It's always gratifying to see one's offspring grow up and do well. Gemin X Biotechnologies, a McGill spin-off company, recently gave McGill a heck of a Mother's Day gift: a $100,000 donation to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Centre.
The chemical make-up of the atmosphere is complicated, made even more so by the micro-organisms floating around. Chemistry professor Parisa Ariya's research shows the effect of bioaerosols on our climate is greater than previously thought.
International Earth Day was marked at McGill by two major lectures. Steven Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society spoke on the precarious balance of alleviating human hardship and conserving the environment, and Sir Robert May, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, spoke about the future of biodiversity in an overpopulated world.
Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.
McGill researchers will soon have access to one of the world's most powerful multi-wavelength lasers for their experiments. Physics professor Mark Sutton explained that the new Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) project will bring together biologists, chemists and physicists from Canada to Japan.
Antalium Inc. and Neuroceptor Inc., two spin-off companies of McGill and Queen's Universities respectively, have merged to form a new leading-edge biopharmaceutical company called PainCeptor Pharma Corporation. The new company is focused on the development of novel and effective therapeutic drugs for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Hospital memorialized in creation of Canada's first chair in pediatric anesthesia at McGill University
The Dean of the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Abraham Fuks, is proud to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation has made a gift to McGill University of $1,566,000 to endow a chair to be named the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia.