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Trivia and Smoked Meat Night with Prof. David Harpp

Thu, 2015-04-16 18:00 - 21:00
Gruman's Delicatessen : 230 - 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB , T2G 0X8
Price: 25$

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Description:  What is the name of the musical based on a world-famous Montreal smoked meat delicatessen?
Who is the longest serving prime-minister in Canadian history?

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What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about E

Making the most of a shitty situation
Tue, 2014-12-23 10:29

The distinctive “fecal prints” of microbes potentially provide a record of how Earth and life have co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet’s temperature, oxygen levels, and greenhouse gases have changed. But, despite more than 60 years of study, it has proved difficult, until now, to “read” much of the information contained in this record. Research from McGill University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the mysterious digestive processes of microbes, opening the way towards a better understanding of how life and the planet have changed over time.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Modern Greek Studies receives new gift of $1.2-million

New gift of $1.2-million from community leaders will endow Chair in perpetuity while supporting vital research and scholarship
Fri, 2014-12-12 10:36

A $1.2-million gift to McGill University from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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World AIDS Day, December 1: McGill/MUHC experts

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected.
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:05

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: MUHC
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, poste 71381
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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Drug reverses behavioural symptoms in mice with a version of autism
Thu, 2014-11-27 13:46

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Jen Middleton
Organization: University of Edinburgh
Office Phone: +44 131 650 6514
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The Government of Canada Supports CEIM's Québec Innovation Project - New partnership with the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal to help incubate and grow McGill-based start-ups

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:17

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) was at Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal this morning to announce a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next five years to support the launch of CEIM's Québec Innovationproject.

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Oral cancer-causing HPV transmission

McGill study helps identify those most at risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV)
Wed, 2014-11-12 10:14

Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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What size university fits you?

Thu, 2014-10-23 13:26

Big? Small? Specialized? For those considering the kind of campus they would like to attend, here are some qualities to consider, based on the experience of students who attended different types of schools.

... The big school

Travis O’Farrell, McGill University Class of 2010

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Disclosures: A weekly look at odds and ends from the business world

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:08

The website of the World Retail Congress, which just concluded its annual confab in France, asks “Why Paris in 2014?”

Why, indeed, British retail CEO Andy Street might have asked. The chief of department store chain John Lewis made his way to the conference last week to receive the award for Best Omnichannel Retailer (No, we don’t know what that means, either).

... A big voice in philanthropy

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