Dr. Arthur T. Porter, Director General and CEO of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), announced the creation of a task force to develop a comprehensive vision and business plan for a Life Sciences Technopole that would build on the medical research achievements of the MUHC.
MUHC neuroscientist Keith Murai has been awarded a $350,000 grant to study the communication possibilities of neuron-supporting cells, called glial cells, that until recently were thought to be passive players in brain function.
Dr. Jody Heymann interviewed hundreds of mothers in dozens of countries for her recent book Forgotten Families, a study of the impact of globalization on working families. This Mother's Day, the director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy writes in the Washington Post that America needs to do much more to meet the needs of its own mothers.
The Montreal Children's Hospital holds public lecture entitled "The Genetics of Autism."
Feeling like the campus is a little more crowded than usual? Like to the tune of 6,000 extra people? Well that's because, at long last, the Acfas folks have hit town. Read our mid-conference report -- en français, no less!
If it weren't for the support staff, this place would grind to a shuddering halt. A quintet of hard-working staffers take their respective noses off the grindstone long enough to accept their Principal's Staff Awards.
Rolando Del Maestro breaks the da Vinci code; Jody Heymann goes to bat for U.S. moms; McGill's Rare Books and Special Collections Division gets star treatment in France; and Chris Buddle takes on an army of grubs.
University marshal and the man who put the COOL in McGill, David Harpp, gives us an insider's view of Convocation's behind-the-scenes intrigue.
Administrative officer Maria Colonna is proof that good things, like winning the Anne McCormick Award for Excellence in the Faculty of Medicine, happen to nice people.
McGill wows the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education with a bit of e-innovation wizardry and then goes old school with an award-winning brochure.