Former hockey great and new cabinet member Ken Dryden, LLB'73, is joined by Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, John McCallum, PhD'77, Albina Guarnieri, BA'74, MA'77 (Minister of Veterans Affairs), Jim Peterson, DCL'70 (Minister of International Trade), and Jacques Saada, Dip(Trans)'78 (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie).
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researcher Dr. Antonio Vigano has published a new study looking at the relationship between survival and quality of life in patients with terminal cancer.
McGill graduate Dr Ahmed Mohamed Nazif assumed the Egyptian prime minister's post and formed his cabinet this month at the request of President Hosni Mubarak.
Curtis Lindsay was having a great time last Sunday bouncing around on the 12-foot trampoline in his backyard. That was until the 16-year-old attempted a stunt.
Canada is one of the world's top research nations, thanks to Ottawa's commitment to research and leadership role in funding biomedical and health research over the past five years, according to an article published today in the prestigious journal "EMBO reports." But to keep up the momentum and continue to grow in innovation and high-quality research, the federal government needs to develop new, ambitious strategies to take full advantage of Canada's expertise and research infrastructure and capacity, according to authors Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Sean Taylor of McGill University.
McGill staff and students dug deep into their pockets last year for Centraide. Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, announced the 2003 McGill Centraide Campaign raised $290,000.
On July 29, 2004, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, announced 79 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Dr Brenda Milner was promoted to Companion, the highest honour within the Order, and was one of only two Companions named in this announcement. There can only be 165 living Companions at any given time.
The McGill community will have a contingent of nearly two dozen people at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Judo, track and field, diving, triathlon, rowing and water polo teams will include men and women affiliated with the University (graduates or students).
Karen Richardson, BA'01, is a storyteller, editor, artist and poet whose mission is to convey the African Canadian experience. She is a griot — a spoken word artist — who seeks to keep the history of the African Canadian community alive.
Edward W. Keyserlingk will receive the 2004 Medal of Honour from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on August 18, in recognition of his work as a clinician, scholar, teacher, humanitarian and pioneer in medical ethics.