March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003 McGill University

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March 20, 2003 - Volume 35 Number 12
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Students from McGill held a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Arts Building to show their commitment to peace in the face of a likely US invasion of Iraq. The March 16 event was one of thousands held around the world.
Photo: Owen Egan

New VP development and alumni relations

New faces are popping up all over McGill. Nancy Wells will be taking over as the vice-principal development and alumni relations on May 1. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous job at Stanford.

Protecting Gault Reserve

Good news for the Gault Estate. The McGill-owned property on Mont Saint-Hilaire has been designated a "nature reserve under private ownership" by the provincial government.

Installation Day
Scenes from the installation of Heather Munroe-Blum as McGill's 16th principal.


Jeff Hawkins designed the PalmPilot, but he's really interested in the body's pilot -- the brain. The head of Handspring delivered the Montreal Neurological Institute's annual Wilder Penfield lecture.

James McGill Professors and Dawson Scholars

The James McGill Professors and Dawson Scholars program is still going strong after three years. The awards match the number of Canada Research Chairs at McGill.

Senate report

Senate passed new human research ethics guidelines, and Bruce Shore messed with the fabric of space-time.

Wordy students jam and slam

The genteel art of poetry has been getting a good shake-up from "poetry slams" -- competitive displays of verbal virtuosity. Now the phenomenon has been brought to McGill.

Submerged in surfaces

Biomedical engineering professor Maryam Tabrizian has a new coat. Not to deal with the slush of winter, but rather a self-assembling artificial surface to wear on the inside of your blood vessels. Bundle up!

Also in this issue



Quynh Nguyen really has her own style: literally. The biology student is launching the third season of her own clothing line.


The Women Associates of McGill are the university's secret service, and are celebrating a confluence of anniversaries this year.


Alan Heuser, 1926-2003

On campus

McGill experts are ready to answer your questions in this environment of war, and Herman Daly comes to talk about the limits the environment puts on economic growth. Niles Eldridge will be talking about how the environment affects evolution, while Sharon Bezeau uses the environment as inspiration for her photos, now on display in the Leacock Building. Meanwhile, the dance troop Mosaica wants to add a little beauty to the environment with their upcoming show.

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