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Evening classes in 688 Sherbrooke cancelled

Monday, October 24: 

An electrical malfunction at 688 Sherbrooke has caused a loss of power since 10 a.m. this morning. It is estimated that power will not be restored until later this evening. Tonight’s School of Continuing Studies classes have been cancelled.

Published: 24 Oct 2016

Is there such a thing as “rape culture” on campuses in Canada?

Who are the key players and actors on the issue of sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally?

Shaheen Shariff, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education, Director of Define the Line Projects at McGill University has been awarded a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.

Published: 21 Oct 2016

Easing the burden of terminal illness

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical program designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care. 

Published: 20 Oct 2016

Public Forum on Electoral Reform (Oct. 20)

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal will be hosting a public forum on the Canadian electoral reform on October 20.

When: October 20, 2016 from 19h30 to 21h30Where: McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Av du Parc, Montréal

Published: 13 Oct 2016

How migratory cells find their way through body tissue

A new study published in Nature Communications could help biologists understand how various types of migratory cells, such as immune cells, find their way through tissues in the human body.

Published: 13 Oct 2016

11 new invasive species detected in Canadian ports

A mussel never reported in Canada was identified in the port of Montreal, a soft shell clam never seen in the Arctic was discovered in the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, and a barnacle that was not thought to occur north of San Francisco was detected in Nanaimo, British Columbia. These are invasive species and researchers from McGill University detected 24 of these non-indigenous species across 16 major ports in Canada, including 11 that were identified in previously unreported locations. Their findings were published Biodiversity Research.

Published: 13 Oct 2016

Science and the media

There is widespread worry today about the health effects of just about everything around us -- from the food we eat and water we drink, to the plastics we use and medications we take. A journalist’s task of sorting through all the latest studies and reporting the findings in a responsible fashion is more critical than ever.

Published: 11 Oct 2016

Pair of proteins found to drive neuroinflammation

McGill researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. 

Published: 11 Oct 2016

Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees from McGill

Two inspirational McGill alumni -- Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders -- will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Published: 7 Oct 2016

Short list announced for 2016 Cundill Prize in historical literature

Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year's short list. Antonia Maioni, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Cundill Prize, said, “With this year's finalists for the Cundill Prize in History, the jury has identified three books that combine tremendous erudition, insight and élan.

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Our future doesn’t have to be dismal

By  Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Published: 5 Oct 2016

The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.

As children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behaviour will cause harm to either others or themselves.

Published: 5 Oct 2016

KalGene gears up to manufacture and test promising Alzheimer’s treatment with NRC, McGill and CIMTEC

KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015.

The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.

Published: 3 Oct 2016

Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

Published: 30 Sep 2016

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Published: 28 Sep 2016