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$300,000 CIHR grant awarded to Medicago, the Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have awarded a $300,000 grant for research focusing on the nature of the immune response induced by the action mechanisms of plant-made Virus-Like Particles to Dr. Louis Vezina, Chief Scientific Officer of Medicago and to Dr. Brian Ward and Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Prestigious Sloan Fellowship awarded to McGill astrophysicist

McGill University Astrophysicist Matt Dobbs has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Dobbs, a Canada Research Chair in Astro-particle Physics, investigates a big subject: the origins and evolution of the universe.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Babcock wins gold with McGill tie

The McGill tie has worked its magic again.

Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Babcock wins gold with McGill tie

By McGill Reporter Staff The McGill tie has worked its magic again. Mike Babcock (BE’86) coached the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team to a heart-stopping gold-medal victory Sunday night, sporting his “lucky” McGill tie, which now enjoys a 6-2 record when Babcock has it on behind the bench, whether at the Olympics or in the NHL, where [...]

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Babcock wins gold with McGill tie

Mike Babcock (BE’86) coached the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team to a heart-stopping gold-medal victory Sunday night, wearing a McGill tie sent to him in the closing days of the hockey tournament.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Hockey Olympians add three golds to McGill total

Medals tally grows at Vancouver Games By Jim Hynes The Vancouver winter Games were barely a day old before a student athlete contributed to McGill’s overall Olympic medals tally. And three more gold medals were added last night courtesy of Canada’s women’s hockey team. The gold medals earned by current student Charline Labonté, a physical education junior [...]

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Published on : 26 Feb 2010

Gérard Bouchard on “Democracy and Diversity: the New Challenges”

In a diverse society such as ours, what efforts must be made to accommodate religious and cultural minorities? On March 3, McGill’s Faculty of Law will welcome Gérard Bouchard, the prominent Quebec historian and sociologist who co-chaired the province’s commission on reasonable accommodation, to deliver this year’s Macnaughton Lecture on public policy. “Democracy and Diversity: [...]

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Published on : 25 Feb 2010

Cheung, Brescacin, win big at Schulich Concerto Competitions

Violinist Ewald Cheung and flutist Teddy Brescacin were the big winners in the Schulich School of Music’s recent Concerto Competitions. Brescacin, a student of Prof. Timothy Hutchins, won the 2010 McGill Concerto Competition for Woodwinds and Brass with a performance of Lowell Liebermans Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 39. Cheung, who studies with [...]

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Published on : 25 Feb 2010

Stars align as researcher earns Sloan Fellowship

By William Raillant-Clark Although “mastering the universe” doesn’t actually appear anywhere on Matt Dobbs’s CV, his ongoing quest to do just that has earned him a much-coveted 2010 Sloan Research Fellowship worth $50,000. “My research aims to improve our understanding of the fundamental constituents of the universe – including its origin, history and fate” said Dobbs, Canada [...]

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Published on : 25 Feb 2010

In conversation with Frederick Phillips

McGill’s first black law grad and Quebec’s first black lawyer In 1956, Frederick Phillips became the first black person to graduate from McGill’s Faculty of Law and, once he passed the bar, the first black lawyer in Quebec. On the occasion of a recent conference of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, McGill law student [...]

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Published on : 22 Feb 2010

Une entrée remarquée dans le monde littéraire

Par Julie Fortier Difficile de rester indifférent à la lecture du roman Les murs, qui raconte l’hospitalisation d’une jeune fille suicidaire et anorexique. « […] Je veux me tuer, je veux me déchirer, je veux que tout éclate à l’intérieur, que ça me tue, je veux que mon cœur explose et qu’il me laisse tranquille », peut-on [...]

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Published on : 24 Feb 2010

One glorious day of cartwheels and back handsprings

By Neale McDevitt My daughter Charlotte and I are watching the Olympics. She’s seven years old and a pretty good little gymnast and it’s the night before her Défi 3 – a simulated competition that gives kids her age a taste of the real thing. There are no medals, but there is plenty of judging, scoring [...]

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Published on : 24 Feb 2010

With Andrew Gonzalez, Director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science

All creatures great and small By Cynthia Lee With the United Nations declaring 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the Feb. 15 launch of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) couldn’t have been timed better. Hosted by McGill’s Department of Biology, the virtual centre brings together more than 60 scientists from eight academic institutions (McGill, Bishop’s, [...]

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Published on : 24 Feb 2010

Governor General delivers the Jeanne Sauvé Inaugural Address

By Pascal Zamprelli “It is urgent that we, as a global community, begin asking ourselves a few critical questions,” suggested Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, as she addressed a packed Moyse Hall last Thursday. “In this era of globalization, how do we reconnect citizens with their inner and collective power to effect change? How [...]

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Published on : 25 Feb 2010

Jutras named Law Dean

Masi, four Deans reappointed By McGill Reporter Staff Prof. Daniel Jutras, who has served as principal secretary to the highest judge in the country, has been named Dean of the Faculty of Law for a six-year term. Jutras replaced Nicholas Kasirer, who left the faculty to assume a seat on Quebec’s Court of Appeal, the province’s [...]

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Published on : 25 Feb 2010