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A Globe and Mail article looks at how Big Data might help university students graduate

Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including  IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?

Published: 21Sep2016

Team led by MNI researcher receive $6.1 million to study MS

A project led by an MNI researcher has been awarded $6.1 million to study progressive multiple sclerosis.

The International Progressive MS Alliance has awarded three $6.1 million Collaborative Network Award grants for a total investment of $18.4 million toward accelerating the pace of progressive MS research. More than 2.3 million people worldwide live with MS and more than one million of those living with the disease have progressive MS.

Published: 20Sep2016

McGill Open Forum on Sustainability

30Sep201610:30
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Macdonald-Stewart Building Room MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge) Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Members of the McGill community are invited to a series of open meetings to participate in a series of open meetings to explore ways to create a climate a “comprehensive action plan” to redue our carbon footprint, expand initiats in sustainability

McGill Open Forum on Sustainability

28Sep201614:00
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Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Members of the McGill community are invited to a series of open meetings to participate in a series of open meetings to explore ways to create a climate a “comprehensive action plan” to redue our carbon footprint, expand initiats in sustainability

McGill Open Forum on Sustainability

23Sep201615:00
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Chancellor Day Hall Moot Court, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Members of the McGill community are invited to a series of open meetings to participate in a series of open meetings to explore ways to create a climate a “comprehensive action plan” to redue our carbon footprint, expand initiats in sustainability

Principal's Block Party

21Sep201612:00
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Dear members of the McGill community:

To celebrate the new academic year, we are holding a block party on Wednesday, September 21. Please join me on the lower field of the downtown campus from noon to 2 p.m.

2017 Herbert Jasper Lecture

18Apr201716:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

 

SpeakerDr. Richard L. Huganir, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Host: Barbara Jones

Dr. Guy Rouleau elected to Royal Society of Canada

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, has received yet another honour in recognition of his sterling scientific career. The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced on Sept. 7 that its members had elected Dr. Rouleau as one of its new Fellows. He joins a currently active membership of more than 2,000 highly distinguished scientists, scholars and artists who nominate and elect up to 75 new members each year.

Published: 8Sep2016

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

Fundraiser to support research to help defeat cancer suffered by Tragically Hip frontman

 

With the farewell concert of legendary Canadian band The Tragically Hip now past, The Neuro is asking the public to not forget the toll brain cancers take on Canadians, and the need to find new therapies.

Published: 31Aug2016

Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

Chemicals shown to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.

Published: 25Aug2016

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