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stained glass front page fpOne hundred years ago, a McGill professor and physician wrote the poem that helped define World War One. The poem was In Flanders Fields, and its author, Dr. John McCrae, taught at McGill, and practiced at the Montreal General Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital.


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Teaching Sheets 076Long, long before PowerPoint was even dreamed of, back when the “magic lantern” presentation (the great granddaddy of the slide show) was “wow” technology, Sir John William Dawson concocted a novel way of enlivening lectures with attention-catching visual aids.


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IMG_0052Tucked away on the second floor of the Redpath Museum, behind the fearsome Gorgosaurus libratus (dreadful lizard) skeleton and armoured Triceratops skull, is a display case containing a small, grey bird mounted on a branch.