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To all Finance users,

The month of August 2017 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.

For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca.

Thank you.

Classified as: faculty, staff, Financial Services, Financial Statements
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Published on: 11 Sep 2017

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

Classified as: muscle, sarcomeres, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, dilson rassier, science, staff, faculty, Student
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Published on: 23 Aug 2017

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

Classified as: pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), jewish general hospital, hypertension, staff
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Published on: 21 Aug 2017

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also brings about other challenges as they assume an increased responsibility for their overall health. A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) sheds light on gaps in transition care practice in Quebec, pointing out a lack of standardized policies across pediatric diabetes centres.

Classified as: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), type 1 diabetes, pediatric diabetes, chronic disease, Diabetes Canada, pediatric care, adolescent health, young adults, External, staff, health and lifestyle
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Published on: 17 Aug 2017

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

Classified as: Canada Foundation for Innovation, CFI, infrastructure, McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rosaire Mongrain, funding, External, staff, faculty
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Published on: 15 Aug 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of July 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

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For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca.

Thank you.

Classified as: faculty, Financial Services, Financial Statements, staff
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Published on: 9 Aug 2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University.

Because many therapeutic options, such as opioids, for patients with chronic pain carry the risk of addiction and undesirable side effects, this breakthrough offers promising lines of research into chronic pain treatment, says Luda Diatchenko, professor at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and co-lead author of the new study

Classified as: chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, pain processing, Human Pain Genetics, Luda Diatchenko, Jeffrey Mogil, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Psychology, External, faculty, staff, health and lifestyle
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Published on: 8 Aug 2017

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?

Classified as: video games, violence, Veronique Bohbot, Douglas Mental Health Institute, External, faculty, staff, Student, society and culture
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Published on: 8 Aug 2017

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

Classified as: SSRIs, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Adrien Peyrache, depression, External, faculty, staff
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Published on: 3 Aug 2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a recent study from McGill and Guelph universities. To read: “How fear alone can cause animal extinction”

Classified as: Animal extinction, Fear, Animal behaviour, External, staff, faculty, science, food and sustainability
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Published on: 24 Jul 2017

The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million dollars – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The donation will support the program now in its third year, as it grows to support entrepreneurs across McGill University.

Classified as: McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, John Dobson Foundation, Desautels Faculty of Management, External, faculty, students, staff
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Published on: 19 Jul 2017

Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect brain trauma years after it has occurred. 

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), MNI, Research News, Athletics, concussion in athletics, External, faculty, MRI, staff, students, Sports, concussions
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Published on: 12 Jul 2017

Memorandum

Date: May 16, 2017

To: McGill Researchers, Academic Leadership, and Administrative Staff

Cc: Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

      Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

From:    Yves Beauchamp, VP Administration and Finance

             Rose Goldstein, VP Research and Innovation

Re: Tri-Agency Monitoring Site Visit 2016 Results - Updates

 

Classified as: Financial Services, staff, Tri-Agency Recommendations, faculty, tri-agency
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Published on: 26 May 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of February 2017 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.

For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp [dot] acct [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Thank you.

Classified as: Financial Services, Financial Statements, staff, faculty
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Published on: 8 Mar 2017

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