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.”
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.
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.
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.
Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visit / Branché sur le CRSNG: Visite visant à susciter la participation de la collectivité - Montréal
(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
For over 20 years, McGill University’s Sheldon Biotechnology Centre at the Duff Medical Building has provided provincial, national, and international clientele with personalized, high-quality research services to characterize biomolecules.
Since its founding, the Sheldon Centre has evolved to meet the shifting needs of researchers in the natural and life sciences – and that tradition continues today.