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Quantum movements for objects, Giant leaps for research

By William Raillant-Clark Quantum mechanics is one of those terms that frighten the lay public – the popular image of being thrown helplessly through time and space probably doesn’t help. In reality, the term “quantum” simply means the smallest amount by which certain physical quantities can change. But small doesn’t mean insignificant, as demonstrated by some [...]

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Published on : 23 Aug 2010

David Woodsworth (1918 – 2010)

By Neale McDevitt The McGill community, particularly members of the School of Social Work (SSW), is mourning the passing of David Woosdworth, Emeritus professor of Social Work and the former director of the SSW. Woodsworth died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, on Aug. 13, at the age of 91. One of Canada’s pre-eminent social-policy thinkers of [...]

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Published on : 19 Aug 2010

Government strikes a chord in McGill communications laboratory

By William Raillant-Clark Dr. Tho Le-Ngoc’s Broadband Communications Laboratory was the perfect setting for a funding announcement that’s sure to resonate with scientists. On August 6, the facility – which itself has benefited from significant funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – hosted Federal Ministers Gary Goodyear and Christian Paradis for the announcement of [...]

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Published on : 09 Aug 2010

Thomson helps update Ontario child welfare services

By Neale McDevitt Wendy Thomson calls it “my Discover Ontario Tour.” The Director of McGill’s School of Social Work is spending much of the summer the same way she spent much of the past seven months – crisscrossing Eastern Ontario to get to know some of that province’s 53 Children’s Aid Societies (CASs). Thomson is one of three [...]

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Published on : 05 Aug 2010

Louise Fréchette joins ISID's International Advisory Board

ISID is very pleased to announce that noted Canadian diplomat Louise Fréchette is now a member of the Institute's International Advisory Board

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Published on : 02 Aug 2010

Faculty of Medicine calls on “non-traditional” applicants

By McGill Reporter Staff Have you thought about attending medical school but think your educational background disqualifies you? Maybe youve been working on a different career path. Or maybe you took time off from your studies to raise a family, but your desire to study medicine still burns bright. These are just some, but not all, of [...]

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Published on : 29 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: One More Dead Fish

On Sunday, August 1, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents One More Dead Fish, the heartwrenching story of environmentally-friendly handline fishermen in Nova Scotia fighting to survive in a rapidly globalizing industry. This film grounds the viewer in a clear [...]

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Published on : 29 Jul 2010

OBIT: McGill Hall of Famer Doug Heron was 85

By Earl Zukerman Doug Heron, a legendary football and hockey player at McGill University in the 1940s, died in London, Ont., on July 26. He was 85. An inductee to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, the native of Montreal was a star fullback and kicker with the football Redmen and was an all-star [...]

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

Mary MacKinnon: 1959-2010

By McGill Reporter Staff On July 25, Mary MacKinnon, a professor of Economics and the former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, passed away at age 51 after a battle with cancer Born on July 4, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, MacKinnon earned a B.A. (Econ) from Queen’s University, and D.Phil, Nuffield College, Oxford, England. MacKinnon taught [...]

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

Northern Biodiversity Program: Insects provide clues of ecological change

By Crystal Ernst June 16 The small twin-propeller plane bursts through the clouds and begins its final descent. As we approach the gravel landing strip in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the northern community that will be my summer home, I catch my first-ever glimpse of the arctic tundra. From the air, the land below seems [...]

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: Deep Blue: The Natural History of the Oceans

On Sunday, July 25, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents the 2003 BBC production Deep Blue: The Natural History of the Oceans. Perfect for nature fans and families who love live-action adventure, this is an epic underwater exploration into the secret [...]

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Published on : 21 Jul 2010

Industry Minister visits McGill

By McGill Reporter Staff The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, joined Principal Heather Munroe-Blum Thursday for a tour of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. Prior to the tour, the Minister and the Principal met with officials from Genome Canada and Génome Québec to discuss, among other subjects, federal funding for Genome Canada and [...]

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Published on : 15 Jul 2010

Science Documentary Film: Pas de pays sans paysans

On Sunday, July 18, as part of its Spotlight on Biodiversity summer film series to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Redpath Museum presents Pas de pays sans paysans, a documentary in which crop and animal farmers in Quebec, the Canadian West, the US Northeast and France offer solutions to the social and [...]

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Published on : 15 Jul 2010

Government of Canada honours E.M. DuPorte

Internationally recognized African-Canadian scientist is celebrated By McGill Reporter Staff The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, last week recognized the national historic significance of Ernest Melville DuPorte, whose scientific research propelled Canada into the forefront of parasitology. Dr.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2010