Applications are now available for Outstanding Teaching Award & Teaching Assistant Awards.
The 5th annual Shakespeare Moot Project will take place in the Moot Court of the Faculty of Law on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. This year, the moot problem involves an issue of enormous contemporary interest. A young woman is refused admission to a Montreal high school for wearing the niqab, an Islamic form of coverage for women. Unable to resolve the issue, the family and the high school bring their case to the Court of Shakespeare.
McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs recently spoke with CTV's Canada AM about the South Pole Telescope. "We expect to find between 2,000 and 4,000 galaxy clusters that no one else has ever seen before. This telescope is going to provide us with a really new and novel way of looking at the history of universe," Dobbs told Canada AM. "We'll be able to learn a lot about the expansion history of the universe -- how the universe grew and how it grew to be the way it is today."
The Desautels Faculty of Management is hosting a breakfast with Don Tapscott, co-author of "Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything," on April 16, 2007.
Congratulations to Laura Buckingham (Law IV), who is this year's winner of the 2007 Allan Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition for her article "Striking Back: The Tort Action for Spousal Violence." The contest is run by the Canadian Journal of Family Law (CJFL), an interdisciplinary academic journal at UBC that publishes articles on a wide variety of family law issues in both English and French on topics in either common law or civil law. Along with presenting Laura with a monetary prize, the CJFL will publish her article in its upcoming July 2007 publication.
Congratulations to Crystal Mann, a 2007 Scarlet Key awardee. Since 1925, the Scarlet Key has been awarded to over 1,500 individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at McGill University. A Scarlet Key recipient is an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty, is committed to the McGill community, and inspires passion and creativity. Crystal is a doctoral candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, investigating the "Contribution of mafic magma to the ongoing eruption at the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies" under the supervision of Dr. John Stix, and for several years she has played a major role in the student-organized Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium.