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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

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

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

Montreal Gazette - Students use social media for a good cause; Fundraising in India

A group of MBA students at McGill is hoping to turn tweets into donations when they travel to India later this week.

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Published on : 16 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

Financial Post - Don't inflate inflation; New deal with Bank of Canada should lower target to 1%

(Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute and associate professor of economics at McGill): "The Canadian government will soon unveil two crucial economic documents: the annual budget and a renewal of the inflation-targeting agreement with the Bank of Canada."

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Published on : 16 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Joe Lovano's Bird Songs will have jazz fans a-twitter

Joe Lovano's new album, Bird Songs, an inspired tribute to bebop king Charlie "Bird" Parker, amply demonstrates why he's considered the dominant saxophonist in jazz over the past 20 years or so, and one of the music's most fertile minds.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - Lottery pools evoke - and betray - basic instincts of trust and loyalty

Play the lottery with buddies from work. Win big. Spend an eternity, a fortune and your sanity tussling over the cash.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette, et al. - New heart pump being tested in Canada; Considered bridge to transplant

The first Canadian to receive a new heart device that could strongly reduce the chance of stroke says the pump has expanded her options and given her a sense of freedom she hasn't enjoyed in years. Lauza Legere was fitted with the C-Pulse cuff in December and finding a fresh breath has been a much easier task since.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - SynesthASIA benefit

Each year for the past three years, the SynesthAsia team at McGill University has organized a charity fashion show - and chosen a different charitable organization as beneficiary.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

CBC, Postmedia, et al. - Free dental clinic opens in St-Henri

A new dental clinic in Montreal is providing free oral hygiene care to people who can't afford it. The Jim Lund Clinic, located at the Welcome Hall Mission in St-Henri, officially opened its doors Friday.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011