Giller Prize longlist to be announced at McGill

Giller Prize longlist to be announced at McGill

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels (BA’04) will announce the 2015 longlist, at 11 a.m. in Moyse Hall of the Arts Building. All are welcome to attend.

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Research

Vitamin D deficiency linked to MS risk

Vitamin D deficiency linked to MS risk

Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and published in PLOS Medicine.

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Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction

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Around Campus

Kick off the new semester at Open Air Pub 2015

Kick off the new semester at Open Air Pub 2015

This year’s edition of Open Air Pub, running from Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, features all the elements that have made it one of the University’s most popular events for more than three decades – lots of people, lots of homegrown music and maybe the occasional refreshment. Oh yes, and all the partying is done under the watchful gaze of McGill’s favourite trio of nude guys.

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Midnight Kitchen celebrates successful harvest

Spring 2015 Convocation in pictures

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Other News

Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 per cent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are seven times as likely to eventually develop type 2 diabetes in the years following pregnancy. Now, in a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the RI-MUHC has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers.

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McGill students awarded Schulich scholarships

Waiting for pleasure

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Kudos

Charles Taylor awarded $1.5M Kluge Prize

Charles Taylor awarded $1.5M Kluge Prize

Professor Charles Taylor, one of the world’s most celebrated living philosophers, has been awarded the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity granted by the Library of Congress. Emeritus professor Taylor (BA ‘52), will share the distinction with German philosopher and socio-political theorist Jürgen Habermas.

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Dori Yeats wrestles her way to Pan Am gold

McGill teams take top honours at prestigious food competition

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Athletics

Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

Sarah Mehain, a swimmer from McGill, won a bronze medal in the 50-metre butterfly (S7 category) at the International Paralympic Committee world swimming championships in Glasgow, Friday.

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McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

McNicoll and Sylla named McGill athletes of the year

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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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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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Blog

Postcards from around the world

Postcards from around the world

Our late-August heat wave has given way to cooler, more seasonal temperatures reminding us (as if we need reminding) that summer is all but over. But before we give way completely to the fall and, ugh, winter, we give you our annual summer vacation photos taken by members of the McGill community as they relaxed, recharged and rediscovered the simple joys of life.

Read More → Super smoothie is one for the record books

Super smoothie is one for the record books

As McGill’s Executive Chef and the person responsible for feeding the huge McGill community year round, Oliver de Volpi thinks big. But this time he may have outdone himself. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, de Volpi and more than 100 volunteers will be knee deep in watermelon rinds and banana peels on Lower Campus as they try to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest smoothie.

Read More → Sept. 1: Engage McGill

Sept. 1: Engage McGill

Campus Life & Engagement invites the McGill Community (that means you!) to Engage McGill, our welcome-back event, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Lower Field.

Read More → Sept. 4: Redmen football home opener

Sept. 4: Redmen football home opener

Looking to start the semester off in some red and white? Bring the whole family to the McGill Friends and Family Night on Sept. 4, for the Home Opener football game as the Redmen take on the Bishop’s Gaiters.

Read More → Register now for the first Desautels MOOC

Register now for the first Desautels MOOC

The Desautels Faculty of Management’s first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Social Learning for Social Impact” is now open for registration.

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MITACS funding information session

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Rebecca Reich, Director of Business Development at MITACS will present the numerous funding opportunities MITACS offers o graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

Read More → Antonia Maioni named AVP, Research and International Relations

Antonia Maioni named AVP, Research and International Relations

Dr. Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) has appointed Professor Antonia Maioni as Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) at McGill.

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Aug. 20: Impact Measurements workshop

Join this hands-on workshop to differentiate yourself from the pack by giving a more complete picture with individual profiles.

Read More → Aug. 20: Making myCourses work for your webinar

Aug. 20: Making myCourses work for your webinar

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is hosting a one-hour webinar (Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) to show you what’s possible in myCourses, McGill’s learning management system.

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Facilitators needed for Desautels MOOC

Online Community facilitators are needed for Prof. Henry Mintzberg’s upcoming Group MOOC: Social Learning for Social Impact, offered this fall on the edX.org platform (see item below).

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News

Cont. Studies gets $1.2M in support of indigenous programming

Cont. Studies gets $1.2M in support of indigenous programming

McGill’s School of Continuing Studies will receive a multi-year grant totalling over $1.2 million from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to continue designing and delivering education programs for indigenous people. The AANDC accepted two proposals that are part of the School’s Online Courses for Northern Aboriginals in Canada project.

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McGill gets $91.5M in CIHR funding

Principal Fortier gets hon doc from University of Glasgow

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In Focus

Harnessing the butterfly effect

Harnessing the butterfly effect

New method could improve atmospheric forecasts over months, decades, and could explain “pause” in global warming.

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Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

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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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Point of View

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

First-year medical student Mary Koziol writes about what the 2-year probation period of the undergraduate medical program means to her and her fellow students.

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50 years later: Memories of JFK

50 years later: What the JFK assassination meant to different generations

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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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