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Dr. Michael Petrides: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tue, 2007-05-08 12:00

Dr. Michael Petrides, a leading expert in the field of cognitive neuroscience, was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: MNI
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McGill Q & A: Wendy Thomson

Fri, 2007-05-11 12:00

Before being named director of the McGill University School of Social Work in 2005, Wendy Thomson had spent four years working at Number 10 Downing Street for British Prime Minister Tony Blair as head of the Labour government's Office of Public Services Reform. She was also Blair's senior advisor on social policy.

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Couple's necessity was the mother of invention

Sat, 2007-05-12 08:00

In what is being billed as a world first, a Canadian couple has given birth to a little girl who was conceived through a two-step, test-tube method that could herald the next revolution in baby making. Researchers at the McGill Reproductive Centre say the baby, now a healthy 10-month-old, is the first baby in the world known to be born of an egg that had not only been frozen, but that had never ripened inside of a woman. The process allowed the mother to undergo in vitro fertilization without taking standard fertility drugs.

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Aboriginal youth aim high at High Performance Camp

Mon, 2007-05-14 10:00

Three-day camp combines sports, lifestyle and career development

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Media Advisory: Media@McGill hosts technology, art and society symposium

Mon, 2007-05-14 12:00

One-day event to explore technology with artists, academics and activists

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Equestrian fundraiser: Breast cancer survivors “jump for hope”

Tue, 2007-05-15 12:00

Five breast cancer survivors will participate in a unique equestrian event, “Jump for Hope,” on Saturday, May 26, at Écuries Pépinière in St. Lazare.

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
Organization: MUHC Public Relations & Communications Services
Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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Investigating our fascination with crime

Tue, 2007-05-15 12:00

A tour of the dark side, real and invented, with highly knowledgeable guides

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

McGill researchers show income inequality predicts number of threatened species

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Contact: Lisa Van Dusen
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6752
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Alien species: Controlling global swarming

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

A virus is causing mass die-offs of fish in the Great Lakes, the world's largest freshwater fishery. The virus is one of nearly 200 alien species that have invaded the region. Anthony Ricciardi, professor of environmental science at McGill, co-writes in an op-ed in the Globe & Mail that a national strategy is needed to address the issue of alien species. "We need to develop biosecurity programs to identify and eliminate the vectors that deliver alien species to our country. We must also increase our capacity to detect new threats early and determine appropriate emergency responses."

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Putting the Knowledge Economy to the test

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

L'un commercialise les découvertes des chercheurs de l'Université de Montréal. L'autre trouve du financement pour ceux de McGill. Tous deux sont inquiets. Fait-on suffisamment de recherche universitaire au Québec? Cette recherche contribue-t-elle réellement à l'essor économique de la province? Faut-il maintenir une cloison étanche entre les chercheurs et l'entreprise? Marc Leroux, président de la société en commandite Univalor, et Denis Thérien, vice-principal à la recherche et aux relations internationales de l'Université McGill, ont le même sentiment de fierté à l'égard de la recherche au Québec. Ils partagent aussi la même passion pour les exploits et les prouesses des chercheurs de leurs établissements respectifs. Enfin, tous deux s'inquiètent de l'état du réseau universitaire et de son financement. Toutefois, leurs conceptions du rôle de la recherche diffèrent.

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