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Dr. Suzanne Fortier selected as Principal-Designate

Montreal - The Board of Governors of McGill University is pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Fortier has been selected as the University’s 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Her five-year term will begin in early September 2013.

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Published on : 05 Mar 2013

Have you "red" it yet?

Today marks the launch of red - the new blog from McGill's senior leadership team.

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Published on : 24 Sep 2012

Earthquake in Iran

Given the recent devastating earthquake in northern Iran, members of our McGill family may be concerned about loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been affected by this disaster. We want to offer our support to all students who have come to McGill from Iran and other members of our community who have connections to the country.

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Published on : 14 Aug 2012

McGill and Intellectual Ventures partner on new inventions

McGill University and Intellectual Ventures have announced a partnership that provides an additional avenue for McGill faculty to commercialize their inventions and discoveries.

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Published on : 07 Aug 2012

Election Day - September 4, 2012

Message to all staff and all students from Line Thibault, Acting Secretary-General

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Published on : 02 Aug 2012

Decoding the secrets of balance

We’ve known for a while that the vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for helping us keep our balance. And while researchers have already developed a basic understanding of how the brain constructs our perceptions of ourselves in motion, until now no one has understood the crucial step by which the neurons in the brain select the information needed to do so.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Bronfman Building closed, classes relocated

Due to flooding, the Bronfman Building at 1001 Sherbrooke St. W., is temporarily closed. Please see attached table for a list of affected courses and their new locations.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2012

Bronfman Building Class Relocation

Due to flooding in the Bronfman Building, some classes have been relocated for the coming week.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2012

Significant progress in talks with AMURE

The bargaining session of July 11 between the University and AMURE led to signed agreements on grievance procedure (Art. 12), arbitration (Art. 13) and disciplinary measures (Art. 14).

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Published on : 11 Jul 2012

McGill’s spending on security responsible and effective

Following media reports on its spending on security during student unrest earlier this year, McGill University reiterates that this spending was both responsible and effective, said Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations).

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Published on : 09 Jul 2012

More progress in talks with AMURE

The next bargaining session is set for July 11, after which talks will resume in August.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2012

Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill to help shape the future

Fourteen of the 156 new 2012 Vanier Scholars will be attending McGill University, coming from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Peru and the United States, as well as from Canada.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

CREATE grants will help McGill build on leadership in green chemistry, medical imaging

Two projects led by McGill professors are among the 17 that will receive a total of $28 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements, thanks to the.Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) CREATE program. The two projects are the CREATE program in green chemistry led by Prof. Chao-Jun Li, and the CREATE

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012

Principal’s message on the death of John Armour

On behalf of the McGill community, I have extended our condolences to the family and friends of former Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) John Armour, who died peacefully on Sunday, a little more than a week short of his 83rd birthday.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012