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When Professor of Practice Sujata Madan noticed that her finance students seemed overwhelmed in the final weeks of a difficult semester, she recruited help from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and McGill’s Principal Suzanne Fortier, among others, to lift their spirits. The students left class with a renewed sense of optimism for a post-pandemic future.

Classified as: Sujata Madan, finance, Suzanne Fortier
Published on: 4 Dec 2020

Une détresse psychologique sous-estimée dans nos écoles secondaires

(Co-signed by Marie-Claude Geoffroy) La détresse psychologique liée à la pandémie dans les écoles secondaires semble avoir été largement sous-estimée. Au total, 40 % du personnel scolaire rapporte des symptômes d’anxiété généralisée et 27 %, des symptômes dépressifs de modérés à sévères. Dans plus de 60 % des établissements, on rapporte qu’au moins le quart des élèves sont anxieux et déprimés. La reprise des activités organisées, notamment les activités civiques, est une solution à prioriser. Le Devoir

Published on: 4 Dec 2020

The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) of McGill University’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the 14th edition of the annual McGill Graduate Law Conference on the theme of Law and the City. The conference will take place on the 6-7 May 2021 at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Published on: 4 Dec 2020

Early adulthood, a transitional life stage marked by major changes in social roles and responsibilities, can bring with it an increase of mental health problems. A team of McGill University researchers has found that young adults who perceived higher levels of social support reported fewer mental health problems.

Classified as: News release, suicide, depression, anxiety, mental health, social support, Department of Psychiatry
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Published on: 4 Dec 2020

The Faculty of Law is delighted to welcome Brittany Williams, BCL/LLB’19, to its administrative team. She joins us for a one-year appointment as Acting Assistant Dean (admissions and recruitment), effective 7 December 2020.

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Published on: 4 Dec 2020

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Pfizer Canada has made a $600,000 gift to the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) via McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation. The gift, which was announced today during the 2nd annual MI4 Scientific Symposium, will support innovation and life-changing research through the creation of the Pfizer Early Career Investigator Awards.

Classified as: MI4
Published on: 4 Dec 2020

Thanks to the pandemic, we know just how quickly food can disappear from supermarket shelves. But it is hard to gauge the vulnerability of our food production system as a whole to abrupt changes, such as those that could be caused by extreme events such as a nuclear war or massive volcanic eruptions.

Classified as: food shortages, food insecurity, extreme events, fisheries, eric galbraith, Sustainability
Published on: 4 Dec 2020

December 2020

Vicky Wang receives STC/INTERTEK GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD. Congratulations to Vicky Wang, PhD Candidate in Dr. Barbara Hales’ lab and co-supervised by Dr. Bernard Robaire, for receiving the STC/INTERTEK GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD for the best PhD student poster presentation from the Society of Toxicology of Canada at the 52nd Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada - Virtual Learning Event.

Published on: 3 Dec 2020

November 2020

  • Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hébert for being appointed as the Canadian Pacific Chair in Biotechnology.
Published on: 3 Dec 2020

Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Claire Brown, one of 22 recipients of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) imaging scientist grant. These funds are to support the advancement of biomedical imaging technologies and provide increased training and access to imaging scientists, leading to enhanced views of the inner workings of cells for a better understanding of what causes diseases and how to treat them.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, ABIF
Published on: 3 Dec 2020

The winner of the 2020 Cundill History Prize is Camilla Townsend, Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, for Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Oxford University Press USA). The announcement was made during the virtual Winner Ceremony of the leading international history prize, administered by McGill University. Prof. Townsend receives US$75,000 – the largest reward for a work of non-fiction in English.

Classified as: Cundill History Prize, Camilla Townsend, Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
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Published on: 3 Dec 2020

As of 2021, an unlimited, automatic thirty-day renewal policy will be applied to most items. Checked out items due January 4, 2021, will automatically be renewed for 30 days. Please note that:

- materials will be renewed automatically as long the account is in good standing

- the Library reserves the right to recall items to support the Course Readings Service

Classified as: user services, loans, fines, borrowing, returns
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Published on: 3 Dec 2020

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is pleased to invite proposals for online conferences and lecture series in the priority areas of Government of India from its 117 Indian member institutions and 39 Canadian member institutions. Started in 2018, these grants are a part of SICI’s golden jubilee programme series which aims to encourage its members to build-up bi-national component in collaboration with other institutions.

Published on: 3 Dec 2020

Parents shouldn’t worry about their baby’s inconsistent sleep patterns

Study of 44 infants finds that half never slept 8 hours consecutively

 

Published on: 3 Dec 2020

Dr. Olivia Tse, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, was recently appointed as Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, Postgraduate Medical Education, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Published on: 3 Dec 2020

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