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"McGill Financial Statements" - Month of April 2016

To all Finance users,

The University fiscal year 16 (2015/16) is officially closed. You may pick up your April Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

This link will bring you directly to the Finance (Fund) Administration Menu >> Financial Statements menu option.

Published: 31May2016

McGill Opens Doors Wide for Cystic Fibrosis Research

For McGill scientists specializing in protein-traffi cking diseases such as cystic fi brosis (CF), October 17, 2011 marked a monumental event with the opening of McGill’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Celebrated by a one-day symposium highlighting McGill’s proven strengths in this research area, the Centre brings society one step closer to eradicating CF. 


Read the whole article HERE.

Published: 27May2016

Cystic Fibrosis, a Paradigm of Conformational Diseases Presentation

Gergely Lukacs, from the Department of Physiology, talks about cystic fibrosis, a paradigm of conformational diseases. A "Soup and Science" presentation.


Watch the whole presentation on YouTube HERE.

Published: 27May2016

David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. 


Watch the whole episode HERE.

Published: 27May2016

Paper-based biosensor to detect HIV-hepatitis C co-infections

The research group of Prof Xinyu Liu is developing a portable, paper-based biosensor for point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infections. The research, led by graduate student Chen Zhao, has been published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.  The article has been selected as an Editor’s Pick of the journal and has been featured by Science Daily, American Institute of Physics (AIP), the Electrochemical Society and other science news websites.

Published: 20May2016

Transfer of International Relations Division to Provost's Office Purview

On April 21, 2016, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced that the International Relations division of the Office of the Vice-Principal of Research and International Relations will be transitioning to the purview of the Office of the Provost. The following is an excerpt of the memo that Principal Fortier addressed to the McGill University Senate. 

Published: 6May2016

Month of April Closing Delayed | Month of May Fund Balances

Good Day,

Please note that due to the extended University year end period, the month of April will not be closing according to the usual month end schedule. April 2016 is scheduled to be closed on May 30th. This means that financial statements for April are still not available. An email notification will be sent when the financial statements are ready to be picked up in Minerva.

Until April is closed, please be mindful that fund balances may not include the new fiscal year’s budgets nor the budget carry forwards.

Thank you for your patience.

Published: 4May2016


To all Finance Users 
In support of the Year-End effort, the processing of journals, IDC’s and manual encumbrances (Banner forms FGAJVCQ, FGAJVCD and FGAENCB) will not be accessible from Friday, May 6th, 9:00 AM until Monday, May 9th, 9:00 AM.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463. 
Thank you.

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Published: 3May2016

SSHRC Insight Grants - Information Session

James Administration Building, Room 301 Montreal, QC, CA

The purpose of the SSHRC Insight Grant Program is to provide support for long-term research initiatives of 3 to 5 years for emerging and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities.

NSERC - Discovery Grants Program Outreach Session

Macdonald-Stewart Building Faculty Lounge, MS2-022, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

The goal of this information session is to provide tips on successful Discovery Grant proposals. This session is open to Applicants from all Evaluation Groups. Questions and answers will be welcome throughout.