Fifteen McGill teachers have been recognized by the departments, faculties and students as outstanding pedagogues in their fields. They share their motivations, favourite memories, and on-screen and real life inspirations.
Arkani-Hamed will deliver a lecture on January 28 that will introduce audiences to the latest on the red planet. Liberally illustrated with photos from NASA, he will take us on a guided tour of Mars's topography, surface layering and other factors that explain the continuing evolution of Mars.
Sauvé Scholars Speak Out is a series of talks that will occur for the rest of the semester. Ten of the 14 scholars will address topics from their home countries. The first talk is "Will there be a fair Khmer Rouge Tribunal?" Panel discussion led by Ana Nov, from Cambodia.
There won't be fire-breathers or acrobats, but the circus is coming to town. Luc Plamondon, v.p. production, and his assistant, Gabriel Pinkstone from the famed Montreal troupe Cirque du Soleil, will be speaking about architecture and scenography at McGill on February 3.
At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.
Casanova-smooth lattés, simple lunch fare and bite-sized delectable cookies await those who enter the minimalist café Nocochi.
French collector Daniel Rozensztroch's eclectic collection of hangers from 1850-2000 will be on display until February 22, at Université du Québec à Montréal's design centre.
Eyal Baruch's wind-tunnel navigating abilities recently won him a trip to Vegas. He gives the dirt on how to survive on the cheap in Sin City.
Dr Brenda Milner, PhD'52, DSc'91, is the first researcher from outside the United States to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences, awarded for "extraordinary contributions" to the field.
Dr Robert Brouillette, MUHC pediatrician and professor of Pediatrics at McGill, has developed a test, and a protocol, that will get children with the severest cases of sleep apnea treated quickly.