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Update on talks with AMURE – April 25

At the April 25 bargaining session, the parties discussed a modified proposal on intellectual property and agreed to further review at a next meeting.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2012

McGill strengthens academic ties with Brazil

McGill University is building on longstanding research collaborations with Brazil by announcing four partnership agreements with Brazilian universities. These agreements are being signed this week by Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2012

Letting go can boost quality of life

A new study by Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University and Catherine Sabiston of McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education found that breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old exercise goals and set new ones increased their level of physical activity and showed an improved well-being overall.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2012

Steady progress in talks with AMURE

The University met with AMURE's bargaining team on April 4 where discussions led to agreements on several elements.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2012

Detecting breast cancer’s fingerprint in a droplet of blood

McGill team develops new technology that can accurately measure protein biomarkers

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Published on : 05 Apr 2012

$7.6 million for the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding totalling $7.6 million over a two-year period from Genome Canada’s 2010 Competition. This award, a record for Québec, will fund the operations of the Innovation Centre as well as the services offered to scientific communities in Québec, the rest of Canada and around the world.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2012

Darwin in the genome

A current controversy raging in evolutionary biology is about whether adaptation to new environments is the result of many genes, each of relatively small effect, or just a few genes of large effect. A new study published in Molecular Ecology by McGill biologist Andrew Hendry and a colleague from Basel University strongly supports the first “many-small” hypothesis.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2012

Dr. Mark Wainberg awarded 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences

The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) and McGill University are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark A. Wainberg has been awarded the 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the past Director of the LDI and is currently head of its HIV/AIDS research axis and Director of the McGill AIDS Centre.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2012

The new frontier: online support for those who self-injure

New website offers help and information for recovery from self-injury

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Published on : 02 Apr 2012

McGill and AMURE meet for 2nd time

The University and AMURE, the bargaining teams representing research associates and research assistants, met for the second time on March 21.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2012

AMURE research associates and research assistants start negotiating

March 14 triggered the start of the bargaining process between the University and the bargaining teams representing research associates and research assistants.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2012

Charles Taylor at 80: An international conference

Event celebrates prominent philosopher’s career and contributions

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Published on : 15 Mar 2012

Nine McGill researchers appointed Canada Research Chairs

Nine McGill researchers were among the 132 newly awarded or renewed Canada Research Chairs just announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. The McGill CRCs work in fields ranging from social statistics and family change to the cognitive neuroscience of attention and expectation.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2012

Fielding questions about climate change

In a study published in Nature, Alfonso Mucci, of the Department of Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences worked with colleagues from Concordia University to study the chemical makeup of sediment samples from oceans around the world to show how iron oxides can remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2012

The shape of things to come

For those involved in managing the fallout from environmental disasters such as oil spills, it is essential to have tools that predict how the oil will move. McGill Engineering professor George Haller has worked with Prof. Josefina Olascoaga,from the University of Miami to develop a method that does not simply track: it actually forecasts major changes in the way that oil spills will move.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2012