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Quebecers closely watching Brexit vote results

Some Quebecers like Angus Bell are ready to pull an all-nighter to find out whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. "I am very nervous. It's another referendum where it's 50-50," says Bell, who is the owner and founder of a multi-sports centre in Montreal called Ministry of Cricket and Other Homeless Sports.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

B-School Deans & Profs On BREXIT

Britain’s historic vote to exit the European Union has the financial markets in a tizzy and many observers expressing hyperbolic views of a disaster ahead. While BREXIT has many implications for the United Kingdom’s higher education market, much of what will actually occur is uncertain. Some conclude that there will be limited impact. Others are more pessimistic. “The global attractiveness of British higher education will take a hit,” flatly predicts John A. Quench, a Harvard Business School professor who had been dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

In Perfect Harmony

The student musicians in the McGill Symphony Orchestra have easy access to mentors who regularly perform for a world-renowned orchestra. Almost two dozen members of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal teach at McGill’s Schulich School of Music and roughly one-third of the OSM’s musicians are McGill graduates. Read the full McGill Alumni article here.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2016

New book from Prof John H.S. Lee

The Gas Dynamics of Explosions, by Mechanical Engineering Professor John H.S. Lee, will be available from Cambridge University Press in July 2016. The book is based on Prof Lee's course in shock dynamics and focuses on the analytical methods used to determine non-steady shock propagation.

Published on : 29 Jun 2016

June 2016 | Congratulations to Prof. Poulami Roychowdhury for winning a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

June 2016 | Congratulations to Prof. Poulami Roychowdhury for winning a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2016

April 2016 | Congratulations to Prof. Thomas Soehl and Prof. Poulami Roychowdhury for each winning a FRQSC Établissement de Nouveaux Professeurs-Chercheurs grant.

April 2016 | Congratulations to Prof. Thomas Soehl and Prof. Poulami Roychowdhury for each winning a FRQSC Établissement de Nouveaux Professeurs-Chercheurs grant.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2016

Mission: Restore - building sustainable global surgical capacity

The import of making choices is often revealed after the choice has been made.  In global health we are often faced with the reality that there is never really a “right choice” or a “wrong choice”.   It is a series of trade-offs and in low resource environments how one allocates scarce resources takes on a zero-sum persona.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2016

Researchers open new path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease. Using both cellular and mouse models, the team has shown that proteins produced by the two genes, known as PINK1 and Parkin, are required to prevent cells from being detected and attacked by the immune system.

Published on : 27 Jun 2016

Dr. Richard Preuss named to the Faculty Honour list for Educational Excellence.

Dr. Richard Preuss has been named to the Faculty Honour list for Educational Excellence, for 2016-2017. The goal of the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence is to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine, in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Barbara Shankland has been awarded the Prix d’Excellence from the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec

Barbara Shankland, Faculty Lecturer at SPOT has been awarded the Prix d’Excellence from the  Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec. This award recognizes outstanding personal qualities as well as involvement and actions directed towards the development, progression, promotion and updating occupational skills. The winner of this award makes a significant impact on the profession.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Susanne Mak has been awarded the Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Family Memorial Fellowship 2016

Susanne Mak, Assistant Professor [Professional] at SPOT: has been awarded the Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Family Memorial Fellowship 2016. This Fellowship has been created to “further and promote excellence in medical education by either an advanced postgraduate trainee or a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.” 

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Dr. Cindy Blackstock joins the School of Social Work as Professor beginning August 1, 2016

  The School of Social Work is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindy Blackstock as Professor beginning August 1, 2016.   A member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and indigenous children’s rights, Dr. Cindy Blackstock is currently Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Associate Professor  & Director of FNCARES (First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service) at University of Alberta.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Dr. Sara Ahmed has been awarded the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize for 2016

Dr. Sara Ahmed, Assistant Professor at SPOT has been awarded the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize for 2016. The Rosemary Wedderbrun Brown prize is aimed at full-time faculty members in the Schools of the Faculty of Medicine to recognize individuals with outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrated research excellence in the early stages of their career. See this link for more information https://goo.gl/volznZ

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Updated Continuing Studies academic info

Continuing Studies academic info has been updated with new offerings for 2016–17! View new programs & courses designed to help you reach your goals in the Continuing Studies section of the eCalendar.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

MALE CHICK CULLING IN EGG INDUSTRY COULD END, THANKS TO CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY

  Harry Pelissero is the general manager of Egg Farmers of Ontario, which has been working with Michael Ngadi, a professor of bioresource engineering at McGill University, to develop a machine that selects female eggs before they're hatched. Read more on CBC  

Published on : 23 Jun 2016