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Researchers land $3.5-million DFAT grant to improve health and agriculture in Ghana

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:24

By McGill Reporter Staff

Students, faculty and staff put aside their busy end-of-term agendas at the Macdonald campus today to learn about how the Government of Canada is supporting the Building Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Health project.

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Heels to Heal: Medical and dental students strut the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders

Mon, 2014-04-14 15:21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jason Clement

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Bird brains teach us about trial-and-error learning

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:26

McGill researcher pinpoints an important role of the basal ganglia in vocal learning across species

By Cynthia Lee

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning. And one reason for that errant toss or off-key note may be that your brain prompted you to vary your behaviour to help you learn, from trial-and-error, to perform better.

But how does the brain do this, how does it cause you to vary your behaviour?

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Remembering Rwanda: McGill community honours the vanished during candlelight vigil

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:06

Three McGill students who lived through the 1994 Rwandan genocide organized a candlelight vigil to remember the people lost – and the lessons learned.

By James Martin

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Fortier to Montreal: let’s work together

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:30

By McGill Reporter Staff

After sharing her delight at being able to return to Montreal, Prof. Fortier outlined many of the themes she had expressed to the McGill community in an address on March 28. She said universities have an increasingly important role to play in their community and in all aspects of the city’s evolution.

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“Open, connected and purposeful”

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:00

By James Martin

In her major address to the community, Principal Suzanne Fortier outlined five priority areas for the coming years — and specific actions for realizing “a vision for McGill that comes from this community and belongs to this community.”

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Enrolment up, Principal tells Board of Governors

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill is experiencing a nine-per-cent increase in enrolment this fall, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum said Thursday, at the first meeting of the Board of Governors in the current academic year.

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Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, receives the F.R. Scott Award

By Bridget Wayland

In a special ceremony at Rideau Hall on September 5, 2012, McGill’s Faculty of Law presented the F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Service to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.

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Safety Week: Games! Prizes! Movies! Live Music! (and a thing or two about safety)

By Neale McDevitt

If everyone had a personal theme song, The Band’s “Life is a Carnival” would be the perfect choice for Bruce Lapointe. Always quick with a joke, the affable Emergency Measures Officer seems to live by the credo that if you smile the world will smile along with you.

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School of Nursing gets major shot in the arm

By Neale McDevitt

It has long been said that nurses are among the most underappreciated professionals in the world. Tuesday morning, however, at a press conference held in the atrium of the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building, all that changed with the announcement that McGill’s School of Nursing was launching a new patient- and family-centred initiative made possible by a visionary contribution from entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard S. Ingram, of the Montreal-based Newton Foundation.

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