SPOT’s Dr. Eva Kehayia and Dr. Philippe Archambault, as well as Alumna Dr. Bonnie Swayne are featured a video about the Living Lab MALL project, taking place in Montreal’s Alexis Nihon Plaza. To see the video, follow this link: http://crir-livinglabvivant.com/index.html
McGill’s annual Homecoming was a resounding success at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Representatives of the Class of 1965 right through to the Class of 1990 gathered to reminisce. The Alumni Award of Merit was presented to Dr. Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, and we had four student award winners also to celebrate. For more photos please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/photogallery/homecoming-2015
Dr. Patrice (Tamar) Weiss became SPOT’s 6th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecturer with her talk entitled “Rehabilitation Technologies: Thrive or Dive”. Over 100 attendees were entertained and challenged by Dr. Weiss’ discourse on disruptive technologies. For upcoming SPOT events please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0 . For more information on the Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship, please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/eamlectureseries
NewLeaf Travel will not be taking off next month. The airline says it’s suspending operations and refunding ticket sales as the Canadian Transportation Agency reviews its aviation licence. ...McGill Professor Karl Moore has offered consulting advice to several airlines including British Airways and feels this is just a speedbump. Read full article: News 1130, January 18, 2016
John Wood: ‘I had to get out of Microsoft and make education for the world’s poorest children my job’
Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization that promotes literacy and gender equality in education. Read full article: Financial Post, January 19, 2016
"Mr. Davidson, who died on Dec. 24 at 65, used sophisticated microscopes to create stunning, psychedelic images of crystallized substances like DNA and hormones, and he contributed to Nobel Prize-honored research about the inner workings of cells. His images were on the covers of scientific journals and, as unlikely as it might seem, on neckwear" states the NY Times. Read the full New York Times article here.
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute explore why learning a second language is easier for some people Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain “talk” to one another may help explain why, according to a new study led by Chai Xiaoqian and Denise Klein, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro at McGill University. The study was published January 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Yevgen Nazarenko (photo), Uday Kurien, Oleg Nepotchatykh and Rodrigo Rangel-Alvarado, with Prof Ariya have published a paper that demonstrates a substantial influence of snow on car exhaust pollution. In particular, the results showed that snow acts as a sink for toxic organic pollutants and nanosized particles from car exhausts. The article is published in Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts and has attracted much attention, now classified "hot" on the Journal website.
Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, spoke to Acadie Nouvelle regarding the "Blue Monday" phenomenon.
Congratulations to Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar who was recently awarded a one year scholarship from the International Team for Implantology Foundation. He will be an ITI Scholar during the 2016/17 academic year at the University of Bern in Switzerland under the supervision of Drs. Daniel Buser and Urs Braegger. Read the full story here.
Dr. Marc McKee was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Soft Bones Canada (SBC). Soft Bones is a community of people and families living with hypophosphatasia (HPP). SBC is dedicated to educating, informing, encouraging and supporting Canadian individuals and their families affected by the rare bone and tooth disease and furthering research and treatment of the disease. Read more here.
Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars Natural Resource Sciences professor Lyle Whyte and postdoctoral fellow Jackie Goordial talk about their research which suggests that it is unlikely that it is unlikely that there is any microbial life to be found on Mars.
McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce two new professors: Dr. Philip Howard has joined our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Dr. Lee Schaefer is a new addition to our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE).