November 11, 2004

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November 11, 2004 - Volume 37 Number 05
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Rugby player and first-year engineering student Caleb Balloch keeps his eyes on the prize on November 7. The Redmen took the Quebec university men's rugby title, beating Bishop's 55-17. The win capped an undefeated season for the rugby squad. Balloch celebrated with the Martlets, who took the Quebec soccer title that same day with a 3-0 win over Université de Montréal.
Andrew Dobrowolskyj

New risks for the social welfare state

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Social Development Canada are teaming up to host a conference that will look at the new challenges facing our nation's social programs.

Ranking McGill home and away

The accolades keep coming, as McGill receives high marks from Maclean's, the Times Higher Education Supplement and Research Infosource.

Getting WETT with Richard Bruno

Director of the Office of Technology Transfer since June, Richard Bruno wants to get McGill researchers excited about bringing their work to market. And he's using theatre to get his message to the masses.

Get experience around the globe

With help from the Arts Internship Office, students gain eye-opening experience from working around the world — South America to Africa to Asia and many points in between. Last year's crop shared their experiences at a workshop last month.

Analogue bodies, digital minds

Philosopher Ian Hacking delivered the 28th annual Osler Lecture on how we view our bodies, minds and, ultimately, ourselves.

Awarding staff

The Principal's Award for Administrative and Support Staff returns for another year. Nominations for the $5,000 prize close on December 22, so if you want to recommend an exceptional non-academic staff member, the forms are available now.

Edible urban landscape

In a few short years more than half of the Earth's swelling human population will live in cities. Vikram Bhatt of the School of Architecture looks at city spaces that encourage urban food production.

Auditor General not 'watchdog' says Fraser

Sheila Fraser spoke at the Faculty of Management about her career, and what the Auditor General of Canada does — and does not — do.


In Focus

Aurèle Parisien — Acquisitive fellow: Meet the editor at McGill-Queen's University Press who nearly got the chance to trip up Derrida; Foundations — The war memorial that never was: As the dust settled after the Great War, McGill struggled with how to best commemorate those who fought and died in Europe.

Entre Nous with Provost Luc Vinet

An integrated look at McGill's programs. Provost Luc Vinet explains the goals of the Academic Planning Process.


McGill Matters


Iraqi politician at McGill

Senate report

Daycare questions,, the capital campaign and communications tackled at the October 27 meeting.

Around campus

Quebec Studies marks the 40th anniversary of Bill 60, the Silent Auction raises money for Centraide, the McCord Museum reminds us what it was like to be young in Montreal over the decades, the English Department puts on Zadie's Shoes and Daniel Dennett delivers the MNI's Penfield Lecture.
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Sheila Copps gave the annual Muriel V. Roscoe Lecture, sponsored by the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women and the McGill Women's Alumnae Association, last Wednesday, November 3. The former deputy prime minister discussed women in politics and her new book, Worth Fighting For, before an attentive crowd.
Vladimir Eremin

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