McGill has launched a new medical simulation centre, the first fully integrated system of its kind in Canada. At least 2,000 students a year, as well as hundreds of medical staff, will use the $6-million facility.
Professor Margaret Somerville suggests we slow down the pace of technological change to let ethics catch up. This profile of the McGill ethicist runs in advance of her cross-Canada Massey Lectures.
With great fanfare, Seymour Schulich unveiled the $100,000 gilded fiddle and presented a cheque for $20,000 to student Emmanuel Vukovich, the first recipient of the Golden Violin Award. "Go shock the bank," Schulich said to Vukovich as he handed the 25-year-old violinist the cheque.
The undisputed pandemic of childhood obesity worldwide threatens to be the major public health problem of the new century. To that end, the McGill Integrative Health Challenge Think Tank: Forging a Societal Action Plan in Preventing Childhood Obesity Around the World will be held October 26-27 at the Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield, across from the historic McGill University campus.
As hockey enthusiasts young and old lace up their skates for another season, parents and players face questions ranging from how to stay safe on the ice to how to choose the right hockey stick. The following McGill University experts are available for hockey-related stories:
It is with great pleasure that the MUHC announces that Dr. Eric Fombonne, Director of the Psychiatry Department at the Montreal Children's Hospital, has been awarded the Career Scientist Award of Excellence 2006 by the Foundation for Research into Children's Diseases in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of child health research.
The Harper government will soon table its Clean Air Act in Parliament. We suggest the following sources for your reports on the Clean Air Act:
Results could affect labour induction practices in Canada.
Drug-induced labour increases the risk for a very rare -- but often fatal -- delivery complication known as amniotic-fluid embolism, a new study confirms. McGill's Dr. Michael Kramer, one of the study's researchers, says anyone considering elective labour induction should be aware of the risk.
In a speech at McGill, former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard urged Quebecers to pull together on a vision of the future that addresses Quebec's economic weaknesses and takes into account its financial and demographic realities. He said Quebec doesn't have to settle its constitutional questions before tackling its high taxes, debt and lagging economy.