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Jody Heymann tells senators social equality leads to better health

Thu, 2007-03-29 06:30

Dr. Jody Heymann, Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, adjunct professor at Harvard University and internationally respected voice on the connections among government policy, working conditions and public health, testified before the Canadian Senate Sub-Committee on Population Health in Ottawa on March 28.

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Contact: Stephanie Coen
Organization: McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Heat: the new treatment for asthma?

Thu, 2007-03-29 08:00

MUHC participates in international research evaluation

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
Organization: MUHC Public Relations & Communications
Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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North by north housing

Thu, 2007-03-29 09:00

A design team led by affordable housing expert and McGill architecture professor Avi Friedman examines innovative ways of delivering housing to Canada's Innu people.

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Media Invitation - Extending the boundaries of treatment

Thu, 2007-03-29 12:00

MUHC interdisciplinary research lab focuses on halting cancer-associated body wasting

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 34320
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The sciences: Greening the world

Fri, 2007-03-30 09:00

For graduate students, it's getting ever easier to be green, thanks to an interdisciplinary newcomer called sustainability science by some, and sustainable development by others. The challenge of figuring out how to keep the world in balance is now a boom area. Navin Ramankutty is an assistant professor at McGill, where he is helping launch a new undergraduate Earth System Science initiative. Is there a graduate program down the line? "We're talking, but one thing at a time." His students are interested, and so are others, around the country and the world.

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Engineers Without Borders

Fri, 2007-03-30 09:00

Engineers Without Borders promotes human development through access to technology. With a 24-hour bike-a-thon underway, McGill is to send three junior fellowship students to Ghana this summer to help with such projects as improved hygiene and better farming methods. The bike-a-thon is one of its main fundraising efforts at McGill.


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Media Advisory: Ebony Roots Symposium

Fri, 2007-03-30 11:00

Poets, mathematicians, art historians mark 200th anniversary of the end of legal slavery in the British Empire

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Diamonds are forever… diverse

Fri, 2007-03-30 12:00

McGill post-doctoral fellow debunks conventional wisdom about gem’s origins

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Contact: Michael Bourguignon
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Office Phone: 514-398-8305
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MUHC study makes headway in understanding pediatric brain tumours

Fri, 2007-03-30 18:00

A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has significantly advanced the understanding of pediatric glioblastoma (pGBM) – the most deadly form of brain tumour.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Creationism debate continues to evolve

Mon, 2007-04-02 09:00

The battle over creationism in the classroom is not unique to small-town America, prominent Canadian biologists warn. It's creeping into this country's public school science classes and it's up to parents to do something about it. Brian Alters, director of the Evolution Education Research Centre at McGill, is interviewed in the Toronto Star.

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