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Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

Tue, 2015-04-14 06:31

McGill professor Vicky Kaspi, a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars, was awarded the Killam Prize today, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for academic-career achievement. The $100,000 prize was granted for outstanding scholarship in the natural sciences. Five awards – one each in the categories of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering -- are distributed every year by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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World Voice Day - April 16

World Voice Day is an opportunity to inform the public about voice health
Mon, 2015-04-13 10:55

Singers, journalists and teachers often learn to pay attention to their voice when it’s too late. But there are simple ways to keep one’s voice in good health.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Four new Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Two other chairs renewed for McGill researchers
Thu, 2015-04-09 11:49

Four new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded to McGill University researchers and two others have been renewed, representing a total of $6.6 million in funding over the next five to seven years for research in a range of fields related to health, medicine and engineering.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Skin cells for research into Parkinson's

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases.
Thu, 2015-04-02 15:25

Millions of Canadians are affected by diseases of the brain such as ALS, Parkinson’s and brain tumours, for which there are limited treatments and no cures. By 2020, neurological conditions will become the leading cause of death and disability.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Neuro
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Office Phone: (514) 398-3376

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Contact: Samuel Auger
Organization: Relations médias, Université Laval
Office Phone: 418 656-3952
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