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Holidays : Story Tips for Journalists (2015)

Here are some story ideas for the upcoming Holiday season.

“2015 was an important year in the fight against homelessness in Montreal.  The first Point-in-time count of homeless people was conducted in March and revealed that while Montreal has fewer homeless per capita than other large Canadian cities, it has more than Toronto or Calgary who are sleeping outside.  At the same time, programs based on the Housing First model, funded by the federal government as a result of research conducted in part by McGill, have begun to operate and remedy this situation.”

Published: 30Nov2015

Improving health, one step at a time

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Published: 26Nov2015

Suzanne Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs

University head urges Montreal business leaders to help students fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions

Published: 25Nov2015

Montreal budget 2016

"The City of Montreal's 2016 budget includes another increase in residential property taxes, a smaller increase in non-residential property taxes and an increase in overall expenditures of 2.4 per cent." (Source: CBC)

Published: 25Nov2015

World AIDS Day 2015: McGill/MUHC experts

December 1 is World AIDS Day, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus. 73,000 Canadians are currently HIV positive up from 49,000 in 2001, according to statistics from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CanFAR).

Published: 25Nov2015

Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Published: 25Nov2015

McGill announces 2015 Bloomberg Prize winner

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Published: 25Nov2015

How can I tell if they're lying?

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

Published: 26Nov2015

Canada's Syrian refugee plan (Nov. 23, 2015)

"The federal government's much-anticipated Syrian refugee plan will limit those accepted into Canada to women, children and families only, CBC News has learned." (Source: CBC)

Published: 23Nov2015