January 10, 2008

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A January 1998 photo of McGill's upper campus (that's the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building on the left) highlights the eerie beauty and frightening destructive power that characterized the ice storm that cut a devastating swath through Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. See more archival photos.
Owen Egan

Memories of the deep freeze

Ten years after being clobbered by the legendary ice storm of 1998, tales of altruism and good deeds at McGill still ring true.

Hitting the books keyboard

Thirteen software and web tools to power up your academic life.

Ain't no million-dollar baby

She's petite (48 kilograms) but she packs a heck of a wallop. She's master's chem student Tatiana Vassilieff and she's the newly crowned world savate champion.

Headliners: Barack, borders and beating stress

From south of the border primary analysis to globalization only partially realized.

P.O.V.: Preserving the reserve

The Director of the Gault Nature Reserve tells us of the gift that forever changed McGill's topography.

Profile - Sally Drury McDougall: McGill's tireless champion

Few people work as hard for McGill as Sally Drury McDougall...and she does it all for free.

McGill Web Gems

From Frances (Burney) to Fontanus (scholarly journal), it can all be found online.

Kudos
Dr. Laurie Gottlieb to be honoured by the Canadian Nurses Association.

Entre Nous with Jim Nicell, Associate Vice-Principal, University Services: Laying the foundation for success

He's at the helm of a group that we all take for granted, but without them the University would quickly grind to a halt. He's Jim Nicell and, yes, he really did put the "nice" in Nicell.

McGill 20 questions

Think you know a lot about McGill? Try our little brain-buster for size.

Let the sunshine in

Researchers at Mac's Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit probe the benefits of vitamin D.

Research and Development - Michel Loreau: Putting biodiversity on the front burner

Michel Loreau is an ecosystem's best friend.

The rain falls mainly on the Himalayas

Rain on his parade and Shiv Prasher is one happy researcher.

PRAM pushes knowledge translation

Sure, a pram is a quaint British term for a baby-lugging vehicle, but McGill's PRAM is so much more.

Around campus
A plethora of illuminating events highlighted by a sighting of an abominable snowman.

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Professor Al Mucci, Earth and Planetary Sciences, gestures heavenward during his presentation on low-temperature and marine geochemistry during the Faculty of Science's ever-popular "Soup and Science" series from Jan. 7-11.
Owen Egan