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McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin

McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University

For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University.

Classified as : External, McGill, ACFAS
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Published on : 12 Apr 2017

When children see war as better than peace

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period. That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Published on : 11 Apr 2017

Dr. Carlos Telleria receiving a grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center

Congratulations to Carlos Telleria, on his grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center, a partner of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, internationally recognized for its pioneering research.  The Rivkin funds are designated to support innovative, investigator-initiated projects at the forefront of ovarian cancer research.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2017

Dr. Carolyn Baglole receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Baglole – featured in this week’s McGill Reporter as one of three Canadians receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation in Understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (BUILD) program, to support her research on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. To read more about it, see: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/04/build-grant-breathes-life...    

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Published on : 10 Apr 2017

Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, the researcher developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up.

Published on : 04 Apr 2017

Nearly $3.8 Million for Macdonald Campus’ Farm Management and Technology program

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced today on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding over three years for the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), a three-year academic and practical college program offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  

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Published on : 31 Mar 2017

$5 Million for agri-food innovation

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million  

Published on : 31 Mar 2017

Improving memory with magnets

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Published on : 28 Mar 2017

Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University

Dear members of the McGill community, Professor Andrew Potter resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). He made his letter of resignation public on social media. I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult and painful decision.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2017

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with this type of cancer, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months.

Published on : 23 Mar 2017

Congratulations to our PhD student Necola Guerrina

Congratulations to Necola Guerrina, our PhD student of Dr. Carolyn Baglole, who won second prize in the university-wide 3MT competition last week, for an outstanding presentation on her thesis research…… featured in the current issue of the McGill Reporter at http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/03/three-minute-thesis-compe...

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Published on : 22 Mar 2017

Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism

A multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) – a blood clot in the lung – experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in Chest, is the first to demonstrate that PE may have a lasting effect on patients.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2017