News releases

Quebeckers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed. Researchers observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to ART due to their presumed lower socio-economic status. 
Classified as: jean-pierre routy, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), SIDA, health
Published on: 19 Apr 2018

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

Classified as: CHASM, Medical students, SYBS, SACE, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement
Published on: 18 Apr 2018

Dr. Balfour Mount, Eric M. Flanders Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care at McGill University was among the six renowned medical pioneers recognized as the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductees during a special ceremony, hosted in partnership with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Classified as: Awards, hall of fame
Published on: 17 Apr 2018


Published on: 15 Apr 2018
Eleven McGill researchers have received grants totaling $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The announcement was made earlier today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. The McGill recipients will receive matching funds from the Quebec government.
Classified as: JELF, John R. Evans Leaders Fund, CFI
Published on: 11 Apr 2018

Gilla Shapiro studies clinical psychology at McGill. She earned her BA and MA in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and dual degrees in public policy and public administration at the Hertie School of Governance and London School of Economics and Political Science. Gilla became interested in understanding and promoting sexual health during her doctoral research examining the relationship between sexually transmitted diseases (such as HPV) and cancer prevention.


Published on: 9 Apr 2018
Classified as: muhc, eggs, hugh clarke, RI-MUHC, frqs, faculty of medicine, NSERC
Published on: 9 Apr 2018

By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

On World Health Day April 7, Jodi Tuck, like many of her nurse colleagues, will be celebrating the various ways nursing makes a difference in people’s lives across the globe; in providing care, conducting research to drive evidenced-based practice forward, and effecting change in policy.

Classified as: Nursing, Ingram School of Nursing
Published on: 5 Apr 2018

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

Classified as: Canada 150 Research Chairs, Jennifer Welsh, Jonathan Sievers, astronomy, international relations, School of Public Policy, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 29 Mar 2018

Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal.

Classified as: microbiome, Plants, fungi, bacteria, toxicity, Genome Canada, Genome Québec, NSERC, plant science, Research, Université de Montréal, bioinformatics, plant biology
Published on: 28 Mar 2018

Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life’s journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake or failure in keeping to their strict immunosuppressive therapy can lead to tragic results. In fact, low-adherence to medication remains a major contributor to the high level of organ rejection in this age group.

Classified as: muhc, Kidney disease, kidney transplants
Published on: 27 Mar 2018

Le prix, d'une valeur de 50 000 $, récompense le pionnier de la recherche pour la détection et la prévention de l'obésité abdominale

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Laurette Dube, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Published on: 26 Mar 2018

$50,000 award recognizes research pioneer who screened for abdominal obesity and acted to prevent it

Montreal - March 22, 2018

McGill University, in association with Manulife and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, Professor at the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval and pioneer in developing screening techniques for visceral obesity, is the winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Laurette Dube, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Published on: 26 Mar 2018