Uganda Mobile Health Clinic to serve 100,000+ people in remote communities
By Neale McDevitt
The numbers don’t lie and they are shocking. With an average life expectancy of about 54 years for its citizens, Uganda is a hard place to live.
But Colin Chapman says the real tragedy is that mortality rates are unduly high. As with so many developing nations, one of the great challenges for many Ugandans, especially those living in rural areas, is they just don’t have access to regular medical services.
At an announcement made yesterday, at the BioContact Quebec Biopharmaceutical Partnership Symposium, Merck Canada confirmed its commitment to the Quebec life sciences research innovation sector by allocating a total of $16 million in grants to four of Quebec’s university hospital centres: McGill, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, and Université Laval. The grant received by each institution will be used to support health research with a translational component conducted in areas of unmet medical need.
McGill students awarded $1 million for social enterprise to secure food for undernourished communities in urban slums
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By McGill Reporter Staff
A team of MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management won the 2013 Hult Prize competition, following a final “pitch-off” held in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting Monday evening, Sept. 23.
‘We are committed to providing a climate of tolerance’
By Doug Sweet
As debate swirls inside and outside Quebec about the provincial government’s proposed Charter of Values that would ban the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols by public employees, McGill’s new Principal, Suzanne Fortier, has affirmed that the right of religious choice and cultural diversity are essential values for the McGill community.
With the school year in full gear, the carefree days of summer are fading into the past. But before they disappear entirely, the McGill Reporter has compiled a gallery of summer fun pics submitted by members of the McGill community. Ranging from artsy and evocative to classic postcard fare, the pictures include everything from nearby beaches and lakes to ancient ruins and exotic locations — proof that, somewhere in the world, the sun is shinning on a McGillian.
By Earl Zukerman
Luis Guimont-Mota, a sophomore from Quebec City, rushed for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns as McGill defeated Concordia 32-19 to capture the 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup football game before 2,845 – including Suzanne Fortier, McGill’s newly appointed Principal – at Percival Molson Stadium, Friday.
New Principal delighted to be back at her alma mater and living in Montreal
McGill’s new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Suzanne Fortier, officially begins duties today, Sept. 5. She took time from a busy preparatory period to meet The Reporter and talk about herself, her experience at university and some of the issues McGill will face in the years ahead. A video version of this interview can be seen here.
By Jacquie Rourke and Doug Sweet
McGill, Oxford and Neuroscience Center Zurich sign three-way agreement
By Neale McDevitt
When it comes to relationships, three is often seen as a number to avoid, as triangles have long been the catalyst for tragedy and heartbreak. But earlier this summer, McGill entered into a triangular relationship that promises to turn that old adage of three being a crowd on its head.
By Neale McDevitt
If you watch even 10 minutes of a bike race, such as the recently completed Tour de France, you quickly understand that cyclists, especially those who do long-distance biking, have amazing cardiovascular capacities. And then there are those who also have big hearts.
By MUHC Staff
In 2012, and again in 2013, two separate outbreaks of tuberculosis occurred in communities of northern Quebec. “The affected communities prefer not to have a spotlight shone on them,” says Dr. Marcel Behr, director of the McGill International TB Centre and RI-MUHC researcher, “since tuberculosis is a very sensitive issue. They need solutions more than they need attention.”