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Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge One Year Later


On November 19 2015, marking the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada, ALS Canada was at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, to announce the final recipients of their 2015 grant competition. Four researchers and clinicians at The Neuro were among those recipients for their groundbreaking work in the ALS research field.



Published: 20Nov2015

Youth violence on a global scale

Most comprehensive look at youth violence on a global scale

Published: 19Nov2015

City of Montréal partners with the CIRM

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Je fais MTL event, McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), the Je fais MTL Office and the Montréal, Smart and Digital City Office today announced a new association that will enable the City of Montréal to expand on the possibilities offered by the Jefaismtl.com interactive platform, which features 181 projects overseen by the Je fais MTL movement

Published: 17Nov2015

Parkinson's disease: a new tool for health care professionals aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders.

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in the early stages. The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease. 

Published: 17Nov2015

Quebec: Palliative and End-of-life Care Plan

The Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, released the Plan de développement 2015-2020 en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie - Pour une meilleure qualité de vie. (Source: Gouvernement du Québec)

Published: 17Nov2015

50th anniversary of "Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory"

November 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking paper, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack, and the late Patrick Wall, which introduced gate-control theory.

Published: 17Nov2015

Impact of climate change on the Pike River watershed

Models provide researchers with a view to the future, allowing stakeholders the opportunity to adapt to the effects of climate change

Published: 17Nov2015

Top award for spinal cord injury research

Innovative research aims to improve the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injuries

Published: 16Nov2015

Statement: Principal Fortier on situation in Paris

Comme vous tous, je suis profondément choquée et attristée par les événements survenus en France ce soir. Nos pensées vont à nos étudiants français, à leurs familles et amis, ainsi qu’aux étudiants de McGill qui sont actuellement en France. Nous offrons nos condoléances au peuple français et à tous ceux qui ont perdu des proches dans cette terrible tragédie. Si vous êtes touchés directement par ces événements, que vous soyez étudiant, professeur ou membre du personnel, sachez que l’Université peut vous offrir du soutien.

Published: 13Nov2015

Paris attacks (November 13, 2015)

Many people were reported dead Friday night following several separate attacks in and around Paris.

Published: 13Nov2015