By designating the Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University as a "nature reserve on private land", the Government of Quebec gives greater protection to the Reserve and its immediate surroundings.
Dr Herman E. Daly, co-founder and associate editor of the journal Ecological Economics, will deliver a Beatty Lecture at McGill University on March 27 at 6 pm. Herman Daly will speak on the topic: "Uneconomic Growth and the "Illth" of Nations: Defining the Optimal Scale of the Macro Economy." This is the second of the two-part Rachel Carson lecture series, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the book Silent Spring.
Four licensing agreements, involving new methods for characterizing and testing computer chips in the semiconductor industry developed at McGill and related to work carried out by Dr Gordon Roberts, James McGill Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were concluded with with DFT MicroSystems within six months of an initial seed investment of $420,000 from MSBI Capital.
Montreal Neurological Institute researcher Dr Edward Fon receives a $296,656 US grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research.
Two years after the publication of "Fear memories require protein synthesis in the amygdala for reconsolidation after retrieval" in the August 14, 2000 issue of Nature, Dr Karim Nader from the McGill Department of Psychology, published in the October 24, 2002 issue of Neuron, an article which shows that the same reconsolidation process goes on in another part of the brain which mediates conscious memories, the hippocampus.
Sandra Steingraber, heralded by the Sierra Club as "the new Rachel Carson" will speak at McGill University about the effects of prenatal exposure to contaminants transferred to the foetus from the external environment and why this "first environment" must be considered an essential part of the biosphere.
Dr. Robin Poole, director of the Joint Diseases Laboratory at the Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children, professor in the McGill Department of Surgery and Scientific Director of the Canadian Arthritis Network, a National Centre of Excellence, researches arthritis in both children and adults. He is working on determining new targets for arthritis drugs and developing technology to measure disease activity in patients and thereby predict treatment efficacy and disease progression.
Dr Gary Bennett, professor in the Department of Anesthesia and cross-appointed to the Faculty of Dentistry, as well as director of research at the McGill University Pain Centre at the Montreal General Hospital, examines possible causes and potential treatment of neuropathic pain.
McGill University professor shares innovative research on new generation steels at national conference
For the past year, Dr. Steven Yue, a professor at McGill University and Project Leader for the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, has led a team of researchers from universities across Canada investigating ways to modify the properties of new generation steels to create stronger, more formable materials.
McGill University has a new Project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Indonesian government to support programs in community development, basic education and interdisciplinary studies.