By Chris Chipello
By Chloé Vadot and Asma Manssouri
For the second year in a row, McGill students, graduates, professors and professionals gathered around a series of events as part of McGill Innovation Week.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.
By Neale McDevitt
In the end, they didn’t stand a chance against Sparkle Shark.
Sparkle Shark is the nom de guerre of Victoria Leenders-Cheng, the Faculty of Law communications officer who is participating in CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person show. After a rousing come-from-behind win in Sunday’s episode, Leenders-Cheng qualified as one of the eight finalists vying for the title.
By Daniel McCabe
The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health takes a unique approach to uncovering the mysteries surrounding mental illness. A partnership between the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill, the centre focuses on the study of young brains, since many of the most prevalent forms of mental illness take root during childhood.
By Doug Sweet
It was the early ’60s and, in addition to the explosion of pop culture, the field of neuroscience was bursting with new knowledge and discovery. Guided by such luminaries as Wilder Penfield, Donald Hebb and Brenda Milner, McGill was at the leading edge of new neuroscience frontiers. Modern labs and technology were about to be provided in the massive Stewart Biology Building, which was then under construction. There was a hunger for breakthroughs, an energy that drove scientists to work around the clock.
By Neale McDevitt
[Editor's Note: Since this article was first posted, Busty and the Bass have reached the semi finals of the Rock Your Campus contest. More than ever, the band needs your votes before Oct. 24, to make it to the finals. Go here to get more information.]
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On 2 October 2014, McGill’s Board of Governors approved the audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014), ending 30 April.
McGill finished FY2014 with a small surplus of $3.2 million on around $750 million in operating revenues, thus allowing us to reduce our financed accumulated deficit to under $100 million.
Major donation from Boehringer Ingelheim to boost capacity and discovery in growing field
As McGill prepares to celebrate half a century of research excellence in epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health, it has announced the creation of the Albert Boehringer I Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, made possible through a $3 million gift from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada), Ltd.