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CIHR honours McGill biochemist

Sonenberg named one of Canadas top researchers By McGill Reporter staff The awards just keep on coming for Dr. Nahum Sonenberg. The James McGill Professor in Biochemistry has this week been named Researcher of the Year for Biomedical and Clinical Research by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Sonenberg, who has already won the prestigious Gairdner Prize, is a [...]

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Published on : 18 Nov 2009

Wayne Wood, Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Im not afraid of risks. I manage them. By Neale McDevitt Toward the end of his interview with the McGill Reporter, Wayne Wood stops in mid-sentence, leans acutely to his right and peers out the window of his office at 3610 McTavish. Is that a kestrel? he asked, pointing to a tiny dot perched atop a spire [...]

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Published on : 18 Nov 2009

Synchro squad seeking sixth straight national title

McGill team starts championship quest in home pool By Jim Hynes The drive forsix. It doesnt have quite the same ring, or rhyme, to it as the slightly inferior quest. But McGills synchronized swimming team is striving for it nonetheless - six consecutive national titles, that is. Thats our goal every year, said team Co-President and Co-coach Lynn [...]

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Published on : 18 Nov 2009

Medical student Laura Drudi - to the infirmary, and beyond!

Medicine student has high - really high - hopes By Jim Hynes A McGill medical student hopes that a long educational journey will one day allow her to embark on one of the greatest journeys of all. Second-year Medicine student Laura Drudi wants to combine her passions for space exploration and health sciences to join the list [...]

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Published on : 18 Nov 2009

The independent newspaper: elusive dream or beacon of democracy?

Media@McGill and le Centre d'études sur les médias co-host international symposium to mark Le Devoir's 100th anniversary

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Published on : 17 Nov 2009

Raising the Global Floor: Where does Canada rank when it comes to working?

La première étude mondiale la plus étoffée sur le soutien en milieu de travail au cœur d'un nouveau livre de Jody Heymann

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Published on : 17 Nov 2009

Research calls for better assessment of tests for tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria

A rapid and accurate diagnosis is the first step towards treatment in the fight against infectious disease.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2009

Climate change: what’s the solution ?

Some scientists argue that weve already gone too farThey say that mitigation alone, or reducing CO2 emissions at their source, can no longer prevent climate change and all the danger that comes with it. They think that geo-engineering our climate (releasing aerosols into the atmosphere, carbon capture etc.) to counter the effects of greenhouse-gas induced [...]

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Published on : 13 Nov 2009

World AIDS Week at McGill

The McGill Global AIDS Coalition, in collaboration with Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières, McGills Human Rights Working Group, Dignitas McGill, Canfar and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines will be hosting World AIDS Week on campus from Nov. 16 - 20. Events will include a film screening, panel discussions, firsthand accounts of AIDs workers, a variety show [...]

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Published on : 12 Nov 2009

McGill hosts Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony

By Neale McDevitt In a stirring, 90-minute Remembrance Day ceremony on McGills lower campus yesterday, more than 2,000 people paid tribute to fallen Canadian soldiers. The traditional two-minutes of silence commemorating the nations war heroes was broken by a 21-gun salute by four C3 howitzers that rattled nearby windows and set off car alarms. Dozens of wreaths [...]

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Published on : 12 Nov 2009

McGill introduces new Chancellor and bestows Eleanor Wachtel and Richard W. Pound with highest honours

On tap at Fall Convocation: ceremony to install new Chancellor H. Arnold Steinberg; Honorary degrees for Canadian writer/broadcaster and former McGill Chancellor

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Published on : 12 Nov 2009

When science, technology and politics collide…

What happens when political ideology trumps hard science? What are some of the ethical issues around the myriad new technologies that are being developed at breakneck speed, and how should they be approached? Whats the governments role when it comes to science and innovation? Are Canadian citizens given the opportunity to play a role as [...]

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Published on : 10 Nov 2009

Avoiding dangerous climate change: is geo-engineering the answer?

Trottier Symposium to discuss controversial ideas that some say could help avoid disaster

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Published on : 10 Nov 2009

Remembrance Day Ceremony at McGill

For the first time, The Royal Canadian Legion's official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on McGill's lower field, on Wed., Nov. 11, as of 10:30 a.m.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2009

Peter Duffield named Chairman of the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation

The Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation today announced that Montreal business leader and philanthropist Peter Duffield was selected as Chairman of the Foundation.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2009