August 30, 2007

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August 30, 2007 - Volume 40 Number 01
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U-Hauling it: Jessica Young, a U0 Arts student from New Jersey, puts a little elbow grease into it as she moves into Solin Hall. Young was one of more than 2,200 students who relocated to McGill residences during Move-In days on August 25 and 26.
Owen Egan

Launching of discovery

And so begins another school year...

McGill, ICAO to host aviation conference

From September 14 to 16, McGill's Institute of Air and Space Law and the International Civil Aviation Organization will co-host a major aviation conference.

Pay attention to the man behind the curtain

Between them, Dan Levitin and Sandy Pearlman have worked on records that have sold upwards of 300 million copies. Guess that makes them the right choice to teach a new course on the technology behind music production.

Headliners: From collapsing downtown to Arctic meltdown

McGill earns props for going green; baseball umps are not colour blind; Montreal's infrastructure crumbles even more; hot time in the Arctic; and doing the neutron dance.

P.O.V.: A New York Yankee in James McGill's court

A primer for American newcomers to McGill by SSMU prez Jake Itzkowitz.

Profile - Carey Ashton: Life lessons from the diamond

Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.

Entre Nous with Mort Mendelson, Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning: Simplifying and supporting student life and learning

One year into his new job, Mort Mendelson outlines what's been done to accentuate the student experience at McGill and what the plans are for future improvements.

Reasonable religion

McGill's Newman Centre and the Faculty of Religious Studies have co-organized "Pluralism, Politics and God: An International Symposium on Religion and Public Reason."

Around campus
Souped-up science; angelic voices; a plethora of photographs; and a public lecture series you can really sink your teeth into.


Managing to have a good time: Executive members of the Management Undergraduate Society show that old school spirit during Frosh Week. Clockwise from top left; Jameel Keshavjee, VP Communications; Ali Akbar, U2 Class President; Justin Van Mulligen U3 Grad Class President; and Paul Jung, VP Information Technology.

Owen Egan

FROSH 2007

Managing to have a good time: Executive members of the Management Undergraduate Society show that old school spirit during Frosh Week. Clockwise from top left: Jameel Keshavjee, VP Communications; Ali Akbar, U2 Class President; Justin Van Mulligen, U3 Grad Class President; and Paul Jung, VP Information Technology.

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Principal Heather Munroe-Blum

Principal's Report
September 2007




Town Hall needs you!

With the next Town Hall slated for November 14, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum is looking for some input from the McGill community about possible topics for discussion. What issues concern you most? Sustainability and the environment? Graduate education? Diversity on campus? Government relations and student life? Have your say by emailing your suggestions by Sept. 30.

For more information, visit the Town Hall website.




Call for Notes from the Field

Launched on the web this past summer, the Notes from the Field series uses first-person dispatches by our researchers to shed light onto the valuable work they are doing around the world. The response has been so enthusiastic that we will be continuing the series in the McGill Reporter.

If you're a McGill researcher conducting fieldwork and you'd like to file a piece, contact Neale McDevitt. You can also read the dispatches on the web.