McGill projects get $1M for Canadian and Commonwealth students

McGill projects get $1M for Canadian and Commonwealth students

Two McGill projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The scholarship program is designed to help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges, international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

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Research and Discovery

Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Maybe you should take a good look at your partner’s fingers before putting a ring on one. Men with short index fingers and long ring fingers are on average nicer towards women, and this unexpected phenomenon stems from the hormones these men have been exposed to in their mother’s womb, according to a new study by McGill researchers.

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New hope in the fight against pain

Revolutionary new probe extends survival times for brain cancer patients

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Extra! Extra!

More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

Provost Anthony C. Masi gave Senate an overview of McGill’s financial situation on Feb. 18, that predicts budget cuts of 2 to 3 per cent on average for academic and administrative units, respectively, and a deficit in the next fiscal year of about $14 million.

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Desautels BCom students to contribute over $500,000 to facilities

Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

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Athletics

Synchro squad captures 12th national title

Synchro squad captures 12th national title

Stacy Lee of Vancouver, B.C., won three gold medals as McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy as national champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League at Carleton University on Sunday. It marked McGill’s second consecutive CUSSL title and 12th overall since the league was formed in 2001-02.

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Labrecque tallies twice as Redmen sweep Gaels in semis

McGill student-athletes merit 17 scholarships at Quebec Foundation awards gala

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Other News

HRH The Princess Royal visits McGill

HRH The Princess Royal visits McGill

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, visited the University today, meeting with Principal Suzanne Fortier and other academic leaders, as well as with students, including five MasterCard Foundation Scholars currently enrolled at McGill, academically talented young people from Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria; and students in McGill’s International Development programs.

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Researchers get $4.7M in NSERC project grants

Collaborative research for a sustainable north

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In the Community

Prochaine étape prometteuse pour le Centre Magnétique

Prochaine étape prometteuse pour le Centre Magnétique

C’est avec beaucoup d’émotions et d’ambitions que Cécile Branco-Côté et Bernard Darche étaient de retour à McGill la semaine dernière, eux qui avaient remporté la Coupe Dobson en juin 2014 avec leur projet de Centre Magnétique, un lieu favorisant la collaboration de la communauté entrepreneuriale de Lac-Mégantic.

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Tripping the light fantastic for a fantastic cause

Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

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Profile

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.

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From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake

Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

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Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

Welcome to the Budget Corner, your source for the latest information on McGill’s finances.

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Entre Nous

Entre Nous with Anastassios Anastassiadis, Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair

Entre Nous with Anastassios Anastassiadis, Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair

In December, leaders from Canada’s Greek community came together to donate $1.2 million to McGill to strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity. The Reporter caught up with Professor Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis, the current Papachristidis Chair, to get his thoughts on what this gift means to McGill and to Modern Greek Studies in Canada.

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Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak

Provost-designate Manfredi looking forward to tackling challenges

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Blog

McGill Bookstore – Moving sale: 50-80 per cent off select items

McGill Bookstore – Moving sale: 50-80 per cent off select items

From March 2 to March 31, the Bookstore will have its largest sale ever. Save 50–80 per cent off select items in clothing, insignia, stationery, academic reference and general reading books departments.

Read More → Become a health champion by taking up the Health Challenge

Become a health champion by taking up the Health Challenge

The 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge is six weeks of motivation to improve one’s lifestyle. From March 1 to April 11, join thousands of Quebecers in taking up the Health Challenge – six weeks of motivation to eat better, get active and increase your wellness.

Read More → March 9: Consent and sexual assault – raising awareness

March 9: Consent and sexual assault – raising awareness

What are myths and misconceptions about sexual assault? Join us for this workshop and gain a better understanding of how these misconceptions can hinder our ability to provide support to people affected by sexual violence.

Read More → Add questions to your Mercury Course Evaluation

Add questions to your Mercury Course Evaluation

Instructors can add up to three questions to their Mercury end-of-course evaluations. You can submit your questions by Tuesday, March 10.

Read More → Register now for McGill Mini-Science 2015

Register now for McGill Mini-Science 2015

From Feb. 25 to Apr. 15, McGill will present “To Infinity and Beyond: From neutron stars to neuroengineering,” a unique seven-week public lecture series about how our scientists learn about space and explore new research in neuroengineering.

Read More → Mar. 20-21: Rape Aggression Defense course for women

Mar. 20-21: Rape Aggression Defense course for women

Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20.

Read More → It’s time for a phishing expedition

It’s time for a phishing expedition

IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing.

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Be aware of solicitors inviting you to pension sessions

Several McGill University Pension Plan (MUPP) members have received emails recently from an external investment firm, inviting them to a seminar held on campus and referencing the MUPP. The company presenting does not have access to non-public MUPP information. As such, the University has no way of knowing whether what they are presenting is correct or not. At no time has your name and contact information been given to this or any other organization.

Read More → The McGill Herbarium wants you!

The McGill Herbarium wants you!

The McGill University Herbarium is looking for dedicated volunteers to help curate its impressive collection of plant species from around the world. If you want to help with the conservation and study of plant diversity, come and volunteer with the herbarium.

Read More → Take part in the 2015 Dobson Cup

Take part in the 2015 Dobson Cup

Do you have a great business idea? The McGill Dobson Cup Start-Up Competition is an opportunity to present your business and social enterprise ideas to seasoned business experts for feedback, mentorship, and a chance to win over $100,000 in start-up capital!

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Strengthening services for researchers

Research and International Relations (RIR) recently reorganized several of its units with the goal of creating more tailored and comprehensive support for McGill’s research community.

Read More → McGill Symphony Orchestra at Maison symphonique

McGill Symphony Orchestra at Maison symphonique

On Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., the McGill Symphony Orchestra returns to Montreal’s Maison symphonique with its performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie, a monumental 20th century work.

Read More → Montréal en Lumière

Montréal en Lumière

The Schulich School of Music will take part in the Montréal en Lumière festival and concert series for the first time. This yearly festival gives over one million festivalgoers the chance to experience a multitude of activities combining performing arts, gastronomy, outdoor activities and more.

Read More → SSMU Library Improvement

SSMU Library Improvement

Do you have an idea about how to improve McGill’s Libraries? The SSMU Library Improvement Fund (LIF) is now accepting project proposals. We encourage proposals of any size or scale related to any Library branch on McGill’s downtown campus.

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News

Current version of Bill 20 not supported

Current version of Bill 20 not supported

The faculties of medicine of Université Laval, Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke support the intent of the government to optimize resources in Quebec’s health care system to improve access to family physicians and specialists. However, yesterday the faculties voiced deep concerns to the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux about the expected negative impact on the training of future physicians and the number of family physicians in the province.

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Association will strengthen links between McGill and retirees

McGill, Montreal pull together for students in aftermath of RVC fire

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Around Campus

Seeds of Change crowdfunding tops $270,000 in 6 months

Seeds of Change crowdfunding tops $270,000 in 6 months

Only six months after launching, McGill’s new Seeds of Change crowdfunding platform has produced 12 fully funded projects, and brought in $271,387 from over 1,000 individual gifts to McGill. Put simply – it’s off to a good start.

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Breaking the silence about child sexual abuse: Promoting safer places for our children to grow

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

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In Focus

Hot Button Issues forum sparks weighty debate

Hot Button Issues forum sparks weighty debate

McGill’s first Hot Button Issues forum provided a variety of ethical case studies for discussion at various tables. Topics ranged from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the use of big data; dual-use research, where results could be used for good or evil purposes; the ethics of programming driver-less cars that need to make decisions autonomously in the case of an impending accident; bio security; and military robots.

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JGH sports medicine doctor launches on-line physical activity course

Building ties across the globe

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Kudos

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Evaluators noted that the University offers employees educational subsidies, generous maternity and paternal leave and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

Prominent McGillians named to Order of Canada

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Four Burning Questions

In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford, talked to the Reporter about the importance of art and culture; the secret to longevity in politics; and the side of Stratford you didn’t know existed.

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Entrevue avec Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay

Famed tenor Ben Heppner joins Schulich School of Music

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