Volume 7, Number 1

In the same way that spring training is intended to whip baseball players into shape for the upcoming season, so can you put your brain through the paces and fend off dementia in old age with a new cognitive training project offered by the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.


Volume 7, Number 1

Imagine descending to the bottom of a pitch black mine, or crashing through a wintry ocean to an iceberg to take measurements of a particular environment. Not too pleasant for the most hardy of creatures, not even robots.


Volume 7, Number 1

Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Killam Program’s prizes and fellowships are an illustrious recognition of outstanding academic scholarship. Two McGill professors received Killam awards beginning in 2012: Colin Chapman and Mark Wainberg


Volume 7, Number 1

Civilian honours such as the Order of Canada and the Ordre National du Québec recognize exceptional contributions to society and three McGill professors were recently named to these select ranks.


Volume 7, Number 1

THREE McGILL UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS ARE THE LATEST RECIPIENTS OF CLOSE TO $11 MILLION IN LEADING EDGE FUND AWARDS from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).


Volume 6, Number 1

David R. Colman, director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2011. Liliana Pedraza, who worked closely with David Colman for 18 years, reflects on her dear friend and mentor.
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Volume 6, Number 1

Back pain brings with it a host of problems — but brain damage? It’s quite possible that chronic back pain doesn’t just inflict agony, it also impairs cognitive function, and actually reduces grey matter, in certain parts of the brain. But a new study reports that alleviating the pain can reverse those brain changes.
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Volume 6, Number 1

On November 2, 2011, Brenda Milner will receive this year’s Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller University. The prize recognizes female scientists who have made exceptional contributions to biomedical science, a group that historically has not received appropriate recognition and acclaim.
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Volume 6, Number 1

Toronto financier Lawrence S. Bloomberg is a fervent believer that active health is a key to reversing North America’s sagging health. By teaming up with Manulife Financial, the McGill grad (MBA’65) has helped to create a $50,000 annual prize that recognizes research achievements in the area of active health.
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Volume 6, Number 1

What do Inuit, the Shipibo and Shawi peoples of the Peruvian forest and the Batwa Pygmies of Uganda have in common? They all depend on the land for their survival — and are therefore all especially susceptible to climate change.
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