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It's cap and gown day at McGill on Nov. 9, as the University celebrates fall convocation. David Johnston, McGill's former vice-chancellor and principal, along with alumnus Milton K.H. Leong, will be receiving honorary degrees from the University. Six faculty members will also be distinguished as emeritus professors, while 1,425 students are graduating.
The McGill University Jazz Orchestra is jetting off to Mexico to perform in San Miguel De Allende as part of an international jazz festival that begins on November 23. What's more, a Concordia University student film crew will make a documentary on the orchestra's tour.
Lise Thibault, sworn in as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Québec in January 1997, the first woman to ever hold the office, will give a lecture on November 6, 2000.
In the presence of Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal,McGill principal Bernard Shapiro and Dean of Arts Carman Miller presided over the inauguration of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies and a major endowment to support it. Renowned literary scholar David Williams will be the first chair holder. The donors, Mr. Leon Podles and Mrs Mary E. Podles (née Kennedy Smith), participated in the daylong activities honouring their gift last Monday, October 30, 2000
A team of research scientists suggests that the Martian meteorite ALH84001 was capable of transferring life between Mars and Earth, according to new research reported in the 27 October issue of the international journal Science.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) invites the public to participate in a conference whose purpose is to examine issues such as: What are the ties that give us a common identity? In a global society, have nations or the concept of the common good any real future?
Following the announcement that Lorne M. Trottier is donating up to $10 million to help build a new Information Technology teaching facilities at McGill University, curious reporters might have a few follow-up questions. Like, for instance, who is Lorne M. Trottier?
Montrealers will have an opportunity to sample a new seminar series at McGill. Over the next two months, the University's Faculty of Education is launching a quartet of public seminars that will examine everything from the role of arts in schools to the cultural awakening that teaching abroad can provide.
Normal aging in women affects their capacity for learning - coding, consolidating, and retrieving new information. A McGill researcher has shown that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent some of the decline in explicit memory that occurs with normal aging.
The renowned British opera and theatre director, author and physician Jonathan Miller will be visiting Montreal to meet with McGill students on Thursday, October 12 and to deliver a public lecture entitled "Laughing Matters: Humour and Comedy."
There's new hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common neurological disorder affecting young people in North America. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a new drug, AVONEX(r), can delay development of MS by 44 per cent.
Multilingualism within the North American context and Round table on Bilingualism are being presented by: McGill's Quebec Studies Program, the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee, the Department of Second Language Education, the English and French Language Centre, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Languages and Translation and the Consulat générale de France à Québec.
The cutting-edge genetic research and career of Dr. Rima Rozen has been acknowledged by her peers with a prestigious Léo-Pariseau award from the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS)