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New partnership with Chinese university

McGill signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing on October 15 with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, as part of the celebrations around the 15th anniversary of the Quebec Government’s Office in Beijing and of a mission to China by Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, the Francophonie and External Trade.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2013

Finalists: Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts announced today the three books selected from 116 titles published from all over the globe, in contention for the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.  The six-year old prize, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, making the Cundill Prize the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2013

Lower cost dental services move to heart of downtown

McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry announced today that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave.

Classified as : External, dentistry, dental clinic
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Published on : 18 Oct 2013

Statement on the death of Paul Desmarais Sr.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2013

Merck Canada awards $4 M to Faculty of Medicine

Merck Canada announced yesterday the allocation of a total of $16 million in grants to Quebec’s four faculties of medicine. McGill, along with Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and Université Laval will each receive $4 M to support health research with a translational component conducted in areas of unmet medical need. The announcement was made in Quebec City at the BioContact Quebec Biopharmaceutical Partnership Symposium, in the presence of Dr. Thomas R. Cannell, President and Managing Director, Merck Canada Inc., and of Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

Classified as : External, medicine, grants, Merck
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Published on : 04 Oct 2013

McGill hosts international symposium on pain

McGill University will host the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) on October 3rd, 2013. World leader in pain genetics, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, who recently joined McGill as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics, will deliver the keynote address

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Published on : 30 Sep 2013

BAnQ and McGill sign a partnership agreement

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and McGill University signed a partnership agreement today that creates a formal framework for future collaborative projects involving the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, and Guy Berthiaume, President and CEO of BAnQ, during a ceremony at the Grande Bibliothèque.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2013

2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts unveiled today the six books shortlisted for the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. The jury selected the works from 116 titles published all over the globe. The prize, now in its sixth year, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, making the Cundill Prize the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2013

Heart attacks in young women - not all have chest pain

Chest pain is recognized as a symptom of heart troubles, but one out of five women aged 55 years or less having a heart attack do not experience this symptom, according to a study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The research findings, gathered from partner institutions across Canada including the University of British Columbia (UBC), are the first to describe this phenomenon in young women. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has implications for emergency room healthcare professionals and for at-risk individuals, as seconds matter when it comes to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of heart attack.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2013

McGill receives $1.5-million gift to bolster humanities

What role does science play in influencing climate change beliefs among indigenous people? How did the United States conceive and execute its plan for post-World War II relief? And in what ways have movement, performance and subjectivity impacted the art of dance in Quebec? These are just some of the fascinating questions that have been explored by leading researchers at McGill University through the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities, established in 2008 thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Classified as : External, humanities research
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Published on : 19 Sep 2013

How birds got their wings

Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago. Recent findings from around the world show that many maniraptorans were very bird-like, with feathers, hollow bones, small body sizes and high metabolic rates. 

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Published on : 17 Sep 2013

McGill statement on proposed charter of values

In response to the current debate about the direction of the Quebec government on a future charter of values, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, affirms that the right of religious choice and cultural diversity are essential values for the McGill community.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2013