February 8, 2007

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February 8, 2007 - Volume 39 Number 11
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United Front: McGill's Heather Munroe-Blum addresses reporters in the Duff Amphitheatre during the university heads' call for greater funding on Feb. 7. Far left: Bruno-Marie Béchard of Université de Sherbrooke, Luc Vinet of Université de Montréal; Michel Pigeon of Université Laval and Munroe-Blum.
Owen Egan

Principal, rectors propose tuition thaw

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and the heads of three other research-intensive Quebec universities present a united front at a press conference in which they demand that the Quebec government address the issue of underfunding.

Macdonald Campus celebrates centenary

One of McGill's crown jewels, Macdonald Campus, turns 100.

Conference marks Charter's 25th

McGill's Institute for the Study of Canada prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Headliners: Funding takes a hit, Mozart still a hit

This edition of McGill newsmakers shines the spotlight on three researchers and a trio of musicians.

P.O.V.: Sam Noumoff
A political science prof through four decades at McGill, recently retired Sam Noumoff compares the campus protests of the Vietnam War era to today's eerie quiet.

A childhood lesson never forgotten

A simple act of kindness during the bloody partition of India in 1947 set Manjit Singh, director of Chaplaincy Services, on the path to enlightenment.

McGill Web Gems: Sites offer gridiron history and free software

Redmen football history and free downloadable software.

McGill Matters
Lost your office key? Security Services recommends following certain guidelines when you get a replacement.

Entre Nous with Nigel Roulet, Director, McGill School of Environment

One of the contributing authors of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and champion of the environment Nigel Roulet gives an insider's look at the bombshell report.

Trottier Symposium blends physics and philosophy

The world's foremost physicists slug it out over the controversial anthropic principle at the sold-out Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium.

Clark takes Harper to task

Former prime minister and new McGill prof Joe Clark comes out swinging in his first public lecture since signing up.

A brother remembered

The R.B. Angus Professor of Political Science at McGill pays tribute to his brother, Irving Brecher, Emeritus Professor of Economics, who passed away on Feb. 2.

Bourguignon Beat: Butting out at the MUHC

Michael Bourguignon, our intrepid Man About Campus and longtime smoker, enrolls in the MUHC's smoking cessation program and walks readers through those early, cranky days.

Robot at home on land, sea

During its annual sojourn at the Bellairs Research Institute, AQUA, an amphibious robot developed by the Centre for Intelligent Machines, goes for some deep dives and learns a little sign language.

Research: Funding allows experts to gang up on cyber-bullying

Shaheen Shariff and McGill host a diverse collection of experts at a summit to help stamp out the Internet's newest scourge — cyber-bullying.

The wow factor: Desautels students experience boutique hotel

Marketing prof Karl Moore takes a group of students to the W Hotel, a new breed of high-end hotels typical of the new "experience economy."

Kudos
John Jonas, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering, is named as one of the finalists for the NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Medal — Canada's most prestigious science award.

Mac woodsmen a cut above the competition

The Mac men's lumberjacks prove to be rotten hosts when they leave the competition in their sawdust at the 47th annual McGill Woodsmen Competition at Macdonald Campus.

From miniature to monolithic

One of the world's foremost prosthodontists, Harry Rosen, dentistry Professor Emeritus, is also carving a name out for himself as a leading practitioner of "earth art."

Around campus
Town Hall tops the list of McGill events.

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Exploring the laboratory

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council President Dr. Suzanne Fortier (left) spent Jan. 30 touring some of McGill's NSERC-funded research. PhD student Colin Alleyne (centre) and Prof. Andrew Kirk (right) show off the Agile All-Photonic Networks (AAPN) lab.
Owen Egan