March 1, 2007

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March 1, 2007 - Volume 39 Number 12
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Vanessa Davidson chases down a loose puck in the Martlets' 4-0 drubbing of Carlton on Feb. 25. The second year Phys. Ed. student captured the Quebec scoring crown with 31 points in 17 games. With International Women's Day approaching (March 8), the McGill Reporter has devoted most of its pages to women at McGill, including a feature on the university's female athletes.
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McGill gets four Sloans

The Faculty of Science cleans up with four of its researchers copping prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships.

She shoots, he scores

And the awards keep coming. McGill grad Torill Kove has a date with Oscar, winning the Academy Award in the best animated short category for The Danish Poet, a film she directed.

Headliners: From tracking troublesome genes to defending Dilton Doiley

TV ads, video games, comic books and some fancy gene mapping. Is there anything McGillians can't do or comment on?

P.O.V.: Gender-based analysis remains relevant

Sand, who works at the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women, argues that women's studies programs are more relevant than ever.

Profile: A second act with class

Long before Pauline Frixione, everybody's favourite convocation liaison, became preoccupied with tassels and mortarboards, she had more revolutionary interests.

McGill web gems: Woman power, South Pole blogs and McGill's Google

This issue's web gems installment highlights a trio of essential websites.

Ask an expert
After a brief hiatus, this popular column is back. This time 'round, Computer Science prof Martin Robillard assuages fears that the early start on daylight savings time won't melt down the world's computing systems and open the doors to utter chaos.

Entre Nous with Louise Savard, Interim Director, University Safety: Safety is her job No.1

Louise Savard gives readers the lowdown on how she went from being responsible for the well-being of her younger siblings to overseeing the safety of the McGill community.

Dr. Rémi Quirion named officer of the Order of Canada

Rémi Quirion, psychiatry professor and scientific director of the Douglas Research Centre, becomes the latest McGillian to receive Canada's highest civilian honour.

Research and Discovery: Molecular insights into cancer fight

Morag Park, cancer researcher and director of the Molecular Oncology Group, discusses exciting developments in breast cancer research.

Town Hall turns into roundtable discussion

A new, user-friendly format of Town Hall fosters a constructive discussion between Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and members of the McGill community.

Heroism and architecture
McGill alumnus Capt. Derek Prohar receives the Medal of Military Valour and architecture professor Pieter Sijpkes and engineering professor Jorge Angeles receive a Humanities Research Grant.

Senate: Provostial model serves McGill well

Senators debate the merits of McGill's provostial model.

McGill women raising the bar

The Montreal Bar celebrates the 65th anniversary of women being admitted to the Bar in Quebec.

Marvelous Martlets

In honour of International Women's Day, we focus upon McGill's dedicated crew of female student-athletes.

A quarter-century of rights, freedoms and controversy

Twenty-five years after the signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, McGill gathers some heavy-hitters — including some of the primary participants — to assess the highs and lows of post-Charter Canada.

Lars Firing helps engineer a better global future

Lars Firing, McGill alumnus and former mayor of Baie d'Urfé, has established graduate fellowships in engineering designed to have an impact in developing nations.

Around campus
Lots of great events happening in and around McGill, but none greater than the Freaky Friday shrunken head extravaganza!

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International Women's Day is March 8

March 8 is International Women's Day. It's a day to celebrate the economic, cultural, social and political achievements of women and to consider what still needs to be done to advance women's rights. Please join us, and other members of the McGill community, as we honor women everywhere and work together to protect and promote women's rights and equity around the world.

— From the Senate Subcommittee on Women and the Joint Senate-Board Committee on Equity