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Which Moments In Canadian History Do Undergrads Believe Matter?


That’s what McGill Prof. Laura Madokoro wanted to know. Laura teaches Canada Since 1867 – Interrogating the Nation: Moment by Moment (HIST 203). This semester, students working in small groups have been assigned the task of selecting a “moment” they believe really matters to the history of Canada and then presenting an argument to support their choice. Each group has selected one moment from 1930-1979 and one from 1980 to the present. Students present their arguments in class and publish them in a blog called Moments that Matter: Canadian History since 1867, along with photos and embedded videos. Continue reading Which Moments In Canadian History Do Undergrads Believe Matter?

Taking a break with science fiction


By Terry Hébert, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

“Because preparing 9 new lectures for our new medical curriculum is driving me crazy, I’ve been re-reading some books by Jack McDevitt for the pure entertainment of it. McDevitt is one of my favourite science fiction authors who writes well, has a good grasp of big issues and realizes that people will be people no matter how far we are projected into future. In an epigraph to one of the chapters in “Polaris” he talks about history:

“History is a collection of a few facts and a substantial assortment of rumors, lies, exaggerations and self-defense. As time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the categories.”

So true…