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Four Education professors receive FRQSC grants for their research

The Faculty of Education would like to congratulate the following Researchers on their successful applications to FRQSC's Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs (Start-up Program for New Research Professors):

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 15 May 2015

Changes to Tri-Council Open Access Policy

At the recent Faculty Council meeting Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian at the Faculty of Education, discussed changes to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. The following resources can provide you with further information and clarification regarding the new policy: Through the McGill Library Services website:

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Published on : 12 May 2015

Baby talk: babies prefer listening to their own kind

Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen? Well…it turns out that other babies do.

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Published on : 12 May 2015

A better way to build DNA scaffolds

Imagine taking strands of DNA – the material in our cells that determines how we look and function – and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level.

Published on : 06 May 2015

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

  An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2015

Memorandum to researchers regarding the 2015 federal budget

Office of the Vice-Principal                                         (Research and International Relations)                        James Administration Building, Suite 419                      Tel.: 514-398-3991   Fax: 514-398-8257 DATE: April 24, 2015 TO: McGill’s community of researchers FROM: Rosie Goldstein         SUBJECT: Federal Budget 2015 – investment in research                             

Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Professor Sebastien Betermier wins CFR Best paper award

Professor Sebastien Betermier wins 2015 CFR Best Paper Award at the 14th Colloquium on Financial Markets “Who are the Value and Growth Investors?” Authors:  Sebastien Betermier, Laurent Calvet and Paolo Sodini

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Flameproof falcons and hawks

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Understanding the barrier protecting the brain

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

Published on : 22 Apr 2015

Mitacs Open to Funding Opportunities with Non-Profit Sector

The Faculty of Education’s OFFERING office recently hosted Rebecca Reich, Business Development Officer of Mitacs Canada. Mitacs Canada is a national non-profit research organization that funds research and training programs by building partnerships between universities and industry, across the country and internationally.

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Published on : 17 Apr 2015

Sign up to join the McGill Family Medicine Team in the "Walk for Montreal" on June 20

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, McGill University will be joining Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers in the "Walk for Montreal", a historic event to inaugurate the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. The Walk for Montreal is a chance to come together to show our pride in our city and to celebrate this milestone for the MUHC and for health care in Montreal and Quebec. We will walk alongside a cross-section of the community, including MUHC colleagues, Montreal business leaders, community groups, schools, media personalities, sports celebr

Published on : 16 Apr 2015

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.

Published on : 16 Apr 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Vedel, who has been appointed a William Dawson Scholar!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Isabelle Vedel, Assistant Professor in our department, has been appointed a William Dawson Scholar!   

Published on : 15 Apr 2015