Deborah Saville, who is about to earn her master's degree in communication sciences and disorders, gets inspected by her father, David. Saville père, who seems to approve of the convocation wardrobe, flew in from Weymouth, Dorset, England, to see his daughter graduate. PHOTO: OWEN EGAN
Sleeping with the enemy?

Principal Bernard Shapiro recently toured some major U.S. cities with Premier Lucien Bouchard and a group of Quebec business leaders. The mission was aimed at spurring American investment in the province, but critics say Bouchard was really trying to "whitewash" the harmful effects of his government's policies on language and sovereignty. They think Shapiro should have stayed home. The principal disagrees.
Education gets new dean

Ratna Ghosh will be the next dean of education. An expert on multicultural education and the sociology of education in developing countries, Ghosh plans to build links to the new anglophone school boards, promote teamwork and build up her faculty's continuing education programs.
Atlantis Project proposes tutorials as answer to student alienation

Will it change the face of teaching at McGill or simply lurk silently on the sidelines? The Atlantis Project aims to revolutionize education at McGill. Will anybody give it a try?
Nortel winners

McGill MBA students dominated a nation-wide competition for lucrative scholarships/internships. Earning three of the six up for grabs, these McGill students will soon be jetting their way to places like Prague, London and Brussels as a result.
Listening to the voices for change

Sociology professor Suzanne Staggenborg studies social movements, such as the women's movement, the gay rights movement and the pro-choice and anti-abortion movements. She wants to know what makes them tick, what keeps them going and what enables them to win -- or lose -- their battles.
Learning on the job

Cultural studies professor Will Straw says universities don't do enough to help their students -- particularly their arts students -- find jobs. An internship program at his research centre is trying to change that.
Music, science, sports and more for kids this summer at McGill

Looking for a place to park your young one for part of the summer? Look no further than McGill. Whether your child is a budding Michael Jordan, a blossoming Stephen Hawking or a future Yo-Yo Ma, he'll find a program to match his interests at the University.
Young and educated use food banks

Think you know who uses food banks? Think again.
Buddhism gets a boost

Thanks to a $1 million donation from Japan's Numata Foundation, McGill students will have access to a new series of courses in Buddhism. A good thing too, since, thanks to globalization "Students need to understand the international world not because they are going there but because it is coming here," says Numata lecturer Victor Hori.
Once a cop, now a science education enthusiast

Half of all Americans don't believe in the theory of evolution. Part of their disbelief stems from religious reasons, says Brian Alters, but much of it has to do with misconceptions about how science works. Alters won't attack religious beliefs, but wrongheaded ideas about science are fair game.
Debut for disabilities seminar

It's easy for people with disabilities to get lost in the shuffle. But when institutions take the time to accomodate their needs, the pay-offs can be huge, say experts.
New students' council at Macdonald

Macdonald Campus student leaders are looking for new ways to build links -- in every way sense of the word -- with the downtown campus.
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