Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

Learn how McGill’s Health and Dental plans are managed, and how you can help keep benefit costs affordable for everyone.

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Other News

“Optimal and profitable” route for light train from Dorval to downtown Montreal

“Optimal and profitable” route for light train from Dorval to downtown Montreal

Now that the project to improve public transit service between Trudeau Airport and downtown Montreal is back on track, the borough of Saint-Laurent has put forward a proposal for a light train that would travel through its territory, specifically via Technoparc Montréal, just north of the airport. The borough asked a group of Master’s students in Urban Planning at McGill to conduct a preliminary feasibility study on setting up a light-rail system that would cross its territory.

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Michelle Tisseyre remembered, celebrated

Creative MUHC health professionals win big at Hacking Health Challenge

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Research and Discovery

Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. While the link between salt and hypertension is well known, scientists until now haven’t understood how high salt intake increased blood pressure.

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The secret of empathy

Music cuts across cultures

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In the Community

Tripping the light fantastic for a fantastic cause

Tripping the light fantastic for a fantastic cause

Grateful mom goes way out of her comfort zone to help raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

Salima Visram: As she grows, so grow the people around her

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Kudos

Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

The Québec Science jury has spoken: three of the 10 Discoveries of the Year selected by the magazine were led by McGill-affiliated researchers.

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Prominent McGillians named to Order of Canada

Sussman wins Strategic Impact Grant

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In Focus

100 undergrads join the fight against superbugs

100 undergrads join the fight against superbugs

Some experts say that superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria that make infections increasingly difficult to treat, pose one of the greatest threats to human health worldwide. But with big pharma producing fewer new antibiotics, who is going to jump into the fray? A global network of determined undergraduates, that’s who.

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Children who get their ZZZs have better chance at getting A’s

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work as deterrent

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Extra! Extra!

Lace ‘em up, the Iron Rink is up and running once again

Lace ‘em up, the Iron Rink is up and running once again

Looking for a little lunchtime diversion or a way to unwind after work? What could be a more Montreal activity than skating outdoors? The public is invited to take advantage of the Iron Rink on Lower Campus. Every day from noon to 1:30 p.m., the rink is open for recreational skating only (no hockey/broomball).

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The 2014 McGill Reporter by the numbers

The track to tenure track: A Provost’s advice

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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

Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak

Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak

Jan Gogarten, a doctoral student in Biology and Vanier graduate scholar at McGill, speaks to the Reporter about his experience as a member of a large international interdisciplinary team that worked on study suggesting the possible source of the recent Ebola outbreak.

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Provost-designate Manfredi looking forward to tackling challenges

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

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Blog

Feb. 20 deadline for 2015 Scarlet Key nominations

Feb. 20 deadline for 2015 Scarlet Key nominations

The Scarlet Key Society recognizes and celebrates excellence in student leadership by handing out the prestigious Scarlet Key award. The deadline to send in applications for the 2015 Award is Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.

Read More → McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker

McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker

The McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker is a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show you the location of each bus along its route, and how fast it’s moving. Zoom out if you don’t see any bus icons on the map. Click on the icons to find out the bus speed, and when the information was last updated.

Read More → Sports camp registration now open

Sports camp registration now open

Registration is now open for the 32nd edition of the McGill Sports Camp. The camp mandate is to introduce the participants to a variety of activities, develop basic motor skills, and most of all – have fun!

Read More → McGill students fight Ebola

McGill students fight Ebola

The Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa, claiming more than 8,000 lives to date. In response, a collection of McGill students, under the auspice of the McGill Students Global Health Network and in collaboration with McGill Global Health Programs have joined efforts to raise funds in support of the fight against the virus.

Read More → Nominations for the Award for Equity and Community Building

Nominations for the Award for Equity and Community Building

The selection committee for the McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building is now accepting nominations for the 2015 award. Up to four awards are given out each year to McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment in promoting equity, diversity and community engagement.

Read More → Feb. 19: The effects of literacy on the brain

Feb. 19: The effects of literacy on the brain

On Feb. 19, Professor Stanislas Dehaene, Chair, Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Collège de France, Paris and Director of the Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit (Inserm-CEA), NeuroSpin will discuss the cerebral bases of specifically human cognitive functions such as language, calculation and reasoning.

Read More → Boost Your Health series 2015

Boost Your Health series 2015

The McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty has organized a brand-new line-up of lunchtime sessions focusing on healthy living through prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction.

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Feb. 9: Dance show with Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin

The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism 2014-2015 Disability and Human Rights Law seminar series presents Lewis et Lucie, Une évocation poétique de la marginalité, de la solitude et des petites cassures de la vie, a live dance performance with dancers and choreographers Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin

Read More → E-Café launches tasty new E-taly menu

E-Café launches tasty new E-taly menu

Craving some fresh Italian eats on campus? On Monday, Feb, 2, McConnell’s E-Café will launch a brand new E-taly menu! Try made-to-order pastas, pizzas, calzones and savoury desserts like Tiramisu, Cannoli, and Panna Cotta.

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Information sessions on Mitacs internship programs

The Office of Sponsored Research is presenting an information session regarding the internship programs sponsored by Mitacs. This session will provide potential applicants with useful information on strategies for developing successful internship applications.

Read More → Eat well, support your local farmers

Eat well, support your local farmers

Planning to eat healthier in 2015? Join the McGill Farmers’ Market’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and eat healthy, locally and sustainably at the same time! Sign up for the CSA to pick up a basket of local, organic produce right on campus.

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Feb 12: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention course at Mac

There are still spots left for the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) course taught by Security Services on Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 16:30 p.m. at Mac Campus.

Read More → Message de la Principale, après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo

Message de la Principale, après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo

À la suite de ces derniers jours, qui resteront à jamais marqués dans nos mémoires comme tragiques et sombres, je voudrais vous exprimer toute ma solidarité et celle de l’ensemble de la communauté mcgilloise. La liberté d’expression, l’amour du progrès, la tolérance et l’ouverture aux autres sont des valeurs qui sont les fondements de nos démocraties et, en particulier, de la vie universitaire. Ces valeurs, l’Université McGill n’a cessé de les promouvoir et de les défendre depuis sa création en 1821. Au nom de l’Université McGill, je voudrais de nouveau présenter aux familles et aux proches des victimes, et aussi à l’ensemble des Français, nos sincères condoléances.

Read More → Write your way to success with the McGill Writing Centre

Write your way to success with the McGill Writing Centre

Are you an aspiring comedy writer, travel writer or magazine journalist? Are you looking for ways to polish your business writing skills? If so, take the first step with a course at the McGill Writing Centre.

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Four Burning Questions

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

McGill grad, Mark Heyck is the Mayor of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Prior to his appearance at the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need, Heyck spoke to the Reporter about his journey from from the halls of McGill to the Mayor’s office; and about life in the Northwest Territories.

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She likes the nightlife

Will Straw on building better cities

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News

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by researchers from McGill and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s different biological clocks.

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You can maintain a healthy weight and still eat, drink and be merry during the holidays

Chris Ragan on ‘ecofiscal’ policies for Canada

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Around Campus

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally.

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What’s on your bookshelf? McGill’s holiday reading list

Staging exams in winter is a test for anyone

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Profile

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

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

McGill grad, Cynthia Knight is the head writer and one of the executive producers of Mohawk Girls, a new television series on APTN and OMNI that follows the lives of four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world.

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Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

Leenders-Cheng vying to be crowned Canada’s Smartest Person

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What's Cookin'

Spreading the holiday cheer 3,000 cookies at a time

Spreading the holiday cheer 3,000 cookies at a time

On Dec. 23, Oliver de Volpi, McGill’s Executive Chef, will be up to his elbows in flour as he and his team of volunteers from the McGill community (including students who can’t make it home for the holidays), prepare a giant batch of cookies to put a smile on the faces of Montreal’s less fortunate. The 3,000 cookies, including gingerbread and shortbread, will be donated to the Old Brewery Mission, along with other food items from McGill kitchens.

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Baker Paul De Resendes’ maple tarts

Oliver de Volpi’s fresh herb pesto

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