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The Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic) has bestowed prestigious internal recognition awards to 27 McGill professors for outstanding world-class scholarship and research excellence.

Twelve tenure-track assistant or associate professors received William Dawson Scholar (WDS) awards, including Bassam Khoury from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Published on: 29 Jul 2021

What is CRISPR? Science writer and masters student Ada McVean explains CRISPR for kids in a TikTok as part of an internship with McGill's Office of Science Outreach for the NSERC PROMOTE program! Ada is currently doing her masters in the Damha Research Group at McGill University making anti-CRISPR oligonucleotides. 

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 29 Jul 2021

More than 130 forest fires were burning in northwestern Ontario on Sunday, July 25, with Environment Canada issuing air quality statements for much of the region due to smoke. (CBC News)

Here are some experts from McGill University that can provide comment on this issue:

Classified as: Forest fires, wildfires, smog, air quality, smoke, climate change, Sustainability, BC, Quebec, ontario
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Published on: 28 Jul 2021

Congratulations to former students Elisabeth Boudreault, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (BMus'14, LMus'17, MMus'19), Gabrielle Gaudreault (BMus'14, DMus'20), Brandyn Lewis (BMus'17), Alexander Soloway (MMus'15), William Broverman (BMus'16), Charlotte Siegel (MMus'19, GrDipPerf'20), Ryan Davis (BMus'14), and incoming MMus student Ben Diamond who were all featured as part of the 2021 edition of CBC Music's annual list of "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30". The list includes musicians who have caught the CBC's attention over the past 12 months by winning competitions and awards, graduating

Published on: 28 Jul 2021

How can we predict suicide risk in students, especially at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health? According to researchers from Montreal and France, self-esteem represents an important predictive marker of suicidal risk. The team from McGill University, University of Montreal, Inserm, and Université de Bordeaux is using artificial intelligence to identify factors that accurately predict suicidal behavior in students.

Classified as: AI, Artificial intelligence, algorithm, machine learning, suicide, suicidal, behaviour, students, University of Montreal, inserm, Université de Bordeaux, Massimiliano Orri, Mélissa Macalli
Published on: 28 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Professor Steve Yue on being recognized as one of the 2% most-cited world scientists working in the area of thermal spray research. Read more in the recent issue of Advanced Materials & Processes linked to below.

https://static.asminternational.org/amp/202105/54/

Published on: 28 Jul 2021

McGill Faculty of Education was just ranked as the third best in the country, by University Magazine's 2021 rankings! Schools were judged solely on their teacher education programs and McGill was lauded for its student teaching experiences and its range of practical career-oriented opportunities for future teachers.

Published on: 28 Jul 2021

Julie Lane, Postgraduate Administrative Officer in the Department of Family Medicine, has been a valued member of the DFM team since 2006. “I think I am one of the few remaining DFM employees who got to experience working in our ‘old house’ on the corner of Pine and the top of University street,” shares Julie. She quickly began working with Student Services in the Office of the Dean of Students after graduating from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Cultural Studies in 2005.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 27 Jul 2021

Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students can find academic info for Fall 2020–Summer 2021 on the eCalendarbrowse each faculty section or search the entire site for program requirements; course availability; departmental & advising contacts; and other academ

Classified as: undergraduate, UG, graduate, GPS, Postdoctoral, eCalendar, 2020, 2021, programs, courses, information, Faculties, schools, Departments, units, Fall, winter, summer, academic, calendar, regulations
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Published on: 27 Jul 2021

Anish Arora, PhD student in the Department of Family Medicine, is among the latest cohort of Vanier Canada Scholars. The award is Canada’s most prestigious for doctoral students. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Anish completed his bachelor’s degree in Honours Biology with a minor in Psychology at McMaster University.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 27 Jul 2021
Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 27 Jul 2021

The Quebec government is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status. The Health Department says it is making a third dose available because some countries don't recognize people as being fully vaccinated if they have received a mix of COVID-19 vaccines. Officials warned that it's up to the recipient to seek advice and weigh the risks before getting a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

Classified as: McGill experts, avian flu, SARS, MERS, H1N1, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, covid-19
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Published on: 27 Jul 2021

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education would like to congratulate the recipients of 2020–2021 David L. Montgomery Award.

Saad RazzaqSupervisor: Dr. Dennis Jensen
The added value of the CAT dyspnea and respiratory sub-items as associated with poor CPET outcomes in a random sample of people with COPD and those at risk from the CanCOLD study.’

Classified as: KPE
Published on: 26 Jul 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to present you the XXL Virtual Edition of the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians. As always, the final format has been based on our participants’ feedback provided in the Course evaluations and the survey about the format that would be most appreciated.

This year, you will have the flexibility to participate at your own pace and to earn up to 48 Mainpro+ credits.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 26 Jul 2021

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