You can’t get there from here – Part II

You can’t get there from here – Part II

As McGill girds for the start of another fall term next week (move-in weekend is on Saturday and Sunday), it faces some significant challenges in terms of the movement of people, vehicles and stuff.

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Other News

McGill students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

McGill students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Ontario high school student Abtin Ameri and Mana Moshkforoush of British Columbia have been named McGill’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Des étudiants de l’Université McGill reçoivent la plus importante bourse d’études canadienne pour poursuivre une carrière en STIM

Meat-free burger brings home the bacon

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Kudos

McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

McGill professors Corinne Maurice and Kieran O’Donnell have been appointed to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, a new initiative that helps outstanding early-career researchers develop the leadership and communication skills, and network connections, they’ll need to solve some of our most pressing problems.

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Thirteen McGillians named to Order of Canada

Seven from McGill appointed to the Order of Quebec

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Athletics

Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Lisa Perrett, a senior defender from Vancouver, B.C., converted a corner kick made by Audrey-Ann Coughlan in the 68th minute of play as McGill’s women’s soccer team blanked Toronto Varsity Blues 1-0 on Sunday to capture the Old Four soccer tournament at U of T’s Varsity Centre.

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Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

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Research

Don’t scan so close to me

Don’t scan so close to me

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

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Un chercheur de McGill explore le cerveau musical de Sting

Inaccuracies found in depression screening in children and adolescents

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News

McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars

McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars

McGill ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.

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Entrepalooza

Major Indigenous initiatives coming to McGill in the next year

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Around Campus

William Shatner: Living long and prospering

William Shatner: Living long and prospering

Shuttling craftily between gigs in his native Montreal, William Shatner was transported to a McGill breakfast with alumni last Saturday morning with more than 250 graduates and friends, all eager to ‘cling on’ to his reminiscences about life, acting, Star Trek, his formative years at McGill, and the lost art of garlic spare ribs.

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Creation of neuroscience research hub

Nouveau pôle de recherche en neurosciences

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Blog

McGill selects new HR and academic personnel software

McGill selects new HR and academic personnel software

“Workday” has been selected as the new human resources (HR) and academic personnel software. It will replace McGill’s aging Banner HR and Payroll One-time Payment System (POPS) tools with an integrated system and more efficient ways of working.

Read More → Oxhorn named Associate Provost (International)

Oxhorn named Associate Provost (International)

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi announced on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the appointment of Prof. Philip Oxhorn to the position of Associate Provost (International), effective 1 September 2016.

Read More → Le James Bookstore opens on Parc

Le James Bookstore opens on Parc

The McGill Bookstore, now called Le James Bookstore, has moved from its McTavish Street location and has opened its first new location as of Monday, Aug. 22.

Read More → Community Engagement Day 2016

Community Engagement Day 2016

McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office will be hosting and celebrating the 5th anniversary of Community Engagement Day on and around Thursday, Sept. 29

Read More → Send us your vacation pics!

Send us your vacation pics!

We’d like to pay homage to the Summer of 2016 before we bid it adieu. For the fourth consecutive year, the Reporter wants to create a gallery of your vacation pics.

Read More → New tuition discounts for McGill staff

New tuition discounts for McGill staff

Looking to build your career? My Workplace, the McGill Executive Institute and the School of Continuing Studies are teaming up to make professional development more affordable than ever.

Read More → Update on Faculty of Medicine UGME accreditation

Update on Faculty of Medicine UGME accreditation

Dean Eidelman shares a progress report on the faculty’s Undergraduate Medical Education accreditation initiatives.

Read More → Chris Buddle named Dean of Students

Chris Buddle named Dean of Students

Chris Buddle, an award-winning teacher and researcher at Macdonald Campus, has been named Dean of Students.

Read More → Principal’s Awards: Nominate by Aug. 15!

Principal’s Awards: Nominate by Aug. 15!

If you have an exceptional colleague, you have until August 15 to nominate them for a Principal’s Award!

Read More → Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus

Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus

The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function, according to McGill researchers.

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Entre Nous

Soigner : un langage universel

Soigner : un langage universel

Julie Sparkes, infirmière au CUSM s’est récemment rendue en Chine avec une équipe médicale afin de faire ce qu’elle fait de mieux : prendre soin des patients ayant subi une intervention chirurgicale. Au cours des deux semaines qu’a duré sa mission, Julie a aidé plusieurs dizaines de patients à traverser une épreuve appelée à changer leur vie. Elle partage avec nous cette expérience inspirante, qui témoigne de sa compassion et de son engagement.

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The universal language of caring

Stem cell transplants, a potential cure for life-threatening diseases

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Extra! Extra!

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

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What hibernating toads tell us about climate change

Changements climatiques : le réveil hâtif des crapauds

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In the Community

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no mountain high enough

McGillians have always been up for a challenge and this was evident when staff members from Student Life and Learning (SLL) embraced a new adventure and participated in the 2016 Tour de la Montagne on May 23. Proceeds raised at the annual event help support the Honoré-Mercier Hospital and other community health institutions.

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Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

Save one life, save the world

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Profile

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

Recently, McGill’s John Bergeron, one of Canada’s preeminent cell biologists, was invited to be a judge at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Bergeron jump at the chance because it closed a circle over 50 years in the making. “The CWSF started my career at McGill,” says Bergeron. “In 1961, I won the Science Fair at the University of Montreal and that paid for my first year of McGill.”

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Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

Philip Branton: More funding for basic science

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In Focus

Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

While the long hot days of summer are wonderful, they can also bring on heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration. Here are some tips on how you can beat the heat.

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McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dobson Cup runneth over

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