McGill joins Global University Leaders Forum

McGill joins Global University Leaders Forum

Principal Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum. This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.

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Research

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

A new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Cystic Fibrosis Canada reinforces the benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Despite the fact that newborn screening has been implemented across North America and in several European countries as a way to improve overall survival rate and health outcomes of people living with CF, it is still not available in Quebec.

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Dépistage néonatal de la fibrose kystique

When the cows come home, how long will they stay?

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In Focus

Montreal 101

Montreal 101

Law student Peter Grbac writes about the invaluable lessons he learned at McGill’s Summer Institute for the Study of Montreal and Quebec.

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Une maladie parasitaire « tropicale » fait son apparition dans l’Arctique

Les cas d’anaphylaxie à la hausse chez les enfants

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Kudos

Graham Bell elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Graham Bell elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Graham Bell, James McGill Professor of Biology, was one of 50 new Fellows and 10 new Foreign Members, as announced by Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, on April 29.

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Isabelle Daunais recevra le Prix Killam en sciences humaines

Annual Catalyst Awards in sustainability presented

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Around Campus

Accomplished women in academia share their experiences

Accomplished women in academia share their experiences

In advance of the May 4, In Her Own Words event, the Reporter spoke to McGill’s Antonia Maioni, Brigitte Kieffer and Brigitte Kieffer about their careers in academia.

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A safe space to discuss sexual identity and orientation

McGill hosts third annual Young Women In Bio event

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Other News

NSERC CREATE grants announced at McGill

NSERC CREATE grants announced at McGill

Earlier today, a total of $21.4 million in new grants from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) was announced at a press conference held at McGill’s Bellini Building. Of the total, $1.6 million will go to McGill, to fund a six-year project led by Prof. Jake Barralet, who teaches experimental surgery in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and specializes in bioceramic applications within orthopaedics.

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New Executive Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation named

Going the extra mile to fight TB

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Human Resources

Three SEU Unions sign new collective agreements

Three SEU Unions sign new collective agreements

On Tuesday, April 12, McGill signed new collective agreements with three bargaining units represented by Service Employees Union (SEU) Local 800. Together, they represent 152 McGill employees.

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Self-directed coaching for McGill employees and teams

New online orientation program

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Profile

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest

Recently, the Reporter spoke to some of our top student-athletes, who excel both in the classroom and on the field of play, to find out what makes them tick.

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Pipe dreams do come true

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

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Blog

Indigenous Science Futures in the works

Indigenous Science Futures in the works

As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative, representatives from McGill’s Faculties of Education and Medicine met last week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners.

Read More → Joelle Pineau named CIFAR Fellow

Joelle Pineau named CIFAR Fellow

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research has run an artificial intelligence and machine research program called Learning in Machines and Brains since 2004. Among its newest contributors is McGill School of Computer Science Professor Joelle Pineau, who was named a CIFAR Fellow in April.

Read More → Alive against all odds

Alive against all odds

Two years ago, Amélie Bourassa, 28-weeks pregnant and sick with pneumonia, was rushed to the Royal Vic Hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Bourassa was fighting for her life. Read how doctors saved her life and that of her daughter Florence Marcil.

Read More → Robert Leckey appointed Dean of Law

Robert Leckey appointed Dean of Law

Yesterday, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Prof. Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law. His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2016.

Read More → Budget pressures ease slightly

Budget pressures ease slightly

McGill’s Board of Governors approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on Thursday, April 21, following a presentation by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi. While the University will continue to run a deficit, the anticipated $2.7-million shortfall for Fiscal Year 2017 is considerably less than an earlier projection of close to $10 million.

Read More → Message from David Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Message from David Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

The following is a message from David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, regarding McGill’s Undergraduate Medical Education Accreditation Action Plan.

Read More → Nominations open for Principal’s Awards

Nominations open for Principal’s Awards

Do you have an outstanding colleague who deserves special recognition? Nominate them for a Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.

Read More → May 12, 17: Course design workshop

May 12, 17: Course design workshop

Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning.

Read More → Experts weigh in on climate change, divestment

Experts weigh in on climate change, divestment

Following a meeting last week with Divest McGill, Principal Suzanne Fortier has published summaries of presentations that five McGill professors made to CAMSR as it deliberated on Divest McGill’s request that the University divest from holdings in fossil-fuel companies.

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Principal sends follow-up to Divest McGill

Read the full text of the letter sent by Principal Fortier to Divest McGill on April 6, 2016, in response to their meeting last week.

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In the Community

Young teachers learn to reach youth  through art

Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

Student teachers with McGill’s Faculty of Education learned about engaging youth in arts-based initiatives in local community centres through Dr. Fiona J. Benson’s hands-on special topics course EDEC 300: Art In-Community: Learning from Doing Pop-Up Art with Youth.

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Save one life, save the world

McGill students raise $17,000 for the homeless

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News

Less body fat for kids taking vitamin D

Less body fat for kids taking vitamin D

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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Bébés et vitamine D

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

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Extra! Extra!

Ten professors promoted, one recruited

During its meeting of April 21, 2016, the McGill Board of Governors approved the recommendation of the Statutory Selection Committee to promote five associate professors in the Faculty of Medicine, and five associate professors in the Faculty of Science, to the rank of full professor.

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Email on Office 365 offers big mailbox, secure data

Costopoulos moving to University of Alberta

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Entre Nous

Not all fun and games

Not all fun and games

Dr. Jeff Wiseman, an Internal Medicine physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre is currently developing a serious medical smartphone-based game called The Deteriorating Patient with the aim of helping medical students learn how to stabilize severely ill patients when on call.

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Les jeux sérieux aident sérieusement l’enseignement de la médecine

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

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Higher Education

External partnerships: Research boon or burden?

External partnerships: Research boon or burden?

For university researchers wary of collaborating with industry and other organizations, the push toward partnerships by funding agencies and governments may feel more like a hard, sharp shove. But what do private- or public-sector collaborations really mean for already overstretched academics?

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Millennials and entrepreneurship

Educated entrepreneurs: check the stats, not the stereotype

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