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JGH Director of Nursing wins prestigious award

JGH Director of Nursing Lynne McVey granted Prix Florence: Prestigious honour of the Order of Nurses of Quebec

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Adapting the workplace for a healthier worker

Ergonomics a growing field, work-related disorders a growing concern By Jim Hynes There was a time not so long ago when the “lift with your legs” signs you know the ones, where the box-toting stickman worker has what appears to be bolts of electricity shooting out of his lower back were about the only kind [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

JGH researchers help pinpoint osteoporosis genes

Largest study of its type discovers 13 new genes linked to bone disease

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Published on : 03 May 2010

The bivalve effect

New understanding of marine ecology will enable better management of resources

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Biochemist unlocks gene’s role in breast-tumour growth

'An interesting step along a long path of research,' McGill scientist says

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Published on : 30 Apr 2010

Media Advisory: Personal and Cultural Enrichment at McGill

McGill University's Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to introduce PACE: Personal and Cultural Enrichment, a new area designed to provide the local community with culturally enriched programming. PACE events will showcase art, writing, religion and film, performance and more.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Insurance News: Study data from McGill University update understanding of health insurance

The proportion of large employers offering retiree health insurance in the US has declined by half in the past 20 years. This [research by Erin Strumpf and colleagues at McGill] examines the potential implications of this change by estimating the effects of a retiree health insurance (RHI) offer on a comprehensive set of labor, health and health care use outcomes in the near-elderly population.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

La Presse: Des couloirs verts pour sauver la biodiversité de Montréal

Les «couloirs verts» de quelques mètres de large, d'une longueur maximale de 1,5 kilomètre, pourraient permettre d'améliorer du tiers la protection de la biodiversité dans l'île de Montréal, montrent les travaux préliminaires d'un biologiste de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Technology Review: Augmented Reality: haptic flooring

Researchers at McGill University have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot. Such a tool could perhaps be used for augmented reality applications, tele-presence, training, rehabilitation or even as virtual foot controllers.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2010

CFI grants keep McGill research on cutting edge

By McGill Reporter staff On April 23, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced that 10 McGill researchers will receive a total of $1.7 million as part of the its Leaders Opportunity Fund. Mindful of intense international competition among universities, the CFI designed the fund to attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s [...]

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Eminent pediatrician and geneticist awarded 2010 Pollin Prize

Eminent pediatrician and geneticist awarded 2010 Pollin Prize Dr. Charles R. Scriver, Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, co-awarded the largest international award for pediatric research

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Kaspi honoured by National Academy of Sciences

By McGill Reporter Staff Victoria Kaspi, McGill’s Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology, has been elected a member of National Academy of Sciences of the United States, one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a scientist in that country. The Academy’s 2,000-strong membership list speaks for itself – Kaspi joins 180 living [...]

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Published on : 28 Apr 2010

McGill Expert: Section of Turcot interchange reduced to one lane due to safety concerns

Story: After inspections revealed severe damage to the infrastructure, the two-lane ramp that connects the Décarie (Highway 15) to the Turcot interchange will be reduced to one lane only, beginning Tuesday afternoon.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2010

Telegraph : Russia's boreal forests may help to combat climate change

Russia's northern forests are magnificent carbon containers, the elimination 
of which could bring about catastrophic climate change. "The threats to the boreal forests don't seem significant right now," explains Nigel Roulet, a carbon cycle specialist at McGill University in Montreal. "But I'm convinced pressure will increase as the region gets warmer and it gets easier to operate there. "Also,

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Vancouver Sun: Greek bailout is the best of bad alternatives

At first blush, it's a little hard to understand why financial markets in Europe and North America are paying so much attention to a debt problem in a little country like Greece. … With a Greek debt default, for instance, these weaker economies would be "hammered" by skyrocketing interest rates on their government lending, predicts Mo Chaudhury, a finance specialist at McGill University's Desautel

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Published on : 27 Apr 2010