May 31, 2007

May 31, 2007 McGill University

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McGill Reporter
May 31, 2007 - Volume 39 Number 18
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The old and the new. Amelie Waldin shares her first few moments as a graduate with James McGill. Waldin, who earned a BSc with 1st class honours in microbiology, graduating along with some 6,100 members of the Class of 2007. For more images from McGill's Convocation ceremonies, please see Eyes on the Future: Convocation 2007.
Owen Egan

No small dreams

By week's end, some 6,100 students will have moved from the student ranks to become full-fledged McGill alumni.

New NSERC grants announced

McGill researchers get a $38.6 million boost in the arm.

La Principale élue présidente de la CREPUQ

Les membres de la Conférence des recteurs et principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ) ont élu la principale et vice-chancelière de McGill, Heather Munroe-Blum, au poste de présidente de leur association.

Headliners: Big Apple poutine and a fresh take on Pisa

What better way to wrap up this year's Headliners column than with the greasy goodness of poutine and a good old-fashioned optical illusion?

P.O.V.: Becoming an instrument of (climate) change

Law grad Shelley Kath tells readers what it's like to be hand-picked and trained for environmental do-gooding by the guru of global warming himself, Al Gore.

Profile - Amir Raz: Waking up to potential of hypnosis

A former magician in his native Israel, pyschiatry prof Amir Raz is exploring the potential of hypnosis in a clinical setting.

Bourguignon Beat: I am getting sleepy, sleeepy...

Stepping into the fray once again, our fearless scribe allowed himself to be hypnotized by Dr. Amir Raz. Now if we could only get him to stop clucking like that...

McGill Web Gems: China's history and Montreal's past

More hidden gems and secret places on the websites of McGill University and its affiliated institutions.

Entre Nous with Johanne Pelletier, Secretary General: Dancing the Convocation two-step
She can organize Convocation, demystify McGill bureaucracy and dance the swing like few other Secretary Generals. Is there anything Johanne Pelletier can't do?

Sweet 16: New McGill CRCs announced

McGill gets six Tier-1 and ten Tier-2 Chairs.

High performance, high purpose

Though organized by a former Olympian, the second annual High Performance Camp for Aboriginal students focused on much more than sports.

To tell the truth

Victoria Talwar is living proof of doing research that has a direct effect on policy.

Garden of eating

The Edible Campus project on lower campus shows how every nook and cranny can be used to grow food.

Eyes on the Future: Convocation 2007
An image gallery of proud parents and happy (and relieved) graduates.

One-on-one to the road to success

Launched last year, the MBA women's mentoring program pairs students with successful businesswomen.

Orientation turns anxiety into anticipation

The School of Social Work's two-week orientation session for First Nations and Inuit students helps participants adjust to university life.

Straw steps in

With Antonia Maioni taking a sabbatical from her position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Will Straw has been asked to fill in.

Newsmakers 2007

Which McGillian claimed the coveted title as Newsmaker of 2007? Read on to find out.

Around campus
From family trees to fashion shows. Looks like July will be a good month.

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