Smoke signals


For many of us, wood-burning stoves evoke a cozy nostalgia. They are also one of the top five contributors to global mortality and disease rates.
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Get them started young


Seeing the difference McGill alumni make isn’t hard for Dr. Linda Polka and her Infant Speech Perception lab.
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Med school drama


When Mary Koziol’s grandfather was a medical student in Edinburgh, there were no dissections in anatomy class, only prosections; and there was certainly nothing like S(t)imulation ~ Sex, People & Ideas.
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A spoonful of arts and humanities


A group at the McGill Faculty of Medicine has been exploring medicine’s artistic side and coming up with novel activities in the process.
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Mentorship matters


The Nurse Peer Mentorship Program (NPMP) is changing the way Ingram School of Nursing students confront obstacles.
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Social media and the health care professional: what’s not to like?


Seventeen years. That is how long it takes on average for health research findings to be adopted into widespread clinical practice, common wisdom has it.
For Dr. Susan Rvachew, a speech pathologist specializing in developmental disorders and a professor at McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, social media allows her a wider—and faster—reach than traditional modes of publication.
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The future of medicine is very small


You’re ill. You visit a doctor who examines you, diagnoses you with a once deadly cancer, immediately offers some non-invasive treatment, and sends you home with a good prognosis, relatively free of pain and side effects. It’s a scene straight out of Star Trek, but it might not be too far from reality.
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A Homecoming primer for young alumni

“I’m not sure that my contemporaries realize that this tradition exists,” mentioned a recent graduate over Homecoming Weekend in October 2015. “I would have liked to have learned more about it as a student.”
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A man of many firsts

Kenneth Melville, BSc’26, MDCM’26, MSc’31, is remembered as the first black medical student at McGill. He was also the first (and only) black Chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics—and the first person from a developing country to hold a Chair at the University.
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