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The marvel of electricity

Review of new book “The Grid” by cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke. Wall Street Journal

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Published on : 18 Jul 2016

Broken heart? There might be a pill for that

Back in 2012, a team led by Alain Brunet, a psychiatric professor at McGill University and researcher at the Douglas, set the trauma world on fire with a new treatment for PTSD, using a beta-blocker that reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Brunet’s work at the Douglas appeared to demonstrate traumatic memories could be healed and, furthermore, memories linked to addiction cravings could be reduced. His work was covered in The Atlantic and Wired magazines."Heartbreak, or relational trauma, is almost universal, and it’s one of the top reasons people seek help. — Alain Brunet"

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Published on : 18 Jul 2016

Grinding Chemicals Together in an Effort to be Greener

...In 2011, the mechanochemist Tomislav Friscic and his team used mechanochemical methods to make bismuth subsalicylate, the active ingredient of Pepto-Bismol, by grinding together bismuth oxide and salicylic acid. The method not only does away with solvents, but also uses bismuth oxide, a safe reagent, in lieu of toxic bismuth salts.

Classified as : External, Green Chemistry
Published on : 18 Jul 2016

Dr. Eugene Bereza elected president of the Canadian Bioethics Society

  Eugene Bereza, MDCM'88, was elected president of the Canadian Bioethics Society. He also serves as the director of the newly founded Centre for Applied Ethics at the McGill University Health Centre. Eugene is also a member of the Ministry of Health and Social Services' Groupe de travail interdisciplinaire sur l'aide médicale à mourir. The group aims to help prepare Quebec health care institutions for the implementation of Bill 52: An Act respecting end-of-life care, which legalizes euthanasia in Quebec.

Published on : 15 Jul 2016

David Saint-Jacques will be the next Canadian astronaut in space

  David Saint-Jacques, MedResident '07, will be the next Canadian astronaut to take part in a space mission. He is scheduled to travel to space in November, 2018, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). An adjunct professor in McGill's Department of Family Medicine, he supervised medical trainees in Nunavik as a McGill clinical faculty lecturer.

Published on : 15 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Doaa Farid on receiving the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award!

  New York. Dubai. Shanghai. McGill alumni and friends converged on Montreal from points around the world in May for the annual McGill Alumni Association Honours and Awards Banquet, where oustanding volunteers are recognized for all they do for McGill and their communities. During this event, community leader and founder of Fédération des femmes musulmanes du Québec (FFMQ), Doaa Farid, a Ph.D. candidate, accepted her Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award from Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, BA'47. Congratulations Doaa!

Published on : 15 Jul 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: ICT Technical Support"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to the migration of email accounts into "Outlook Web App 2016". It contains the words "ICT Technical Support" and the message requests that the recipient click on a link and log in to migrate.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada/REPAR Grant

Marie-Hélène Boudrias was awarded funds from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation (REPAR).

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Sarah Marshall CPA President-Elect

Prof. Sarah Marshall is the new President-Elect of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). She started her tenure in spring of 2016 and will transition to CPA President in one year’s time, for a term of two years. Sarah has served on the Board of Directors since she was elected in 2014. The CPA represents over 14,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and wellness of Canadians.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Parkinson’s Disease Research Grant

For his project, “A novel exercise modality to improve motor learning in PD,” Dr. Marc Roig has been approved for a Pilot Project Grant from the Parkinson Canada’s Research Program. Through this initiative, Parkinson Canada invites grant applications from professionals committed to conducting novel, emerging, or innovative research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its implications on society. See this link for more information: http://goo.gl/lTzxAI

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Faculty Tenure Promotions

Tenure has been awarded to three outstanding professors at SPOT: Drs. Isabelle Gagnon, Matthew Hunt and Melissa Park. All three were recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, and service. As well, Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been reappointed for three years. 

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Aliki Thomas CRIR Leader

Aliki Thomas has been named the Leader of Theme 2 (Services, Systems, and Polices), under Axis 2 (Participation, Social Inclusion & Rehabilitation Services) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR). The aim of the research undertaken by CRIR is to address the needs of a varied clientele with significant and persistent physical disabilities. The impairments can be auditory, motor, speech and language or visual. More information about the CRIR Axis can be found at: http://goo.gl/8jGsYR

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Laurence Roy COTF Grant

Laurence Roy was awarded the 2016 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research grant for her project entitled "Development of a Research and Practice Agenda on Homelessness and Occupational Therapy in Canada". The Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF) supports research and scholarship in the field of Occupational Therapy. More information about the COTF awards can be found at: http://goo.gl/E1mZCt

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Stefanie Blain-Moraes / Aliki Thomas SSHRC Grants

Two faculty members were awarded McGill Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants. Prof. Stefanie Blain-Moraes was awarded for her project “Moving-with Autism: a participatory mixed method study of attunement across neurodiversity”, and Prof. Aliki Thomas for her project “Professionals as scholars: competency indicators and outcomes of advanced training.” The purpose of these development grants is to provide seed funding to support faculty members as they work to enhance the development of future proposals for external funding. 

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016

FRQS Faculty Awards

This year, a record six SPOT faculty members received funding from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), including three new Junior 1 recipients (Tania Janaudis-Ferreira; Raphael Lencucha; Laurence Roy), and three Senior recipients (Sara Ahmed; Anouk Lamontagne; Isabelle Gagnon). The FRQS Research Scholar and Clinician Research Scholar awards aim to facilitate the recruitment of qualified researchers at either the beginning of their career, or continuing a career in health.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2016