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CIHR University Delegate Update

Update from CIHR University Delegate By Marianna NewkirkJanuary 10, 2013 Common CV and March CIHR submissions: The same rules apply as for the last round of submissions, in that you will be able to upload a document listing your contributions, should you so wish. They are making minor modifications to the site at present and an announcement will come out in a week or so about the CCV requirements for the next competition.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2013

Chair of Brain@McGill remembers Rita Levi-Montalcini

A McGill tribute to a "Grand Dame of Science" It is with much sadness that I communicate to the McGill neuroscience community the news of the death of Rita Levi-Montalcini on December 31, 2012. She was the discoverer of the first trophic protein in the nervous system, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). For this seminal discovery she was given the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The discovery of NGF opened a new era in Neuroscience research.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2013

AMURE update: Pause in negotiations with AMURE

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants. Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate.

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Published on : 17 Dec 2012

Launch of the Research Administration Network

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve research administration efforts within the McGill community, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Research Administration Network (RAN) – a new training initiative that will provide opportunities to exchange information and tools required to facilitate research administration at McGill University while also increasing our adaptability to the requirements of our sponsors.    Developed collaboratively by the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Research Financial Management Services (RFMS), un

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Published on : 10 Dec 2012

Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities

Below is a joint announcement from the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services: Further to the memo of November 6, 2012 on Research Administration and Accountability, please find attached the Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities of McGill employees and units.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2012

AMURE update: University and AMURE agree on some benefits clauses

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants. Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2012

McGill and Tsinghua University explore new collaborations

On November 16, Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, visited Tsinghua University, a leading Chinese institution of higher learning. She met with her counterpart President Chen Jining, and they discussed how they might strengthen ties between the two universities in the coming years. During the talks, a number of areas of mutual interest emerged. These include a shared commitment to exploring new collaborations in research related to life sciences, law, chemistry, engineering, materials, and management.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2012

McGill to expand ties with China’s top university

On November 16, Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, McGill’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, visited Peking University (PKU), which consistently places as China’s best university in worldwide rankings. Following her meetings with Prof. Zhu Shanlu, Chairman of the PKU Council, and other officials, it was announced that both universities are committed to increasing their collaboration, especially in areas related to research in law and medicine. The relationship between McGill and PKU dates back to 1979, when the universities signed an open-ended memorandum of understanding.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2012

McGill talks new collaborations with Chinese ministry

McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum recently met with senior leadership at the Chinese Ministry of Education and China Scholarship Council, during her visit to Beijing on November 15 and 16. The meetings were important opportunities for McGill to strengthen relationships with Chinese education leaders, to explore new areas of scientific collaboration, to highlight McGill’s international excellence, and to reconfirm the University’s commitment to enhancing its teaching and research collaborations with China. Most notably, Prof.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2012

Building bridges with Quebec-based companies in China

During McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum’s recent visit to Beijing, she met with the leadership of Quebec-based companies in China at a luncheon hosted by the Canada-China Business Council (CCBC). At the event, Prof. Munroe-Blum heard about the challenges and opportunities for Canadian companies doing business in China. An important point of discussion among the group focused on talent development and mobility.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2012

AMURE update: Five more articles ratified

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants. Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2012

AMURE update: A most productive bargaining session!

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants. Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2012

Two McGill proposals advance in CERC competition

On November 8, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the proposals from eight Canadian universities that have been selected to recruit 11 prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs). This latest CERC competition will further enable Canada to be at the leading edge of research breakthroughs, which will generate significant social and economic benefits for Canadians.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2012

AMURE – bargaining in presence of conciliator

McGill Human Resources has asked Research and International Relations to relay updates on the University’s negotiations with AMURE, the union representing research associates and assistants. Please see the following message and share the information as you deem appropriate. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 514-398-4747 or hr.hr@mcgill.ca. AMURE – bargaining in presence of conciliator The parties met all day on Oct.

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Published on : 01 Nov 2012