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McGill Principal receives honorary degree from Carleton

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:46

Carleton University bestowed an honorary degree on McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today to recognize her “outstanding leadership in the Canadian scientific community while fostering research opportunities for future generations of scholars.”

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New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

But will it last?
Tue, 2014-06-10 10:30

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers find a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients
Sun, 2014-06-08 15:09

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

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What a 66M-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs

Remains of an ancient forest fire preserved in stone show ecology recovered similarly to modern-day forests
Thu, 2014-06-05 10:31

As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

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Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.5M for McGill

Fundraising event raises awareness and vital support for pioneering research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Tue, 2014-06-03 11:33

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One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

First global database of urban water sources shows source watersheds cover 41% of Earth’s land surface
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:59

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.

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Slowing The Insect Invasion

Wood Packaging Sanitation Policy Yields US $11.7 Billion Net Benefit
Wed, 2014-05-28 14:52

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods

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Organization: Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment
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Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis
Mon, 2014-05-26 10:22

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Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visit / Branché sur le CRSNG: Visite visant à susciter la participation de la collectivité - Montréal

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:00 - 12:00
Leacock Building : Room 219, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest (McGill campus) Montreal, Quebec

(La version française suit)

NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships experts.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

•          Federal Budget 2014

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