May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007 McGill University

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May 17, 2007 - Volume 39 Number 17
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On May 31, Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, will receive an honest-to-goodness, authentic Honorary Degree. For his unique personal take on the event, see the P.O.V..

More inequality means less biodiversity

McGill researchers show income inequality predicts the number of threatened species.

Globetrotting for the greater good

A quintet of McGill students head to the four corners of the globe as part of the Students Without Borders program.

Headliners: From dead things to Red Wings

A very athletic Headliners sees everything from sporty cadavers to McGill's unbeatable NHL playoff connection.

P.O.V.: Honorary degrees for dummies

One of the nation's most beloved political cartoonists trades in his pen and ink for a keyboard and waxes funny on what it's like for a high school drop-out to get an honorary degree from McGill.

Profile: Liam Durcan: Straddling the worlds of art and science

Talented neurologist by day, celebrated author by night, Liam Durcan does it all.

McGill web gems: Lincoln North and Osler's Montreal

Abe Lincoln and Sir William Osler — does it get any better than this?

$28.7M shot in the health research arm

CIHR funding is announced.

Entre Nous with Martin Kreiswirth, Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Sweetening the Graduate Studies pot

Just four months into his new job running the graduate studies show, Martin Kreiswirth lets us in on his vision of the future.

Kudos
McGillians are winning stuff all over the place.

The environment that shapes us

Leave the SUV at home and walk to the store: McGill researcher Nancy Ross links obesity to urban sprawl.

Taking McGill to market

Have you built the world's first whatzamabobbit and are looking to make millions? Better talk to the people at the Office of Technology Transfer.

Making music — as easy as spinning a gyrotyre

Speaking of whatzamabobbits, check out music researcher Marcelo Wanderley's funky futuristic musical contraptions.

Honouring McGill's stamp on Canada's cultural landscape

A trio of McGill architecture grads are feted by Canada Post by getting their own stamp.

At the confluence of ideas

Now in its third year, the Faculty of Education's Research Exchange Forum is more popular than ever.

Continuing Education: the Centre that never sleeps

When the bulk of McGillians go home at night, the campus classrooms are taken over by a very different student body.

PhD candidate turns homeward for inspiration

When not working on his doctoral studies in Integrated Studies in Education, Dale Boyle can be found on stage wielding a pretty mean blues axe.

Passages
McGill mourns the loss of Drs. Patrick Cronin and Barry Bell.

Around campus
Fighting bullies, cracking crime capers and... dissecting owl pellets?!? McGill leaves no pellet unturned in its ongoing effort to educate the masses.

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On May 4, costumed participants of the Défi Corporatif Canderel took to the streets to raise money for the McGill Cancer Centre and the Institut du cancer de Montréal.
Lynne McFern