Thirty-three years ago, upstart McMaster University in Hamilton sparked a revolution in the training of doctors that eventually spread to all the big medical schools in North America. Now it wants to start another. Its plan is bold, courageous and designed to combat some of the ills of today's health-care system. But will it build a better doctor? That debate is underway.By ROBERT SHEPPARD12 min
A three-member disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Teachers banned Amy Gehring from teaching for 10 years and ordered her to pay $10,000 in costs. Gehring, 26, a native of Otterville, Ont., gained notoriety in England, where she worked as a substitute teacher for a year, over allegations of having sex with her students.
It is truly amazing that a talented actor like Michael J. Fox can view Parkinsons disease as a positive force in his life and feel himself a “lucky man” to be drawn along this new path (“Michael then and now,” Cover, April 29). As he educates so many about Parkinson’s and raises funds for research, many who live with this condition also feel lucky to have such an appealing, articulate spokesman.
Saskatoon artist Monique Martin paints tulips to correspond with human emotions. “I chose the White Fire tulip for Ecstasy" says Martin, of the painting pictured above, “because it is a fringe tulip. The feathered edge looks very excited and the tulips are open quite wide as if they’re living in the moment."By Shanda Deziel, Amy Cameron, Amy Cameron6 min
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