Little girl with Ondine's Disease undergoes phrenic nerve surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital
Daphné has been plugged into a ventilator since birth. She was born with a very rare defect known as Congenital Central Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome, or Ondine's Disease.
The Solidarity Fund QFL announced a $10-million investment in MSBi Investment Fund LP, a seed- and early-stage fund specializing in high tech business financing. This partnership will allow MSBi to more adequately respond to the financial needs of seed-stage and early-stage companies resulting from next generation technologies that emanate from McGill, Sherbrooke and Bishop's universities, as well as their affiliated hospitals and research centres.
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the Université de Montréal have shown that the blind really do hear notes more precisely, but only if they became blind when they were very young.
Former hockey great and new cabinet member Ken Dryden, LLB'73, is joined by Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, John McCallum, PhD'77, Albina Guarnieri, BA'74, MA'77 (Minister of Veterans Affairs), Jim Peterson, DCL'70 (Minister of International Trade), and Jacques Saada, Dip(Trans)'78 (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie).
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researcher Dr. Antonio Vigano has published a new study looking at the relationship between survival and quality of life in patients with terminal cancer.
The University of Miami and McGill University announced today the signing of a strategic alliance in the fields of engineering and information technology. The McGill-Miami agreement will enhance joint ventures, grant-making opportunities, and faculty and student exchanges between both universities.
Academics from around the world are gathering at McGill University next week to debate various educational policies. The four-day colloquium, called "Critical Analyses of Inclusive Education Policy — An International Survey," is being hosted by McGill's Faculty of Education from July 18 to 21.
Prominent activists, scholars and policy-makers from Canada and South Asia will be taking part in a workshop organized by the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW), from July 30 to August 1, when they will imagine ways to build peace between India and Pakistan.
McGill graduate Dr Ahmed Mohamed Nazif assumed the Egyptian prime minister's post and formed his cabinet this month at the request of President Hosni Mubarak.
Curtis Lindsay was having a great time last Sunday bouncing around on the 12-foot trampoline in his backyard. That was until the 16-year-old attempted a stunt.