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McGill receives major donation from Hydro-Québec

$10-million over 10 years for cutting-edge research

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Published on : 18 Oct 2007

Changing the global dietary environment

Top international experts to meet at McGill conference on childhood obesity

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Published on : 17 Oct 2007

McGill researcher to lead hospital/ community collaboration project

Five-year study will use MUHC as test case for how mega-projects impact urban life

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Published on : 17 Oct 2007

Digging for bones in the Quebec savannah

McGill archaeology students excavate Parc Safari burial ground

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Published on : 15 Oct 2007

Prix Michel-Jurdant: Donald Smith

L'Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) awards the Prix Michel-Jurdant to McGill researcher Donald Smith.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2007

Prix Urgel-Archambault: Victoria Kaspi

L'Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) awards Victoria Kaspi the Prix Urgel-Archambault.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2007

Prix Adrien-Pouliot: Edith Hamel

L'Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) awards the Prix Adrien-Pouliot to Edith Hamel, professor and researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2007

Headliners: From steel magnolias to the sweet sound of Crow

This issue, McGill experts talk about everything from sustainable communities to card shark kids.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2007

Bourguignon Beat: Ashes to ashes, dust to dung

Everybody's favourite roving reporter, Michael Bourguignon really puts his foot into it this time as he helps a McGill team dig for elephant bones at Parc Safari.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2007

Changing lives, one internship at a time

Up and running since 2004, the Arts Internships Program gives hundreds of students the chance to apply what they learn every year.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2007

Notes from the Field: Rocks and ice

T. Alexander Dececchi, a first-year PhD candidate, gives readers a glimpse of what it's like to hunt for fossils in the Canadian High Arctic.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2007

Transnational corporations accused of propping up genocidal regimes

From around the world, survivors of genocide and witnesses to it, human rights activists, legal scholars and legislators are travelling to Montreal to attend the three-day Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, held by the McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In an editorial in the Gazette, Janet Bagnall discusses corporate complicity in genocide.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2007

Time for a new attitude on universities: McGill Principal

As McGill prepares to roll out a major fundraising campaign, Heather Munroe-Blum says Quebec is in "urgent need" of a new culture that places a higher premium both on post-secondary education and on the philanthropy required to pay for it. Munroe-Blum said Quebec lags well behind Ontario in the percentage of students who attend university and complete degrees.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2007

Health study: Antibiotic prescriptions

Doctors who are overworked, have been trained in other countries or who have been practising longer are more likely to prescribe antibiotics inappropriately, according to research out of McGill that highlights a major problem facing public-health officials. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, assessed the prescribing habits of hundreds of Quebec doctors over an eight-year period, identifying those who prescribe antibiotics in ways that can lead to drug resistance. Genevieve Cadieux, the study's co-author and a researcher at McGill's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, said, "The most daunting concern is that we're not going to have effective drugs to treat illnesses." Robyn Tamblyn, who co-authored the report, said more research is needed to determine why doctors in these broad categories seem to be more likely to prescribe inappropriately.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2007

McGill Journal of Medicine honoured by 2007 Forces AVENIR

The McGill Journal of Medicine has won the AVENIR SANTÉ award at the ninth annual Forces AVENIR awards. The award includes a $4,000 grant.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2007