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The multifaceted and intriguing world of geography will be at the forefront this week as McGill plays host to the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers from Tuesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 3.
"From the start, the whole point of social democracy is to assert the primacy of politics over economics" says former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, who is co-chair with Desmond Morton, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, of the conference on: The Future of Social Democracy.
Nearly 5,000 students are set to graduate from McGill this spring during 10 on-campus ceremonies. What's more, McGill will pay homage to community leaders at its convocations by conferring honorary degrees on 13 individuals: from pharmaceutical titan Jean Coutu to Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy.
Mme. Diane Whilhelmy has given McGill University the fruit of her late husband's passion for music. Now, the Internet will allow users to enjoy, among other pleasures, Noël Vallerand's superb articles on Gustav Mahler on the McGill University Marvin Duchow Music Library web site.
Parents are sure to find their job somewhat simpler, not to mention learn a trick or two, after attending McGill's daylong parenting conference on May 12. Hosted by the University's Faculty of Education, Parenting in the New Millennium will feature 25 workshops given by various specialists. Segments will examine everything from how to deal with eating disorders to teaching kids about sexuality.
Good news! Canadian media giant Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. has launched a new fellowship program that will provide research funds and on-the-job training for students of McGill's Art History and Communication Studies department.
Three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, have received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
On Tuesday, April 17, as part of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar Series 2000-2001, the renowned medical researcher Dr Salvador Moncada will give a public lecture on nitric oxide -- the noxious little molecule that is key to a healthy body and mind. Dr Moncada's visit to McGill is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Physicist Shaun Lovejoy has produced evidence that the earth's atmosphere works in a rather different way than is usually assumed by numerical weather forecasters. Lovejoy and two colleagues used 909 satellite images to show that the variability at all observed scales and at all levels of intensity is very close to that predicted for a direct scale invariant cascade starting at planetary scales.
Widely considered the father of computer music, the renowned Stanford University scientist Max Mathews is visiting McGill to talk about his latest invention, Scanned Synthesis.
Anyone who has ever dreamed of attending medical school but has not fulfilled that dream will be interested in the new "Mini-Med School" program to be launched by McGill University's Faculty of Medicine next fall.
The president of the Federal Republic of Germany has awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit to Professor Peter Hoffmann in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work, and for his contribution to international academic co-operation, especially between Canada and Germany.
How can China develop a balance between entry into the global market in technology acquisition, while simultaneously developing its own autonomous technology infrastructure? An authority on China, McGill Professor of Political Science, Samuel J. Noumoff is focusing his research on developing a "venture capital" paradigm in conformity with the principles of a socialist market economy.