Read article on the McGill Reporter on how not even a five-week construction strike could stop the transformation of empty storage into high-tech hub.
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“I am Breathing” documents the harsh reality of ALS on the life of Neil Platt, a vibrant young man who becomes paralyzed from the neck down. The film is "a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation" (Neil Platt). In June 2013, the film was screened globally as an effort to raise awareness for ALS.
A light lunch will be served. To attend, please RSVP by November 28 to deborah [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-6047.
Dr Vania Jimenez interviewed in l'Actualité médicale - Clinique et laïcité: D’abord, privilégier la relation individuelle avec le patient
Clinique et laïcité: D’abord, privilégier la relation individuelle avec le patient
(in French only)
Incentives for Global Health's (IGH) mission is to increase access to essential medicines through our flagship proposal, the Health Impact Fund (HIF). Millions of people suffer and die each year from neglected diseases because pharmaceutical companies sell their patented drugs at hugely marked-up prices. These companies are incentivized by the international intellectual property system to develop drugs for ailments that affect primarily affluent people who can afford these exorbitant drugs.
Salah El Mestikawy, PhD, a researcher at The Douglas Institute, along with his research team, have received $1.5 million to explore the dual signalling capacity of neurons. This research grant is one of five new Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants awarded by Brain Canada with funds from the Canada Brain Research Fund and Partners.
As part of the Infection and Immunity Seminar Series, Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo from Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University will be giving a lecture entitled “Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in health and disease: from mechanism to biomarker discovery".
“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”
Congratulations to the Faculty of Science's two most recent winners of the Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching! At Fall Convocation on November 25, 2013, Prof. Ariel Fenster, Department of Chemistry, received this prize in the Faculty Lecturer category, as did Prof. Kenneth J. Ragan, William C. Macdonald Chair in Physics, in the Full Professor Category.