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New PhD program in Quantitative Life Sciences approved

By Gillian Woodford

An innovative interdisciplinary PhD program will bridge the gap between the quantitative and biological domains to improve life sciences research.

Published: 18 Apr 2019

Advancing genomic medicine for next generation therapies

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, this morning announced a new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine: Genes to Drug Targets for Next-Generation Therapies

Published: 17 Apr 2019

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

Published: 16 Apr 2019

McGill’s Honorary Degree recipients for Spring Convocation 2019

Alain Bouchard, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Michel de la Chenelière,  The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Dame Ann Dowling, Paul Farmer,  Giuliana Elena Garzone, Michael Harris, Agnes Kalibata, John Michael Kosterlitz,  Margaret MacMillan, Pat Metheny, Charles Mulli, Alfred Sommer 

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the U.S.

A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in many parts of the country.

The findings, published in PNAS, provide evidence that public policy can shape social norms and alter individuals’ attitudes, says senior author Eric Hehman, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychology.

Published: 15 Apr 2019

Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women’s implicit anti-fat attitudes

Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance—indeed, celebrity “fat-shaming” is a fairly regular pop-cultural phenomenon. Although we might assume that these comments are trivial and inconsequential, the effects of these messages can extend well beyond the celebrity target and ripple through the population at large.

Published: 15 Apr 2019

Decision about Redmen name

Principal Suzanne Fortier has announced her decision regarding the name of McGill’s men’s varsity sports teams. Read her statement

La principale Suzanne Fortier a rendu publique sa décision par rapport au nom des équipes sportives masculines de l’Université McGill. Lisez son message


Published: 12 Apr 2019

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

Published: 10 Apr 2019

Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Study sheds light on longstanding debate


Published: 5 Apr 2019

McGill University announces the naming of the McCall MacBain Arts Building

At a ceremony this evening, McGill University announced that its Arts Building, a landmark at the centre of its downtown campus, will be named after alumnus John McCall MacBain and Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain, in recognition of the recent $200-million gift from the McCall MacBain Foundation.

The new name will be the McCall MacBain Arts Building.

Published: 4 Apr 2019

McGill approves new Institute of Health Sciences Education

By Matthew Brett

McGill University is now home to a new Institute of Health Sciences Education thanks to a motion approved by its Board of Governors in February.

The Institute, which replaces the existing Centre for Medical Education, is now an academic hiring and teaching unit that can provide graduate programs in health sciences education.

Published: 1 Apr 2019

McGill announces Dr. Kerry S. Courneya as the 2019 Winner of the Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

$50,000 award recognizes a trailblazing researcher who put exercise front and centre in cancer treatment

Montreal – April 1, 2019 McGill University, in association with Manulife and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), is pleased to announce that Dr. Kerry S.

Published: 1 Apr 2019

McGill’s New Survivor-Focused Sexual Violence Policy Reinforces Prevention, Support and Response

McGill University’s Board of Governors has adopted its new Policy against Sexual Violence, confirming the University’s commitment to ensuring that its campuses are free of acts of sexual violence.

Published: 28 Mar 2019