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McGill receives multimillion-dollar infrastructure funding

Thu, 2000-07-27 (All day)

Thriving research initiatives and projects have been given a big boost at McGill, thanks to a new $61-million infrastructure infusion the University has received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to bolster its research capacities.

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CBC host Eleanor Wachtel on 'The Lives Of Writers'

Tue, 2000-01-11 (All day)

Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio's "Writers & Company" and "The Arts Today," visits McGill as part of a special lecture series marking the centennial of Royal Victoria College (RVC) and the promotion of education for women.

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The road to public and environmental safety

Thu, 2000-01-13 (All day)

Policy makers have new tools for assessing the transportation and location of toxic waste. Dr Vedat Verter, a risk modelling specialist in Management, pays special attention to insurance costs and optimal plant location and design.

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McGill welcomes CEGEP students

Wed, 2000-01-26 (All day)

The February 13 Open House will offer a wide variety of admissions information, as well as student activity booths, campus tours, and visits to individual faculties.

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Montreal tops North American cities for university students

Wed, 2000-01-12 (All day)

Montreal has the highest number of university students per capita. McGill study shows city slightly ahead of Boston.

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Douglas Institute appoints new executive director

Fri, 2011-11-18 12:00

The Douglas Mental Health Institute has announced the appointment of Lynne McVey as its new executive director, effective Jan. 16, 2012. Ms. McVey is an associate professor at McGill’s School of Nursing and currently Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations at the Jewish General Hospital and Co-Director of the Segal Cancer Centre.

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Better weather forecasting – now

Fri, 2011-05-27 11:00

Thanks to research by Prof. M.K. (Peter) Yau of McGill University’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Short-term Forecasting of Precipitation, better computer models are being developed to improve short-term (24- to 48-hour) precipitation forecasting techniques.

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Counting on bigger mining returns

Thu, 2011-05-26 12:00

Because of computational advances over the last decade, McGill Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, has developed new modeling techniques for mine planning and production forecasting that take into account uncertainty in the supply of minerals. As a result, mining companies are getting a much higher return on investment and also more metal production from the same asset.

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Rethinking endangered plants

Wed, 2011-05-25 12:00

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. Now, however, an international team of researchers led by McGill biologist Jonathan Davies suggests that the criteria for assessing risk of extinction in plants should be revisited.

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New website aims to help prevent cyber-bullying, promote digital citizenship

Fri, 2011-05-20 12:00

A McGill University research team led by Prof. Shaheen Shariff is launching a new website that will help define and discourage cyber-bullying, while encouraging socially responsible digital citizenship.

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