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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

À l’échelle humaine: July 13, 2016

Hello dear reader, Welcome to a series of warm, insightful, and practical exchanges on various facets of your professional transitions.

Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Professor Chris Buddle appointed as the new Dean of Students of McGill

  Please join the Mac Community in congratulating Professor Chris Buddle on his new appointment as Dean of Students, McGill University. Since 2014, Professor Buddle has served the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as Associate Dean of Student Affairs. In this role, he oversaw recruitment activities for the Faculty, promoted academic integrity, was a champion of student rights, and worked extensively on supporting the overall wellbeing of the Macdonald Campus community.

Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Mathieu Lecordier rejoint le groupe Viveris

Diplômé de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers et d’un MBA de l’Université McGill à Montréal, Mathieu Lecordier rejoint le cabinet de Conseil de Direction Générale Stratorg en 1997. Il entre chez Unilog Management en 2000 et suite au rachat d’Unilog par Logica puis par CGI au Canada, devient Associé de l’équipe Sectorielle Industrie et Distribution au sein de CGI Business Consulting.

Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Combining leadership skill and management capability

Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, explores why leadership and management are equally important – and why they can’t work in isolation. Having spent twenty years in the business of studying leadership and developing leaders, there’s not a single definition of leadership, or even a set of definitions, that are nearly as coherent and unified as there are for management.

Published on : 14 Jul 2016

On the earth, for the Earth

You have likely heard of the World Economic Forum (WEF), or at least its annual conference in Davos. Every January, 2500 of the world’s movers and shakers descend on this Swiss resort to shake the world, while ensuring that its roots remain firmly planted in economic globalization.

Published on : 14 Jul 2016

Equality need not be painful

Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature

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Published on : 13 Jul 2016

Understanding bone death

McGill Newsroom Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

Published on : 13 Jul 2016