Canada First Research Excellence Fund's investment of $150 million in McGill University's Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) and Western University's BrainsCAN marks a pivotal step that will unlock the mysteries of the human mind and lay the groundwork for a pan-Canadian network of collaboration that promises to uncover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders.
At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.
Dear students and supervisors,
I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. I am writing to inform you of two important new benefits offered by our graduate program:
First, I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, a differential fee waiver will be offered to international students registered in the Graduate Program in Psychiatry. Specifically, the differential between international and Quebec fees will be covered by the Program for M.Sc. students during their first year and Ph.D. students during their first two years.
Data source and funding for students who may be looking for a supervisor of co-supervisor with funding.
Dr. Ariane Marelli is accepting applications for new grants that go on for 3-4 years.
The IHSP "Common Threads through the Commonwealth" project is one of two McGill initiatives that have received $500,000 grants from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This project, led by Professor Antonia Maioni, will allow students from all over the Commonwealth to explore novel ways to addressing local, national and global challenges to health, well-being and equity.
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round.
Proposals are being accepted on the following topics:
• Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
• Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data
Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted July 4, 2014)
Diane B Boivin
Pharmacological interventions to treat circadian disruption.
Thomas G Brown
Dynamic decision making in the trajectory to driving while impaired behaviour: a virtual reality, randomized controlled experiment.
Stopping the Stigma: Creating and Assessing an Anti-Stigma and Pro-Recovery Educational Intervention using Participatory Video with People with Mental Illness.
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted January 31, 2014)
Frank J Elgar
Social, economic and policy influences on social inequalities in adolescent health: a cross-national comparative study in 43 countries (1986-2014)
Bruno J Giros
A pharmacological approach to reduce cognitive deficits in psychosis: Targeting of the dopamine D1 receptors.
Eric A Latimer
Evaluating the strengths model of case management for people with severe mental illness : A multi-province study
McGill alumni Barbara and Patrick Keenan, gave a transformative gift of $5 million to the Faculty of Religious Studies, as part of the University’s fundraising effort, Campaign McGill: History in the Making. This donation – the largest to the Faculty since its founding – will fortify teaching, research, scholarly collaboration and outreach related to the study of comparative religion and interfaith dialogue.