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Participants needed for Centre for Studies in Aging study

Thu, 2014-05-08 06:29

This study aims to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease. Participants will be followed yearly for a period of 24 months and will go through yearly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological evaluation

Principal investigator: Jens Pruessner, Ph.D. (Douglas Research Centre, McGill University).

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May 13: Hop into your favourite jeans on National Denim Day

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:31

On Tuesday, May 13, sport your favourite jeans and wear the CURE Foundation’s pink ribbon in support of National Denim Day, a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Ribbons are available around campus. For more information or to obtain ribbons, click here.

 

 

 

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May 8: Défi Canderel

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:31

The 25th annual edition of the Défi Canderel, an annual corporate fund-raising event for cancer research, benefitting McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre and l’Institut du cancer de Montreal will take place on May 8. Since its inception, the Défi has raised over $8.5 million for cancer research.

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Save 20 per cent on BIXI!

Thu, 2014-05-01 13:36

Your daily ride just got a little easier. All McGill community members are now eligible for a 20 per cent discount on annual BIXI memberships. This includes, but is not limited to, McGill students, staff, family and friends. This discount is offered in collaboration with local transportation demand management centre Voyagez Futé at no cost to McGill. At least 35 people must sign up for the discount to apply.

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McGill to update research ethics policies, Fortier tells Board

Wed, 2014-04-30 14:09

By McGill Reporter Staff

A working group is being formed to conduct a scheduled triennial review and update of McGill’s policies on the responsible conduct of research, Principal Suzanne Fortier told the Board of Governors Tuesday.

Prof. Fortier said the review, which will include consultation with the McGill community, would include a new component covering ethical considerations in partnership-driven research.

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May 9-10: Astrokids night and morning

Wed, 2014-04-30 14:09

 

As part of the Quebec-wide event 24 Hours Of Science, AstroMcGill is organizing two events. On Friday, May 9, (starting at 8 p.m.) another new “AstroKids Night” will feature many hands-on activities, and observations of the night-sky. On Saturday, May 10 (starting at 10 a.m.) the event will continue with the same activities, and observations of the Sun.

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McGill maple syrup has arrived!

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:31

A bit of the Morgan Arboretum has come to the downtown campus. You can now get the Arboretum’s maple syrup at the McGill Bookstore. The Arboretum’s syrup is made following traditional methods. The sap is gathered by buckets and boiled over a wood burning fire. Absolutely no artificial products are used in the production process. With this year’s short maple syrup season, supply is limited, so hurry down and pick up a bottle.

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Dentistry on the move

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:31

The Faculty of Dentistry at McGill has an incredible story. From nearly closing in the early nineties to creating an award winning outreach program serving thousands of Montrealers each year – all the while leading on the research front, The Faculty is now preparing to ring in a new chapter in a brand new facility later this month.

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Spring Writing Courses at the MWC

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:31

Are you an aspiring poet or travel writer? Do you dream of turning your passion for comedy into a career in comedy writing? If so, kick off Spring 2014 by registering for one of the McGill Writing Centre’s courses. Learn essential techniques from professionals in the field, and write your way to success. Learn more here.

 

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Graduating? Need help finding a job or starting your career? Check out McGill’s Red and White Weekend

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:31

It is with great pride that the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), the Campus Life & Engagement Office and the Development and Alumni Relations Office present McGill’s first ever Red & White Series. The Series begins on May 1 through May 4, and will include conference-style career workshops, high-profile guest speakers, networking events, and community engagement. It also features a cocktail reception, lunch, and a brunch.

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