Unfortunately, we have had to scale back our plans for making changes to the design of the Library home page. Instead, we will be limiting ourselves to making a few small changes to the content displayed in the current design. Specifically:
Andrea Emrick was part of the very first cohort to receive the Certificate of Proficiency in Written French – Workplace Communication (Online). “I was looking to work in a French environment, and I think I could do that now. For anyone that would be hesitant or skeptical of taking an online course, this is it.”
Richard Pagé managed to stand out among his fellow alumni graduating from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies with the class of 2015. How did he do it? By posting the following update on LinkedIn: “Today is the day that I obtain my Graduate Certificate in Marketing from McGill University School of Continuing Studies.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
The Faculty of Education would like to congratulate Professors Alain Breuleux and Susanne Lajoie, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, for the recent success of the large FRQSC partnership grant Actions concertées : Perseverance et réussite scolaires.
A recent article with Business Insider Australia profiled Professor Julie Côté, of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and her research into treadmill desks and standing workstations. Please visit Business Insider online to read the entire article: "Forget the standing desk, here's what science says about the treadmill workstation" (Chris Pash, Business Insider Australia, July 9, 2015)
To all Finance users, The month of June 2015 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva. This link will bring you directly to the Finance (Fund) Administration Menu >> Financial Statements menu option.
Schulich organ students Stephen Boda and Helen Tucker won first and second prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists National competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Organ Festival. They are students of Hans-Ola Ericsson.
Sometimes an artist’s most meaningful projects arise by chance, in everyday interactions, rather than through any grand plan. So, it seems, was the case with the intrepid cellist Matt Haimovitz, whose latest enthusiasm came about in the halls of McGill University, where he has been on the faculty for more than a decade. Article from the The Boston Globe.
Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., provides a more straightforward and greener option for preparing versatile iodide reagents, and avoids the problem of metal residue in synthetic chemistry.
July 2015 | Amm Quamruzzamam won the 2015 best Graduate Student Paper in the Canadian Sociological Association’s “Sociology of Development Research Cluster”
Amm Quamruzzamam won the 2015 best Graduate Student Paper in the Canadian Sociological Association’s “Sociology of Development Research Cluster” for his paper, “Economic Growth or Good Governance: What is More Important to Reduce Poverty and Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa?”
The Museum of Natural Sciences of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has just opened a new permanent exhibition in Brussels: 'The gallery of Humankind'. The Museum has asked Dr. D. Louis Collins whether they could produce a 3-D print of the historical Colin27 brain. This brain is that of a human volunteer scanned 27 times in an MRI, back in 1998.
Big imaging data in action: large-scale analysis of 10,000 MRI volumes reveals fluctuations in brain size depending on time of the day
Diurnal fluctuations in brain volume The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning. That’s according to a new study from BIC Principal Investigators Arnold and Collins and collaborators, based on an analysis of about 10,000 MRI scans.
Dr. Baillet and collaborator wins McGill's first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition
Professors Sylvain Baillet (BIC Principal investigator) and Matt Kinsella (Dept of Bioengineering) have won the first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition held by McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, for their project titled: Millisecond in vivo imaging of nanoparticle circulation and uptake in brain cancer therapy. Read more.
The McGill University School of Continuing Studies’ Translation and Written Communication unit has made a special delivery to the city of Montreal and Mayor Denis Coderre; the Hebrew version of the Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities. It is the sixth translation provided by McGill.