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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.

Classified as: McGill University, schulich school of music, honorary doctorate, society and culture, yannick nézet-séguin
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Published on: 13 Apr 2017

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: McGill, ACFAS
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Published on: 12 Apr 2017

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.

Classified as: children, Myriam Denov, Uganda, peace, war, wartime rape, marginalization
Published on: 11 Apr 2017

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

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

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.

Classified as: climate change, innovation, urban design, food and sustainability, green housing
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Published on: 6 Apr 2017

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.

Classified as: genetics, faculty of medicine, health and lifestyle, molecular therapy
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Published on: 6 Apr 2017

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.

Classified as: pollution, snow, department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, Department of Chemistry, Exhaust, Carcinogen, Yevgen Nazarenko, Parisa Ariya, École de technologie supérieure
Published on: 4 Apr 2017
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.
 
Classified as: Macdonald Campus, agriculture, Farm Management and Technology, laurent lessard, geoff kelley, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation
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Published on: 31 Mar 2017
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
 
Classified as: funding, Macdonald Campus, agriculture, mcgill research, Government of Quebec, agri-food
Published on: 31 Mar 2017

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.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, memory, External, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro)
Published on: 28 Mar 2017

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

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.

Classified as: health and lifestyle, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, brain cancer, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Published on: 23 Mar 2017

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

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.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, Susan Kahn, Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, Pulmonary embolism
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Published on: 20 Mar 2017

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