Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.

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Kudos

McGill grad named President of Stanford

McGill grad named President of Stanford

McGill graduate Marc Tessier-Lavigne (BSc’80) was named President of Stanford University on Thursday. The renowned neuroscientist and entrepreneur is currently President of Rockefeller University, a private university offering graduate and post-graduate education in New York City. He will step down as Rockefeller’s President on Sept. 1, 2016.

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Three McGill discoveries make Québec Science’s Best of 2015 list

Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

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Around Campus

McGill has a new tool in the battle against mental illness

McGill has a new tool in the battle against mental illness

In what may be a first for a Canadian university, McGill has added the internationally renowned WRAP program to its diverse toolkit for combatting students’ problems with mental illness.

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Milestone moment for Service Point

Première Moisson opens in New Residence Hall

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In Focus

E-quitting

E-quitting

Almost two-thirds of Canada’s 4.2 million smokers are seriously considering quitting—and more and more of them are turning to e-cigarettes for help. A new, first-in-Canada study, led by McGill cardiologist Dr. Mark Eisenberg, is asking whether vaping really is the magic ticket to breathing free and easy.

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Concentrate on process, not production, sports psychology prof tells struggling Habs

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

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Extra! Extra!

What’s the buzz over the ‘Zika mosquito’?

What’s the buzz over the ‘Zika mosquito’?

With the Zika drama now being played out upon the global stage, the spotlight is being trained on the story’s villains, namely the hordes infected mosquitoes that are spreading the disease at such an alarming rate. But in terms of transmitting diseases the Aedes aegypti mosquito is pretty much nature’s perfect virus delivery device.

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Researcher says there is still much to learn about Zika virus

WiFi expands outdoors

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Entre Nous

Whither Canada: In conversation with ex-diplomat, Colin Robertson

Whither Canada: In conversation with ex-diplomat, Colin Robertson

In advance of his lecture at the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada on Feb. 11-12, former diplomat Colin Robertson spoke to the Reporter about Canada’s place in the world, the primary challenges the country must tackle in the next five years, and the changing face of the diplomatic corps.

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In conversation with Dr. Marina Klein, co-infection researcher

In conversation with Dr. Phil Gold, pioneering cancer researcher

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Higher Education

Educated entrepreneurs: check the stats, not the stereotype

Educated entrepreneurs: check the stats, not the stereotype

Picture a successful entrepreneur. How did she get her start? How much education does he have? Chances are good that you pictured a university dropout, creating something revolutionary in a garage or basement, à la Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. If you look at the stats, rather than the stereotype, you’ll see a very different picture.

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Incomes of young university and college graduates: Part II

Do international students stay in Canada after graduation?

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Athletics

Mac women cut competition down to size

Mac women cut competition down to size

They came, they sawed, they conquered. McGill’s Women’s 1 Woodsmen team took top spot at the 56th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen Competition, this past Saturday. Our men had a strong showing as well, finishing third overall.

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Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust

Gold rush: Mehain dominates south of the border

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Blog

UN Secretary-General to visit McGill

UN Secretary-General to visit McGill

On Friday, February 12, 2016, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon will be on the downtown campus to speak with students about “Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future.” The talk will be part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s three-day visit to Canada, which will include meetings with the prime minister, the Quebec premier and the mayor of Montreal.

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Memorial service to be held for longtime Sociology professor

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 11, for longtime Sociology professor Don Von Eschen, who died at his home on Dec. 28, at the age of 81.

Read More → Nominations open for Advising Excellence Award

Nominations open for Advising Excellence Award

The deadline for nominations for the inaugural Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising is March 1.

Read More → Feb. 9: Sustainability projects showcase

Feb. 9: Sustainability projects showcase

On Feb. 9, come and meet the community members screening bike-powered movies, sourcing McGill’s delicious local food, and creating vibrant and safe spaces, among other initiatives, at the Sustainability Projects Showcase.

Read More → Clarifying expectations in grad supervision

Clarifying expectations in grad supervision

Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.

Read More → Strategies to support active and collaborative learning

Strategies to support active and collaborative learning

In this workshop, we will discuss the rationale for active and collaborative learning and examine methods for design and implementation in different types of courses.

Read More → New online hub promotes McGill innovation

New online hub promotes McGill innovation

The McGill Innovation Constellation website showcases a network of innovation initiatives and partnerships that demonstrate how McGill has emerged as a leader in developing talent, technology and transformative ideas.

Read More → Feb. 4: Sexuality after cancer discussion

Feb. 4: Sexuality after cancer discussion

During this free lecture on Feb. 4, experts will discuss how to rekindle the flame after cancer; build body image and self-esteem; and achieve renewed intimacy and sexuality.

Read More → Feb. 4: Indigenous perspectives  workshop

Feb. 4: Indigenous perspectives workshop

The Indigenous Perspectives workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses.

Read More → Dobson Cup deadline extended to Feb. 3

Dobson Cup deadline extended to Feb. 3

The application window for the McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition has been extended by 48 hours and will now close on Feb. 3, 3 p.m. EST!

Read More → Become a mentor for a McGill student

Become a mentor for a McGill student

The holidays are over, but the spirit of giving lives on! Mentoring Across McGill offers you the opportunity to help build a strong sense of community at McGill by engaging in an enriching mentorship with an undergraduate student.

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Four Burning Questions

In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

In advance of her lecture as part of the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, Melissa Aronczyk, author and Rutgers communications professor discusses the importance of national identity for countries and their citizens with the Reporter.

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The last Straw

Justin Trudeau: Now the hard part begins

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Other News

A top Montreal employer (eight years running)

A top Montreal employer (eight years running)

For the eighth year in a row, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers for a wide range of factors – including its staff fitness program, athletics facilities, green urban campus and extended parental leave offered over-and-above the regular provincial plan.

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Andrew Potter named Director of MISC

Mapping the hippocampus in exacting detail

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Research

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports. Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for people who suffer chronic pain.

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Why do some fish thrive in oil-polluted water?

Second language acquisition may depend on how brain talks to itself

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News

Heart attack: Gender helps predict outcomes

Heart attack: Gender helps predict outcomes

RI-MUHC researchers find that gender role is more important than biological sex in predicting health outcomes after heart attack

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Refugees face new challenges in Canada

Anne McKinney named AVP, Research and International Relations

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Profile

Funny business

Funny business

Louise Richer needs a new dress. But it’s not to wear at her upcoming MBA convocation ceremony – it’s to receive the Order of Canada.

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Meet your building directors

Taking the Rhodes less traveled

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