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June is Stroke Month

The Neuro is an important centre for stroke care in Montreal


The Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro) is marking Stroke Month in June to increase public awareness about the dangers of this serious condition, and the importance of early intervention. A Canadian suffers a stroke every ten minutes. Each year, about 14,000 Canadians die of stroke, making stroke the third-leading cause of death in this country.

Published: 1 Jun 2017

Pregnancy Blues

Most of us have heard about baby bluesand postpartum depression, but to be clear: these are not the topic of this discussion. This is about pregnancyblues, a common yet rarely talked about experience that affects up to 20 percent of moms during pregnancy, moms whose questions and concerns are too often going unanswered. If you or someone you know has been suffering in silence or without support, you are not alone and there are answers. Article by By Vanessa Babineau, Ph.D. Candidate in Child Psychology at McGill University

Published: 31 May 2017

Opinion: Protecting transgender people means protecting our pronouns

"Pronouns might seem like a small price to pay for greater consensus. They aren’t. The removal of pronoun protection will kneecap the Bill. Here’s why." Op-ed co-written by Florence Ashley, LL.M. Candidate and O’Brien Fellow in the Faculty of Law at McGill University

Read more: The Globe and Mail

Published: 30 May 2017

As tick season hits, Lyme disease patients say they need better care

"Doctors refuse to prescribe for more than two to four weeks because the available standard medical evidence suggests harm, and no benefit to extended treatment," said Dr. Michael Libman, infectious disease specialist and director of tropical medicine centre at the McGill University Health Centre. Read more: CBC News

Published: 30 May 2017

Cocaine more addictive than first thought, study finds

“The study provides evidence that some of the characteristic brain signals in people who have developed addictions are also present much earlier than most of us would have imagined,” said Prof Marco Leyton, an expert on the neurobiology of drug use and addictions at McGill university in Montreal, Canada.

Read more: The Guardian

Published: 26 May 2017

Are you an introvert, ambivert or extrovert?

Professor Karl Moore speaks with Shannon Cuciz about the difference between introverts, ambiverts and extroverts on Global News Morning. Find out more: Global News

Published: 25 May 2017

Dean’s Q&A: Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Of McGill’s Desautels School

When joining a new organization of any sort, it’s a good idea to get to know the new people you’ll be working with and have a plan of action. Those were the first two items on Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou’s agenda when she took over as dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in September of 2015. Read more: Poets & Quants

Published: 24 May 2017

Graduate Student FRQS Competition 2017-2018


Sarah McIlwaine

Tatiana Sanchez

Johnson ying

Jishian Ravinthiran



Nevecia Case

Manal El Deb

Kathleen MacDonald


Resident - research

Dr. Anthony Gifuni (Phase I)



Published: 23 May 2017

How Montreal aims to become a world centre of artificial intelligence

U de M and McGill University are the academic bedrocks on which Montreal’s AI sector has been built. About 150 AI researchers toil at the two institutions, making the city one of the world’s largest basic deep learning centres. “We stuck to academia, which helped us build big labs with a lot of graduate students,” said Doina Precup, associate professor in computer sciences at McGill and recipient of a Google research award.

Published: 23 May 2017

Is Canada’s carbon-pricing policy striking the right balance?

The three of us agree that good climate policy needs to achieve all three objectives, and that doing so is certainly possible. But it requires political determination, attention to plenty of detail and creative policy thinking. Based on what Ottawa released Thursday, we believe that Canadian carbon-pricing policy is striking the right balance.

Published: 19 May 2017

Dr. Srividya Iyer - Recipient of the 2017 Maude Abbott Prize

Dr. Srividya Iyer has been selected as the laureate of the 2017 Maude Abbott Prize!

This award was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine in order to recognize outstanding female faculty members at an early career stage who have excelled in education, research or administration.



Published: 19 May 2017

Materials and engineering: Rebuilding the world

When Mahoutian started his PhD in civil engineering at McGill University in Montreal in 2011, his goal was to find a material that would sequester carbon, trapping it before it could get into the atmosphere. Instead, he came up with a new recipe for making concrete. “We totally get rid of cement,” he says. “Instead we use slag, the waste material of steel-producing plants.” The slag is calcium silicate. When wet calcium silicate is injected with CO2 gas, calcium carbonate, or limestone, forms. Limestone and the aggregate form Carbicrete.

Published: 18 May 2017

Surviving genocide: Storytelling and ritual help communities heal

Four years after the attack, Shingali and his family have escaped grave bodily harm. But like thousands of other exiled Yezidis, they are still dealing with the psychological aftermath of a forced migration that tore families apart. When political or religious violence drives people from their homes, “there’s confusion, loss, a rupturing of all sorts of bonds,” says cultural psychiatrist Laurence Kirmayer of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Published: 17 May 2017

FRSQ Competition results 2017-2018

Congratulations to the FRSQ Competition 2017-2018 winners!

Chercheurs-bousiers Dr. Xiangfei Meng Dr. Jamie Near Dr. Brett Thombs

Chercheurs-bousiers cliniciens Dr. Michael Bodnar Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen Dr. Soham Rej Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto

Published: 17 May 2017

CIHR Fall 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant results

Congratulations to the CIHR 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant winners!

Published: 17 May 2017