Nine McGill researchers are among the recipients of the newly awarded and renewed Canada Research Chairs announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) at Western University in London, Ontario.
The Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University will host the conference “The Challenge of Developing Countries from the Bottom-up” to examine the needs of international development in today’s increasingly complex world. The event will bring together more than a dozen of the world’s top figures in international development. Speakers will discuss methods of generating national development in sustainable ways through the participation of experts from the non-profit, private and public sectors, local and transnational civil society actors, and the international development community. The conference will be held at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal on March 21-22, 2013.
Montreal - The Board of Governors of McGill University is pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Fortier has been selected as the University’s 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Her five-year term will begin in early September 2013.
“This is an important basic neuroscience finding that has the potential to have clinical implications for the way individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder are treated,” said Vadim Bolshakov, PhD, director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean Hospital. “We used a well-known behavioral paradigm that we think models PTSD, fear conditioning, to explore how fearful memories are formed. In our study, the level of fear exhibited by experimental subjects was significantly reduced as a result of decreased signal transfer between cells in the amygdala, a key brain region in fear-related behaviors.”