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World AIDS Day, December 1: McGill/MUHC experts

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected.
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:05

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-6754

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: MUHC
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, poste 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Drug reverses behavioural symptoms in mice with a version of autism
Thu, 2014-11-27 13:46

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-6754

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Jen Middleton
Organization: University of Edinburgh
Office Phone: +44 131 650 6514
Source Site: /newsroom

The Government of Canada Supports CEIM's Québec Innovation Project - New partnership with the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal to help incubate and grow McGill-based start-ups

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:17

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) was at Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal this morning to announce a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next five years to support the launch of CEIM's Québec Innovationproject.

Source Site: /desautels

Oral cancer-causing HPV transmission

McGill study helps identify those most at risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV)
Wed, 2014-11-12 10:14

Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
Source Site: /newsroom

What size university fits you?

Thu, 2014-10-23 13:26

Big? Small? Specialized? For those considering the kind of campus they would like to attend, here are some qualities to consider, based on the experience of students who attended different types of schools.

... The big school

Travis O’Farrell, McGill University Class of 2010

Source Site: /desautels

Disclosures: A weekly look at odds and ends from the business world

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:08

The website of the World Retail Congress, which just concluded its annual confab in France, asks “Why Paris in 2014?”

Why, indeed, British retail CEO Andy Street might have asked. The chief of department store chain John Lewis made his way to the conference last week to receive the award for Best Omnichannel Retailer (No, we don’t know what that means, either).

... A big voice in philanthropy

Source Site: /desautels

How McGill students created a new, more respectful Frosh

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:38

Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.

Source Site: /desautels

McGill comes in 21st in QS World University Rankings

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:22

McGill University and the University of Toronto might be neck-and-neck in the quest to be the top-ranked Canadian university in the world, but the real story in this year’s new QS World University Rankings has to be the surge of several other Canadian universities, including Université de Montréal, which jumped to 83rd in the world from 92nd last year.

Source Site: /desautels

Urquhart appointed full-time assistant coach of McGill men's hockey team

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:36

David Urquhart has been appointed as full-time assistant coach of the McGill University men's hockey team. He replaces Dan Jacob, who stepped down a few weeks ago to take a similar post with Blainville-Boisbriand of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Source Site: /desautels