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Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A teacher, first and foremost, Roderick A. Macdonald will be remembered as one of the most important scholars and thinkers in McGill University’s history. He was a mentor and inspiration to generations of students and law professors, and a transformative force at the Faculty of Law, the University, in Canadian society, and in the broader world.

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Goodman Gala raises $2.5 million for Cancer Centre

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:59

Fundraising event raises awareness and vital support for pioneering research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre

The 3rd Goodman Cancer Research Gala, held on Sunday, June 1 in support of McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, brought together 800 guests and raised $2.5 million to support the Centre and the groundbreaking efforts of its scientists to unravel the mysteries of cancer and translate discoveries into better patient care.

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Mastering the art of diploma-cy

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:29

By Neale McDevitt

Paperwork. Just the word makes some people feel like a modern-day Sisyphus, ridding their desk of a mountain of paper only to have it replaced by another.

But for Enrolment Services’ Heidi Emami and Clara Spadafora, paperwork at this time of year – printing, processing and prepping thousands of diplomas for Convocation – is one of the most rewarding aspects of their respective jobs.

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Polar obsession: National Geo photographer talks climate change, diving in sub-zero water and swimming with Antarctic predators

Mon, 2014-05-26 11:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Michael Becker

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Prime Minister announces $3.7M funding for brain research

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:35

By Meaghan Thurston

McGill’s Dr. Alan Evans and Dr. Nahum Sonenberg will receive over $3.7 million for research focusing on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and fragile-x syndrome (FXS), with a goal to develop new diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies for these disorders, as announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on May 1.

“This is what I call a win-win situation, and it’s a lot more than a ‘penny for your thoughts,’” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper from the Palais de Congres.

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Fourteen individuals to receive honorary degree from McGill

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:37

Honourees include particle physicist who co-led the discovery of the Higgs boson, Room to Read founder and agronomist who created “super rice”

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Masi presents highlights of McGill’s budget for fiscal 2014-2015 to Senate

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:48

By McGill Reporter Staff

In light of continued funding uncertainty, McGill must preserve what it has achieved over the last year, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate on April 23. His presentation was the last of three updates on McGill’s budget planning in the run-up to the Board of Governors’ April 29 final approval of the budget for fiscal 2014-2015 (FY2015).

Last year got results

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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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