29. The event drew hundreds of
pre-university students eager to check out what McGill has to offer.
Dave Kruger (left) and Hiroshi Kawakami (far right), both in U4 mechanical engineering, show off a Mini Baja single-driver dune buggy to Principal Heather Munroe-Blum.
Chemistry professor Ariel Fenster pours chemically-created fake snow on the head of audience-volunteer Mien Chien, Boisbrun College.
Grazyna Wilczek, director of undergraduate studies for McGill's Faculty of Chemistry compares molecular models of carbon and diamonds with Ernest Wong, Vanier College, and Wilfred Cheng, Marianopolis.
Wall Street lite
The pit is a frenzy! The McGill Investment Club hosted the inaugural McGill Trading Simulation in the William Shatner Ballroom on February 4. Over 200 students from a dozen Canadian and U.S. schools made up 49 teams of traders who bartered stocks of ten fictitious companies, while runners and data imputers processing the trades. First place went to Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, due to their high-risk strategy of concentrating their assets in a few positions, which they levered with the use of options.
Here comes the judge
Justice John Gomery was invited by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada to deliver the 2006 James R. Mallory Lecture in Canadian Studies at the Faculty Club, February 8. Gomery spoke of The Pros and Cons of Commissions of Inquiry. After the talk he stayed a while, chatting with political science master's students Janine Marshall and David Manchester.