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Renowned violist Steven Dann appointed to Schulich String Faculty

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned violist Steven Dann as Catherine Thornhill Steele Chair in Viola starting September 2015, for a period of three years. Steven Dann's career has covered a wealth of violistic possibilities. As principal viola of some of the world's leading orchestras, as a veteran of the string quartet and chamber music world, as soloist and recitalist and as a dedicated teacher.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2015

Thierry Tidrow, BMus 09 awarded Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

The Composition Area of the Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that one of its former students, Thierry Tidrow (BMus, Honours Composition and Major Music Theory, 2009) is the recipient of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. During his bachelor's program, Mr. Tidrow studied composition with Professors Christoph Neidhöfer and Brian Cherney. An interview with Thierry Tidrow about his winning work may be found on the website of the Canada Council for the Arts (see sidebar)

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Published on : 12 Feb 2015

Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015 By Melody Enguix

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Published on : 12 Feb 2015

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Voices into Action

Voices into Action is an online curriculum-based educational resource dedicated to providing students with access to information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred.   Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media to present compelling information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. Explore thought-provoking issues with your students by accessing our lessons and resources on antisemitism, racism, discrimination and stereotyping.    

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Grammy Awards for Professor Richard King.

Professor Richard King received two Grammy awards this past weekend in the categories of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album ("Bass & Mandolin"  Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer) and Best Orchestral Performance (John Adams: "City Noir"  David Robertson, conductor, St. Louis Symphony)  both on the Nonesuch label.  With these two latest awards, Prof. King now has a total of 14 Grammy awards. 

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Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Revolutionary new probe zooms in on cancer cells

Improves tumour surgeries and extends survival times for brain cancer patients VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1EYjsTV

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Published on : 11 Feb 2015

In the news: Dr. Sherif Karama on smoking and the brain

To learn more about Dr. Sherif Karam's study on how smoking thins the cortex of the brain, follow the links below: http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/sante/201502/10/01-4842915-le-tabagisme-amincit-une-partie-du-cerveau-selon-une-etude.php http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2015/02/10/001-tabagisme-cerveau-matiere-grise.shtml

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

In the News: Student Jay Olson's study attracts media attention

Graduate student Jay Olson who recently published a research paper with Professor Amir Raz is attracting positive media attention.  Jay Olson was also interviewed by The Atlantic, CBC radio, Radio-Canada International, ABC (Australian) radio, and the National Post about his research. To read more about his work, please click the following links below:

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Dr. Russell Hepple appointed full professorship (KPE)

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Russell Hepple has been promoted to the rank of full professor with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2015

BBC interviews DISE's Dr. Shariff regarding sexting, research

Police warn Welsh pupils over 'sexting' Source: BBC News, Feb 10, 2015 Police are visiting every school in Wales to warn pupils of the dangers of "sexting". As well as cutting down on cyberbullying, there are fears young people do not know they could be breaking the law by sending sexual images. It comes as Safer Internet Day is highlighting online safety.

Published on : 10 Feb 2015

Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle

A new report released today, Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle, highlights the ongoing inequity faced by First Nations children in Canada who need health and social services.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2015

Prof. Matthew Hunter's "Wicked Intelligence" wins Historians of British Art Book Prize

Matthew C. Hunter's Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013), won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for books published by a single author in 2013 on a pre-1800 topic. It was also a finalist for the College Art Association's 2015 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, which honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art, published in any language between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.

Published on : 10 Feb 2015

Another great review for pianist Stéphane Lemelin's CD of Pierné and Vierne quintets.

Chair of Music Performance Stéphane Lemein has recently released a CD of piano quintets with the Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc. Read more from Le Devoir critique Christophe Huss's February 6th review in which he describes the recording  as 'intelligently programmed- a real jewel.'  (Full review in French)  Quintettes avec piano de Pierné et Vierne ATMA ACD2 2384 Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc, Stéphane Lemelin (piano).  

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Published on : 10 Feb 2015

Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2015