Coast-to-coast collaborative creation

Coast-to-coast collaborative creation

McGull alumni Aquil Virani celebrated Canada Day by unveiling his unique artwork, Canada Self Portrait, at Gallerie Mile End. And although he is the artist who created the six-foot-by-three-foot pen and ink piece, he couldn’t have done it without the help of some 800 or so friends from across the country.

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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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In Focus

City, province pump money into QI

City, province pump money into QI

In a bid to boost Montreal’s reputation as a major centre devoted to knowledge and creativity, the City of Montreal announced Sunday it will provide $600,000 over the next three years to the Société du Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal, while the Quebec government is kicking in an additional $200,000 in 2015-16.

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Larsson named Director of Redpath Museum

McGill is moving closer to the library of the future

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Extra! Extra!

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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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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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

Ambitious aging study attracts 50,000 participants

Ambitious aging study attracts 50,000 participants

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on aging, has reached its goal of 50,000 participants.

Read More → July 7: Tour of McGill’s Edible Campus garden

July 7: Tour of McGill’s Edible Campus garden

On July 7, discover McGill’s award-winning Edible Campus garden – a fertile oasis surrounding Burnside Hall that has supplied Montrealers with limited mobility with thousands of kilograms of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs since its inception in 2007.

Read More → 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.

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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 → 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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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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Research

His and her pain circuitry

His and her pain circuitry

New research released on June 29 in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain — which is by far the most prevalent human health condition — and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.

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eBooks for eBabies: Digital literacy for kids

Is phthalate alternative really safe?

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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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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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