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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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