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McGill University is pleased to announce that it has received a transformative $15-million donation from the family foundation of high-tech entrepreneur and alumnus Lorne Trottier, BEng’70, MEng’73, DSc’06, to strengthen vital research and support outreach and public policy in the areas of science and engineering, as well as to launch a public symposium in collaboration with Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique.
McGill University is pleased to become the permanent host for the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day. This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. on the lower field of McGill’s downtown campus.
For the 8th consecutive year, McGill University is ranked first in the medical-doctoral category in Maclean’s magazine’s annual issue devoted to Canadian universities.
Former Canadian senator and Cirque du Soleil President and CEO will receive honorary degrees at fall convocation ceremonies
The 2012 Cundill Prize in History at McGill jury has announced its short list of contending books, selecting three from the long list of six among 143 works submitted this year by publishers from all over the globe. The competition, now in its fifth year, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, representing the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.
Photojournalism: Then & Now explores the history of photojournalism in Canada and the role played by photojournalism, within a changing digital landscape, in the media representation of 21st century warfare. The two- day symposium is presented by Media@McGill, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and the McCord Museum on November 1 and 2, 2012.
A team of researchers at the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre at McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have uncovered a new molecule for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common fatal genetic diseases. The researchers discovered the chemical from a remarkable source, a marine sponge from the South Pacific Ocean. The researchers found that the chemical corrects the localization and restores the function of the defective protein that causes CF. Their findings are published in the current issue of the journal Chemistry and Biology.
McGill University will bestow its highest honour upon two outstanding individuals by awarding them an honorary degree at this fall’s Convocation ceremonies: Michael Meighen, former Canadian senator, lawyer and cultural patron; and Daniel Lamarre, Canadian businessman and President and Chief Executive Officer of the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.
The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre will receive generous support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Génome Québec to continue its trailblazing research in the field of epigenetics. The support announced today by the funding partners will go toward examining how environmental factors can alter the expression of our DNA and have life-long effects on human health.
Quebec must develop a clear strategy to make it a destination of choice for international students, if it wants to increase its capacity for productivity and innovation. This is the message Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, delivered at a lunchtime conference of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).
McGill University’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO), Dr. Abe Fuks, has found no evidence to support allegations of research misconduct leveled against Prof. John Corbett McDonald in connection with his work on the health effects of asbestos.
Volcanic eruptions vary from common, small eruptions that have little impact on humans and the environment to rare, large-to-gigantic eruptions so massive they can threaten civilizations.
Selina Liu, a third-year student enrolled in McGill’s Faculty of Engineering, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious new Hatch Scholarships.