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How HIV affects the brain

Thu, 2016-12-01 13:47

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal
Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

Winners of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea selected during Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

Thu, 2016-12-01 12:57

Fondation Montréal Inc. (montréalinc.ca) announced last Saturday at the close of an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp the Big Winners of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea presented by the National Bank and organized in collaboration with Montréal universities.

Source Site: /desautels

We cannot end the HIV epidemic without tackling TB

Thu, 2016-12-01 12:57

Today is World AIDS Day. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without adequately addressing the burden of tuberculosis.
Op-ed by Madhukar PaiDirector, McGill Global Health Programs
Read more: Nature Microbiology

Source Site: /newsroom
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SunExpress appoints Jens Bischof as new managing director

Thu, 2016-12-01 12:55

 Jens Bischof has been appointed as managing director of SunExpress, a Deutsche Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines joint venture, with effect from January 1, 2017.

He holds a degree of business administration (Dipl. Betriebswirt) from the University of Applied Sciences (AKAD) in Rendsburg and a master’s degree in Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Read full article: Stat Times, November 26, 2016

Source Site: /desautels

Detecting Illegal Insider Trading

Thu, 2016-12-01 12:51

A few years ago, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York, proclaimed that insider trading is “rampant” in U.S. securities markets, a quote well known to followers of financial markets and securities law. [1] Increased efforts by the U.S. department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been met with both success and failure. The admission of guilt in the insider indictment of SAC Capital, the well-known hedge fund, can certainly be counted as a victory. In contrast, the case United States vs.

Source Site: /desautels

Cindy Blackstock wins Human Rights Award

Wed, 2016-06-01 10:15

The Law Society of Upper Canada has named Cindy Blackstock, CRCF member from the School of Social Work, as one of the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally. It is granted biennially to individuals for their devotion to these principles over a long term, or for a single, outstanding act of service.

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Contact: Pamela Weightman
Organization: Centre for Research on Children and Families
Source Site: /crcf
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Open forum for the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education provokes dialogue on indigenous issues

Thu, 2016-12-01 11:26

On Nov. 22, the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education hosted an open forum to discuss their progress and receive input from members of the McGill Community. The Task Force was launched Sept. 22 of this year with the purpose of creating initiatives focused on integrating indigenous viewpoints into all areas of academic life, including research and retention of indigenous students and faculty.

Source Site: /ptisie2016

McGill Reporter on the Forum on Indigenous studies and education

Thu, 2016-12-01 11:22

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, over 50 people attended the first Open Forum on the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Education at McGill. The forum was held from 3-5 p.m. in the Lev Buhkman Room of the SSMU Building.  The purpose of the open forum was to generate ideas and discussion relating to the task force’s core themes.


Source Site: /ptisie2016

Dr. Alexandre Barbier Appointed co-Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program

Thu, 2016-12-01 10:59

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandre Barbier, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, who will be assuming the role of co-Program Director of the Perinatal-Neonatal Fellowship Program. Dr. Barbier is succeeding Dr. Louis Bartholomew, and will be working with fellow co-Program Director Dr. Julie Bartholomew from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Jewish General Hospital to direct what has been a successful training program with a high level of international participation.

Source Site: /peds