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Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

Published: 30Sep2016

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Published: 28Sep2016

Le roman pour explorer le monde et la vie: En conversation avec Isabelle Daunais, lauréate du Prix Killam 2016

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Le Bureau de la vice-principale (recherche et innovation), en collaboration avec les Fiducies Killam, vous invite à une soirée en compagnie de la lauréate du Prix Killam 2016 en sciences humaines, Isabelle Daunais, professeure au Département d

McGill launches Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education

McGill University launches its Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, mandated by Provost and Vice Principal Academic, Christopher Manfredi, with a public event to be held on September 22 at the new site of the Hochelaga Rock. The Task Force will propose initiatives aimed at integrating indigenous perspectives into the academic curriculum and research, as well as the retention and recruitment of Indigenous students and faculty members.

Published: 19Sep2016

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.
 
Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
 
Published: 15Sep2016

Could quality of sleep have to do with sex differences?

You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Published: 12Sep2016

Campus-wide consultation launched on sexual-violence policy

Sexual violence on campus is a matter of preeminent importance, meriting a clear response and commitment to action. The adoption of a university policy and protocol is a significant step in ensuring a safe campus environment for all members of the McGill community. 
 
Published: 12Sep2016

McGill University welcomes Martine Alfonso as Interim President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

In the context of the MUHC’s recent announcement regarding Ms. Alfonso’s appointment and the MUHC’s strategic direction, McGill University is very supportive of any proposal that has as its primary goals to improve patient care and strengthen the academic mission in its affiliated health network.

Published: 9Sep2016

Critical information missing in fight to save wildlife

With global temperatures continuing to rise at an alarming rate, predictions for the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife must improve to give scientists a clearer picture of which species are most at risk of extinction.

Published: 8Sep2016

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