MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a $3.6 million grant to investigate the role of the B cell, a type of white blood cell of the immune system, in contributing to the development and propagation of multiple sclerosis.
Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain is the strings category winner of the 2014 McGillConcerto Competition. On Sunday, Victor performed his winning rendition of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 and will perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 season. The award comes with the recently established Mary Feher Prize, a substantial cash award given for the first time this competition. Currently an Artist Diploma student at Schulich, Victor is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Montréal and of Yale University.
Prof. Isztar Zawadzki, Luis Federico Leloir Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation
Congratulations to Dr. Isztar Zawadzki, FRSC, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences for receiving a 2013 Luis Federico Leloir Award from the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation. This award recognizes non-Argentinian scientists who have contributed significantly to scientific, technological, and innovation cooperation with Argentina.
February 17, 2014 Subject: Leyton Addiction Research Prize Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the application form for the 2014 Leyton Addiction Research Prize.
ISID is currently seeking to fill the position of Director of Executive Education and Outreach (see attached job description). Applicants should send a 1-2 page cover letter and current CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline: March 1, 2014. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology would like to congratulate Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor, and Ada Sinacore, Associate Professor, on being elected Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Fellows.
Dear Colleagues, For over 20 years, McGill University’s Sheldon Biotechnology Centre at the Duff Medical Building has provided provincial, national, and international clientele with personalized, high-quality research services to characterize biomolecules. Since its founding, the Sheldon Centre has evolved to meet the shifting needs of researchers in the natural and life sciences – and that tradition continues today.
24 heures de science is an activity-filled day of science and technology for people of all ages. The 9th edition will take place on May 9 and 10, 2014. This year's theme: Entre art et science mon cœur balance! The day kicks-off at noon on Friday, and comes to a close 24 hours later. A dynamic program includes lab visits, science competitions, films, etc. Activities will explore a number of themes, including mathematics, health, astronomy, life sciences, engineering and the environment.
Milton Friedman, in his book Money Mischief, reported the well-known story of the monetary system of a small island in Micronesia. At the end of the 19th century, the inhabitants used stone wheels as a medium of exchange and as a store of wealth. The colonial government imposed "fees" on disobedient district chiefs by painting black crosses on these stone wheels, thus "confiscating" them. This induced the locals to change their ways and work harder, paving roads they were previously reluctant to pave, in order to have these marks erased and get their wealth back.
Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He was invited to the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council site at Fatehjang to analyze their sustainability initiatives, including their highly promising Solar-powered Irrigation Systems.
Here’s a stock tip you’re unlikely to hear from your broker: For a safe bet, invest in firms with headquarters in cities and regions where residents go to church. ... A long-term study of senior managers and high-ranking professionals who worked a shorter work-week found few differences in their career outcomes compared to those of their colleagues who went back to full-time work.
The Colombo ILL database will not be available Thursday, February 13 from 11PM until 3AM due scheduled maintenance. As a result, McGill users will not be able to submit interlibrary loan requests during this 4 hour time period. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.
Starting in Fall 2014, students in the Faculty of Management will be able to major in Strategic Management. ... “Social Business is a type of company that runs just as a normal business—selling a product, earning revenue—but whose ultimate goal is to solve a social problem as opposed to maximizing profit, like many companies aim to do,” explained Joanna Klimczak, U3 Management, one of the two students who started the project.