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McGill “walks the talk” of sustainability

From research to governance, Vision 2020 articulates key sustainability actions and goals for university
Thu, 2014-10-16 11:29

Building on two years of consultation with over 1500 students, faculty and staff, McGill University today released Vision 2020, a sustainability strategy designed to guide the institution over the coming years. The Vision 2020 strategy embraces the university’s dual role in cultivating a commitment towards sustainability among community members, while at the same time creating the knowledge needed to make this future a reality.

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Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize goes to Michael Meaney

Neurobiologist garners international award for research on how childhood experiences affect brain development
Fri, 2014-10-10 06:08

McGill University Professor Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. A jury of experts selected Prof. Meaney, who is also Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, for this honor for his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function. 

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Autism spectrum disorders share common molecular causes

Overlapping features across different genetic disorders related to autism may lead to similar therapeutic approaches
Thu, 2014-10-09 14:03

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Bell Let’s Talk donates $1M to U de M, McGill

Bell Let’s Talk today announced contributions totalling $1 million to support student mental health programs at McGill University and Université de Montréal.
Tue, 2014-10-07 10:43

The Bell Let’s Talk funding of $500,000 for each university will help expand existing mental health programs and develop additional services that will be accessible to more students.

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McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Fourth former McGill student since 2009 to win a Nobel
Mon, 2014-10-06 11:04

McGill University alumnus John O'Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space.

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A link between osteoporosis treatment and breast cancer

MUHC-led study shows treatment has protective effect on bone metastasis
Fri, 2014-10-03 11:22

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$3 million gift in pharmacoepidemiology

Major donation from Boehringer Ingelheim to boost capacity and discovery in growing field
Thu, 2014-10-02 14:53

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DNA signature found in ice storm babies

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring
Mon, 2014-09-29 13:34

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry
Mon, 2014-09-29 10:15

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

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Shortlist: 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Six books to compete for US$75,000 grand prize: Repercussions of war, genocide and slavery themes of this year’s titles
Mon, 2014-09-29 10:10

The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.

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