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Meet the Canadian woman Hollywood calls when they need to talk to aliens

To get the science right, the producers of the highly anticipated upcoming movie Arrival hired Jessica Coon, a real life linguistics professor at McGill University.
Read more: The Hamilton Spectator

Published: 8Nov2016

The Neuro Celebrates #GivingTuesday on November 29

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, created to counteract the consumerism-based Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This year, The Neuro is celebrating #GivingTuesday by inviting the community to fund the Giving Tuesday Travel Award – which will allow a talented student or fellow to present their research at a national or international scientific meeting.

Published: 8Nov2016

HEADS UP Concussion Event

27Jan201717:00
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An all-star lineup of experts in the fields of sports and neurology will share a stage on Jan. 27 to discuss concussions, a serious injury that has only recently been getting the attention it deserves.

In Boomers’ Sunset, Election Reawakens an Old Divide

“There’s this tremendous idealism with the Clintons — actually living social change, embodying social change,” said Gil Troy, the author of “The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s” and a history professor at McGill University in Montreal. “But also, at the end of day, not just having this will to power, but also being so convinced of their own self-righteousness that they improvise a new set of morality and ethics.” 
Read more: The New York Times


Published: 7Nov2016

How do you create a perennial winner? Ask McGill's baseball team

"We've been lucky to have a lot of really good ball players, really good kids come through the program." Head coach Jason Starr
Read more: CBC News 

Published: 7Nov2016

Effective Parenting: New Trends and Approaches

This series of public lectures focuses on topics of concern for parents/guardians/grandparents in our fast-paced world and digital age. On November 7, Dr. Adam Dubé, will be giving a talk titled: "The myths and merits of children's iPad use from the cradle to the classroom”. 

Published: 7Nov2016

Evans receives Quebec honour

2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield recognizes monumental work in brain imaging and mapping

Dr. Alan Evans has become the latest researcher to receive the Province of Quebec’s most prestigious scientific award, the 2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield, named after The Neuro’s founder. 

Published: 5Nov2016

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  

In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, set a 17% target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to measure progress toward that target.  

Published: 10Nov2016

Sports engineers propel athletes to the top

At McGill, the Ice Hockey Research Group has a long-running relationship with Bauer, a major manufacturer of hockey equipment. Professor David Pearsall has nurtured that relationship since joining McGill in 1995. “A number of people I’ve had as students have actually been hired by the company because of the expertise they developed,” he says. 
Read more: Maclean's

Published: 4Nov2016

Quebec federation honours Dr. Tampieri

Neuroradiologist recognized for her innovations in healthcare

The Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists (Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec), an umbrella organization embracing medical specialist groups in the province, has chosen Dr. Donatella Tampieri of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) as one of three recipients of its 2016 Prix d’excellence en innovations des soins de santé. The award recognizes Dr. Tampieri’s exceptional career in providing quality healthcare that is accessible, efficient, and safe.

Published: 4Nov2016

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