Why do cities matter? What is their likely future? Drawing federal, provincial and local politicians, civic leaders, citizens' rights advocates, academics, urban planners, architects and columnists from all parts of Canada and abroad, this year's conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will answer these questions and many others.
Thirteen go-getters from around the world, each from a media background and each completing a fellowship at McGill University, are speaking out on hot topics during a new weekly lecture series.
The Wallenberg Memorial Lecture 2004 presents Dr Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Cairo on "The Challenges for Islam and Human Rights" Monday, February 2, 2004 5:30 pm, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Law.
Thousands of young eyes are set to canvass McGill University this Sunday. The University is holding its annual Open House on February 1, when 3,500 visitors from across Quebec, Ontario, the U.S., and even overseas are expected to visit McGill's downtown campus.
As co-president (with Jean Laurin, of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal) Principal Munroe-Blum invites Montrealers to turn out in large numbers at 6 pm on February 19 to participate in the 2.5 kilometre Tuques Bleues race through Mount Royal forest, from the Smith House not far from Beaver Lake to the Chalet on the mountain.
This year's convocation ceremonies for faculties on both the downtown campus and Macdonald campus will take place outdoors under a canopy.
An unusual study on survivors of the Titanic, published in today's British Medical Journal and conducted by McGill University researchers, has found that passengers who escaped from the sunken ship did not have shorter life spans than the general population.
As Christmas grows closer, both the McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviour and Loto-Québec, invite all those who are thinking of giving a lottery ticket or a scratch-and-win to young people under the age of 18, to refrain from doing so.
What's in a worm? More than we think. In the latest issue of Science, McGill Biology Professor Siegfried Hekimi and his research team explain how scientists can study the impact of a class toxic molecules on human heart disease by using microscopic worms as a model.
The University will remain open in the event of labour disruptions. Student services, classes and exams will continue normally and other essential research and administrative services will be maintained.