March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008 McGill University

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March 6, 2008 - Volume 40 Number 13
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Hasna Kamil, age 6, practices proper brushing technique under the guidance of Adriano Farino, first-year dental student. Hasna was one of the patients who benefited from McGill’s mobile dental clinic on Feb. 21.
Owen Egan

Town Hall a valuable experience: Principal

The Principal stands and delivers at Town Hall.

Healers on wheels

McGill's unique Dental Outreach Program rolls into St-Henri.

March madness hits Montreal, McGill

The Habs are on the rise and both McGill's hockey teams are on championship quests. Good times for the city's hockey fans.

Headliners: From musical MDs to invasive iguanas

This sampling of McGill headliners includes a caustic conductor, earth-bound astronaut and a prof moonlighting as TV host.

P.O.V.: Women's journey far from over

The Director of the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women gives her take on International Women's Day.

Profile – Ryan Cunningham: Making a difference in mining

In only the first year of his Master's in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Ryan Cunningham is already aiming high.

McGill Web Gems: The Expo summer of '67 and birds of a feather

So many McGill websites, so little time.

Green Corner: Reduce your paper trail

A few simple tricks to help save some trees.

Entre Nous with François R. Roy, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance): Working toward the perfect balance

McGill's Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) has a head for numbers but music is what feeds his soul.

Early warnings for international earthquakes

Conflict breaking out somewhere in the world? Chances are Poli Sci prof Michael Brecher knew about it long before CNN.

Health care and chronic illness: There is a better way

The "My Tool Box" program gives sufferers of chronic illness new hope in managing their lives.

The science of hockey

Chances are if it's used to play hockey, researcher David Pearsall has tested – and improved – it.

The evolution of Mini-Science

Mini-Science is gearing up for another fun-filled lecture series that would make Darwin proud.

Around campus
A lecture-heavy installment of Around Campus – and every one of them a beaut!


Principal Heather Munroe-Blum shares a lighter moment with a group of students after Town Hall including Lucy Erickson (left), U2 Arts and Science, and Adrian Angus (right), Vice-President (University Affairs), Students’ Society of McGill University.

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum shares a lighter moment with a group of students after Town Hall including Lucy Erickson (left), U2 Arts and Science, and Adrian Angus (right), Vice-President (University Affairs), Students’ Society of McGill University.


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