Margaret Lock, a McGill University professor in Social Studies in Medicine, is one of five Canadian leaders being recognized today for their outstanding contributions to the social sciences and humanities by the Trudeau Foundation.
Did early civilizations have cemeteries? How "dark" is dark matter? Can we protect babies' brains during birth? These are a few of the questions being asked by the 19 recent recruits to McGill University who were awarded Canada Research Chairs today.
The Honourable Lucienne Robillard today announced, on behalf of Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, that Health Canada will be allocating $11.5 million to McGill University for its Language Training and Human Resources Development Project.
Hospital workers are increasingly mistreated by superiors, according to a new Canadian study. Karen Harlos, a professor in McGill University's Faculty of Management, and Larry Axelrod, a social psychologist at Neutral Zone Coaching and Consulting Services, based their research on surveys completed by 125 non-unionized hospital employees in western Canada.
A McGill researcher has calculated the location of Mars' ancient poles, based upon the location of five giant impact basins on the planet's surface. Jafar Arkani-Hamed has determined that the basins all lie along the arc of a great circle.
An interesting change has come to the medical practice: patients often arrive at their doctor's office with a self-diagnosis. Because of heightened advertising of pharmaceuticals, patients often mistakenly believe all they need is an MD's rubber stamp to obtain prescriptions they've been told will heal them.
McGill faculty, staff and students reached new heights for Centraide in 2004. The pledges have just been tallied and the McGill community raised $292,570 for Centraide – surpassing its $275,000 goal.
An acclaimed specialist in aerospace and automotive engineering will be the new dean of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. Christophe Pierre, currently the Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives at the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, will begin a five-year term July 1, 2005.
Two new 250-million-year-old species of large, meat-eating amphibians have been discovered by researchers, including investigators from McGill University. Their findings, published in today's issue of "Nature," describe the first and oldest amphibious carnivores from the Republic of Niger in West Africa.
I Medici di McGill Orchestra continues its 16th season on Monday, April 18, at 8 pm with a public concert, under its conductor, Iwan Edwards, at Erskine and American church, located at Sherbrooke St. West, corner of du Musée.