Volume 28 Number 10 € February 8, 1996

News and features

Changes at McCord worry scholars
The McCord Museum of Canadian History's board has produced a plan for the museum that will transfer some of its archives back to McGill. The plan has some McGill researchers concerned about the accessibility and care of the historical resources.

TAs call strike vote
Members of the University's teaching assistants union will vote today on whether or not to call a strike. At issue is the question of salary which has not yet been addressed in the 21-month negotiations. According to McGill, negotiations are on schedule and a number of complex issues have been resolved.

Breaking the bond of life's most important molecule
McGill chemistry professor Jik Chin is working to produce catalysts that can cleave DNA and RNA molecules. His work could produce a powerful new approach to drug development.

The perils of plunging into cyberspace
Glenn Cartwright, McGill educational and counselling psychology professor, is examining the potential dangers of the entertainment industry's increasingly elaborate technologies.

What makes prize-winning professors?
McGill graduate student Tim Rahilly has been calling university professors around the country to find out what makes a good teacher.

Starting the 175th celebrations
Principal Bernard Shapiro and Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque joined 175th Anniversary co-chairs Derek Drummond and Kate Williams to launch year-long activities to celebrate the University's birthday.

Future turns on tolerance, economic solutions
The McGill Insitute for the Study of Canada's second conference, "Our Society in the Next Millenium", drew prominent speakers from across the country to discuss the preoccupations of Canadian unity and the nation's economy.

Using math to solve cardiac mysteries
An interdisciplinary team at McGill's Department of Physiology is making important headway towards an understanding of cardiac rhythms.

Canadian infrastructure at crisis point
A study conducted out of McGill's Department of Civil Engineering says governments will need to spend $10 billion on municipal infrastructures over the next 20 years.

Building named for graduate
The new chemical engineering and materials sciences building currently under construction at McGill will be named in memory of Man Hung (Jimmy) Wong, a graduate of McGill's School of Architecture who died recently. Wong's family and friends have donated $8 million towards the construction of the facility.

Notes and announcements

News from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
New NRC/NSERC Joint Program. NSERC's Research Partnership Program. MRC Results and Applications. Agency deadlines.

New members of McGill's board
Several new members have been added to McGill's Board of Governors. The board manages the University's finances and oversees other aspects of McGill in consultation with Senate.

From the desk of the Principal
Principal Bernard Shapiro's monthly column in the Reporter addresses the need to reexamine the administrative functioning of the University and the role in that functioning of our senior executives.

Bookstore Bulletin
Recent works by McGill authors available at the bookstore.

Centraide Campaign a success
The results are in for McGill's 1995 Centraide Campaign.

Senate highlights
Intellectual property and software development. The impact of the formation of MUNACA on senate seats reserved for non-unionized employees.

Campaign update
Canstar Sports funds research to prevent hockey injuries. General Electric gift gets graduate environmental engineering program up and running.