McGill partners with KINOVA to foster innovation in robotics

McGill partners with KINOVA to foster innovation in robotics

McGill and KINOVA, one of Canada’s fastest-growing robotics companies, have signed an agreement that aims to foster productive and collaborative research to fuel the cycle of innovation.

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In the Community

Trash2Treasure recycles unwanted household items to furnish refugees’ homes

Trash2Treasure recycles unwanted household items to furnish refugees’ homes

Between April 27 and May 6, volunteers from the Trash2Treasure (T2T) pilot project collected five ton – the average weight of an African elephant – of used household goods left behind by students moving out at the end of the term. Adding to that success, enough recyclable material was amassed to furnish the homes of 19 refugee families.

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Fossils, cow brains, Skittles and owls on the menu for 24 Hours of Science

Training the next generation of Indigenous teachers

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Profile

Living with MS – A patient’s story

Living with MS – A patient’s story

Diagnosed with MS almost two decades ago, Marc Vaillancourt refused to change his lifestyle

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Canadian Association of Radiologists honours Lawrence Stein

Dorothy Thomas Edding: Giving back to her country

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Other News

Dr. Alice Benjamin: Grateful patients give birth to new fund

Dr. Alice Benjamin: Grateful patients give birth to new fund

This Mother’s Day, a committee of former patients are joining forces to honour maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Alice Benjamin as she begins to contemplate retirement after more than 40 years of service. The committee has launched a campaign in support of the Dr. Alice Benjamin Fund at McGill Global Health Programs and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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$15M gift will help fight infections and immune threats to human health

Mathieu Brochu helps aerospace innovation take off

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Kudos

Mathematician Daniel Wise elected Fellow of Royal Society

Mathematician Daniel Wise elected Fellow of Royal Society

Daniel Wise, James McGill Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is one of 50 eminent scientists who were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society and ten as new Foreign Members for their exceptional contributions to science. 

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Top business startups celebrated at annual Dobson Cup gala

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

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Around Campus

New faculty appointment and promotions

New faculty appointment and promotions

The Board of Governors has approved the promotion of eight Associate Professors, and the recruitment of one Full Professor.

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Trash2Treasure hopes to lessen moving day clutter

Summer course allows students to discover Montreal and while improving their French

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News

How will climate change impact Quebec’s protected areas?

How will climate change impact Quebec’s protected areas?

A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance because of climate change.

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Board approves FY2019 budget in anticipation of new Quebec funding policy

McGill named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

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Four Burning Questions

McGill alum to compose new opera for OSM’s season opening

McGill alum to compose new opera for OSM’s season opening

To open the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s 85th season, composer Matthew Ricketts (BMus ’09) has been commissioned to write a new chamber opera. To celebrate this exciting opportunity, we asked Ricketts a few questions in a recent email exchange.

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In conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed

In conversation with neurologist Lesley Fellows

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Blog

Brenda Milner honoured by Montreal and Quebec

Brenda Milner honoured by Montreal and Quebec

Brenda Milner, an iconic figure in the field of neuroscience, is honoured by both the City of Montreal and the Province of Quebec within a span of one week

Read More → Claudio Cuello elected to the British Academy of Medical Sciences

Claudio Cuello elected to the British Academy of Medical Sciences

Dr. Claudio Cuello, of the Faculty of Medicine, is among a group of 48 leading biomedical and health scientists whose work is being recognized with election to the prestigious British Academy of Medical Sciences.

Read More → Do your part for employment equity

Do your part for employment equity

The McGill Reporter sat down with Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), and Tynan Jarrett, Employment Equity Advisor, to look at the Employment Equity Survey in detail and find out why it is so important that all McGill employees complete it.

Read More → A new molecular target identified in depression

A new molecular target identified in depression

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants – provides new understanding of this illness and could pave the way for treatments with fewer side effects.

Read More → Nine McGill experts named new Canada Research Chairs

Nine McGill experts named new Canada Research Chairs

Nine McGill scholars, whose expertise ranges from cosmological string theory to reducing the health burden of poverty, became Canada Research Chairs today. Another four McGill chair holders had their terms renewed. The total investment for McGill tops $9 million. Nationally, more than $158 million was granted for research and development.

Read More → Charles Taylor awarded Literary Grand Prix at Blue Met

Charles Taylor awarded Literary Grand Prix at Blue Met

On Saturday, April 28, Professor Emeritus Charles Taylor was awarded the 2018 International Grand Prix of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Read More → Jozsef Kövecses awarded NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation

Jozsef Kövecses awarded NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation

Jozsef Kövecses wins a Synergy Award for Innovation for his partnership with CM Labs Simulations in advancing computer simulations for design engineers and equipment operators

Read More → Joëlle Pineau awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Joëlle Pineau awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Earlier today, Joëlle Pineau, Associate Professor of the McGill School of Computer Science and current Director of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) Montreal, was awarded one of six prestigious E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships.

Read More → New smoking policy effective May 1

New smoking policy effective May 1

As announced earlier this year, McGill campuses will become largely smoke-free as of Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Smoking cigarettes or e-cigarettes will only be permitted in designated smoking areas.

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In Focus

Developing the first effective drug for progressive MS

Developing the first effective drug for progressive MS

A clinician/scientist at The Neuro played a major role in developing a drug that offers hope to people with two forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including one where no other effective drug existed. 

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Major funding for innovative genomics geared to Quebec patients

The Neuro signs agreement with Chinese and Cuban institutes

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Convocation

Spring Honorary Degree recipients announced

Spring Honorary Degree recipients announced

While Spring 2018 Convocation will be a week-long celebration of McGill’s graduating students it will also see Honorary Degrees conferred upon 14 inspiring individuals. Giants in their respective fields, this year’s Hon Docs have blazed trails in everything from healthcare and human rights to Photonics and philanthropy.

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“This is my truth:” Munroe-Blum delivers moving Convocation address

Dr. Linda Snell honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Notes from the field

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #5: Crossing the Bridge

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #5: Crossing the Bridge

In his final dispatch aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship, Dr. Sherif Emil reflects upon the lessons to be learned in serving others.

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Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #4: Irene of Montreal

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #3: Angels of Mercy

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Extra! Extra!

Visiting scholar earns Getty/ACLS Postdoc Fellowship

Visiting scholar earns Getty/ACLS Postdoc Fellowship

Gül Kale, a visiting scholar at the Institute of Islamic Studies, is one of 10 recipients of the new Getty/ American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art.

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$5M gift endows Chair in Democratic Studies

McGill participates in CRIAQ Collaborative Project

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Research

Beyond killing tuberculosis

Beyond killing tuberculosis

Historically, our view of host defence against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to “tolerate” rather than “resist” infection to maintain health.

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Early HIV treatment key to avoiding brain atrophy

Exercise to change the brain

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