It may not be the comeback story of the century, but McGill University’s resurgence to the No. 1 position in the latest QS World University Rankings has offered a glimmer of hope when many had predicted nothing but a continual slide down the international rankings scale for the “Harvard of the north.”
The first cohort to graduate from McGill University’s X-1 startup accelerator is a unusual mix. While some are attempting to commercialize products based on serious scientific research, one has no real product and another startup that pitched at the accelerator’s demo day has already stopped operating. The demo day, held on Sept. 9, began with pitches form some of the startups to win at The McGill Dobson Cup, a business plan competition open to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the university.
If business school is your first step towards an international career in management, you might want to consider a growing number of Masters programmes that will take you across continents to develop your cross-cultural mindset and build your business credentials.
July 31, 2015 | The Toronto Sun Officials say a scientific review that included an analysis of more than 130 scientific papers, as well as consultations with experts, has revealed that the presence of microbeads in the environment may have long-term effects on biological diversity and ecosystems. Read the full story here.
le 31 juillet 2015 | La Presse Le gouvernement fédéral prépare un règlement pour interdire l'utilisation de microbilles de plastique dans les produits de soins personnels. Lire l'histoire complet ici.
The Economist | July 31, 2015 ANTHONY RICCIARDI, a scientist at McGill University, was looking for evidence that an invasive Asian clam had colonised a warm spot in the St Lawrence river when a member of his team made a more headline-worthy discovery Read the full story here.
Dr. Bruce Lennox, Dean of Science, extends congratulations to Professors Robert Brandenberger (Physics), Christian Genest (Mathematics and Statistics), and Catherine Potvin (Biology) on being named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Election to fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the highest distinction for scientists, artists, and scholars in Canada.
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CALS-NIC: Observational, longitudinal MRI study for ALS (recruiting both ALS patients & age/sex matched healthy controls)
This new study has recently started recruiting participants. For more information, please contact kristiana [dot] salmon [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
A team of international researchers, led by Brent Richards of McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, published their findings Monday of a rare gene variation that offers a protective quality for bone density. “What’s interesting about this variation is that it has an effect on bone density and fracture twofold larger than anything we’ve found previously — twofold larger than anything anyone in the world has found previously, I should say,” Richards told the Montreal Gazette.
Apply Now! Data source and funding for students who may be looking for a supervisor of co-supervisor with funding. Dr. Ariane Marelli is accepting applications for new grants that go on for 3-4 years. Contact information:
Following a 21-year tenure at George Washington University, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou has joined McGill University as the new dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Read full article: McGill Tribune, September 15, 2015 Related article: McGill Tribune
McGill University maintained its position as the top-ranked Canadian university in the world even if it dropped down a few notches in the overall standings released in this year’s QS World University Rankings. Read full article: Montreal Gazette, September 15, 2015