Thousands of young eyes are set to canvass McGill University this Sunday. The University is holding its annual Open House on February 1, when 3,500 visitors from across Quebec, Ontario, the U.S., and even overseas are expected to visit McGill's downtown campus.
As co-president (with Jean Laurin, of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal) Principal Munroe-Blum invites Montrealers to turn out in large numbers at 6 pm on February 19 to participate in the 2.5 kilometre Tuques Bleues race through Mount Royal forest, from the Smith House not far from Beaver Lake to the Chalet on the mountain.
This year's convocation ceremonies for faculties on both the downtown campus and Macdonald campus will take place outdoors under a canopy.
An unusual study on survivors of the Titanic, published in today's British Medical Journal and conducted by McGill University researchers, has found that passengers who escaped from the sunken ship did not have shorter life spans than the general population.
As Christmas grows closer, both the McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviour and Loto-Québec, invite all those who are thinking of giving a lottery ticket or a scratch-and-win to young people under the age of 18, to refrain from doing so.
What's in a worm? More than we think. In the latest issue of Science, McGill Biology Professor Siegfried Hekimi and his research team explain how scientists can study the impact of a class toxic molecules on human heart disease by using microscopic worms as a model.
The University will remain open in the event of labour disruptions. Student services, classes and exams will continue normally and other essential research and administrative services will be maintained.
Dr. Wangari Maathai, who made the Green Belt Movement of Kenya an international triumph of environmental conservation and consciousness raising, will deliver a Beatty Memorial Lecture at McGill University on the topic: Standing up for the Environment.
Internationally recognized expert on inclusive education Robert Slee came all the way from sunny Australia to become Dean of the Faculty of Education.
Universitas 21, the international partnership of 17 research and teaching universities from around the globe, provides travel grants for students, staff and academics to work and teach abroad.