McGill University News http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news_feeds/all/rss en How Tetris therapy could help patients http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/how-tetris-therapy-could-help-patients-267352 <p>Dr Robert Hess, from McGill University in Canada, who ran the study said: "Using head-mounted video goggles we were able to display the game dichoptically, where one eye was allowed to see only the falling objects, and the other eye was allowed to see only the ground plane objects."<br /><br /> Read more: <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39407196" rel="nofollow">BBC News</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> in_the_headlines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 15:05</span> </div> </div> </div> External Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:06:02 +0000 McGill University 126703 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels ECP's Tara Flanagan is promoting inclusive education with SPARC (Social Policy, Advocacy, Research Community) http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/ecps-tara-flanagan-promoting-inclusive-education-sparc-social-policy-advocacy-research-community-267351 <h5><img alt="" src="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/files/edu-ecp/sparc1.jpg" style="width:340px; height:217px; float:left" /><span>(the following extract is from </span><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/files/edu-ecp/dialogues-spring2017.pdf" rel="nofollow"><em>Dialogues</em>,</a><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/files/edu-ecp/ecp_fall_newsletter_spring2016_final_march22_0.pdf" rel="nofollow"> </a><span>newsletter of the </span><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp" rel="nofollow">Department of Educational and Counselling Psycholog</a><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp" rel="nofollow">y</a><span>, McGill University, Faculty of Education,</span></h5><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> ed_counselling_psych, ed_dev_alum_rel_office </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Related Links:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/files/edu-ecp/dialogues-spring2017.pdf">Dialogues newsletter, Spring 2017 issue</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/education">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 13:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/ecps-tara-flanagan-promoting-inclusive-education-sparc-social-policy-advocacy-research-community-267351" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External Faculty Research Staff Students Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:40:38 +0000 McGill University 126702 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels Improving memory with magnets http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/improving-memory-magnets-267350 <p>The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> press_releases </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact"><legend>Contact</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-person-name"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Person&#039;s Name:&nbsp;</div> Shawn Hayward </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization-name"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Organization Name:&nbsp;</div> Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-email"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Email:&nbsp;</div> <a href="mailto:shawn.hayward@mcgill.ca">shawn.hayward@mcgill.ca</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-work-phone"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Work Phone:&nbsp;</div> 514-398 -3376 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="1200" height="432" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/screen_shot_2017-03-28_at_2.26.59_pm.png?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 14:23</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/improving-memory-magnets-267350" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External External faculty of medicine memory Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:30:46 +0000 McGill University 126700 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels Jobs and youth: Is the degree still the best start? http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/jobs-and-youth-degree-still-best-start-267346 <p>On a recent Breakfast Television youth employment panel, Desautels Assistant Professor <a href="http://node/65080" rel="nofollow"><strong>Matissa Hollister </strong></a>said that, though it’s not necessarily an employment guarantee, “on average, it’s very clear that the university degree is the smarter, the better way to go.” But even so, the world has changed, and a degree by itself just isn’t enough. First, there’s the perennial chicken-and-egg issue, where it takes a job to get the experience required to get a job.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> mgmt_fac </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="150" height="167" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/matissa-hollister-ob.jpg?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 12:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/jobs-and-youth-degree-still-best-start-267346" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External Faculty Matissa Hollister Organizational Behavior Staff Students Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:32 +0000 McGill University 126697 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels RESOLVED: myMcGill portal is now available http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/resolved-mymcgill-portal-now-available-267338 <p>The <em>my</em>McGill portal is available but will continue to be monitored.</p> <p>We thank you for your patience during this disruption of service.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p><strong>ORIGINAL MESSAGE - 10:00 am</strong></p> <p>The <em>my</em>McGill portal is currently down. 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We apologize for the disruption of service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> it_services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/it">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 11:01</span> </div> </div> </div> External Faculty Staff Students Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:03:13 +0000 McGill University 126688 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels McGill Password - reset required http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/mcgill-password-reset-required-267334 <p>Please note McGill required all users to reset their McGill password by <strong>March 28, 10:30AM EDT</strong>. 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Visit <a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/password" rel="nofollow">www.mcgill.ca/password</a> to regain access to your account.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> it_services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="700" height="435" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/4_alarm_pw_reset_1.png?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/it">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-03-28 10:37</span> </div> </div> </div> Faculty McGill Password password reset Staff Students Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:37:51 +0000 McGill University 126683 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels McGill University hosts an international colloquium on Gender and Genre in Translation http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/mcgill-university-hosts-international-colloquium-gender-and-genre-translation-267328 <p><strong>WHEN:</strong><span> April 27 – 28, 2017</span></p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong><span> McGill University – 688 Shebrooke Street West, room 1041 (10th floor) (metro McGill)</span><br /><span><strong>FOR COMPLETE PROGRAM:</strong> <a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/scs-colloquium" rel="nofollow">www.mcgill.ca/scs-colloquium</a></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> info, continuing_studies, translation_studies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://mcgill.ca/continuingstudies">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-03-27 17:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/mcgill-university-hosts-international-colloquium-gender-and-genre-translation-267328" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colloquium External Faculty Staff Students Translation Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:51:30 +0000 McGill University 126659 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels Tanveer Ahmad appointed Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/tanveer-ahmad-appointed-executive-director-centre-research-air-and-space-law-267327 <p>The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is pleased to announce that <strong>Md. Tanveer Ahmad</strong> has been named Executive Director of the <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/centre" rel="nofollow">Centre for Research in Air and Space Law</a> (CRASL).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> law_fac, air_space_law_inst, law_grad_studies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="300" height="453" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/tanveer_ahmad-8792.jpg?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/law">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-03-27 16:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/tanveer-ahmad-appointed-executive-director-centre-research-air-and-space-law-267327" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External Faculty Research Staff Students Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:45:04 +0000 McGill University 126657 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels Now published: Should We Change How We Vote? http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/now-published-should-we-change-how-we-vote-267325 <h3>An evaluation of the current electoral system in response to calls for its reform.</h3> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> misc </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="400" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/9780773548824.jpg?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://mcgill.ca/misc">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-03-27 15:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/now-published-should-we-change-how-we-vote-267325" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External Faculty Staff Students Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:56:19 +0000 McGill University 126654 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels Appointment of Jon Salsberg at University of Limerick, Ireland http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/appointment-jon-salsberg-university-limerick-ireland-267324 <p>Dear colleagues,</p> <p><strong>Jon Salsberg</strong> will be leaving the Department of Family Medicine to take up a permanent position as <strong>Senior Lecturer (associate professor equivalent) in Primary Care, at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Ireland</strong>. Jon’s major task in the first couple years of this new appointment will be to create and launch an MSc/PhD program in public and patient involvement in primary care research.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> family_med </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="160" height="187" alt="" src="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/salsberg.jpg?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/familymed">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-03-27 15:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/appointment-jon-salsberg-university-limerick-ireland-267324" target="_blank">read more</a></p> External Faculty Family Medicine Research Staff Students Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:30:31 +0000 McGill University 126653 at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels