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Montreal and Quebec Studies Lose a Great Ambassador

The CIRM and the McGill’s Quebec Studies Program learned with great sorrow of the passing of McGill’s Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers. Dear friend of CIRM and the Quebec Studies Program, she is one of those who supported the creation of the first research group dedicated to Montreal studies, at McGill, in 2012....

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on the passing of Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers. On behalf of the McGill University community, I extend my condolences to her family and pay homage to the many ways she supported McGill throughout her life. She has made an immense contribution to our university and to the society in which she lived.

Published: 9 Sep 2017

Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same?

Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.

Published: 8 Sep 2017

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.

Published: 7 Sep 2017

Soon to be published : « Vivre ensemble à Montréal »

In 2015, Montreal was the host of the Living Together Summit. For Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the CIRM wanted to examine the mechanisms and processes that have made it possible, in the history of the city, to maintain a relative social peace. The collective work emerging from those reflections will not provide solutions to actual conflicts; it will not give any lessons and will in no way offer a hymn to “living together”....

Published: 5 Sep 2017

The “reality” of accent change


Published: 1 Sep 2017

Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Published: 31 Aug 2017

Pinpointing the origins of autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain....
Published: 29 Aug 2017

Gorka Espiau : Professor of Practice 2017-2018

It is with great pleasure that the CIRM welcomes, for a second consecutive year, Mr. Gorka Espiau as Professor of practice of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Program....

Published: 28 Aug 2017

CIRM : Official Research Center of McGill University

Since 2014, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal has had the standing of a provisional center of the Faculty of Arts of McGill University. On May 25th this year, following a one-year evaluation process, the Senate of McGill University granted the CIRM the status of a permanent research center. For the CIRM, this is an important step in its development and we look forward to announcing good news regarding the future of the Center. 

Published: 28 Aug 2017

New understanding of how muscles work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer

By Tom Ulrich from the Broad Institute

Published: 22 Aug 2017

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also brings about other challenges as they assume an increased responsibility for their overall health....

Published: 17 Aug 2017