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Senate Committee on Women acknowledges 'International Women's Day'

Wed, 2007-02-28 12:00

The following announcement is from the Senate Subcommittee on Women to acknowledge "International Women's Day": March 8 is International Women's Day. It's a day to celebrate the economic, cultural, social and political achievements of women and to consider what still needs to be done to advance women's rights. Please join us, and other members of the McGill community, as we honour women everywhere and work together to protect and promote women's rights and equity around the world.

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Four Faculty of Science researchers awarded Sloan Fellowships

Fri, 2007-02-23 12:00

McGill University is proud to announce that four of its Faculty of Science researchers have been named 2007 recipients of the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. The winners were announced by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on February 20.

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Top quark experiment pushes physics forward

Thu, 2007-02-08 12:00

An international team of physicists including researchers from McGill University has uncovered a rare mechanism that produces a single top quark, the heaviest known particle in nature — a breakthrough that brings the international physics community a step closer to its Holy Grail.

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South Pole Telescope: Exploring the secrets of the universe from the bottom of the world

Wed, 2007-02-07 12:00

For McGill University astrophysicist Matt Dobbs, January 29 was just another day at the office. At least during the final weeks of assembling the South Pole Telescope (SPT), Dobbs has been working in conditions that most North Americans would find daunting, if not unbearable. But most North Americans don't spend their days preparing to explore the nature of dark energy, the unexplained phenomenon responsible for the observed acceleration in the expansion of the universe.

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Scopus and ScienceDirect will be unavailable March 3

Thu, 2007-03-01 13:00

Please be advised that maintenance has been scheduled on the ScienceDirect and Scopus platforms for Saturday, March 3, resulting in some system downtime. It is anticipated that ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 9 hours, starting at 6:30 am EST. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to ask us if you require any help as a result of this downtime.

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Nanoparticle safety seminar: Measuring, Evaluating, and Managing Nanoparticle Exposure

Mon, 2007-03-05 12:00

On March 8, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will host a web-based safety seminar being organized by the American Industrial Hygiene Association on nanoparticles. There will be four presentations: "Practical Measurement Techniques for Airborne Nanoparticles in the Workplace"; "Relating Nanoparticle Exposures to Respiratory Dose or Body Burden"; "Characterizing and Controlling Exposures to Nanoparticles in the Workplace"; "Regulatory and Risk Overview for Managing Nanomaterials Along the Product Life Cycle."

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New geospatial data available: Quebec Electoral Boundaries

Mon, 2007-03-05 12:00

Now available, just in time for the provincial election: Quebec Electoral District and Polling Division Files. These files, when used with a geographic information system such as ArcGIS, can be used to display the election results and much more.

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McGill's Bob Martin receives top geology award

Thu, 2007-03-08 12:00

McGill University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Bob Martin is the 2007 recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The Ambrose Medal, named for the first GAC president, is awarded to an individual for sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community.

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Election Day - March 26, 2007

Fri, 2007-03-09 12:00

All classes, laboratories and examinations in all faculties and in the Centre for Continuing Education are cancelled on March 26, 2007.

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ScienceDirect will not be available March 11

Fri, 2007-03-09 14:00

Please be advised that a system update has been scheduled on the ScienceDirect platform for Sunday, March 11, resulting in some downtime. It is anticipated that ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 7 hours, starting at 1:00 am EST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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