Jean-Michel Lavoie a été nommé vice-président adjoint, conception de produits, garanties collectives à la Financière Sun Life.Jean-Michel Lavoie a joint l'institution financière en 2013 à titre de directeur de produit, garanties de remboursement de frais de médicaments, après avoir travaillé dans l'industrie pharmaceutique, entre autres chez Pfizer Canada. Il possède un MBA de l'Université McGill, ainsi qu'un baccalauréat en pharmacie de l'Université de Montréal.
Meet Marie Le Cannellier, a U3 Management student who calls Chicago home. Marie recently became President of MTL Relations, an organization that aims to get you out of the McGill bubble by making it easier for you to connect with students from all universities in Montreal. Read on if you want to learn more about Marie and MTL Relations! Read full article: Her Campus, October 4, 2016
Microbiologist Brian Driscoll took over the helm of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (NRS) on September 1st. Growing up in Dundas, ON, Driscoll discovered his love science and agriculture at a young age, thanks to the influence of two uncles - one an organic chemistry professor and the other an apple grower. Through stints as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, he discovered that teaching was something he excelled at and enjoyed.
Inspiring event to raise money for brain cancer research An evening filled with personal stories from those whose lives have been affected by brain cancer will once again contribute to the fight against the disease.
October 2016 | Prof. John Hall is the recipient of the Innis-Gérin Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
October 2016 | Prof. John Hall is the recipient of the Innis-Gérin Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) (McGill reporter).
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) president-elect, Sarah Marshall, recently opened a new exhibit at McGill’s Maude Abbott Medical Museum. ‘Sparks and Waves: The use of electricity, light and sound in physiotherapy’ explores the history and evolution of these techniques in therapy. The exhibit displays machines housed in the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy during the mid 20th century. The exhibit opened September 28th, and is a permanent exhibit at the Museum.
In early September, SPOT faculty, staff, and students participated in a Wellness Welcome Walk. With the goal of highlighting the importance of physical activity and socialization in health and wellbeing, the group headed up the Mountain for a lovely end of summer walk. Refreshments were served afterwards. Keep your eyes and ears open for future activities!
Professor Dilson Rassier, Dean of Education, has elected to Co-Chair McGill University's Centraide (United Way) campaign. He will be joined by co-Chair Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost.
KalGene gears up to manufacture and test promising Alzheimer’s treatment with NRC, McGill and CIMTEC
KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015. The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.
“Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it.” (BBC) Catherine LeGrand, Department of History, McGill University "The close ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on the recent peace accord is a shock that plunges Colombia into deep political-institutional crisis. What comes next is not clear.”—Catherine LeGrand
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM join forces to set guidelines on future Artificial Intelligence research
The end of September saw the formation of a new team of rivals: the Partnership on AI, whose motto is "to benefit people and society". The partnership includes tech giants Amazon, Google and its subsidiary Deepmind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft.
Op-ed co-authored by Jean Monnet chair in the law of international economic integration at McGill. « Airplanes in international flight are responsible for at least 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – a considerable volume given that it’s the only form of emissions delivered directly at high altitude into the atmosphere.
“The PQ’s discourse isn’t resonating among 18- to 34-year-olds. For Generation Y, support for the party is collapsing,” said political scientist Éric Bélanger of McGill University, who co-wrote the study with Valérie-Anne Mahéo of the Université de Montréal. The Globe and Mail
McGill University Prof. Kirsten Anker, who specializes in aboriginal peoples and the law, visited Akwesasne in May with a delegation from a Manitoba Cree community that was interested in the Mohawk system. “It’s being looked at as a model and a source of inspiration,” she said, adding the Akwesasne Mohawks are “at the forefront in pushing the self-government envelope.” The Globe and Mail