What is Science, and what’s in it for me?

The Thinker (Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917)

The Thinker (Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917)

To be a Dean of Science means different things, in a shallow sense, at different institutions.  At the same time it means the same thing, in a deep way, at any institution.  Some Universities have Computer Science in their business schools, some have Biology and Chemistry in their medical schools, some have Mathematics, Psychology, and Geography in their arts faculties, some have Physics, Geology, and Meteorology in their engineering faculties, and some would have a Natural Museum in their office of public affairs.  All of these are in Science at McGill, and make up the Science Faculty.  At another university, another, almost random mix of departments might make up a science faculty.  But, whatever the mix of Departments and Schools which make up a Faculty of Science at any institution, there is only one point of view on what science is, and what it means to all universities.
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