Greetings from the Dean

MG new cropped2Welcome to Alumni Corner! You’ve reached a space designed especially for Faculty of Science alumni like you.

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Alumnus strikes gold!

Palmer npThere’s gold in them thar hills – and McGill alumnus David Palmer recently found a mother lode.

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Interview: Dr. Donald Taylor

TG Taylor cropDonald M. Taylor is Professor of Psychology with the Faculty of Science. His research interests include laboratory and field research in the area of intergroup relations.

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Try this at home: Make your own “bubbling cauldron”

kid's corner cauldronFor young (and young-at-heart) scientists, here is a simple science experiment developed by McGill science students as part of the WOW Lab project.

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Then and now – the Otto Maass Chemistry Building

OM bldgStudents and visitors to McGill’s downtown campus in the early 1960s will remember a massive building site at the corner of Sherbrooke and University Avenue – the new Otto Maass Chemisty Building was under construction.

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Did you know…?

Here are a few trivia questions to test your wits. The answers can be found in this newsletter. Take a moment to respond, and then check the answers page to see how you did.
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1) What is the name of the McGill Bird Mascot shown here?

2) Where does the “nano” in nanoscience come from?

3) The atmosphere is vitally important to climate. What is the other major factor?

4) Males process pain differently than females – true or false?

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Green chemistry promises better, safer, more affordable products

fBetter living through (green) chemistry! It’s a slogan whose time may have come. Although chemistry has provided countless benefits over the years, its public image has suffered in recent decades because of perceived links to environmental problems. Now, with the advent of green chemistry, the tide is turning.

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Studying the structures of living things

iStock_000024159220 small npOne of the University’s oldest departments, with almost 15 percent of the Faculty of Science’s undergraduate enrolment, McGill’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (ACB) is constantly evolving to keep pace with the relentless advance of biology and medicine.

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Lasting tributes to two sisters

Sue and Celia (1)Memorial gifts to McGill are a special and lasting way to commemorate loved ones and celebrate their connections to the University. In the case of the Hendler family, two awards have been created at McGill to honor the memory of alumna Celia Hendler, BA’80 and her sister Sue.

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Countless paths open to science grads says alumnus

Vince Bruzzese 2In these challenging economic times, it can be hard for science students to know what their next step should be after graduation. For some, unorthodox career choices have paid off handsomely. AND THEN? looks at how McGill alumni took unexpected paths to long-term success.

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My experience as a student researcher

chloe nevitt 2“I’ve always thrived in an environment where I’m left to my own devices. In these situations, I learn from making mistakes, talking to experts and searching for information. ..”

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Tools to investigate the tiny – nanoscience comes of age

IMG_0049sEvery science needs the right tools to move it forward. For astronomy, the crucial tool was the telescope, for biology, the microscope. Now, nanoscience — the science of the very, very small – is coming of age, thanks in part to tools developed at the McGill Nanotools Microfabrication Lab (MNM).

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