McGill University will hold its first "white coat ceremony". Second-year McGill medical students will formally receive their white coats on Friday, October 12, 2001. Which signals the transition from book learning and lab work to the world of clinical practice and direct observation of patients.
The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging's Movement Disorders Clinic is organizing an art exhibition including paintings, song lyrics, a book, and photographs, by authors who suffer from Parkinson's disease or other varieties of movement disorders.
McGill Fall 2001 Convocation, Place des Arts, Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 2:00 pm: McGill honours Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, legendary organist Marie-Claire Alain, the Honourable Justice William Ian Cornell Binnie, and Chemistry Professor Byung Chan Eu.
This Saturday, November 17, at 3:00 pm, in the auditorium of Panthéon-Assas University in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, McGill Emeritus Professor of Law, Paul-André Crépeau, will receive a doctorate Honoris Causa from University President Bernard Teyssié
Public symposium and news conference will launch major research initiative.
The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Conference that ran from October 2nd to the 5th had a theme this year of "Creativity, Spirituality and the Arts." Attendees could learn about everything from fairy tales to suicide in Indian cinema, and how it reflects on the nuances of cultural psychiatry.
Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.
McGill's current tally of deferred maintenance is currently $165-million. It's an uphill battle to catch up on the work, complicated by McGill's many heritage buildings.
MSE student Leah Tivoli feeds the masses.
Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.