March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006 McGill University

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McGill Reporter
March 30, 2006 - Volume 38 Number 14
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Scott Henkelman of the University of Alberta Golden Bears slips the puck past Redmen netminder Mathieu Poitras in semi-final action of the CIS hockey championships on March 25. Despite a 5-1 loss to the eventual national champions, McGill enjoyed its finest season ever, finishing the year with a record 30 wins and making its first trip to the CIS finals.
Marc Bence

Spring into funding

McGill researchers land a whopping $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The wide range of disciplines, from microbiology to library studies, reflects the breadth of McGill research.

Rolling snake eyes

Lights. Camera. Action! McGill's International Centre for Youth Gambling and High-Risk Behaviors launches the premiere of its new docudrama Clean Break — a film designed to warn teens about the dangers of problem gambling.

Guthrie awarded $100,000 Killam Prize
How does a love of Horatio Hornblower and a shattered kneecap result in winning Canada's most prestigious award for career achievement in research? Just ask Roderick Guthrie, director of the McGill Metals Processing Centre. We did.

McGill Headliners: From love darts to mea culpas

Look at us McGillians stealing the spotlight again — cancer-curing coral, gay seniors, love-struck snails and — argh — a missed primetime opportunity.

P.O.V.: A test of our resolve

Desmond Morton, Hiram Mills Professor of History, comes out swinging as he weighs in on the red-hot debate of Canada's ongoing military involvement in Afghanistan.

Aaron Donny-Clark: Talking softly and suffering no illusions

He's nice. He's quiet. He's poised to take over the world. He's Aaron Donny-Clark, SSMU President-elect.

Vigilance best weapon against theft

If you're reading this chances are your laptop hasn't been stolen — yet. Security Services is launching an anti-theft awareness campaign to sensitize people to the ongoing problem of theft on campus.

Entre Nous with Anthony Masi, Provost

Although he's been at McGill since 1979, Provost Anthony Masi has no desire to look back on his career. He's too busy moving McGill forward.

A friend on the West Coast

Stephen Toope, McGill's Former Dean of Law and all-around nice guy, does us proud by being named President of UBC. Has success gone to his head? Not a chance. He still had time to talk with the Reporter about the two schools very dear to his heart.

Rethink your green appeal

You know environmentalism is scoring high on the Trend-o-Meter when SUVs start running green. Hey, saving the planet never goes out of style — just ask the folks in attendance at the annual Rethink Conference.

Going ape over gorillas

Speaking of the state of our planet; with all the dire predictions of impending environmental cataclysm, it sure is swell to get a little happy news once in a while. This time the good news comes from an unlikely source — Rwanda, where ecotourism has helped gorilla populations swell to totals not seen since the 1960s.

Depression drugs may fight cancer

Jean-Paul Collet's groundbreaking research suggests that commonly prescribed antidepressants may protect against colorectal cancer.

A sombre Senate

Although hitting such high notes as announcing the recent CFI funding and welcoming new Dean of Arts Chris Manfredi, Senate was by and large a sombre affair that included a eulogy for popular former student Fred Segal and a debate over the fate of the Sexual Assault Centre.

Osler Library gets financial boost

When a director of the Harold Crabtree Foundation retires, it is customary for the foundation to make a donation to the charity of the individual's choice. So, what agency did James Darragh pick to get the $100,000 gift? Obviously, you didn't read the title.

Sheila Goldbloom, Kate Stinson, Antonia Maioni

Around campus
Books, builders, dazzling dancers, Supreme Court speaker and socially significant science. Oh, and this just in, CKUT wants your money.

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Pinned! New Scarlet Key recipients are all smiles at the Society's annual pinning ceremony. Every year since 1925 the Scarlet Key Society has recognized a handful of students who have made exceptional contributions to McGill. Pictured (right to left) are: Max Reed, Jonathon McPhedran Waitzer, Sameen Shahid and guest.
Owen Egan

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On March 17, Afghanistan's Ambassador to Canada, Omar Samad, spoke to a packed house at the Faculty Club about Canada's role securing and rebuilding his ravaged country.
Claudio Calligaris

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