The cutting-edge genetic research and career of Dr. Rima Rozen has been acknowledged by her peers with a prestigious Léo-Pariseau award from the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS)
Four years after Quebec's Summit on the Economy and Employment, how has the province fared in terms of job creation?
There's new hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common neurological disorder affecting young people in North America. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a new drug, AVONEX(r), can delay development of MS by 44 per cent.
In their article entitled "Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection as a Predictor of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia" published in the December 26, 2001, issue of JAMA, Dr Franco and his colleagues explain how the results of their study "show a strong relationship between persistent HPV infection and SIL incidence particularly for HPV types 16/18."
The most recent announcement by the federal government's Canada Research Chairs program has added four talented and dynamic researchers to McGill University's pool of new faculty drawn from around the world.
McGill is introducing a new web information system named Minerva to serve students, staff and faculty. Beginning in May 2002, students will register using Minerva for the Fall 2002 and Winter 2003 terms.
Louise Proulx, until recently a vice-president with Biochem Pharma, has been appointed Vice-Principal (Research) at McGill University, effective April 1.
Canada's oldest public natural history museum has received an important injection of funds from Quebec's Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. McGill's Redpath Museum has been awarded $560,000 in grants, which will be used to help renovate the 19th-century landmark and to create a permanent exhibit on the geological history and biological diversity of Quebec.
McGill is rolling out the welcome mat this weekend. On February 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., the University is holding its annual Open House for prospective students. Siblings and parents are also being urged to attend.
The Canadian Intercollegial Lumberjack Championships are being held at McGill University on January 26. About 250 competitors from across North America will compete in 15 events including: sawing, chopping, log-rolling, snow-shoeing, axe-throwing, pole-climbing and water-boiling.