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Statement on the death of Paul Desmarais Sr.

Wed, 2013-10-09 17:28

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Merck Canada awards $4 M to Faculty of Medicine

Fri, 2013-10-04 11:45

Merck Canada announced yesterday the allocation of a total of $16 million in grants to Quebec’s four faculties of medicine. McGill, along with Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and Université Laval will each receive $4 M to support health research with a translational component conducted in areas of unmet medical need. The announcement was made in Quebec City at the BioContact Quebec Biopharmaceutical Partnership Symposium, in the presence of Dr. Thomas R. Cannell, President and Managing Director, Merck Canada Inc., and of Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

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McGill hosts international symposium on pain

Pain research at McGill under the microscope: Past progress and future initiatives
Mon, 2013-09-30 11:23

McGill University will host the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) on October 3rd, 2013. World leader in pain genetics, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, who recently joined McGill as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics, will deliver the keynote address

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BAnQ and McGill sign a partnership agreement

Fri, 2013-09-27 11:46

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and McGill University signed a partnership agreement today that creates a formal framework for future collaborative projects involving the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, and Guy Berthiaume, President and CEO of BAnQ, during a ceremony at the Grande Bibliothèque.

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2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Shortlist announced: Six books competing for the world’s most lucrative award for historical writing
Thu, 2013-09-26 12:22

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts unveiled today the six books shortlisted for the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. The jury selected the works from 116 titles published all over the globe. The prize, now in its sixth year, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, making the Cundill Prize the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.

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Power flour made of crickets

Wed, 2013-09-25 11:48

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World-leading expert on pain genetics joining McGill

Appointment made possible by Canada Excellence Research Chair program; 
builds on McGill’s international leadership in pain research
Wed, 2013-09-25 10:06

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Heart attacks in young women - not all have chest pain

MUHC-led study evaluates gender and age differences
Mon, 2013-09-23 12:25

Chest pain is recognized as a symptom of heart troubles, but one out of five women aged 55 years or less having a heart attack do not experience this symptom, according to a study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The research findings, gathered from partner institutions across Canada including the University of British Columbia (UBC), are the first to describe this phenomenon in young women. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has implications for emergency room healthcare professionals and for at-risk individuals, as seconds matter when it comes to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of heart attack.

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McGill receives $1.5-million gift to bolster humanities

Support from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will create postdoctoral fellowships
Thu, 2013-09-19 14:27

What role does science play in influencing climate change beliefs among indigenous people? How did the United States conceive and execute its plan for post-World War II relief? And in what ways have movement, performance and subjectivity impacted the art of dance in Quebec? These are just some of the fascinating questions that have been explored by leading researchers at McGill University through the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities, established in 2008 thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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How birds got their wings

Fossil data show scaling of limbs altered as birds originated from dinosaurs
Tue, 2013-09-17 12:48

Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago. Recent findings from around the world show that many maniraptorans were very bird-like, with feathers, hollow bones, small body sizes and high metabolic rates. 

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