Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.
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.
Status update - 8:40 am Monday, May 2, 2016 McGill IT Services wishes to inform you that call routing to and from external networks (inbound calls and outbound calls) was down on May 1st 2016 from 8AM to 10PM due to a major system failure of our telephony service provider Telus. The issue did affect multiple organizations and clients in various regions (greater Montreal area and other locations) and has now been declared as permanently fixed by Telus.
Warren Nilsson, PhD’10, won the Academy of Management Review’s 2015 Best Paper Award for his paper entitled, “Positive Institutional Work: Exploring Institutional Work Through the Lens of Positive Organizational Scholarship.” This paper was rooted in the theory portion of his thesis at Desautels. Warren is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business of University of Cape Town. Read paper here.
The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Unit of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI, McGill University) is looking to fill the position of a full‐time Research Assistant. We are seeking to hire a PET specialist to make a difference in an outstanding scientific environment, at the crossroads between cellular and molecular biology, radiochemistry, brain imaging physics, biophysical modelling and neuroscience.
As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative called Indigenous Science Futures, representatives from McGill's Faculties of Education and Medicine met this week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners of the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé).
Desautels Professor Dror Etzion has received a Knowledge Synthesis Grant given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the Energy and Natural Resources category for his project entitled, “From availability to accessibility: effectively using information disclosure to govern energy production.”
Whatever your goals and current situation, the School of Continuing Studies has offerings to enrich your life; browse them, along with application, registration, and contact information, here.
Education students learn to teach art through partnership with Montreal-area community centres
Prof. Robert Mellin has won the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award (sponsored by Friesens Corporation) at this year’s Atlantic Book Awards and Festival. The award was announced at the festival gala in Moncton, NB, on April 27, 2016, and was presented for a printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada. Prof.
SIS PhD student Fei Shu awarded FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship for research on bibliometric database comparison
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship. Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance. Fei's supervisors are Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien and Dr. Vincent Larivière, EBSI, UdeM.
In recognition of his exceptional career as a jurist and academic, Professor Daniel Jutras, Ad. E., Wainwright Chair of Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty, will receive the Barreau du Québec 2016 Mérite award.
Authors: Ebrahimipour, V., Maleki Shoja, B., Li, S. Publications: International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management Abstract: