Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Four Burning Questions

Medical research is time-consuming and expensive. There is a tendency to guard results and the credit that comes with it. But more and more researchers are looking at the idea of scientific protectionism with a fresh perspective, reappraising the worth of siloing discovery, and recognizing the harm it can cause.

Hall of Fame athletic therapist set to retire after 35 years

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To say that this month has been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for Lynn Bookalam would be an understatement. On June 3, at a conference held in Niagara Falls, Ont., the longtime manager of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic was inducted to Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Hall of Fame. Two weeks from now, on June 21, she will be taking early retirement from her post after 35 years on the job at McGill.

John Lindsay: Food for thought

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John Lindsay, who graduated on June 2, leaves McGill with a degree in Environmental Science (Renewable Resource Management), an Emerald Key award, and a passion for… food. But not necessarily a love for pizza and poutine – the staples of many students. Lindsay’s hunger, so to speak, is to make the world a better place through more sustainable food practices and policies.

Jatinder Mann on the search for a new national identity

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On June 8, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will host Jatinder Mann for a presentation of his new book, The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s

From Montreal to Maputo

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Dr. Ricardo Faingold discusses his recent trip to Maputo, Mozambique where he taught staff and residents at Maputo Central Hospital how to perform radiology exams, and gave various workshops and lectures on everything from x-rays and CT scans, to MRIs and ultrasound.

Life in the fast lane

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Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

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In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

Four Burning Questions

On Feb. 3, Dr. Ivan Oransky will be deliver a lecture on whether academic fraud is on the rise, and the growth of post-publication peer review. The event is open to all.

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Entre Nous

Schulich School of Music professor Ilya Poletaev has organized a four-concert celebration of the works of famed Romanian composer George Enescu.

Davos 2017: Elena Bennett on hope and sustainability

Four Burning Questions

In advance of her World Economic Forum lecture, Elena Bennet spoke to the Reporter about complexity in decision making; the wide range of sustainability-related initiatives at McGill and in her own research; and how she stays hopeful in a world that at times seems rather bleak.