Admin & governance news
In fall 2011 Canada Post changed the postal codes for a number of buildings on the McGill downtown campus as part of a large-scale changeover. Additional McGill buildings will receive new postal codes in the future.
Dr. Marianna M. Newkirk, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine, has been appointed McGill’s delegate to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as of January 2012.
Please note that tomorrow’s Senate discussion of the Jutras Report will be live-streamed on the web to allow more people to observe the discussion. The meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. and the discussion is scheduled early in the agenda.
Researchers have discovered they can induce supersoldiers in Pheidole ant species that never had them before. These supersoldier anomalies represent dormant ancestral potential that can be invoked by changes in the environment. These findings are groundbreaking for evolutionary theory, because they show there is dormant genetic potential that can be locked in place for a very long time.
During the Nov. 29 webcast, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum fielded questions on a wide range of topics. She answered about 20 of your questions before time ran out, but you asked lots more, and the Principal's Office is working with units across the University to give you answers.
As of December 28th, McGill’s license of Virus Barrier X will expire. Replacing it is Trend Micro’s Smart Surfing for Mac. Its features include antivirus, antispyware and web threat protection; additionally, it has built in parental controls, a spam blocker and a two-way firewall.
I have received today Dean Jutras’ Report on the Events of November 10, 2011 – the Report is being released to the McGill community for comment and reaction. The Report, attached, can also be viewed at www.mcgill.ca/dean-jutras-report.
Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Brabant as McGill’s new Assistant Vice-Principal (Strategic Planning and Research Development).
Users of game designed by McGill researchers contributing to analysis of DNA sequences Thousands of video game players have helped advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of McGill's School of Computer Science and collaborator Mathieu Blanchette.