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Dr. Shariff, Quebec human rights commission denounce public misogyny

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, associate professor with the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, spoke to the Montreal's Gazette about misogyny in the public domain.

Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Researchers receive Grammy Foundation grant for work with autism, music

Sandy Stanutz, a postdoctoral fellow with the McGill Youth Study Team, along with her mentors, Professors Jacob A. Burack and Eve-Marie Quintin from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, have been awarded a Grammy Foundation Grant for their research on the links between music and autism.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Prof. Robert Mellin to receive honorary doctorate from Memorial University

Prof. Robert Mellin will receive a doctorate degree honoris causa from Memorial University during the spring convocation ceremonies, May 26 to 29, 2015, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  The honorary doctorate degree recognizes extraordinary contribution to society or exceptional intellectual or artistic achievement. Honorary degree recipients are chosen by the Senate, the university's academic governing body, after a careful examination of the grounds for their nomination.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Domestic violence deters contraception

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2015

New book in French by Prof. Stephen McAdams

Just published by Editions Vrin in Paris, "Perception et cognition de la musique: Les conférences Alphonse Dupront" presents the 4 Distinguished Lectures delivered by Prof. McAdams during his tenure in the Chaire Alphonse Dupront in musicology at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) in Mayn2008 and in the "Bilan et tendances des musicologies" series a the Université de Montréal in 2009.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2015

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents generally detect it in the child's first years.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2015

McGill program empowers women in Japan

Yo Omata is an ambitious woman. At 36, she is a medical science liaison with a U.S. pharmaceutical company in Tokyo, a job that perfectly complements her professional experience as a scientist with a PhD in dentistry. Now, with a brand new MBA from the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University’s Japan program, her sights are firmly set on the C-suite. It’s a goal she feels is a real possibility despite Japan’s stubbornly poor track record in promoting women to managerial or executive positions.

Published on : 30 Mar 2015

Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period / Accès à la Bibliothèque de droit Nahum Gelber pendant la période des examens

Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 From Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the main floor and second floor of the Nahum Gelber Law Library will be open for study to all McGill students during opening hours. During this period, only McGill Law students will be able to access the third, fourth and fifth floors using their ID cards on the card readers installed in both elevators and in access points. 

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Easter weekend Library hours

The following branches will be open for study until midnight over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6): Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Science and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Another step forward for green chemistry

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

Twenty-two students from four Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on April 2nd to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee. The winner will go on to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The national winner travels to Australia for the International Brain Bee.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Nancy Adler among Top 30 Global Gurus for 2015

Professor Nancy J. Adler has been ranked #23 in the leadership professionals category in the 2015 Global Gurus Ranking.

Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Quebec human rights commission denounces public misogyny

The Quebec human rights commission has recently rendered a decision regarding misogyny in public. For more details take a look at the Montreal Gazette website.  http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/quebec-human-rights-commissio...

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015