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Want to know more about the fur trade? Curious about the Red Planet? Got a question about French grammar? You're in luck - McGill University has developed a slew of useful web sites to answer all kinds of queries.
Montreal children, adolescents and adults troubled by family violence and those who provide them with services and support are now able to access resources online through a comprehensive, bilingual directory containing contact information for numerous organizations around the city.
In light of the shocking terrorist attacks on the United States, McGill University has rounded up a list of experts available to speak on different issues to the media. Please read on for more details.
McGill's research community has scored another triumph this summer by obtaining a record number of "New Opportunities" grants. Thirteen out of 14 applications were approved by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and range from work on HIV/AIDS and the hepatitis-C virus to speech disorders to photonic and wireless technologies.
The Safety Assessment Scale (SAS) to help caregivers asses the dangers of people with dementia who live at home was presented to the public on September 5, by lead researcher Dr Louise Poulin de Courval, a McGill Professor and researcher of Family Medicine at the Côte-des-Neiges CLSC.
Traditional economic thinking is going to be challenged at McGill this week. From August 23 to 25, some 200 progressive academics, environmentalists, business and government representatives are gathering at the University for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).
A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University has identified a non-controversial source of stem cells that can produce a number of different cell types, including the type of neural cells needed to potentially help patients recover from a spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease.
The potential benefits of smoked cannabis as a pain-reliever are about to be examined by researchers at the McGill Pain Centre. Based at the McGill University Health Centre, the study will be the world's first peer-reviewed clinical trial examining the effects of smoked cannabis in a non-HIV population and is being supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada.
Following the announcement that the McGill Pain Centre would be launching a one-year pilot research project examining the potential benefits of cannabis as a pain-reliever, we thought we'd take an opportunity to introduce the five McGill University Health Centre researchers collaborating on the trial.
Looking for the perfect professor to comment on news of the day or to help clarify complicated issues? Try out McGill's new on-line Media Guide to McGill Experts, which is now available on the web.
Political scientist Antonia Maioni will be the next director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, succeeding well-known historian and commentator Desmond Morton.
McGill University has set funds aside to correct gender discrepancies in academic salaries. Principal Bernard Shapiro has announced that in 2001-2002, the first year of the program, $350,000 will be allocated specifically to correct the anomaly in faculty compensation arrangements.