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Directives for Research Ramp-up at The Neuro

Restart of research activities at The Neuro will follow the McGill University on-campus research phase-in directives and the guidelines on preventing spread of COVID-19.

Published: 15 May 2020

Elevators - Restricted Access and Reprogramming

As The Neuro moves into a transition phase, which includes the gradual resumption of research activities starting on Monday May 25th, please note that use of elevators is now restricted (please see table below). 

Elevator A (Rockefeller) is accessible for patients, hospital and research staff. 

·         Patients have priority access.   

Published: 15 May 2020

Message from Dr. Rouleau: Research Ramp-up

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you have been keeping well.

As you know, McGill sent out a memo over the weekend regarding the gradual research ramp-up on campus.

We are presently establishing guidelines specific to the ramp-up of the research operations at The Neuro, in compliance with both McGill and MUHC protocols (ex: entry points and triage, movement within the complex, health and safety considerations, issues related to human resources, etc.).

Published: 5 May 2020

Access to The Neuro: Entry and Exit reminders

ALL ENTRY & EXIT is via the main door at 3801 University, ONLY

Neuro staff and trainees are reminded NOT to enter or exit the building via any other doors.

* The only exception is in case of emergency evacuation.

Please respect the requests of security and frontline staff at the main entrance. Tensions can sometimes run high in crisis situations and we ask that everyone be patient and courteous.

Published: 22 Apr 2020



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Let’s make sure our clinical and research environments are not compromised

Please follow these directions if you are a McGill employee who is in self-isolation, or has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

Published: 15 Apr 2020

The Neuro Supports the Open COVID Pledge

The Neuro proudly supports the Open COVID Pledge, which calls on academic institutions, industry, and other organizations to make their intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing its impact.

Published: 9 Apr 2020

Human Resources- Brief Extension Period for Postdoctoral Fellows nearing the end of their 5 year window

Enrollment services is allowing a brief extension of one to two months for postdoctoral fellows who are nearing the end of their 5 year window. 

Published: 4 Apr 2020

Designing face shields to protect medical staff

Montreal medical specialists and 3D printing company team up to find solutions for critical supply shortages


The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital staff. A team of Montreal medical experts has partnered with a 3D printing company to design and distribute face shields to protect healthcare workers as they treat patients with this life-threatening disease.

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Published: 2 Apr 2020

Gairdner Foundation recognizes Dr. Guy Rouleau with prestigious award

The Neuro’s director has been a driving force in neurological disease research and Open Science leadership

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Published: 31 Mar 2020

Reminders and Resources during COVID-19

Reminder: Do not come to The Neuro if you have one or more of the following symptoms (new onset within the last 7 days): fever sore throat cough shortness of breath or difficulty breathing nasal congestion and runny nose new onset of diarrhea a sudden headache or the sudden loss of smell Access Approval

Only personnel whose name appears on the approved exemption

Published: 30 Mar 2020


In response to the state of public health emergency declared in the Province of Québec due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday March 13, 2020, McGill University has requested that all non- essential research activities ramp down until further notice to restrict the presence of research staff and research participants on site.

Published: 30 Mar 2020

COVID 19: Dealing with stress and anxiety

Resources are available to help staff and students who are feeling anxiety, panic or stress.


McGill HR offers an employee family-assistance program. Call the toll-free number, 1-844-880-9142, or go to

Published: 30 Mar 2020

April 3 update: COVID-19 at The Neuro

March 27: The Neuro has an outbreak of COVID-19 with 7 positive test results amongst hospital staff in the last few days.  Public Health is aware of the situation.

Published: 27 Mar 2020

Delivery of Liquid Nitrogen, dry ice and gas cylinders (e.g., CO2) to The Neuro during the research ramp-down period

PRAXAIR - Delivery of Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen Tanks, and Gas Cylinders (CO2) to The Neuro during the research ramp-down period EACH LAB MUST DESIGNATE A PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS  PRAXAIR DRY ICE The standard order for delivery of dry ice to the 7th floor freezer on Mondays is continuing.
Published: 25 Mar 2020

Updated Research Exemption Access Details

Only personnel whose name appears on the approved exemption list will be allowed to enter The Neuro. All allowed personnel will be triaged and cleared for entrance. Approved personnel will need to have their ID Card at all times.

Published: 24 Mar 2020


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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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