By McGill Reporter Staff
The final total for the McGill Centraide campaign has been tallied and the news is good. Better than ever, in fact. In the end, the generosity of the McGill community helped raise $468,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal – marking the highest amount ever raised by McGill.
By Meaghan Thurston
Two McGill projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program.
Funding to support research, training with potential to strongly enhance economy, environment
By Meaghan Thurston
On Feb. 10, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced 78 Strategic Project Grants, including 10 for McGill researchers totaling nearly $4.7 million.
By Sabrina Daniel
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), which opened the doors of its new facilities on Feb. 2, is at the forefront of a transformation happening in modern healthcare.
By Doug Sweet
The relocation of the McGill Bookstore in 2016 from its 3420 McTavish St. location across from the Service Point to parts unknown as yet might actually result in a multiplication exercise.
Many participants at a sparsely attended Town Hall meeting Monday seemed to embrace the notion that, in order to serve its clientele better, the store should consider branching out into a number of smaller outlets, or even pop-up stores, that could be more flexible in their offerings and tailor merchandise to the market close to their location.
By Neale McDevitt
On Friday, Jan. 16, friends, family and fans said goodbye to legendary Quebec broadcaster, Michelle Tisseyre, in an intimate memorial service held at Redpath Hall. Tisseyre passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 96. Included among the people who came to pay their respects were former Prime Minster Jean Chrétien; Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre; Quebec Superior Court Judge François Rolland; McGill Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers; actress Janine Sutto; and broadcast journalists Jean-François Lépine and Bernard Derome.
New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
By Katherine Gombay
By Chris Chipello
The Québec Science jury has spoken: three of the 10 Discoveries of the Year selected by the magazine were led by McGill-affiliated researchers. The prestigious annual list honours projects by: Gustavo Turecki, The Douglas/McGill Faculty of Medicine, Psychiatry; McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering professor François Barthelat; and leading Alzheimer’s researcher Judes Poirier of McGill and The Douglas.
Here’s a look at the three McGill-led breakthrough discoveries:
New gift of $1.2-million from community leaders will endow Chair in perpetuity while supporting vital research and scholarship
A $1.2-million gift to McGill from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.