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Prestigious Octas award recognizes success of Oacis Project

The Oacis project, which represents a collaboration between the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), and TELUS Health Solutions, won the prize in the Business Solutions - Software category at the Gala des Octas this week.

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Published on : 29 May 2009

From photons to fundraising

Of physics and photons On May 5, Mark Sutton, Rutherford Professor of Physics, was one of the recipients of the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award along with Simon Mochrie (Yale University) and Gerhard Grübel (HASYLAB). The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory feted the trio “for their pioneering efforts in x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Of mice and monoplanes

By James Martin Immunity battle of the sexes When it comes to fighting infection, Annie Oakley was right: anything men can do, women can do better. The body’s first reaction to a viral intruder is to ramp up inflammation – but an enzyme called Caspase-12 has the bad habit of blocking this helpful process. According to [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Four kids, two dogs, a piglet and a chick

By Andrea Evans “Morochos! Morochos! Morochos?” Yes, yes, I nod, I am going to the Morochos. He must be no more than 14, this boy recruiting passengers for a bus. Unlike the Greyhound in Canada, the buses in Ecuador are full-service, with freshly made treats delivered to your seat priced by the centavo, reggaeton music and a [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Outgoing Chancellor leaves big shoes to fill

Richard W. Pound has made remarkable contribution to McGill By Doug Sweet “He shoots from the hip, but he’s got good hips to shoot from. Smart hips.” In seeking perspective on the contribution Richard W. Pound has made to McGill, there is perhaps no better place to turn than the University’s irrepressible imp, Architecture professor Derek Drummond, who [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Braving the genetic no-man’s land

The new agriculture starts by taking the “junk” out of “junk DNA” By Mark Shainblum To say that Dr . Thomas Bureau has “a lab” would give you the wrong impression. Yes, there’s a classic, rather small lab in the Stewart Biology Building, full of test tubes and hi-tech microscopes and brightly coloured chemicals. There’s even an [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Architect Arthur Erickson: 1924 – 2009

By David Covo Arthur Erickson, who died May 20, shortly before his 85th birthday, was Canada’s most celebrated architect, our unofficial Architect Laureate and, with two degrees from McGill (BArch’50 and an Honorary Doctorate in 1975), surely one of the University’s most distinguished graduates. His estate includes thousands of drawings, models and materials in archives at McGill, [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum

“This is a moment when, as an entire University community, we must pull together” by Neale McDevitt Heather Munroe-Blum makes no bones about it, she loves Convocation. “It is the most exciting time on campus,” said the Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “One of my favorite times in Convocation is the private moment with every single student who crosses the [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Forty years later, still a member of the McGill family

By Neil Cameron Universities can be thought of as being synthetic extended families, with distinguished ancestors , indulgent grandparents, hopeful and fearful parents, quarreling siblings, joyful christenings, tearful funerals; some skeletons in the closet. I am glad to be part of McGill’s family, but I am not a normal representative of any of its generations. Not quite [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Magnificent dozen earn Vanier Scholarships

By Neale McDevitt In today’s economic morass, getting a raise to match the cost of living is akin to winning a scratch ticket at your local grocery store. More than doubling your annual salary in one fell swoop is like winning the 6/49 jackpot – just ask Jennifer Gordon. Gordon, a PhD student in the Faculty of [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

New budget balances cost savings, priorities

By McGill Reporter Staff Despite the challenges raised by the global economic downturn, McGill has produced a budget for 2009-2010 that keeps the University on track to reduce its deficit to no more than $5 million, with the aim of operating on a balanced budget by May 2011. The budget, presented to Senate and approved by the [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Award-winning Environment grad Joëlle Guillet

By Jim Hynes Joëlle Guillet has just earned a BSc in Environment, but the 24-year-old native of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu is pretty much all business. From the frayed bottoms of the jeans that poke out beneath her black graduation gown and her no-nonsense demeanour, you get the impression she’d rather be out in the field working than posing for [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Biodiversity, Climate and Evolution

McGill University hosts interactive public discussion

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Dick Pound to preside over his last McGill Convocation

Outgoing Chancellor will continue to play important role at University

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Plucky Schulich School violinists dominate Canadian contests

By Chris Chipello It’s been a big month for McGill string musicians. Schulich School of Music violin students won the top two prizes in the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition on May 3 in Brandon, Manitoba. Less than two weeks later, in the Shean Strings Competition in Edmonton, four other Schulich violinists turned in a remarkable performance of their [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009