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McIntosh: A year later, the Trudeau government still drags its feet on welfare of First Nations children
A year ago this week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released the landmark Caring Society decision, which found that the federal government had discriminated against First Nations children by providing insufficient funding for First Nations child and family services. It also found that the federal funding structure for these services incentivized removing children from their homes, thus perpetuating historical disadvantages against Aboriginal peoples, mainly through the Residential Schools system.
Literacy goes beyond the ability to read the words on this page. Every day, we use reading and writing skills to get information, express ourselves, solve problems and stay connected with the world. Literacy is essential in almost every aspect of modern life and increasingly, we are we are reading and writing with digital tools — cellphones, tablets and computers. Op-ed by Susan Rvachew, professor at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill
So if I, say, declare that “the sky is blue,” and you respond “the sky is a ham sandwich,” the real problem is not that I am speaking truth and you are uttering alt-facts (or, more simply, lying). The real issue is that we are no longer two humans speaking a common language. We have been reduced to two bipedal mammals making guttural utterances at one another. We might as well be hooting at the trees and beating our chests.
Project will enhance mental health access for multicultural communities
On Jan. 18, 2017, Bell Let’s Talk announced a donation of $250,000 to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – known as The Neuro – to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.
An all-star lineup of experts in the fields of sports and neurology will share a stage on Jan. 27 to discuss concussions, a serious injury that has only recently been getting the attention it deserves.
Olivia Oxlade, one of the authors is an epidemiologist at McGill University’s TB centre. http://alturl.com/zzqby
Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.
Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.
Drug shown to reduce new attacks/symptom progression in some patients
In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary progressive MS.
Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki on being granted Tier 1-Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide.
To read more, please visit: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/12/16-canada-research-chairs-for-mcgill/
Dr. Gustavo Turecki awarded Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards NARSAD Distinguished investigator Grant
Dr. Gustavo Turecki was awarded Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards NARSAD Distinguished investigator Grant.
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Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.
Dear Residents and Faculty,
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 24th. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements.Faculty Awards
Best Clinical Supervisor for Senior residents
Winner: Dr. Viviane Zicherman
Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.
Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.
MNI scientists will study stem cells, genetic mutations to develop new treatments
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.