May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008 McGill University

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McGill Reporter
May 29, 2008 - Volume 40 Number 18
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Newly graduated Esra Altalibi (B.Eng) and McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum are all smiles following the Faculty of Engineering's Convocation ceremony.
Owen Egan

The journey begins with a single step

Spring 2008 Convocation marks the end of another exceptional year at McGill.

Entre Nous with Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor: "Just doing what we do best"

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum reviews the 2007-2008 academic year, casts an eye on McGill's future and gives us the low-down on foiling a would-be bank robber.

Meet the proud piper of Convocation

Our roving reporter tries his hand (and lungs) at the bagpipes. Will our eardrums ever be the same?

P.O.V.: School work and life lessons

Recent Arts & Science grad Safiyya Dharssi can't believe her time at McGill has come to an end.

P.O.V.: Sex and the City "à la canadienne"

The Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada asks the question that has been on everyone's mind: What was Maxime Bernier thinking?

Profile - Marie-Eve Veilleux: Overcoming adversity

Diagnosed with a severe case of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 18 months old, Marie-Eve Veilleux overcame the pain and hardship to earn her second degree from McGill.

McGill Web Gems: Caps and gowns and streaming video

McGill Convocation websites? Am I dreaming?

$30.5M boost for McGill research
NSERC awards grants and scholarships in sciences and engineering.

Awards and prizes galore in our biggest kudos column ever!

Convocation in photos
Pic after pic of Spring 2008 Convocation

Notes from the field: Homeless in my homeland

Geography PhD candidate Julia Christensen returns to her homeland in the Northwest Territories to study the growing problem of homelessness.

Natural treasure

McGill celebrates 50 years of stewardship at Mont St. Hilaire.

Avian research project takes off

What do wildlife biology and radio-controlled airplanes have in common? More than you think.

Senate: McGill aiming for a balanced budget by 2011

The title says it all.

The paradox of pain

Dr. Yoram Shir, director of the MUHC Pain Centre, knows a thing or two about what ails you — and it might be related to your diet.

Around Campus
From raccoons and landscaping to microbiology and sweet choral music.

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Legal exchange

Dean of Law Nicholas Kasirer chats with Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

Dean of Law Nicholas Kasirer chats with Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

A delegation of representatives of India's highest court as well as attorneys including India's Solicitor General dropped by McGill's Faculty of Law for an informal exchange with faculty members on Friday, May 23.

They were headed to Ottawa next to meet with U.C. Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada as part of an agreement whereby the members of one court travel for meetings with the members of the other every three years.