Parents are sure to find their job somewhat simpler, not to mention learn a trick or two, after attending McGill's daylong parenting conference on May 12. Hosted by the University's Faculty of Education, Parenting in the New Millennium will feature 25 workshops given by various specialists. Segments will examine everything from how to deal with eating disorders to teaching kids about sexuality.
"From the start, the whole point of social democracy is to assert the primacy of politics over economics" says former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, who is co-chair with Desmond Morton, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, of the conference on: The Future of Social Democracy.
Nearly 5,000 students are set to graduate from McGill this spring during 10 on-campus ceremonies. What's more, McGill will pay homage to community leaders at its convocations by conferring honorary degrees on 13 individuals: from pharmaceutical titan Jean Coutu to Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy.
Mme. Diane Whilhelmy has given McGill University the fruit of her late husband's passion for music. Now, the Internet will allow users to enjoy, among other pleasures, Noël Vallerand's superb articles on Gustav Mahler on the McGill University Marvin Duchow Music Library web site.
The multifaceted and intriguing world of geography will be at the forefront this week as McGill plays host to the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers from Tuesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 3.
Exposure to vitamin D3 or sunlight may have therapeutic qualities in head and neck cancer, according to research headed by a McGill physiologist, Dr John White.
McGill University has set funds aside to correct gender discrepancies in academic salaries. Principal Bernard Shapiro has announced that in 2001-2002, the first year of the program, $350,000 will be allocated specifically to correct the anomaly in faculty compensation arrangements.
Political scientist Antonia Maioni will be the next director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, succeeding well-known historian and commentator Desmond Morton.
Looking for the perfect professor to comment on news of the day or to help clarify complicated issues? Try out McGill's new on-line Media Guide to McGill Experts, which is now available on the web.
The potential benefits of smoked cannabis as a pain-reliever are about to be examined by researchers at the McGill Pain Centre. Based at the McGill University Health Centre, the study will be the world's first peer-reviewed clinical trial examining the effects of smoked cannabis in a non-HIV population and is being supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada.