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New funding to boost mental health research

Gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation strengthens unique McGill/Neuro partnership with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital
Tue, 2014-10-21 15:11

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro), hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold. This collaboration will also explore brain disorders in the aging population, such as dementia, in an unprecedented investigation of mental health across the lifespan.

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Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Six new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded to McGill University researchers and six chairs have been renewed, bringing a total of more than $12 million to the university over the next five to seven years for research in fields from biodiversity science to broadband access communications.
Fri, 2014-10-17 13:47

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PATH’s First Annual Symposium

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:48

The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.

Attendees were treated to presentations by members of the research centre and PATH partners including Dr.

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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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La March Centraide aux 1 000 Parapluies

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:30 - 13:15
Roddick Memorial Gate : 845 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T5

Le lancement de la campagne est marqué par la seule et unique Marche Centraide aux 1 000 parapluies, qui rassemble dans les rues du centre-ville, 20 000 personnes provenant des entreprises, organisations et syndicats partenaires, ainsi que des organismes soutenus. La grande campagne populaire se déploie ensuite auprès de personnalités influentes du Grand Montréal, de dirigeants d’entreprise, d’employés en milieux de travail et du grand public.

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"McGill's Answer for Cancer" team training session (Run for the Cure)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:30 - 18:30
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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