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Echenbergs launch human rights conference

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

The generosity of Penny and Gordon Echenberg enables the Faculty of Law to establish the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights.

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P.O.V.: The lessons of Raoul Wallenberg

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

The M.P. for Mount Royal and McGill law professor celebrates the incredible bravery and humanitarianism of Raoul Wallenberg in saving thousands from the Nazi onslaught.

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Bitter pills

Sat, 2007-02-10 12:00

The decades-long war between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers shows no signs of abating. But with a rapidly aging population and the spectre of new diseases on the horizon, there's new pressure to find a solution soon that can both motivate innovative research and sustain affordable drug prices. McGill's Richard Gold, director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and a professor in IP and common-law property, is interviewed for this story in the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine.

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Voices on the Rise: Afghan women making the news

Mon, 2007-03-12 16:30

McGill hosts Afghan women photojournalism exhibit

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Contact: Allison Flynn
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Activist battles on in anti-puppy mill war

Mon, 2007-03-26 07:00

"Quebec has arguably the strongest animal welfare legislation in Canada, but its record of enforcement is one of the worst." Professor Wendy Adams, who teaches a course on animal law at the Faculty of Law at McGill, comments in the Gazette on allowing an alleged puppy mill to continue operating.

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McGill celebrates two Killam Prizes

Tue, 2007-03-27 12:00

Jurist Roderick Macdonald, engineer A.P.S. Selvadurai each awarded top research prize

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Contact: Kirsten Martin
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His focus is on teaching

Wed, 2007-03-28 09:00

"It's about trying to help students to seek, discover, to confront the world with wide-eyed wonder." In awarding the Killam prize, Rod Macdonald was hailed by the Killam jury as one of the country's "most influential public intellectuals." Macdonald's main focus is on teaching, and during his six years as McGill's dean of law he made it a rule never to hire anyone who said they'd rather practise law than teach.

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Two for Killams

Wed, 2007-03-28 09:00

Two McGill researchers -- a legal expert and a civil engineering professor -- are among the five recipients of this year's $100,000 Killam prizes for outstanding career achievement in research. Roderick Macdonald is the F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law and A.P.S. (Patrick) Selvadurai is William Scott Professor and James McGill Professor in McGill's Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

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Dead pets, and really big lawsuits

Thu, 2007-03-29 09:00

The deaths of at least 14 cats and dogs from what appears to be tainted pet food have spurred more than a half-dozen class-action lawsuits. And along with money for vet bills, and the cost of the 60 million tins of recalled food, many are seeking added damages for owners' pain and suffering. Courts across North America already factor in the value of companionship in many different types of human relationships. Now the time might be ripe for similar calculations about animal friendship, says Wendy Adams, a McGill law professor. "There's a strong argument," she says. "You're not going to be laughed out of court."

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McGill Q & A: Payam Akhavan

Thu, 2007-03-29 12:00

Akhavan convinces MPs, Harper to seek justice for Kazemi

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