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School of Information Studies PhD student Afroza Sultana awarded grant for research on accessible technology for older adults

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:09

Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar.

As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.

Source Site: /sis

Un regard sur l'avenir / Researching the Future

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:00 - 12:30

Un regard sur l'avenir propose une série de vidéos qui analyse en profondeur les projets de recherche actuels à l’Université McGill.

Source Site: /canal-savoir

Financial Options for a Country Waiting for a Divorce

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:11

Authors: Reuven Brenner

Publication: La Presse, IRRP

Excerpt: 

In its first paragraph, the draft bill of the Quebec government, tabled on December 7, 1994 in the National Assembly, declares that "Quebec is a sovereign country."


In the next paragraphs the bill indicates ways in which constitutional, territorial and legal issues, as well as those linked with currency and international alliances would be settled in case of separation. Paragraph 15 states:

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Source Site: /desautels

Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the School of Information Studies awarded Google grant to help people with aphasia

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:08

Congratulations to Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the McGill School of Information Studies on her Google Faculty Award grant for the project "Supporting Communication for Persons with Aphasia via Contextual Prompting on a Heads-Up Display" with Co-PI Dr. Leah Findlater, University of Maryland, College Park.

Source Site: /sis

One step closer to the future

Wed, 2014-09-10 14:55

On September 3, 2014 St-Mary's researchers unveiled a "robot-doctor" that will not only be used during explorative spatial missions, but also on Earth.  It will be used in particular to help in the rapid diagnosis and prescription of the right treatment for the astronauts in orbit. It will aslo be of significant help in, amongst other things, reducing the congestion in walk-in clinics, in developing countries as well as in the treatment of chronic diseases.

Source Site: /familymed

Killam Seminar: Regulation of CNS Inflammation

Tue, 2014-09-30 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker:Francisco Quintana
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women's hospital
Harvard Medical School 

Host: Amit Bar-Or

Killam Seminar: An History of Myology, from Erasistratos to Duchenne de Boulogne

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker: Michael Fardeau 
Professor Emeritus
Institut de Myologie
Unite de Morphologie Neuromusculaire

Host: Bernard Brais

Location: De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street





Killam Seminar: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neurovascular Coupling

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker: Anna Devor 
Neurovascular Imaging Laboratory
University of California
Host: Edith Hamel

Location: De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street