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March of 1,000 Umbrellas - Centraide Campaign Launch

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:30 - 13:15

Launch of Campaign 2014 and announcement of the financial goal:

For more than 20 years, Centraide has marked the launch of its annual fundraising campaign with a joyous public march through downtown Montreal. Please save the date, October 2, 2014, for Centraide’s March of 1,000 Umbrellas in your agenda.

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Memory and Alzheimer’s: towards a better comprehension

Research by Dr. Sylvain Williams shows that the flow of activity in the hippocampus, a brain region essential for memory, is actually bidirectional, rather than just unidirectional
Wed, 2014-09-03 13:40

A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus – a sub-region named the subiculum.

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Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514 761-6131, ext. 2769
Mobile Phone: 514-835-3236
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Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying

McGill study suggests frequent family time protects mental health among adolescent victims of online bullying
Mon, 2014-09-01 16:00

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-6754
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"McGill's Answer for Cancer" team training session (Run for the Cure)

Tue, 2014-09-02 17:30
James Administration Building : Meet outside the main entrance at 5:30 sharp!, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G4

For the second year in a row, McGill is making a commitment to reach out beyond the Roddick Gates by raising funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs. On Sunday, October 5, members of our community will take part in the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Montreal.

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Contact: Vice Principal (Research and International Relations)
Organization: Office of the Vice Principal (Research and International Relations
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Office Phone: 514 398-3991
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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity
Fri, 2014-08-29 10:23

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Prof. Thomas Gleeson
Organization: Department of Civil Engineering
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McGill-led partnership projects receive SSHRC funding

Interdisciplinary projects use novel approaches to advance understanding of critical issues
Wed, 2014-08-27 17:26

Three innovative research partnerships at McGill University have received significant long-term investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grants program, totaling more than $6.8 million. Each project will use novel approaches to advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance -- from teaching computers to recognize musical symbols in images, to deepening understanding about text mining and the place of information technology within society.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what evolutionary processes were at play remain scientific mysteries.
Wed, 2014-08-27 13:06

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Jeffrey Mogil awarded Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The Mayday Fund has selected Jeffrey Mogil to be a fellow under the Mayday Pain & Society. He is one of six experts in pain management to receive the honour.

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Contact: Dionne Dougall-Bass
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Office Phone: 301-961-5803

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Contact: Nick Seaver
Office Phone: 301-280-5727
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