McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

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Safer, more efficient drug discovery

McGill researchers have discovered a safer and more efficient technique for testing new drugs while they are in development.

Published: 9 Apr 2024

A promising discovery in a rare neurodegenerative disease

Imagine being middle aged and starting to feel that you are off balance a lot and that you are having a hard time coordinating your movements. Those are among the symptoms of Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, known as SCA6, a rare neurodegenerative disease which typically appears in adulthood and worsens over time. Over time, other problems such as slurred speech and difficulty seeing or seeing double, may also appear.

Published: 5 Apr 2024

Victoria Talwar, ECP, Publishes Paper in Developmental Psychology on Children's Honesty Promotion Techniques

Victoria Talwar, ECP Professor, Faculty of Education Interim Dean, and Lab Director of the Talwar Child Development Research Lab, recently published a paper in Developmental Psychology that investigates the effects of honesty promotion techniques on children of different ages.

Published: 3 Apr 2024

Night Lights and Scientific Delights: Nuit blanche at McGill

by Phuong Hoang, Faculty of Science Communications Assistant 

True to its name, Montréal’s Nuit blanche is an annual celebration of the vibrant culture of the city, with thematic itineraries and extended business hours that ensure festival-goers a night of endless excitement.

Published: 3 Apr 2024

Real Data and Real Solutions in MATH 527

On a cloudy afternoon this past December, a group of McGill students gathered in a downtown Montréal boardroom to give a data science presentation to Citera, a sustainability analytics company. This presentation wasn’t for an internship or any other extracurricular activity – it was part of one of McGill’s newest and most innovative courses: MATH 527, Statistical Data Science Practicum.

Published: 3 Apr 2024

Soup & Science: McGill’s stew-pendous serving of research

Recently, McGill undergraduate students had the opportunity to savor an enriching blend of knowledge and soup at the 37th edition of Soup & Science. This week-long event, occurring once a semester, highlights research taking place on campus. This semester’s showcase included topics across disciplines, ranging from quantum meta-photonics to optogenetic stimulation in roundworms, and students were able to learn and engage with these topics in an intimate setting.

Published: 3 Apr 2024

Mike Auksi, Fifth-Year Doctoral Candidate in KPE, Featured in Innovation.ca Article

Mike Auksi, Anishinaabe and Estonian, is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, connected to Lac Seul First Nation and Pelican Lake hockey team, and played for the Lac Seul Eagles and Stars hockey teams.

Published: 28 Mar 2024

KPE’s U-Sports 2022-2023 Academic All-Canadian Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the KPE recipients of U-Sports 2022-2023 Academic All-Canadian Awards:

Published: 26 Mar 2024

Call for Research Participants: Paid Study in Endurance Runners

Participate in this study to investigate the acute independent effects of dietary protein supplementation on bone metabolism in healthy adults aged 18-35 years participating in high-volume endurance running.

Duration: One baseline visit followed by two trials of 2 days each (approximately 15 hours total).

Criteria: 1) Must be between the age of 18 - 35 years old 2) Running at least 40 km/week the past 6 months

Published: 25 Mar 2024

Participate in a Research Study on Bone Health & Exercise Behaviours in Diabetes

Looking for adults aged 50 and above diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to participate in a research study.

Participation involves one audio-recorded interview conducted via Microsoft Teams or by phone.

Published: 25 Mar 2024

Online Survey on Moving Beyond “Good vs. Evil”

Participate in Study on Moving Beyond “Good vs. Evil”

The Science and Practice in Psychology research lab is inviting university students to participate in a brief ANONYMOUS survey approved by McGill’s Research Ethics Board.

Help them find out which potentially controversial socio-political topics could be discussed in the university context.

Published: 22 Mar 2024

Species diversity promotes ecosystem stability

What maintains stability within an ecosystem and prevents a single best competitor from displacing other species from a community? Does ecosystem stability depend upon the presence of a wide variety of species, as early ecologists believed, or does diversity do the exact opposite, and lead to instability, as modern theory predicts?

Published: 21 Mar 2024

Dr. Tasmia Hai, ECP, Recipient of 2024 IMPaCT Salary Award

Dr. Tasmia Hai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, is a recipient of 2024 IMPaCT Salary Award.

Published: 18 Mar 2024

A push for more women in computer science

When Jade Raymond, BSc’98, studied at McGill’s School of Computer Science, she was one of few women in the program and “I think the only woman I knew in my year who went and got a job as a programmer in computer science after graduating.”

Raymond became a trailblazer in the video game industry, helping create the huge hit Assassin’s Creed, and building studios from the ground up for Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. 

Published: 18 Mar 2024

Sabi Kamilah Hinkson Awarded Woman of Merit

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, at "A Taste of Tea", Playmas Montreal Cultural Association recognized Sabi Kamilah Hinkson “as a woman of merit” and awarded her a certificate “to honour her excelling contribution in the field of education and her role as a Black Woman of Excellence contributing to the advancement of Montreal’s Caribbean and wider communities.”

Sabi is a PhD student in DISE.

Published: 14 Mar 2024

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