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Longlist announced: 2009 Cundill International Prize in History

The jury for the Cundill International Prize in History at McGill University, the world's largest non-fiction historical literature prize, has announced the longlist for this year's prize.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2009

McGill’s new Integrated Program in Neuroscience: All of McGill neuroscience, together in one location

The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) is McGill's brand new, inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary neuroscience program for graduate students.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

McGill’s new Integrated Program in Neuroscience: All of McGill Neuroscience. Together in One Location.

The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) is McGill’s brand new, inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary neuroscience program for graduate students. As Canada’s largest training program for neuroscience students, this new program will bring together and encourage synergy amongst faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students from different backgrounds all with a neuroscience focus.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

Starving in Guatemala: issues are at top of food conference agenda

'There are a billion people in the world who can't buy enough food'

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

Home at New Res

The Sustainable McGill Project (SMP) presents a screening of French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s 2009 film Home about the role that human activity plays in shaping our planet. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. At the screening, members of the SMP will give a brief presentation on actions [...]

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

MUHC is a step away from announcing winning bid for Glen Campus

The winning public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, either Groupe immobilier santé McGill or Partenariat CUSM, will be announced on December 3, 2009.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

Chronicle of Higher Education: Research universities reach the public directly with news

Thirty-five research institutions, [including McGill] all members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, are posting university-produced news articles about their activities on a new Web site, Futurity.org. Items include news about science, society, and health.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2009

One hundred days in space

By Robert Thirsk McGill grad Robert Thirsk (MD’82) is the first Canadian astronaut to take part in a long duration mission. By mission’s end, Thirsk will have lived on board the International Space Station for six months. I havent driven a car in three months, and yet Ive traveled 70 million kilometers. Ive watched 16 sunrises [...]

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

Thirteen young international leaders in Jeanne Sauvé Foundation program promote education, human rights and performing arts

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is pleased to announce that thirteen young leaders will spend the next 9 months in Montreal tackling important social issues under the auspices of its Sauvé Scholars Program.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

McGill Expert: Reaction: Obama 'racism' row

Columnists, commentators and bloggers are debating whether the polarizing debate over U.S. President Barack Obama's health care reform package - including Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's 'you lie!" outburst - and much more vigorous and vocal criticism of Obama is evidence of racism rearing its ugly head.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

Feds, Quebec to sink $103-million into McGill infrastructure

By Neale McDevitt As anyone who has walked past the various construction sites that dot McGill’s downtown campus will attest, men at work is much more than an Australian pop band from the 1980s. Scaffolding, cranes and temporary fencing have become as much a part of the University’s landscape in recent months as the Roddick Gates, [...]

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Published on : 15 Sep 2009

McGill Farmers’ Market

An annual Fall event on McGills downtown campus, the Farmers Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives.   Developed out of the [...]

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Published on : 15 Sep 2009

La Presse: Grant to McGill won't bring anything sexy but it'll make a great school better

Researchers say the grants, announced yesterday as part of the $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program, will allow the university to attract great students and hang on to brilliant faculty, refurbish outmoded laboratories and acquire brain scanners that will provide psychiatrists the latest tools in the fight against mental illness. The Gazette, La Presse

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Published on : 15 Sep 2009

World Health Organization to revise tuberculosis treatment guidelines based on MUHC/McGill research

Tuberculosis is a global threat that affects more than 10 million people each year.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2009

Football win tops winning weekend for Redmen

By Earl Zukerman and Jim Hynes It was a successful weekend for McGill’s varsity men’s sports teams, with big wins in soccer, lacrosse, rugby and baseball. But the football win over Sherbrooke was easily the sweetest of them all. Redmen rookie quarterback Jonathan Collin rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as McGill snapped a conference [...]

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Published on : 14 Sep 2009