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Developing a better potato for indigenous communities in Colombia

McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

Swiss delegation lends high-profile support to Brain@McGill partnership

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss Secretary of State for Education and Research, and Ulrich Lehner, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada and the Bahamas, recently paid a high-profile visit to McGill University. One of their primary goals was to show support for and learn more about the innovative partnership that exists between the Brain@McGill and the Neuroscience Center Zurich.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2012

Progress on negotiations with AMURE

The parties met on June 13 and discussed in full detail the articles relating to posting, appointments/reappointments and probationary period.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2012

Lessons for U.S. but also for Canada in report on U.S. universities

Report by blue-ribbon panel, including McGill Principal Munroe-Blum, highlights links between world-class research universities and future prosperity

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Published on : 14 Jun 2012

Michael Petrides elected to the Royal Society of London

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Petrides, who has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society of London.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2012

Promising tool to combat cachexia-induced muscle wasting discovered

Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. Now, a newly published study by McGill University researchers shows that a low dose of Pateamine A is effective at preventing cancer-induced muscle wasting, which may lead to cachexia-fighting drugs.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

Talks with AMURE carry on

At the bargaining session of June 6 the parties firmed up three negotiation dates for meetings to be carried out until July 11.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

SSHRC grants to McGill researchers put youth first

Two McGill researchers were recently awarded large partnership grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These grants are designed to foster research partnerships among the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Message from the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services to the McGill Research Community

This communiqué updates the McGill community of some important changes that the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services are undertaking in order to improve our collective services for researchers.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2012

Raptor Pharmaceutical licenses intellectual property related to malaria from McGill

Raptor Pharmaceutical recently announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to intellectual property related to cysteamine and related compounds in the potential treatment of parasitic diseases, including malaria, from McGill.

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Published on : 31 May 2012

Principal’s message re convocation changes

I write having heard from a number of students and parents about our decision to move the downtown Convocation ceremonies off campus.

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Published on : 30 May 2012

McGill University reappoints Marc Weinstein as Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations)

McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, is delighted to announce that McGill’s Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Marc Weinstein as Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations) for a six-year term ending on June 30, 2018.

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Published on : 30 May 2012

Canada poised to become world leader in next-generation biofuel development

BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future

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Published on : 30 May 2012