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McGill and Tsinghua University explore new collaborations

Mon, 2012-12-03 11:50

On November 16, Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, visited Tsinghua University, a leading Chinese institution of higher learning. She met with her counterpart President Chen Jining, and they discussed how they might strengthen ties between the two universities in the coming years.

During the talks, a number of areas of mutual interest emerged. These include a shared commitment to exploring new collaborations in research related to life sciences, law, chemistry, engineering, materials, and management.

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McGill to expand ties with China’s top university

Mon, 2012-12-03 11:47

On November 16, Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, McGill’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, visited Peking University (PKU), which consistently places as China’s best university in worldwide rankings.

Following her meetings with Prof. Zhu Shanlu, Chairman of the PKU Council, and other officials, it was announced that both universities are committed to increasing their collaboration, especially in areas related to research in law and medicine.

The relationship between McGill and PKU dates back to 1979, when the universities signed an open-ended memorandum of understanding.

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McGill talks new collaborations with Chinese ministry

Mon, 2012-12-03 11:46

McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum recently met with senior leadership at the Chinese Ministry of Education and China Scholarship Council, during her visit to Beijing on November 15 and 16.

The meetings were important opportunities for McGill to strengthen relationships with Chinese education leaders, to explore new areas of scientific collaboration, to highlight McGill’s international excellence, and to reconfirm the University’s commitment to enhancing its teaching and research collaborations with China.

Most notably, Prof.

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Building bridges with Quebec-based companies in China

Mon, 2012-12-03 11:44

During McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum’s recent visit to Beijing, she met with the leadership of Quebec-based companies in China at a luncheon hosted by the Canada-China Business Council (CCBC).

At the event, Prof. Munroe-Blum heard about the challenges and opportunities for Canadian companies doing business in China.

An important point of discussion among the group focused on talent development and mobility.

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AMURE update: Five more articles ratified

Tue, 2012-11-27 13:40

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants.

Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate.

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AMURE update: A most productive bargaining session!

Tue, 2012-11-20 14:01

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants.

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Two McGill proposals advance in CERC competition

Mon, 2012-11-19 11:49

On November 8, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the proposals from eight Canadian universities that have been selected to recruit 11 prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs). This latest CERC competition will further enable Canada to be at the leading edge of research breakthroughs, which will generate significant social and economic benefits for Canadians.

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McGill Workshop: Capitalize on the Convergence

Wed, 2012-12-05 08:15 - 14:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free, but registration is required.

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), in partnership with the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, and Science, held an exciting event devoted to highlighting and building interdisciplinary research collaborations between NSERC- and CIHR-related projects.

The event, called “Capitalize on the Convergence: Collaborations in Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Engineering,” took place on December 5 at the McGill Faculty Club.

This half-day session showcased both collaborative projects curre

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"Brains, Sex and Machine Learning" by Geoffrey Hinton (SOLD-OUT)

Fri, 2013-02-22 17:30 - 19:30
Redpath Hall : 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates) Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2K6
Price: Free, but registration is appreciated.


This event is now sold-out. Please contact lorraine [dot] torpy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lorraine Torpy) for information about the waiting list. 

Research and International Relations, in collaboration with the Killam Trusts, invites you to “Brains, Sex and Machine Learning,” the Killam Trusts Lecture in Engineering by Prof. Geoffrey Hinton of the University of Toronto.

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