McGill faced traditional rival Concordia in last Sunday's 11th annual playing of the Corey Cup game. Though they outshot Concordia 35-25, the Redmen eventually lost 4-1. PHOTO: OWEN EGAN
Bookstore contract signed

Chapters will be taking over the management of the McGill Bookstore on March 1. The company promises a new café, magazines and periodicals, more scientific and academic texts and a cozier environment. Bookstore employees await the changes with mixed feelings.
Perform better, says Marois

Education minister Pauline Marois has released a consultation document that calls on universities to foster new links to industry, government, CEGEPs and other universities, while rededicating themselves to undergraduate teaching. Now she wants to know what the universities themselves have to say.
Budget generates heat

Finance minister Paul Martin's new zero-deficit budget restores millions of dollars to Canada's granting councils and introduces measures aimed at easing student debt loads. The budget has drawn praise from many in the university community, but a McGill student representative says the notion that this is an "education budget" is a "joke."
Human rights battles are being lost

In a recent lecture delivered at McGill, scholar and activist Charlotte Bunch charged that the label "special interest" has been brandished as a weapon against women looking to make the world a better place.
Students appeal tuition ruling

The Students' Society of McGill University lost its case against the Quebec government. The Quebec Superior Court ruled that Education minister Pauline Marois is within her rights in charging differential tuition fees to Canadian students from outside the province. The battle isn't over, though. SSMU is appealing the decision.
Supplying capitalist know-how to communist China

As the Chinese economy undergoes major changes, Chinese money managers are learning more about the banking and insurance sectors from an award-winning program devised by McGill's Faculty of Management. The World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency say that the program is a terrific model for other Canadian universities.
Delivering opportunities to your desktop

A new database system purchased by the Research Grants Office will enable McGill researchers to quickly learn about new funding sources relevant to their specific areas of expertise.
Sparks are flying for Steacie winner

Superconductivity has been called "perhaps the most remarkable physical property in the universe." Thanks to one of Canada's most prestigious awards for young researchers, physics professor Louis Taillefer will spend the next few years focusing on how superconductors work.
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Triumph in Toronto

The smiling foursome are University Relations Office staffers Karl Jarosiewicz, Daniel McCabe, Diana Grier Ayton and Eric Smith, who have reason to be proud. At a conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education earlier this month in Toronto, their work was recognized in the CASE District One Publications Awards, earning McGill a fistful of honours.

The URO web site earned a silver medal for Karl (web editor), Eric (designer) and Daniel (writer), while your very own McGill Reporter won a gold medal for best university newspaper.

Editor Diana shares credit with associate editor Daniel, typesetter, designer and writer Eric, and Senate correspondent Karl. Plaudits should also go to the man behind the lens here, freelance photographer Owen Egan, and goof-spotter Jane Jackel who does our proofreading.

A CASE honourable mention went to the Development and Alumni Relations web page, which Eric also designed and which is edited by Daniel Chonchol.

Earning second place in the newspaper category was Concordia, and since CASE District One covers pretty big territory  the northeastern U.S., Quebec and the Atlantic provinces  the judges commented at the awards presentation that they were "pretty impressed with you people in Montreal."