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Montreal Gazette - Spelling bee nailed with aplomb

Gabriel Ahmad credits his bilingual upbringing for a win in yesterday's Postmedia Canspell Spelling Bee. The word he was given in the final elimination round was aplomb. He asked the pronouncer to repeat the word and to give him the origins.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2011

Le Soleil - La mère des jobs de moine; dix ans après la découverte du code génétique, les scientifiques saluent cette révolution médicale

Il y a 10 ans presque jour pour jour, le 16 février 2001, les deux plus prestigieuses revues savantes du monde, Nature et Science, se donnaient la main pour publier conjointement l'une des plus formidables jobs de moine de l'histoire de la science : le génome humain, que l'on venait enfin de décrypter.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2011

Le Devoir - Cancer du sein - Un test prédictif pour évidter la chimiothérapie

Des chercheurs des universités McGill et Harvard ont trouvé une signature génétique qui permettrait de dépister les femmes dont le cancer du sein risque de récidiver. Cette découverte devrait aboutir à la mise au point d'un test prédictif qui épargnera à un bon nombre de patientes une chimiothérapie qui comporte de nombreux effets indésirables, voire néfastes.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2011

Ottawa Citizen - All the rage

It would seem that society is seething with anger. You can see it in your neighbour's face, the driver behind you and politicians on the Hill. People are being squeezed by a lack of opportunity, shrinking paycheques and conflicts around the world, David Sherman writes…

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Published on : 19 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Big pharma and the 'secret cancer potion'

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "It's a cancer killing dynamo! It attacks cancer safely and effectively without extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss!"

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Published on : 19 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - An infectious love for science; Joe Schwarcz's brain sparks was a hit at high school

Who could write a book about 179 facts and make it a page-turner? The man who started making science quizzes for his friends when he was in high school. That's Joe Schwarcz, PhD, professor and director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

Toronto Star - Self-immolation enters 'repertoire' of protest

On Feb. 11, the last day before the first day of what protesters are billing as the “Algerian Revolution,” Lotfi Maamir succumbed to his burns, dying in a hospital in Douera, a suburb of Algiers.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - A school trip turns into a fundraising drive

A few years ago Karl Moore, an associate business professor at McGill University, launched a program called Five Hot Cities of the World Tour. Each year for five years, a group of business students visits one emerging international business centre to meet local executives and tour various companies.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - Those McGill hockey guys sure love their ties

"Faithful readers will remember the great [hullabaloo] last winter over Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's lucky McGill tie, and its purported role in the victory of the Canadian team at the Vancouver Olympics…"

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

TV5 - Animated research

Peter Radziszewski, professeur de génie mécanique à l'université McGill, dirige une importante équipe de professeurs et d'étudiants affairés à mettre au point, pour l'Agence spatiale canadienne, une roue qui pourrait équiper le nouveau véhicule léger d'exploration lunaire.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - Political activism expert Gabriella Coleman at McGill

On the heels of the people's revolutions unfolding in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Algeria, it's obviously time to reflect on the role which social networking site, Google and the Internet in general are playing in changing the world in the time it takes to send a Tweet.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette (opinion) - Cultural ignorance explains why a mace is OK but a kirpan isn't

(Op-ed by Manjit Singh, director of the chaplaincy service and lecturer in Sikh studies at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University): "In Quebec, the new buzzword is interculturalism, meaning facilitating the settlement of new immigrants."

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Winnipeg Free Press - Livin' a bold, brassy dream

Trombonist Keith Dyrda is living his dream as the newest member of the renowned Canadian Brass.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Huffington Post - Two strikes against diplomacy

(Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill): "It's been Diplomacy in the batter's box and Community on the pitcher's mound. The count is two strikes against Diplomacy."

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - Talking Management: Creating Leaders

Karl Moore, talking management for The Globe and Mail, speaks to one of the leading business scholars in the world, Michael Jensen, who is a senior professor at the Harvard Business School.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2011