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Congratulations to Doaa Farid on receiving the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award!

  New York. Dubai. Shanghai. McGill alumni and friends converged on Montreal from points around the world in May for the annual McGill Alumni Association Honours and Awards Banquet, where oustanding volunteers are recognized for all they do for McGill and their communities. During this event, community leader and founder of Fédération des femmes musulmanes du Québec (FFMQ), Doaa Farid, a Ph.D. candidate, accepted her Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award from Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, BA'47. Congratulations Doaa!

Published on : 15 Jul 2016

ALASKA'S SHOREBIRDS EXPOSED TO MERCURY

  Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

Published on : 13 Jul 2016

Dr. Dennis Jensen appointed Interim Director of McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH)

Dr. Dennis Jensen, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has been appointed Interim Director of the McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH). Dr.

Published on : 12 Jul 2016

Rosalie Jukier promoted to Full Professor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor at McGill University. Professor Jukier joined the Faculty of Law in 1985. For three decades, she has devoted her time to Faculty and University service, and inspired generations of students through her energetic, focused and brilliant teaching. Indeed, nearly half of Professor Jukier’s time at McGill has been spent in senior governance roles (three terms as Associate Dean, and one term as Dean of Students).

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Published on : 21 Jun 2016

Professor Anila Asghar appointed Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Anila Asghar has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role Dr. Asghar is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty of Education.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2016

Yaëll Emerich to head Crépeau Centre

The Faculty is pleased to annonce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. Her mandate begins on July 1, 2016.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2016

DISE's Professor Ehret to receive Promising Researcher Award from National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Professor Christian Ehret, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has been named as one of two winners of the 2016 Promising Researcher in English Education Award, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), based in Illinois, USA.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Call for Papers: Provoking Curriculum conference

The 8th biennial Provoking Curriculum conference, co-sponsored by CACS (Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies) will be held from February 17 to 19, 2017, at McGill University's Faculty of Education. The conference is currently accepting proposals, with a deadline of September 6, 2016. Please view Provoking Curriculum Call for Papers 2017 (.pdf) for details.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

CFTRc Team Participates in Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History!

Once again the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) team from McGill University participated in the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. As a nation, Canada raised $3 million dollars and counting for Cystic Fibrosis research and care. 

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Published on : 31 May 2016

McGill Opens Doors Wide for Cystic Fibrosis Research

For McGill scientists specializing in protein-traffi cking diseases such as cystic fi brosis (CF), October 17, 2011 marked a monumental event with the opening of McGill’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Celebrated by a one-day symposium highlighting McGill’s proven strengths in this research area, the Centre brings society one step closer to eradicating CF.    Read the whole article HERE.

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Published on : 27 May 2016

David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease.    Watch the whole episode HERE.

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Published on : 27 May 2016

Dr. John Hanrahan on Cystic Fibrosis, CTV News Interview

Dr. John Hanrahan, of the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) from McGill University, appeared on CTV news to explain that a new treatment for the genetic disease is derived from sea sponges.   View the whole interview HERE.

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Published on : 27 May 2016

Symposium led by DISE's Professor Zanazanian reviewed in Montreal Gazette

"Anglos' view of history casts them as outcasts in Quebec," wrote Montreal Gazette's Marian Scott in her review of a recent one-day symposium led by Professor Paul Zanazanian, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education. The Gazette devoted the entirety of page A3 to their coverage of the event, including a summary of Dr. Zanazanian's research highlights.

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month   Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

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Published on : 02 May 2016