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October 25, 2007 - Volume 40 Number 05
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Second-year architecture student Lilia Koleva gives an impassioned speech during the launch of Campaign McGill on Oct. 18. A native of Bulgaria, Koleva praised her McGill Faculty Scholarship for allowing her to pursue her studies here and enjoy "the best experience I have ever had in my life."

Second-year architecture student Lilia Koleva gives an impassioned speech during the launch of Campaign McGill on Oct. 18. A native of Bulgaria, Koleva praised her McGill Faculty Scholarship for allowing her to pursue her studies here and enjoy "the best experience I have ever had in my life."
Owen Egan

History in the making

McGill launches its $750-million fundraising campaign.

Teach for the top: Professors awarded Principal's Prize

Four of McGill's top profs share their secrets on teaching well.

McGill rafle quatre prix de l'Acfas

Félicitations à quatre chercheurs exceptionnels.

Headliners: Musical kudos and the sweet science's not-so-sweet Hilton clan

Everything from HPV screening tests to pugilistic thuggery.

P.O.V.: The importance of giving back

The co-founder of the Montreal-based Matrox Group of video graphics companies, Lorne Trottier, writes about his lifelong love of science and his philanthropic inspirations.

Profile — Madeleine Bird: Bad chemistry, bad products

Does scouring your oven make you feel good? It could be making you sick.

McGill Web Gems

A quirky collection of antique bookplates and the ever-popular McGill classified ads.

McGill ranks high in student poll

McGill shines in the Globe and Mail's annual student poll.

Entre Nous with Robert Rabinovitch, Chair of the McGill Board of Governors
Presenting culture, promoting education, preserving a way of life

Recently reappointed as Chair of the McGill Board of Governors, Robert Rabinovitch expounds upon everything from Campaign McGill to the crucial role cultural activities play in society.

Guantanamo Bay: Justice denied

Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler sheds a harsh light on the Omar Khdar case.

Locking up Gold

Anthropology and Social Studies in Medicine Professor Margaret Lock is awarded SSHRC's highest prize.

Research and Discovery - Amphibians: Off-the-charts unpredictable

After 20 years studying the endangered Fowler toad, David M. Green is ready to draw some conclusions...almost.

(In)Reaching for the STARS

What could be better than informal, accessible lectures given by brilliant science researchers on their work? Throw in a free lunch.

Fall Convocation 2007

A geneticist, an astronaut and a businessman walk into Place des Arts... The lead-in for a bad joke? Nope, three alums who will be honoured at Fall Convocation.

Outstanding employees recognized with Principal's Awards

Five members of McGill's administrative and support staff earn Principal's Awards for their tireless dedication and commitment to excellence.

Around Campus
Town Hall, Sunday movie matinees and more lectures than you can shake a stick at.


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McGill alumnus and benefactor Seymour Schulich works the crowd during the recent launch of his new book Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons in the Tanna Schulich Hall of McGill's Schulich School of Music.

OWEN EGAN

McGill alumnus and benefactor Seymour Schulich works the crowd during the recent launch of his new book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, in the Tanna Schulich Hall of McGill's Schulich School of Music.


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Homecoming 2007

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Taking part in Homecoming festivities, alumn Eduard Hoyer, (Electrical Engineering, 1967), gives the tire of McGill's Mini Baja a playful kick under the watchful eyes of Mathieu Patenaude, (U1 Mechanical Engineering), Nicholas Gervasi, (U4 Mechanical Engineering) and Karim Sawaf (U4 Mechanical Engineering). The car was built as part of the prestigious Mini Baja Competition, a premier engineering design competition requiring undergrads to design and build a prototype off-road recreational vehicle.
OWEN EGAN