News releases

Dear members of the McGill community,
 
The community received a message last week from Provost Christopher Manfredi regarding a disturbing communication on social media that was sent by one of our students. I was shocked to read that Twitter post and want to make it clear that the University condemns all expressions of hatred and attempts to incite violence, including any that have been made in reaction to the post.
 

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Published on: 13 Feb 2017

For undergraduate programs, March 15 is the extended deadline.  To receive instructions on how to apply late, send an email to admissions [at] mcgill [dot] ca with subject “UNDERGRADUATE LATE APP ALLOWANCE”, including your full name, citizenship and chosen program.   

Classified as: Admissions, executive order
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Published on: 13 Feb 2017

McGill recently became aware of a disturbing communication on social media by a student. The University strongly condemns expressions of hatred or incitement to violence against any individual or group. Such statements do not represent the views or the values of the University and we believe they violate a number of our policies, including the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.

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Published on: 9 Feb 2017

The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.

Classified as: music, brain, drugs, chemistry, sex, Scientific Reports, opioids, Levitin
Published on: 8 Feb 2017

McGill is responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order restricting travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi said Tuesday, Feb. 7.

More: http://mcgill.ca/provost/mcgill-university-response-us-executive-order

 

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Published on: 7 Feb 2017

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.  

NSERC awards up to six of these two-year, $250,000 fellowships annually to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers.

Classified as: Green Chemistry, Friščić, NSERC, chemistry, mechanochemistry, solvent, Steacie, réaction
Published on: 7 Feb 2017

One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs.

There are 2 competing theories:

The first explanation is based on global climate change: Scientists have shown that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels declined steadily since the beginning of the Cenozoic Era, 66 million years ago. Once CO2 dropped below a critical threshold, cooler global temperatures allowed the ice sheets of Antarctica to form.

Classified as: science, climate change, oceans, External, Antarctic, antarctica, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Galen Halverson
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Published on: 31 Jan 2017

Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published today in Nature.

Classified as: ethics, nature, drug, Clinical trials, first-in-human, preclinical, Kimmelman, Federico, STREAM
Published on: 30 Jan 2017

Journal de Metro Feature:

Read the entire article HERE.

Classified as: Gene, disease, Montreal, cftr, cftrc
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Published on: 23 Jan 2017

Montreal Gazette Feature:

Read the entire article HERE.

Classified as: Gene, cftr, cftrc, hts, renaud
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Published on: 23 Jan 2017

The Director of the PACB and HTS facility, Dr. Renaud Robert, was invited to a radio show "C’est bon pour la santé! Vivre avec la Fibrose Kystique» at Vues & Voix which was lived on March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm.

 

You can listen to a recording of the radio show HERE.

Classified as: fibrose kystique, cftr, cftrc, radio, hts
Published on: 23 Jan 2017

They started with striped bass. Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their properties and mechanics better. “The people at the fish market must have wondered what we were up to,” says François Barthelat smiling ruefully.” He teaches in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at McGill, and is one of a growing number of scientists who look to nature for inspiration as they search for solutions to engineering problems they see around them today.

Classified as: science and technology
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Published on: 23 Jan 2017

Bell Let’s Talk today announced a donation of $250,000 to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – known as The Neuro – to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.

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Published on: 18 Jan 2017

To help spur artificial-intelligence research in Montreal, Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University.

Classified as: Microsoft, mcgill research, AI, Artificial intelligence
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Published on: 18 Jan 2017

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