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McGill and Trafalgar School forge new partnership to transform education

McGill University’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls are partnering to establish a transformative partnership - the CoLab. A first of its kind in Canada, the CoLab will integrate teacher training, classroom practice and cutting-edge pedagogical research under one roof.

Published: 23 Sep 2020

First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak

Initial results of study show that an estimated 250 independent events following spring break travel in March led to 60,000 people being infected

Published: 21 Sep 2020

$12.5 million awarded to Montreal team to study Parkinson’s Disease

A group of scientists at University of Montreal, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), and McGill University has been awarded a major research grant of over $12.5 million from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative over the next three years to study Parkinson’s disease. ASAP’s implementation partner The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research issued the grant.

Published: 18 Sep 2020

McGill University researchers working to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch metallic surfaces

McGill University professor Stephen Yue and Dr. Chen Liang, a researcher at the McGill AIDS Centre and Lady Davis Institute, received an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grant to produce a cost-effective, production-ready antiviral coating that could significantly reduce the rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on high-touch metallic surfaces in public spaces such as schools, office buildings, and clinics.

Published: 17 Sep 2020

Vulnerable groups affected by public transit cuts amid pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport agencies across North America have made significant adjustments to services, including cutting trip frequency in many areas while increasing it in others. In many cases, these changes, especially service cuts, have disproportionately affected areas where lower-income and more vulnerable groups live, according to a new study from McGill University.

Published: 16 Sep 2020

Royal Society of Canada medal and award winners

Four McGill researchers are among the sixteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers that have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada

Published: 15 Sep 2020

Mutation leading to biological changes may play role in cancer

McGill research team generates the first mouse expressing Estrogen Receptor mutation early on in development 

By Marie Moucarry  

Published: 10 Sep 2020

Ten McGill researchers honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

On September 8, the Royal Society of Canada announced 87 new Fellows and 50 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Amongst this year’s RSC cohort are ten McGill researchers, including six scholars who will become RSC Fellows and four researchers who will become new members of the college.

Published: 8 Sep 2020

Origin of a complex life form revealed

Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single complex life form. The study, published today in Nature, shows that the two species have collaborated to radically alter the development of the ant embryo to allow this integration to happen.

Published: 2 Sep 2020

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform team events such as rowing, has puzzled cognitive neuroscientists for years. A new study led by researchers at McGill University is shining a light on how auditory perception and motor processes work together.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

Six McGill Students Receive Canada’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM) Scholarships

A record number of McGill students have been named recipients of Canada’s largest scholarship program, Schulich Leader Scholarships. This year, the program has doubled in size from 50 to 100 annual scholarships. In total, six Schulich Leader scholars will begin their studies at McGill in September (up from two last year) with the majority coming from high schools in Western Canada.

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Published: 27 Aug 2020

Housing-First strategy proves cost effective especially for the most-vulnerable homeless group

Canadians spend big money dealing with the consequences of homelessness, but the money spent could be far more effective. According to a new McGill-led analysis, housing homeless people with severe mental illness is even more cost-effective than housing homeless people with moderate needs. A Housing-First strategy aimed at helping these individuals regain and keep permanent housing generates savings equal to about two-thirds of its cost.

Published: 25 Aug 2020

CFI invests $9.3M in McGill research

By Amanda Testani, Office of VP Research & Innovation

Published: 18 Aug 2020

Gene targeting helps overcome the resistance of brain cancer to therapy

New insight into a gene that controls energy production in cancer stem cells could help in the search for a more effective treatment for glioblastoma. A McGill-led study published in Nature Communications reveals that suppressing the OSMR gene can improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy.

Published: 17 Aug 2020

Unlocking how cellular proteins control cancer spread

A new insight into cell signals that control cancer growth and migration could help in the search for effective anti-cancer drugs. A McGill-led study reveals key biochemical processes that advance our understanding of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among Canadians.

Published: 12 Aug 2020

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