April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005 McGill University

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April 28, 2005 - Volume 37 Number 15
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Anatomy and Cell biology student Leah Pelton samples some of the fruits of her labour as Kaija Siirala, (Cultural Studies) and Jo King (Humanistic Studies and Drama) look on.

Owen Egan

Halo, how's it going? Anatomy and Cell biology student Leah Pelton samples some of the fruits of her labour as Kaija Siirala (Cultural Studies) and Jo King (Humanistic Studies and Drama) look on. The trio were sitting on the Redpath Museum steps sewing costumes for the upcoming Geordie Productions play "Brahm and the Angel," a story based on a popular South African children's book.

Brave new world: Dean Buszard reflects

Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue was created in 1907 to improve the lives of rural people in Quebec. That mission remains, but the cutting-edge technology has changed dramatically.

Peel street designs

Two McGill student proposals for redeveloping part of Montreal's Griffintown district won awards in a recent inter-university competition.

Sigma Xi lecture on working in space

Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason spoke to the McGill chapter of Sigma Xi about conducting science in space.

New media symposium: From cellphones to cultural diversity

People use communication technology in dramatically different ways, amounts and reasons around the world, according to a recent graduate student conference held at McGill.

Education supplement

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The Reporter brings to you our annual education special. You'll meet the professors honoured with university teaching awards from last year, hear from some of McGill's most popular profs, and learn about resources available to staff so that the university can provide the best education possible.

Shop till you drop - McGill's Purchasing Services

Think of them as your own personal shopper for matters scholarly. Purchasing Services will get you obsolete tractor paper for your department's antique printer, or a crate of frogs for your next departmental party, or even your lab, if you're into that kind of thing.

Popular profs

Call them McGill's Fab four: Maclean's magazine recognized Canada's most popular professors, and Yuzo Ota, Ann Wechsler, Paul Wiseman and Thomas LaMarre were among them.

Winning teachers
Award-winning McGill pedagogues reflect on the highlights, the lowlights and the look of the deer caught in the headlights.

Oyez! Oyez! Come to the Tech Fair!

Instructional Multimedia Services hosts their second annual Teaching and Technology Fair. There's no Ferris wheel, but there will be a slew of pedagogy programs and teaching tools on display.

Arts Renaissance roundtable

A panel discussion on different approaches to effective teaching in the Faculty of Arts.

The importance of teaching assistants

Professors aren't the only people in the classroom who are key to the university classroom experience. Teaching assistants often put as much work into their job as a full-time professor.


In focus

Elizabeth Meyer is researching how best to provide support to gay, lesbian and transgendered kids in the school system. Harassment — and sometimes violence — is a real problem. With the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, a couple of McGill staffers took it upon themselves to create a website that honours McGill's contributions to the war, and the 298 McGill students, staff and alumni who died in service.

Entre Nous with Associate Vice-Principal (Communications) Jennifer Robinson

Communication is a key part of furthering the University's goals in the public sphere.

Senate: Fees, names and ancillary services

The April 13 Senate meeting addressed student fee structures, transgender issues and more.

Around campus

Reflecting on "Cool Britannia" as the U.K. heads to the polls, Johanne Pelletier discusses the secret lives of things, Suzanne MacDonald discusses kids' body image, and Paul Yachnin launches his Making Publics project.

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