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YWCA’s Empreintes d’Elles honours women in science, highlights lack of gender parity in the field

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Photo: Brigitte Boudreau

Forty women scientists and engineers were honoured at Université Laval on September 10 for helping to break down science’s gender barrier by entering fields often dominated by men. Questions about women’s place in science and how to encourage young women to pursue a career in the field took centre stage at the cocktail series Empreintes d’elle, organized by the Quebec City YWCA.

Autumn of the 400th

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Photo: Société du 400e.

Avant-garde art installations offer fresh perspectives

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Photo: Comunications Sira ba

Instead of singin’ in the rain, inventor-cumcomposer Paul De Marinis makes the rain sing. Showcasing De Marinis’ installation, Rain Dance, along with a wonderland of similarly grand curiosities that marry science and technology with art, a special outdoor edition of Le Mois Multi will be held in and around Saint-Roch and the lower town throughout the weekend.

QHS Freshman Night breaks ice for first-years

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Excited Secondary One students at Quebec High School brought the school gym and playing field alive for the second annual Freshman Night last Friday.

Google digitizes QCT archives

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Photo: Google

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has teamed up with American search engine giant Google to make our archives – the oldest of any newspaper’s in North America – available free of charge to the world.

Using Google’s news archive search technology, Internet surfers will be able to consult over 200 years of QCT back issues.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Hilton, Loews strike deal with workers, end labour dispute

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hotel and the Loews Concorde Hotel in Quebec voted in large majorities on August 29 to accept contracts from their employers.

The employees’ acceptance of the proposed contract has resolved a labour conflict that lasted nearly four months.

English Canadian Bible Society looks to French Canada for funds

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When he departs for the Gaspé this week, Pierre Therrien will be fulfilling a centuries-old English Canadian tradition, though it’s relatively new to French-speaking Quebec. The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) director will be canvassing in the Gaspé’s English-protestant communities in order to raise funds for the society’s Christian publications.

Rouge et Or ride roughshod over Carabins

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Photo: Jean Sebastien Perron

“We’re in search of excellence,” said Glen Constantin, head coach of the threetime national champions Université Laval Rouge et Or football club. They seem to have found what they’re looking for; the Rouge et Or got off to a fantastic start this year with a 17 to 6 victory over the Université de Montréal Carabins on Sunday.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Photo: Natural Ressources Canada/Atlas of Canada