Volume 28 Number 14 € April 4, 1996

News and features

Shapiro questioned at student forum
A forum with the principal gave McGill students an opportunity to raise concerns about the implementation of budget cutbacks and about tuition fees.

Budget cuts worse than expected
The provincial government is cutting deeper than anticipated into university budgets.

A new approach to learning
Beatty Memorial Lecturer Roger Schank says our education system would benefit from a new understanding of learning and from a new kind of software in the classroom.

Getting a taste of the real world
The Internship Year Program for Engineering and Science matches students with companies. The program began as a pilot project at McGill in 1990.

Heaphy gives update on retirement package
Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) Phyllis Heaphy on McGill's Voluntary Workforce Reduction Plan.

Panel tackles racism in universities
"Racism, Free Speech and the University," a panel discussion at McGill, explored the question of racism in the academic community.

Notes and announcements

News from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
NSERC Grants and Instalments. Killam Research Fellowships. Joint Initiative Program:"The Integration of Persons with Disabilities". Deadlines.

Campaign update
Moyse Hall gets professional costume workshop. Hannah Institute helps McGill maintain leadership in history of medicine

From the desk of the Principal
In his monthly Reporter column, Principal Shapiro talks about wider-scale cooperation between the four Montreal-area universities.

Staff changes
Vice Principal (Academic) T.H. Chan announces recent staff changes.

Important changes in fee payment procedures
From the Student accounts office of the McGill accounting department.

Senate highlights
Two reports presented to Senate evaluate the impact of retirement and the hiring freeze on the operating budget.

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