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New funding for biosensor research

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Published: 16Feb2015

Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat

The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015

By Melody Enguix

Published: 12Feb2015

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

Published: 11Feb2015

Welcome to the McGill Sustainability Research Symposium

13Mar2015
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Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

According to Ancient Greek culture, the circle is the perfect shape. No beginning. No end. What if we use this perfection to look at the systems that surrounds us? What if we try to close the loop?

Robert Mellin wins 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant Governor's Award in Architecture

Last week (January 26 to 30, 2015), the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards in Architecture to architects Robert Mellin, Peter C. Blackie and Ron Fougere of Fougere Menchenton Architecture. This is the inaugural presentation of what will be a triennial event, celebrating outstanding contribution to the field of architecture and the built environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to recognize the important role architects and architecture have in building communities across the province.

Published: 4Feb2015

Kevin Manaugh, McGill Prof., lead author on study of cities trying to involve different aspects of sustainability to spur economic growth

“Almost all [cities involved] have wide goals about how the infrastructure should be equitably distributed, but then nothing is really measured, because there isn’t a clear target for performance measure for many plans.” - Kevin Manaugh

“In terms of being able to measure data," Manaugh says, "surveys on trains or buses can get a lot of information about who’s being served and who’s not being served using simple mapping and census data, so that people who are less well off have access to the same economic opportunities.”

Published: 3Feb2015

McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk

An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. 

Published: 3Feb2015

Nicki Reckziegel wins Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners

Montreal-based Nicki Reckziegel (M.Arch. 2014) is the winner of the Canada Council’s 2014 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.  With this award, she will travel to “institutions of refuge” (crisis centres, safe houses, hospitals) in 18 locations across Central and East Africa. She will also intern with MASS Design Group, a non-profit organization that has designed health-care facilities in developing countries around the world.

Published: 30Jan2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). 

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

Published: 26Jan2015

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