DOvE of HOPE

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An unusual approach to investigate an unusual disease. On almost every front — symptomatic, diagnostic, treatment, cure — ovarian cancer stubbornly refuses to conform to typical oncological expectations. // By Victoria Leenders-Cheng French horns are German in origin, Guinea pigs are not from Guinea… and now it appears that ovarian cancer may not be a cancer […]

Sharpening the big picture

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The past decade has seen graduates of McGill’s Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine parlay their education into several thriving medical imaging start-up companies. Now a $1.6-million NSERC grant is bringing together today’s students with an industry hungry for the next generation of engineers and computer scientists. // By Suzanne Bowness If a picture is […]

School 3.0

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Based at McGill and drawing together universities from around the globe, the new Learning Environments Across Disciplines project explores how a new generation of technology-rich classrooms can keep students more focused and engaged — and keep would-be drop-outs in school. //

Genomic investigator

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TOM BUREAU SPECIALIZES IN DETECTIVESTYLE PLANT GENOMICS: he examines the little-understood elements in between genes called non-coding DNA and also meticulously documents plant growth to find defects caused by the suppression of a single gene. The latter task got a big boost last December when a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award brought a shiny […]

Message from the Vice-Principal

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What makes McGill’s research unique? What common characteristics define our work and bind us together as a community? What fields will demand our attention or produce the greatest breakthroughs in the next decade? // Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) Over the past two years, I have asked these questions countless times during […]

Rose-Lyne McCall

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rose-lyne mccall ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAJOR: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: FPINNOVATIONS PC OR MAC? PC Rose-Lyne McCall may be a self-admittedly sensitive person, but she knows how to go a_ er what she wants. Before starting her internship at FPInnovations, a not-for-profit forestry organization, the third-year chemical engineering student was hoping to […]

Christopher Nickels

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christopher nickels :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 21 HOMETOWN: KITCHENER, ONTARIO MAJOR: CHEMISTRY INTERNED AT: RESEARCH IN MOTION FAVOURITE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT: “WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN. IT’S NICE AND SIMPLE, AND EASY TO REMEMBER!” If Christopher Nickels could be any superhero, he’d want to be Superman. “He really has to know his elemental analysis if he’s to […]

Alex Walsh

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alex walsh :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 22 HOMETOWN: MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE FAVOURITE SUPERHERO: IRON MAN. “I LIKE WATCHING HIS DESIGN PROCESS. AND HE’S GOT LOTS OF COOL TOYS.” Alex Walsh got a taste for high adrenaline while teaching gliding to air cadets — an appetite that came in handy during his […]

Debbie Wang

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debbie wang :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 19 HOMETOWN: CALGARY, ALBERTA MAJOR: NEUROSCIENCE INTERNED AT: SUNCOR IF I COULD LIVE IN ANY ERA, IT WOULD BE: “THE 1970s TO 1980s BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ADVENT OF THE DIGITAL AGE.” Debbie Wang is happy to call herself a science nerd. But after completing a performance analyst internship with oil […]

Clarence Leung

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clarence leung :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY MAJORS: COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY INTERNED AT: CROWDSOURCING BIOLOGY PC OR MAC? LINUX. “BECAUSE IT’S BOTH FREE AS IN ‘FREE BEER,’ AND FREE AS IN ‘FREE SPEECH.’” Clarence Leung may enjoy indulging in a game or two of Angry Birds, but these days, the game taking […]