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Creative MUHC health professionals win big at Hacking Health Challenge

Thu, 2014-12-18 12:07

By MUHC Public Affairs

Imagine dreaming up a practical solution to a common healthcare problem, such as a game that eases anxiety in kids as they go through an MRI exam or a guided self-help app for patients with depression. Now imagine being in a room full of talented web designers, video game experts and programmers, eager to help bring your idea to life. Well, the dream became a reality in November during Design Challenge Montreal, which was part of the Montreal Summit on Innovation.

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HPV vaccine does not appear to increase risky sexual behaviour in teen girls

Fri, 2014-12-12 16:07

By Cynthia Lee

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Don’t gamble with your child’s future: stuff your Christmas stockings responsibly

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:07

Experts warn against giving children lottery tickets as gifts

By Katherine Gombay

If you give a lottery product as a gift, please make sure you keep the person’s age in mind. Studies suggest that gambling remains a popular activity among youth and adolescents who receive lottery tickets as gifts tend to begin gambling earlier in life – a possible risk factor for more severe gambling problems. Researchers have also reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling.

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McGill grad is Canada’s youngest premier

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:08

By Daniel McCabe

Brian Gallant, LLM’11, is the only premier in Canada who might have to worry about getting carded in a bar. The youthful-looking 32-year-old is the new head of the government of New Brunswick and the youngest premier in Canada. If he’s not careful, though, he might age in a hurry.

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McGill celebrates top teachers

Tue, 2014-11-18 14:08

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

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McGill signs five agreements during China trip

Wed, 2014-11-05 12:18

By McGill Reporter Staff

Joining Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard on a mission to China at the end of October, McGill’s Vice-Dean of Life Sciences, Philippe Gros, signed four agreements with research partners there, while Occupational Health Professor Paul Héroux signed a fifth.

Couillard’s mission had two broad objectives: promoting Quebec business exports to China and a teaching and research component promoting Quebec universities active in China.

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Focus on pensions: Q&A with John D’Agata

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:14

By McGill Reporter Staff

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Marvin Corber, Robert B. Winsor to receive honorary degrees

Wed, 2014-10-22 12:59

Outstanding contributions to community organizations cited

By McGill Reporter Staff

Two outstanding contributors to Montreal community organizations will be honoured at McGill’s fall convocation ceremonies. Marvin Corber and Robert B. Winsor will both receive Doctor of Laws honorary degrees.

The convocation ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts. Two ceremonies will take place that day, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

Marvin Corber

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McGill community votes Busty into Top 10 of Rock Your Campus competition

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:19

By Neale McDevitt

And then there were 10.

As announced on Oct. 17, Busty and the Bass, the increasingly popular, nine-member electrofunk band comprised entirely of musicians from the Jazz Performance program of the Schulich School of Music, has made it to the semi finals of CBC Music’s Rock Your Campus contest. The competition, a nationwide talent search looking to discover the “next big campus music act,” is open to anyone enrolled at a Canadian university.

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McGill had prepared for more Quebec budget cuts, Fortier tells Senate

Wed, 2014-09-17 17:26

By McGill Reporter Staff

Because McGill had already anticipated another round of funding cuts from the Quebec government, the University is well placed to weather this next round of spending reductions, Principal Suzanne Fortier told Senate Wednesday afternoon.

“We had anticipated that the (Quebec) budget would not have the kind of resources that had been talked about earlier,” she said. “The figures are not what we would like to see, but we had prepared for them. We are not in a crisis situation.”

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