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.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2007. Time: 11 am - 4 pm. Location: Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish. This year the fair will focus on enhancing student learning through innovative technologies. Come see what professors are using inside and outside of the classroom to create an environment that is supportive of both teaching and learning. Representatives from IST departments that support teaching and learning will also be on hand to provide information about their services to instructors.
Interest in Canada's north has never been stronger, but McGill scholars have long been active in the Arctic. Discover the nordic research interests (and personal connections!) of professors Wayne Pollard (Geography), James Savelle (Anthropology), Lyle Whyte (Natural Resource Sciences), George Wenzel (Geography) and Bruno Tremblay (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) in the current issue of the McGill Reporter.
He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recently spoke to the Sunday Telegraph (UK) about the meaning of music. (Article: Rockin' Boffin Science. He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin talks to Susan Dominus about the meaning of music. Sunday Telegraph, 18 March 2007.) Users connected to the McGill network may consult an electronic version of the article through Factiva on the McGill Library website.
Let a great theatrical interpreter and a brilliant scholar of the character Shylock lead you into a fascinating exploration of Shakespeare's engagement with the Jews. With Gareth Armstrong, world-renowned actor and writer, and Kenneth Gross, well-known literary scholar and critic.
Professor Robert L. Carroll (Redpath Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology) comments on a 125-million-year-old Chinese fossil lizard with rib-supported wings that allowed it to glide through the air, and its unlikely relation to modern gliding lizards. Read the article in the March 19, 2007, issue of New Scientist.
The Montreal Gazette reports that the research team led by Dr. David Burns has designed a non-invasive procedure for women using in vitro fertilization that will reduce the likelihood of multiple births. Dr. Burns is professor of chemistry and associate dean research in the Faculty of Science.
Prof. Jacques Derome, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, discussed spring weather with René Bruemmer in the Montreal Gazette.
The Desautels Faculty of Management BCom team of Marie-Aude Pigeon, Paul Arlin, Dominique Guay, Vadim Tulchinsky and Jean-Michel Marcotte took third place in the Financial Education Challenge at the 2007 Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) Central Canada Regional Exposition in Ottawa for their program of workshops in Montreal-area high schools on financial literacy.