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Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:05

Dear members of the McGill community,

Professor Andrew Potter resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). He made his letter of resignation public on social media.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult and painful decision.

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Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:05

Dear members of the McGill community,

Professor Andrew Potter resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). He made his letter of resignation public on social media.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult and painful decision.

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Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:33

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with this type of cancer, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Valérie Harvey Organization Name:  CUSM/MUHC Communications Email:  valerie.harvey@muhc.mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-934-1934 ext. 71381 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-23 13:26

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Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:33

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with this type of cancer, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Valérie Harvey Organization Name:  CUSM/MUHC Communications Email:  valerie.harvey@muhc.mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-934-1934 ext. 71381 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-23 13:26

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Congratulations to our PhD student Necola Guerrina

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:04

Congratulations to Necola Guerrina, our PhD student of Dr. Carolyn Baglole, who won second prize in the university-wide 3MT competition last week, for an outstanding presentation on her thesis research……

featured in the current issue of the McGill Reporter at http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/03/three-minute-thesis-compe...

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Congratulations to our PhD student Necola Guerrina

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:04

Congratulations to Necola Guerrina, our PhD student of Dr. Carolyn Baglole, who won second prize in the university-wide 3MT competition last week, for an outstanding presentation on her thesis research……

featured in the current issue of the McGill Reporter at http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/03/three-minute-thesis-compe...

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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:10

A multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) – a blood clot in the lung – experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in Chest, is the first to demonstrate that PE may have a lasting effect on patients.

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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:10

A multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) – a blood clot in the lung – experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in Chest, is the first to demonstrate that PE may have a lasting effect on patients.

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Life in the tech lane

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:38
Category:  poli_sci, it_services, group_arts_culture, press_releases, group_research_news, sci_tech_env, students Contact Person's Name:  Michael Bourguignon Organization Name:  McGill University Relations Office Email:  michael.bourguignon@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-8305 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Wed, 2006-05-31 09:30

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Life in the tech lane

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:38
Category:  poli_sci, it_services, group_arts_culture, press_releases, group_research_news, sci_tech_env, students Contact Person's Name:  Michael Bourguignon Organization Name:  McGill University Relations Office Email:  michael.bourguignon@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-8305 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Wed, 2006-05-31 09:30

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When do babies develop a love of speech?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:38
Category:  hlth_med, it_services, press_releases, research, group_research_news Contact Person's Name:  Athena Vouloumanos Organization Name:  Department of Psychology Email:  athena.vouloumanos@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-3856 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Fri, 2006-02-17 19:00

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When do babies develop a love of speech?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:38
Category:  hlth_med, it_services, press_releases, research, group_research_news Contact Person's Name:  Athena Vouloumanos Organization Name:  Department of Psychology Email:  athena.vouloumanos@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-3856 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Fri, 2006-02-17 19:00

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March 16: Back to business as usual

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:45

UPDATE: Thursday, 6:00 am

Back to business as usual today, after our very rare snow day. Students should consult with professors about rescheduled tests, exams, assignments and so on. Thanks to all staff who made it in yesterday. Now, let’s look forward to Spring!

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UPDATE: Wednesday, 10:45 am

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Classes cancelled for remainder of day and evening

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:45

UPDATE: Wednesday, 10:45 am

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Child marriage remains widespread in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:03

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Justin Dupuis Organization Name:  Media Relations Office Email:  justin.dupuis@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-6751 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-03-13 17:03

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Child marriage remains widespread in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:03

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Justin Dupuis Organization Name:  Media Relations Office Email:  justin.dupuis@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-6751 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-03-13 17:03

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A lawyer and a philosopher on “us and them” – the migrant question

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:05

Global migration has stirred questions of human rights, democracy, of living together, of ‘us and them.’ The philosopher Charles Taylor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and McGill law professor, François Crépeau, explore these and other questions at a time of rising populism and what may be called the fear of others.
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A lawyer and a philosopher on “us and them” – the migrant question

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:05

Global migration has stirred questions of human rights, democracy, of living together, of ‘us and them.’ The philosopher Charles Taylor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and McGill law professor, François Crépeau, explore these and other questions at a time of rising populism and what may be called the fear of others.
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Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:22

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their fathers. Scientists have long wondered why these tiny chicks make this remarkable leap, hoping to avoid the rocks below them, in what seems an unlikely survival strategy for a species.

Category:  natural_resource_sci, press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Kyle Elliott Organization Name:  Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University Email:  kyle.elliott@mcgill.ca Secondary Person's Name:  Chris Chipello Secondary Organization Name:  Media Relations Office, McGill University Secondary Email:  christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca Secondary Work Phone:  514-398-4201 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-09 10:22

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Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:22

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their fathers. Scientists have long wondered why these tiny chicks make this remarkable leap, hoping to avoid the rocks below them, in what seems an unlikely survival strategy for a species.

Category:  natural_resource_sci, press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Kyle Elliott Organization Name:  Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University Email:  kyle.elliott@mcgill.ca Secondary Person's Name:  Chris Chipello Secondary Organization Name:  Media Relations Office, McGill University Secondary Email:  christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca Secondary Work Phone:  514-398-4201 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-09 10:22

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