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.
On the 25th anniversary of its founding, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is embarking on a "Transformation" process aimed at renewing the human sciences in Canada. To effect this transformation, the Council has initiated a broad-based consultation with Canadian institutions of higher learning. Members of the McGill community are encouraged to have their say.
Architecture student Lara Pascali looks at the phenomenon of Italian North American homes with two separate kitchens: one upstairs for show and a basement one for use.
A new interdisciplinary undergraduate program that blends philosophy and religion will allow students to explore the long history of the interaction between Greek philosophy and Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
At 84 Mario Bunge recently published a paper on quantum mechanics — just to see if he still could. The philosopher and physicist's worldview is formed both by his academic passions and by his upbringing in Argentina.
Pierre Dutilleul is a statistician who studies trees. Examining how branching patterns affect light-gathering efficiency in plants can improve our understanding of photosynthesis, and by extension, food production and the environment.
Hockey is Canada's passion — but it's a dangerous sport, even when you are wearing all your safety gear. David Pearsall is a McGill researcher who is studying helmets to fine-tune their protective properties for all players.
SSHRC is running a cross-country consultation on a process it calls "From Granting Council to Knowlege Council". Associate dean (Research and Graduate Studies) John Galaty is coordinating McGill's contributions.
The British journal The Scientist surveyed universities from the U.S., Canada and Europe to find which ones were best for postdocs. Outside of America, University of Alberta was tops in the list, University of Liverpool was second, and McGill was the next best Canadian university.
A new report from Montréal International details the economic impact of Montreal's four universities. "Universities: Catalysts for the Development of Metro Montréal" contains an abundance of new data concerning the tremendous contribution that universities make to the economic vitality of the city.