Appointment of Ms. Debbie Mercier to the position of Human Resources Project Manager

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Debbie Mercier to the position of Human Resources (HR) Project Manager, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective January 6, 2016.
Read more ►

 

Dr. Douglass Dalton appointed Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Douglass Dalton to the new position of Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. This position is the McGill equivalent to Interim Review Coordinator, mandated by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »
Read More Posts From This Section »

Highlights from the November 26, 2015, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal
On November 26, 2015, McGill’s Board of Governors held its second meeting of the 2015-16 governance year. The full minutes from the open session, and a summary of items dealt with during the closed session, will be available following Board approval in February. In the meantime, I would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Department of Medicine Newsletter – December 2015

We are pleased to announce that the December 2015 issue of the Department of Medicine Newsletter – Vital Signs is now available online!
Read more ►

 

Fall 2015 Newsletter of the RI-MUHC

We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2015 Newsletter of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is now available online! Topics in this issue include: Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) ready to serve clinical research, Renovations at the Montreal General Hospital research site, Meet our research program managers & Racing against the odds for transverse myelitis.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

$5 Million in Funding for Research into Malaria and Tuberculosis Drug Discovery

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases — thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.
Read more ►

 

René St-Arnaud named Director of Shriners Canada Research Centre and Francis Glorieux Chair

Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of René St-Arnaud, Ph.D. as Director of Research and the inaugural Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research. Dr. St-Arnaud is leading a new growth phase in the history of Canada Shriners Hospital’s Research Centre as he, along with seven investigators and their teams recently moved into a well-planned, spacious and inspiring facility on the 5th floor of the new hospital.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Decisions! Decisions! Brain Study Shows There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.
Read more ►

 

Cleaning wounds: saline water trumps soap and water

Many scientific advances have been made in the delivery of care and infection prevention for open fractures, but the standard practice of wound cleaning with soap and water before surgery has remained unchanged. Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Professor Thomas M.S. Chang receives Chinese-Canadian Legend award

On October 31, more than 400 people attended the 2015 Chinese Canadian Legend Award Gala, organized by the Asian Business Network Association (ABNA) at the Sheraton Parkway hotel in Toronto, where six recipients of the 2015 Chinese Canadian Legend Award, including pioneering McGill Professor Thomas M.S. Chang, were presented with their awards. Congratulations Professor Chang!
Read more ►

 

Dr. Andrea LeBlanc named “Personality of the Week” by La Presse+

Dr. Andrea LeBlanc, James McGill Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and researcher at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) of the Jewish General Hospital was named the “Personality of the Week” by La Presse+.

Congratulations Dr. LeBlanc!
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Med students revolutionize the search for samosas

A stranger to McGill University would be surprised to witness a disproportionately high number of students walking around with samosas in their hands. Samosas have become a staple fundraiser food for student clubs and a key part of the average McGill student’s daily diet. Feeling particularly devoted to the samosa but frustrated by not being able to locate them on campus, Tyler Safran, now a second-year student in the Faculty of Medicine, created the Samosa Search Facebook group in January 2015. What started as an inside joke has since accumulated a campus-wide following.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »