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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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World renowned scientist Dr. Brenda Milner receives Dan David Prize

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:55

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.

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Federal budget: Increased university research funding

Additional funding for universities key to ensure Canada’s competitiveness on world stage
Tue, 2014-02-11 18:49

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Spotlight on Dr. Laurence J Kirmayer

Tue, 2014-02-11 09:14

This week, we would like to spotlight Dr. Laurence J Kirmayer, a James McGill Professor and the Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. He is also editor-in-chief of Transcultural Psychiatry (the official journal of the Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association), which was founded at McGill and celebrated its 50th volume on October 25, 2013.

 

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9,8 millions de dollars pour créer un centre spécialisé en recherche sur la dépression et le suicide

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:29

Montréal, 4 février 2014 – Le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) Réjean Hébert, M.D., Ph.D., accompagné de la directrice générale de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas, madame Lynne McVey et le chef du programme des troubles dépressifs de l’Institut et directeur du Groupe McGill d’études sur le suicide, Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., ont annoncé l’octroi de 7,2 M$ pour la création du

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Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Greater job continuity for married moms masks trend toward shorter-term employment among men, never-married women
Wed, 2014-02-05 16:05

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

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Dr. Gabriella Gobbi's Research applauded by national and international media

Wed, 2014-02-05 11:33

Dr. Gabriella Gobbi’s recent revolutionary research,  “Father Absence in the Monogamous California Mouse Impairs Social Behavior and Modifies Dopamine and Glutamate Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex” (Cerebral CORTEX, Oxford Journals) highlighting the importance of fathers in both neurobiology and behavior of offspring has been featured by numerous media outlets.

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Results of the September 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:41

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition.

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NSERC celebrates McGill research

Three McGill researchers among the recipients of NSERC national prizes
Mon, 2014-02-03 06:45

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Does vaccinating one sexual partner benefit the other?

World leader in cervical cancer research to examine whether vaccinating individuals helps block transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV) to unvaccinated partners
Thu, 2014-01-30 12:51

A new study by McGill University will examine whether vaccinating only one partner in a couple against the human papillomavirus (HPV) can help prevent transmission of HPV to the unvaccinated partner.

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