eBooks for eBabies: Digital literacy for kids

eBooks for eBabies: Digital literacy for kids

Parents hear it all the time. Too much screen time – be it in front of the television, a computer or a video game monitor – will rot your child’s brain. But Susan Rvachew, a speech pathologist and a professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, says not all screen-based technologies are created equal. Some, she says, can be a boon to a child’s reading and language development.

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Timely treatment vastly improves outcomes for stroke patients

Timely treatment vastly improves outcomes for stroke patients

Two MUHC hospitals have recently received new accreditations: the Montreal General Hospital was designated a secondary stroke centre and the Montreal Neurological Hospital, a tertiary stroke centre.

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How to recognize stroke symptoms

Stroke fact sheet

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Other News

$27M in NSERC funding for long-term research

$27M in NSERC funding for long-term research

McGill will receive over $27 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for a wide range of long-term research projects, including studies on the texture of foods and biomaterials; holographic approaches to black holes; the treatment of malaria; and research into the role of sleep in the intellectual development of children.

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McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

Kareem Ibrahim: “I want to tap into the McGill community’s potential”

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In the Community

Picture perfect day for Glen site inauguration party

Picture perfect day for Glen site inauguration party

Under the piercing blue sky of a perfect summer day, thousands and thousands of Montrealers walked three kilometres from Dawson College to the new MUHC Glen site on Saturday to join in the ribbon-cutting for the new, state-of-the-art hospital.

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E-scheduler cuts wait times for chemotherapy in half at Segal Cancer Centre

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

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Kudos

Tremblay named to Ordre National du Québec

Tremblay named to Ordre National du Québec

Michel L. Tremblay, a James McGill Professor and former Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, has been named a Knight (Chevalier) of the Ordre National du Québec, along with his namesake, playwright Michel Tremblay, who was promoted to Grand Officer of the Order.

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Mechanical engineering student wins CEMF scholarship

Desautels celebrates 50 years of MBA impact

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In Focus

Larsson named Director of Redpath Museum

Larsson named Director of Redpath Museum

Professor Hans Larsson has been appointed Director of the Redpath Museum for a five-year term that began on June 1. Larsson took over for Professor David M. Green, who has been at the helm of the Museum for the past decade.

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McGill is moving closer to the library of the future

Your seven-day forecast is about to get more accurate

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Budget Corner

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

While McGill’s cost-cutting measures will remain in place, staff salary commitments will be honoured and work will soon begin to modernize McGill’s buildings and IT infrastructure, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate in his annual budget presentation on April 22.

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Around Campus

Spring 2015 Convocation in pictures

Spring 2015 Convocation in pictures

Convocation is the happiest time of the year at McGill. We’ve tried to catch as many of the smiles as we could.

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Convocation 2015: Celebrate today, bring on tomorrow

Awards celebrate equity and community building at McGill

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Blog

Arts portico repairs under way

Arts portico repairs under way

Repairs have begun to the iconic portico at the front entrance to the Arts Building. Scaffolding was erected Thursday, June 25, for a project expected to take between 3-5 months.

Read More → Bixi boosts property value

Bixi boosts property value

In Montreal, the presence of bike sharing stations has contributed to an average increase of 2.7 per cent in sales price of houses nearby, says a new study by McGill researchers.

Read More → Faculty of Medicine addressing accreditation issues, Eidelman says

Faculty of Medicine addressing accreditation issues, Eidelman says

Dean of Medicine David Eidelman, who is also Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), told the Faculty on Wednesday that a number of items identified in a recent accreditation review are top priorities and are being addressed.

Read More → Staff awards deadline extended

Staff awards deadline extended

The deadline has been extended to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff (2014-2015). You have until Tuesday, June 30, 5 p.m. to submit your entry.

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June 18: SSHRC Research Portal and CCV workshop

To assist researchers in responding to the new application requirements for the fall 2015 SSHRC Insight Grants competition, the Office of Sponsored Research will be offering a hands-on walk-through of the SSHRC Research Portal and Canadian Common CV (CCV) to familiarize applicants with these systems

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Personnel policies and procedures now online

A recent project has been geared toward decentralizing the maintenance of content residing on the Administrative Handbook website. This will simplify the maintenance process, allow for more timely updates and provide greater clarity in finding different policies.

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HR website being revamped

The Human Resources website is in the process of being updated. Should you encounter a broken link or a “page not found”, please send an email indicating the problem

Read More → Teaching the business of sustainability

Teaching the business of sustainability

A team led by Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), has been named winner of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula.

Read More → Flags lowered in honour of Jacques Parizeau

Flags lowered in honour of Jacques Parizeau

On behalf of McGill University, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family of former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau, who died yesterday evening at age 84.

Read More → Deans appointed in Science, Grad Studies

Deans appointed in Science, Grad Studies

McGill has two new Deans after the Board of Governors on Thursday approved the appointments of Prof. R. Bruce Lennox as Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Prof. Josephine Nalbantoglu as Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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News

Principal Fortier receives honorary doctorate from University of Glasgow

Principal Fortier receives honorary doctorate from University of Glasgow

In recognition of her academic leadership and to honour the important intellectual and research ties that bind the two universities, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suzanne Fortier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Glasgow during Commemoration Day Ceremonies today in Glasgow.

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Brain research gets $6-million boost

McGill gets $100 million in research infrastructure support

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Research

Is phthalate alternative really safe?

Is phthalate alternative really safe?

A commonly used plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children’s toys and food packaging, might not be as safe as initially thought, according to a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

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How your brain is telling you how to vote

Transforming global health education and research

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Profile

A man (and a dog) on a mission

A man (and a dog) on a mission

Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.

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Going local, in ancient Greece

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

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Entre Nous

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second five-year term comes to an end June 30. He will be succeeded by outgoing Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi. Masi has spent 36 years at McGill, as a Professor of Sociology, as Chief Information Officer and as Deputy Provost and Provost. As Provost, Prof Masi has had oversight for both the McGill’s academic mission and the University’s budget. He sat down with The Reporter for a look back and a look ahead.

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

Education students grow from work with SEDE

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Four Burning Questions

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22. This conference explores sustainable pedagogical practices and tools, empowering educators to respond to diverse learning styles found in today’s classroom. In advance of the conference, the Reporter spoke to Roberta Thomson, an instructor for the Faculty of Education at McGill in the inclusive education, diverse learners and assistive technology areas and at LaSalle College for disability related courses.

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In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

What their stories tell us: Female researchers in conversation

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