From Stephanie Wereley, Internal Communications Officer, Communications and External Relations:
"First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students were the guests of honour at McGill’s latest Scarf Ceremony, which celebrates the University’s Indigenous graduates.
From Neale McDevitt, editor at the McGill Reporter:
Congrats to former postdoc Dr. Alexander Demos and supervisor Dr. Caroline Palmer on their publication in Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Work by former postdoc Dr. Alexander Demos (now Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago) and supervisor Dr. Caroline Palmer was recently published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. The publication is titled, "Social and nonlinear dynamics unite: Musical group synchrony" and can be found here for further reading.
In a significant milestone for the Trans Canada Initiative project, 'Overcoming Therapy Resistance in Gastro-Esophageal Adenocarcinoma' (TREAT-CANADA), the project's first annual in-person meeting on October 27th, 2023, brought together professionals, experts and patient advocates in the fight against therapy resistance in gastro-esophageal adenocarcinoma. The project has received $7.5 million from the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Work by Dr. Ross Otto and colleagues on the concept of "prediction error" was featured in The Washington Post! Check it out here, inclusive of links to the relevant journal articles.
The Indigenous Mentorship and Paid Research Experience for Summer Students (IMPRESS) program is seeking project hosts for the 2024 cohort of undergraduate participants.
The program awards undergraduate students $5,000 for their participation, alongside social events, professional development workshops and cultural activities within a 15-hour weekly commitment.
Host applications are open now, and are due by December 8th, 2023. View the PDF (below) for more details!
Earlier this month, Dr. Cindy Blackstock was the 2023 recipient of the World Children's Prize, voted by millions of children internationally.
Read the full story on the McGill Reporter here.
Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Anthropology of Development
in the Department of Anthropology
and the Institute for the Study of International Development
The McGill School of Social Work denounces the acts of violence and terrorism that were carried out by Hamas in Israel over the weekend. We stand with the families of those who were murdered, and with the people who were taken hostage or injured in the attacks. We also stand with all those who are directly and indirectly affected, both in Israel and abroad.
Congratulations, Cindy Blackstock, for being awarded the World's Children Prize presented by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden in a ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden.
Cincy Blackstock was honoured for her decades-long work advocating for the rights and welfare of Indigenous children.
For the full story, see McGill Reporter.
Thanks to the generosity of Roger Warren, two fellowships for $12,500 are being offered to Indigenous students pursuing a MA or Doctoral thesis at McGill University, focusing in some aspect on the study of Indigenous Canada.
For more information, please visit the Indigenous Studies Program website.
On Friday, September 22nd 2023, McGill University's First Peoples house hosted the 22nd annual PowWow in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
View coverage of this years' PowWow here, by Neale McDevitt, Editor at the McGill Reporter.
On Monday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosted a roundtable discussion with Josée Lavallée, Sarah Konwahahawi Rourke, and Amy Shawanda on systemic violence in healthcare as part of Indigenous Awareness Weeks 2023.
View Neale McDevitt's coverage of the event in the McGill Reporter here.
View Earl Zukerman's coverage here of the Second Annual Legacy Game, which took place on September 30th 2023 between McGill Redbirds and Queen's Gaels.