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What newly discovered planets can teach us

McGill University’s Nicolas Cowan explains the significance of the discovery of seven new planets.  Watch the interview here: CTV News

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

McGill wins Canadian university women's basketball championship

Alex Kiss-Rusk had 15 points and 20 rebounds to lead the McGill Martlets past the Laval Rouge et Or 66-55 on Sunday to win the Canadian university women’s basketball championship. It’s the first time that two teams from Quebec had faced each other for the title. Read more: The Globe and Mail  

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

Refaire le monde autour d’une bière d’ici

EMBA grad’s new project is a brewery with a difference

Published on : 13 Mar 2017

Porter Airlines’ CEO talks growth

Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce knows a thing or two about airlines. His father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his parents started an airline in Ontario after World War II, and the whole family worked there at some point. Deluce himself got his pilot’s license while attending high school in Toronto.

Published on : 13 Mar 2017

McGill named Fair Trade Campus of the Year

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

McGill's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

McGill University manages a stock of buildings of over 600,000 m² which are on average fifty years of age and older.  A leader in education and research, McGill is characterized by very research-intensive activities, a travelling population, and high energy intensity.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

Youth in foster care should be nurtured and supported past the age of majority, article written by Melanie Doucet in Policy Options

See what Melanie Doucet, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s School of Social Work, and a former youth in care had to say in the article published in “Policy Options” on March 9, 2017.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

A lawyer and a philosopher on “us and them” – the migrant question

Global migration has stirred questions of human rights, democracy, of living together, of ‘us and them.’ The philosopher Charles Taylor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and McGill law professor, François Crépeau, explore these and other questions at a time of rising populism and what may be called the fear of others.WatchListen    

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

Researchers shift focus to prevention of Alzheimer’s

The failures of these amyloid-reducing efforts have left researchers with two broad conclusions, said Dr. John Breitner, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University and Canada Research Chair in the prevention of dementia Tier 1. “The first is that hope is rapidly diminishing that anti-amyloid treatments will be beneficial to people who already have Alzheimer’s disease dementia,” Dr. Breitner said.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

Angela Campbell promoted to Full Professor

The Faculty is proud to announce that Professor Angela Campbell has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective April 1, 2017.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

Call for Volunteers for ACFAS

More than 150 volunteers needed! The annual congress of the Association francophone du savoir (Acfas) is the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie and McGill is proud to be hosting it this year. From May 8-12, some 6,000 participants from Quebec, Canada and abroad will descend on lower campus to take part in more than 200 colloquia and hundreds of oral and poster presentations. Participants are primarily researchers, but also include grad students and post docs. In order to guarantee its success, we will need your help.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

McGill moves from 13th to 6th - Engineering- Mineral & Mining

Some exciting news! McGill moved from no 13 to no 6 in the category Engineering- Mineral & Mining released yesterday by QS. See this news announcement.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

McGill moves from 13th to 6th - Engineering- Mineral & Mining

Some exciting news! McGill moved from no 13 to no 6 in the category Engineering- Mineral & Mining released yesterday by QS. See this news announcement:

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

Dr. Morag Park Wins Prestigious Award

Dr Morag Park, an associate member and research director for two of our PhD candidates in the department of Pathology, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society 2017 Robert L. Noble Prize, as announced on March 8. An acclaimed leader in Canadian cancer research, Dr. Park is widely recognized for her outstanding work in identifying key events in cancer development and the importance of tumour surroundings for cancer growth.  She has also demonstrated exceptional leadership in establishing national cancer research strategies as acknowledged by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2017