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McGill Honorary Doctorates 2017

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:47
Each year McGill University is proud to confer honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and staff.   Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Cynthia Lee Organization Name:  McGill University Email:  cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-6754 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Tue, 2017-04-25 09:47

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Bright future for self-charging batteries

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:47

Who hasn’t lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University.

Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of all kinds of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers. These tools however require frequent re-charging because of the limited energy density of their batteries.

Category:  engineering_fac_council, press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Justin Dupuis Organization Name:  Media Relations Office Email:  justin.dupuis@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  5147-398-6751 Secondary Person's Name:  Louis-Olivier Batty Secondary Organization Name:  Media Relations Hydro-Québec Secondary Email:  Batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca Secondary Work Phone:  514-289-4214 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-04-24 10:47

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McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:46

McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Vincent Campbell Allaire Organization Name:  Media Relations Office, McGill University Email:  vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-6693 Cell Phone:  514-704-6693 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-04-13 14:38

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85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:42

For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University.

Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Wed, 2017-04-12 10:35

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When children see war as better than peace

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:22

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Category:  press_releases, social_wk_sch 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:  Tue, 2017-04-11 10:58

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Dr. Carlos Telleria receiving a grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:56

Congratulations to Carlos Telleria, on his grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center, a partner of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, internationally recognized for its pioneering research.  The Rivkin funds are designated to support innovative, investigator-initiated projects at the forefront of ovarian cancer research.

Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-04-10 12:52

Dr. Carolyn Baglole receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:37

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Baglole – featured in this week’s McGill Reporter as one of three Canadians receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation in Understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (BUILD) program, to support her research on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

To read more about it, see:

http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/04/build-grant-breathes-life...

 

 

Category:  press_releases Related Links:  BUILD grant breathes life into lung disease research Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-04-10 12:27

Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:42

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Cynthia Lee Organization Name:  McGill Media Relations Email:  cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514 398-6754 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-04-06 15:42

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Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:19

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, the researcher developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Valérie Harvey Organization Name:  MUHC Email:  valerie.harvey@muhc.mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514 934-1934 ext. 71381 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-04-06 10:19

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Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:30

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up.

Category:  engineering_fac, 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:  Tue, 2017-04-04 11:22

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Nearly $3.8 Million for Macdonald Campus’ Farm Management and Technology program

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 14:55
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced today on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding over three years for the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), a three-year academic and practical college program offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.   Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Fri, 2017-03-31 14:52

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$5 Million for agri-food innovation

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:08
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million.   Category:  group_macdonald_campus, press_releases Related Links:  Compétitivité de l'industrie de la transformation alimentaire - Québec accorde cinq millions de dollars pour favoriser l'innovat Contact Person's Name:  Chris Chipello Organization Name:  Media Relations Office Email:  chris.chipello@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398-4201 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Fri, 2017-03-31 13:08

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Improving memory with magnets

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:30

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Category:  press_releases Contact Person's Name:  Shawn Hayward Organization Name:  Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Email:  shawn.hayward@mcgill.ca Work Phone:  514-398 -3376 Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Tue, 2017-03-28 14:23

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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.

Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-23 18:05

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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.

Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Thu, 2017-03-23 18:05

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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...

Category:  press_releases Related Links:  Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Wed, 2017-03-22 10:54

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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...

Category:  press_releases Related Links:  Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Wed, 2017-03-22 10:54

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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.

Category:  press_releases Source Site:  Source Site Published Date:  Mon, 2017-03-20 14:06

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