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McGill gets $1.65 M from NSERC for training project

Thu, 2016-04-14 10:26

McGill Newsroom

CREATE project to prepare graduates for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry

A team led by McGill University professor Jake Barralet will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.

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$2.4M from NSERC for five McGill researchers

Tue, 2016-03-01 10:19

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

McGill is proud to announce that five researchers have been awarded over $2.4 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for 2016.

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Contact: Katherne Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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PhD student Yasser Gidi wins the 2016 NSERC Gilles Brassard Prize

Tue, 2016-02-16 22:46

Yasser Gidi from the Cosa group received in February 16th the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. He has developed a novel single-molecule platform that makes it possible to observe and study proteins that allow life-threatening viruses such as hepatitis C and HIV to reproduce, often mutating into forms that are resistant to known drug therapies. Gidi is effectively creating "movies" of individual biological machines in action, with the goal of understanding how the viruses reproduce and how they respond to drugs.

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Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

McGill astrophysicist who studies exotic "zombie stars" has become the first woman to win Canada's top science prize.
Tue, 2016-02-16 06:47

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.

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Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC Engage Grant for virtual acoustics research

Wed, 2016-01-13 12:41

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, in partnership with Montreal-based industry partner and market leader Applied Acoustics Systems. Doctoral student David Romblom (Music Technology and Multimodal Interaction Lab) will take a leading role in this project on the development of virtual acoustics models to enhance user experience with software musical instruments.

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Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC Engage Grant for game-based physical therapy research

Mon, 2016-01-11 12:38

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Karyn Moffatt on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada to further research to support technological innovation in persuasive technology and game-based physical therapy. Dr. Rita Orji, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Accessible Computing Technology Lab, will take a leading role in the project.

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How can I tell if they're lying?

Thu, 2015-11-26 13:46

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

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Contact: Kathrin Rothermich
Organization: School of Communication Disorders - McGill University
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Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Study of cardiac condition could lead to design of better cardiac device
Mon, 2015-09-28 09:47

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

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Are fish getting high on cocaine?

Drugs in wastewater contaminate sources of drinking water
Wed, 2015-07-22 13:35

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Contact: Viviane Yargeau
Organization: Department of Chemical Engineering
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Office Phone: 514.398.2273

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Light can do more

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., provides a more straightforward and greener option for preparing versatile iodide reagents, and avoids the problem of metal residue in synthetic chemistry.
Mon, 2015-07-13 16:47

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