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Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 89 new Fellows and 51 new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Among the 2021 RSC cohort are ten McGill researchers, including seven RSC Fellows and three Members, who will be inducted at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement, hosted by McGill on Friday, November 19, 2021. The new McGill cohort will join 228 McGill researchers who are currently RSC Fellows and Members of the College.

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021

LORENZ LÜTHI, co-ordinator of the Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities, contributed an article in the Globe and Mail on September 3rd: What’s Afghanistan’s future? The history of U.S. state-building offers some clues.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-whats-afghanistans-future-the-history-of-us-state-building-offers-some/

 

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021

August 18, 2021 | Facebook and other social media companies have done a lot over the past five years to address the problem of their platforms' being used by bad actors to influence elections or spread misinformation. However, they still have a way to go. The Media Ecosystems Observatory's Aengus Bridgman comments on the steps Facebook is taking to prevent their platform from being misused during the federal election campaign.

Classified as: max bell school, max bell school of public policy, media ecosystem observatory, MEO, Tech Informed Policy, Canadian Election Misinformation Project, Election 2021
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Published on: 18 Aug 2021

Artificial neural networks modeled on real brains can perform cognitive tasks

A new study shows that artificial intelligence networks based on human brain connectivity can perform cognitive tasks efficiently.

Classified as: MNI, Neuro, bratislav misic, Artificial intelligence, AI, connectomics, neuroscience
Published on: 9 Aug 2021

Max Bell School professor Jennifer Welsh has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. A renowned expert on the intersection of international relations and public policy, Welsh serves as the director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, in addition to her joint appointment between the Max Bell School and McGill's Department of Political Science. Read the McGill Reporter article to learn more about Welsh's impressive career.

Classified as: max bell school, max bell school of public policy, McGill University, Jennifer Welsh
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Published on: 28 Apr 2021

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Published on: 22 Dec 2020

Doctor has dedicated his life to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, is being recognized with Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, for his outstanding contributions as a clinician-scientist and as a leader in health care.

Classified as: Neuro, Guy Rouleau, Order of Canada
Published on: 27 Nov 2020

Brain Canada program supports paradigm-shifting neuroscience that improves the lives of Canadians

Four researchers at The Neuro — Boris Bernhardt, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, and Jo Anne Stratton — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.

Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program, anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, enables paradigm-changing research of the brain to improve the lives of all Canadians.

Classified as: Brain Canada, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute, Boris Bernhardt, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, Jo Anne Stratton
Published on: 9 Nov 2020

Our Virtual Tours are talked about in an article on The McGill Tribune! 

Read all about it here!

Created by Ingrid Birker of the Redpath Museum and Meghomita Das of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, this tour will take you on an exploration of the fossils found in Montreal on and around the campus.

Published on: 14 Oct 2020

Work will tell us how loneliness interacts with brain structure and function in normal aging and pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease

Two researchers from The Neuro, with collaborators from the StoP-AD Centre at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, will lead a research program centered on an emerging field of neuroscience thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) in the USA.

Classified as: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Nathan Spreng, Danilo Bzdok, loneliness, Neuro
Published on: 7 Oct 2020

The Max Bell School of Public Policy is thrilled to announce that Ken Boessenkool will be joining the School as the J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice in Public Policy at McGill University.

During his time with the Max Bell School, Boessenkool will leverage his public policy experience to enhance the exposure of the School’s students to the workings of the policy process.

Classified as: Ken Boessenkool
Published on: 1 Oct 2020

Dr. Miguel Burnier has been appointed the Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), beginning on June 15, 2020. In this capacity Dr. Burnier will work closely with RI-MUHC, MUHC and McGill leaders, as well as each of the MUHC associated foundations, to ensure continuity in the Institute’s research activities.

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Published on: 24 Aug 2020

The Policy Scholars program is welcoming three exceptional members of the Max Bell School MPP class of 2020 to complete research fellowships with prominent Canadian policy think tanks.

The Canada West Foundation has partnered with McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy as a participating organization in the Policy Scholars program, a series of new research fellowships awarded annually to promising Max Bell School Master of Public Policy (MPP) students.

Classified as: External, faculty, Graduate Students, max bell school, max bell school of public policy
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Published on: 13 Jul 2020

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