Pain is complex and often frustrating. It usually has a definite cause, like a stubbed toe or an infected tooth. But sometimes it can just strike out of the blue. A harmless breeze on the face can send some people into fits of excruciating pain. This kind of unexpected and seemingly inexplicable pain is labelled "neuropathic" and occurs due to malfunction in the nerves. McGill's Dr. Catherine Bushnell explores this mysterious type of pain and how it affects the body.
New language learning linked to early language experience: McGill researcher's team publishes landmark study
The ability to learn a new language is determined by the onset of language experience during early brain development -- regardless of the specific form of the language experience.
Alternatives in collaboration with The World Conservation Union (IUCN), McGill School of Environment and Jour de la terre Quebec present Eye on the Earth Summit 2002 (Rio+10) What is Canada's International Environmental Policy?
Dr. Celeste Johnston, Professor and Associate Director for Research at the McGill School of Nursing, is working on telling the difference between everyday cries and cries of pain in preterm infants. On top of all her research, Dr. Johnston still finds time to head up an extensive pain awareness campaign as Director of the Canadian Pain Society.
Dr. Robin Cohen, assistant professor of Oncology and Medicine at McGill and researcher at the Palliative Care service of the McGill University Health Centre, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their family care-givers. She is presently studying quality of life for terminally ill patients and their caregivers through questionnaires she developed and interviews.
Nearly 5,000 students are receiving hard-earned recognition at one of nine convocations at McGill this spring. During each ceremony, the University will also confer honorary degrees on a wide range of individuals. Whether they are Oscar winners or best-selling authors, the list of 14 recipients is impressive.
Too many Canadians have lost their teeth. That's why about 175 dentists, dental students and technicians are gathering at McGill University, from May 24 to 25, to learn the latest facts on tooth loss and its negative impacts on health.
Mount Royal is for all Montréalers, a distinctive and cherished feature of their environment.
Mount Royal is for all Montrealers, a distinctive and cherished feature of their environment. After the Sulpician Fathers, McGill University, which was founded in 1821, can reasonably claim to be the second oldest continuous resident of the southern slope of the mountain. Our relationship with Mount Royal is therefore a long and treasured one.
After inspiring more than eight million visitors worldwide, the acclaimed Earth From Above exhibit by renowned photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand will be on display in Montreal this summer. The exhibition consists of more than 120 giant-sized photographs (large-sized prints: 6 ft x 4 ft / 180 cm x 120 cm) accompanied by descriptive texts that invite the viewer to reflect on the evolution of the planet. The striking images will be displayed along the western side of McGill College Avenue between Ste. Catherine and Sherbrooke Street from June 5 to September 15, 2002.