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CIHR University Delegate Update

Tue, 2013-01-22 15:01

Update from CIHR University Delegate

By marianna [dot] newkirk [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Marianna Newkirk)
January 10, 2013

Common CV and March CIHR submissions: The same rules apply as for the last round of submissions, in that you will be able to upload a document listing your contributions, should you so wish. They are making minor modifications to the site at present and an announcement will come out in a week or so about the CCV requirements for the next competition.

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Chair of Brain@McGill remembers Rita Levi-Montalcini

Fri, 2013-01-18 16:00

A McGill tribute to a "Grand Dame of Science"

It is with much sadness that I communicate to the McGill neuroscience community the news of the death of Rita Levi-Montalcini on December 31, 2012. She was the discoverer of the first trophic protein in the nervous system, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). For this seminal discovery she was given the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The discovery of NGF opened a new era in Neuroscience research.

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AMURE update: Pause in negotiations with AMURE

Mon, 2012-12-17 14:23

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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Women in Science: Challenges and Opportunities

Thu, 2013-01-24 12:00 - 14:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free but registration is required.

Women in Science: Challenges and Opportunities
Roundtable Discussion

Four prominent women scientists from The Royal Society of the UK and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) will share their experiences and discuss the challenges faced by women embracing careers in science.

Panellists:

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AMURE update: University and AMURE agree on some benefits clauses

Mon, 2012-12-03 14:29

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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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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