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Bat found with rabies

A deceased bat found September 10 at the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College has tested positive for rabies, according to Montreal public health officials. Officials are looking for anyone whom the bat may have scratched or bitten. One person was bitten while trying to put the bat in a box, La Presse reported Friday,… Keep Reading

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McGill no longer subsidizing French classes

After several years of subsidizing French as a Second Language class fees for international students, McGill has determined that it can no longer afford to offer the program at such a low cost.

Last spring, the university decided that it would raise international tuition rates for FRSL classes in to improve McGill's severe deficit.


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In Italy, Patients Anaesthetized by Doctors an Ocean Away

You are about to undergo invasive surgery, and the anaesthesiologist begins to administer the drugs that will put you to sleep while he sits in a lab 8,000 kilometres away.

This situation is now a reality thanks to an interface developed by Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team from McGill's department of anaesthesia.


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TaCEQ Gears up for a Second Year

The Quebec Student Roundtable (QSR, or TaCEQ in French), a provincial student lobbying group, is gearing up its campaign for the coming school year.

TaCEQ represents the student associations of the undergraduate and graduate students of Laval University, the graduate students of the University of Sherbrooke, and the Students' Society of McGill University. According to SSMU Vice-President External Myriam Zaidi, the organization represents roughly 65,000 students in total.


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Safety Week Delights

Starting as "Safety Day" at McDonald Campus and continuing downtown over the next four days, the second annual Safety Week took place at McGill last week. The event was opened by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, and included a series of presentations, games, and a closing barbecue.


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Guidelines proposed for laptop ban

The days of over-the-shoulder Facebook stalking and bemoaning the poor Tetris moves of the girl sitting in front of you could be coming to an end. A work group made up of a Teaching and Learning subcommittee of the Academic Policy Committee has developed guidelines for professors to outline the kind of action they can take regarding mobile device use in McGill classrooms. This has led to talks of banning laptops, or at least restricting their use.


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Speaker addresses limited resources

When settlers arrived on Easter Island in the 14th century, statues were all that remained of a once advanced civilization. The former society had used wood for almost everything and eventually depleted the island’s resources, causing the demise of its people. On Thursday, Timo Busch, a visiting professor from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology… Keep Reading

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A spark of hope for reopening of Architecture Cafe

After a week-long outcry from students, there appears to be a glimmer of hope for the Architecture Café, the popular eatery housed in the basement of the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Morton Mendelson surprised students when classes began this fall by announcing that the café, which closes each year for the… Keep Reading

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Infrastructure projects responsible for campus construction

In an attempt to stimulate the economy in the wake of the financial crisis and as part of an effort to improve Canada’s research infrastructure, the federal government granted McGill over $100 million in January 2008 to be used in infrastructure improvement. The money is currently fuelling an explosion of construction projects across campus. The… Keep Reading

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Cannabis shown to reduce pain

A study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre has determined that cannabis can be an effective method of pain relief for patients suffering from neuropathic pain. The study, recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, has added to the heated debate over the use of cannabis as a medical treatment. Lead… Keep Reading

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