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