February 5, 2004

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February 5, 2004 - Volume 36 Number 10
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Professor Ariel Fenster of the McGill Office for Science and Society demonstrates that where there's smoke, there isn't always fire. Fenster was showing his chemical brew to CEGEP student winners of the McGill Science Award, with a little visual assistance from I Dream of Jeannie, at McGill's Open House on February 1.
Owen Egan

New Dean of Education: inclusive learning

Internationally recognized expert on inclusive education Robert Slee came all the way from sunny Australia to become Dean of the Faculty of Education.

U21 on tour

Universitas 21, the international partnership of 17 research and teaching universities from around the globe, provides travel grants for students, staff and academics to work and teach abroad.

The bionic Mann

He's no $6-million-dollar man, but University of Toronto professor of electrical engineering Steve Mann is at the forefront of using technology to improve on what Mother Nature gave us.

Shedding light on a rare genetic disease

Tuberous Sclerosis affects thousands in Canada, yet few people know about the genetic disorder that can wreak havoc throughout the body. It was the subject of a recent conference at the MNI.

The steamy side of McGill

Those tunnels than run beneath campus aren't just home to urban legend — they transport the steam that heats most of the downtown campus.

The workshop of a literary great

The Groupe de Recherche sur Gabrielle Roy is making the French Canadian writer's unpublished writings public, and interest in her work is as strong as ever, two decades after her death.

Fat of the land

There's a lot more of North Americans than there used to be — if not in numbers, then certainly in gross volume. We're getting fatter, but Tim Johns, a researcher at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says aboriginal knowledge could help us fight the tide.


Jennifer Robinson is the new vice-principal (communications). Dr. Arthur Porter is the new executive director of the MUHC.


In Focus

Grace Boakye Ageman is a mother of three who founded the McGill Student Parents Network. The Reporter brings you romantic thoughts for Valentine's Day.

On Campus

I Medici celebrates their 15th season, Montrealers aren't the only ones frozen solid this winter — think of the frogs! Learn how to be a better parent with Education Faculty workshops, and Vivian Nutton dissects anatomy through the ages.

Off Campus

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is studying in England this semester but her thoughts — and her studies — are closer to home. Plus, explore the universe online; John Corigliano discusses AIDS and the creative process and Rémi Bolduc hits the stage at Salle du Gésu.

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