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Montreal Gazette - 10 minutes max or just flak?

Frequent-bus network is getting praise from transit experts, but some commuters say it's more marketing than a real improvement. We put the stopwatch to some routes to find out…

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Published on : 04 Oct 2010

La Presse - Les remèdes du Dr Mintzberg

Comment régler les problèmes de gestion en santé? J'ai posé cette question injuste à Henry Mintzberg, considéré comme un des penseurs les plus influents dans le domaine de la gestion.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2010

CNN - Canada's national dish: 740 calories - and worth every bite?

Bob Rutledge is on a quest to spread the word about poutine. The high-calorie concoction -- a messy combination of fries, gravy and cheddar cheese curds - is not for the faint of heart, or for that matter, those seeking to protect their heart. But Rutledge says this carb-heavy, high-fat combination holds a very special appeal.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2010

Winnipeg Free Press - Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus suggests new model for Canadian delivery of foreign aid

A Nobel Peace Prize winner is suggesting a new model for the way Canada spends its foreign-aid money. Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus believes a share of that development money — between 10 and 15 per cent — should be dedicated to social business.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

La Presse - La menace de la «punaise puante»

Elle ravage les cultures fruitières et maraîchères de la côte Est américaine. Elle envahit les maisons, dégageant une odeur désagréable quand on essaie de s'en débarrasser. Et, d'ici quelques années, elle arrivera presque certainement au Québec.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Rusty brain? Oil it with fish, blueberry juice

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz's column in The Gazette): Now think about this: A room has three reading lamps with each one connected to a separate switch, all switches being outside the room. Your task is to identify which switch turns on which bulb. You can turn the switches off and on as many times as you like, and leave them in any position you like, but you can enter the room only once.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Gizmag - Underwater swimming robot now wirelessly controlled

Several years ago, a joint team from Canada’s York, McGill and Dalhousie universities created AQUA, an underwater swimming robot. AQUA has six flippers, three on each side, and uses them to paddle through the water – it’s somewhat reminiscent of a platypus, albeit a six-legged one.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Ottawa Citizen - Turkey looks out for Turkey

Op-ed by Desmond Morton, professor emeritus of history at McGill: Canadians have seldom spent much time thinking about Turkey. One of the big players in the Middle East, Turkey has been under-represented in our immigration totals.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Pound heads latest slate of inductees

Former Olympic swimmer and International Olympic Committee executive Richard Pound topped the list of six inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette (University City blog) - Tick, tick, tick. The tale of Joseph Hanaway and McGill's Roddick Gates

Tick, tick, tick and steel yourself for the bagpipes. The clock tower atop McGill's Roddick Gates will chime again, starting Friday. What? Never noticed there was a clock tower? Thanks to the persistence of McGill alum Joseph Hanaway, a retired neurologist who now lives in Missouri, the clocks and bells have been given a tune-up with a modern twist -- satellite technology.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - McGill gets the gift of time

Bob Rodgers had time on his hands on Monday. In fact, he had 10 o’clock in his right hand and his left hand on 3. The expert clock installer stood inside a cramped tower at one of downtown Montreal’s busiest intersections on a historic mission: bringing an iconic clock set and its Big Ben chimes into working order at McGill University – a piece of lost time, brought back to life in a digital age.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Recipe for megahospital has many ingredients

Whether you're baking a cake or erecting a multibillion-dollar superhospital, achieving top-quality results usually means following a well-thought-out recipe. In the case of the McGill University Health Centre's multi-facility project on the Glen Campus site, that recipe has been years in the making.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

cyberpresse.ca - Médiecins de famille pour tous à l'horizon

D'ici huit à 10 ans, les quelque 30000 patients orphelins de la région pourront tous compter sur un médecin de famille. C'est ce qu'a soutenu, hier, en entrevue exclusive avec LeDroit, la DreSuzanne Bouchard, directrice de l'Unité de médecine familiale (UMF) du Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Human rights: Leave every stone unturned

(Op-ed): Canada should take the lead to have stoning declared illegal under international law, say Shirin Ebadi and Payam Akhavan. "It's hard to believe that stoning would still be a concern in the 21st century, but the sentence of death by stoning against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, handed down by an Iranian court, has become a global cause célèbre.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

PBS - New life for the ghost in your genes

Is DNA destiny? NOVA's Ghost In Your Genes, which will be rebroadcast this Tuesday on many PBS stations, provides fresh hope that our fate isn't inscribed in our genes.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2010