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City of Montréal partners with the CIRM

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Je fais MTL event, McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), the Je fais MTL Office and the Montréal, Smart and Digital City Office today announced a new association that will enable the City of Montréal to expand on the possibilities offered by the Jefaismtl.com interactive platform, which features 181 projects overseen by the Je fais MTL movement

Published on : 17 Nov 2015

Statement: Principal Fortier on situation in Paris

Comme vous tous, je suis profondément choquée et attristée par les événements survenus en France ce soir. Nos pensées vont à nos étudiants français, à leurs familles et amis, ainsi qu’aux étudiants de McGill qui sont actuellement en France. Nous offrons nos condoléances au peuple français et à tous ceux qui ont perdu des proches dans cette terrible tragédie. Si vous êtes touchés directement par ces événements, que vous soyez étudiant, professeur ou membre du personnel, sachez que l’Université peut vous offrir du soutien.  

Classified as : External, Suzanne Fortier, paris
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Published on : 13 Nov 2015

Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in its early stages.

Published on : 13 Nov 2015

Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat

 Gravitational effects, variations in Earth structure could damp rise in global sea levels

Published on : 10 Nov 2015

Climate change adaption: a global snapshot

A McGill University-led group of researchers (TRAC3) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process.

Published on : 09 Nov 2015

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Published on : 05 Nov 2015

New Trudeau cabinet welcomed

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Published on : 04 Nov 2015

The Guardians wins Cundill Prize

The winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced last night at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its eighth year, the Cundill Prize is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.  The Guardians took home the top prize of US$75,000. 

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Published on : 03 Nov 2015

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Published on : 02 Nov 2015