McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.

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Around Campus

Mac Seed Library breaks new ground

Mac Seed Library breaks new ground

Not by accident, the new Macdonald Campus Seed Library was launched on March 20, the first official day of spring. Housed in the Macdonald Campus Library, the seed library offers McGill students, staff, faculty and alumni free access to some 130 varieties of seeds – including vegetables, flowers, herbs and a few fruits.

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Three-Minute Thesis: Long hours of hard work for mere minutes of glory

The “F word”

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Other News

Carbon neutrality: Join the campus-wide conversation

Carbon neutrality: Join the campus-wide conversation

After six months of consultations, a possible target has emerged for the Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan: To make McGill a carbon-neutral university. To learn more about Vision 2020 and share your thoughts on carbon neutrality, join in one of three upcoming Community Conversations on Carbon Neutrality.

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La Francofête bat son plein à McGill du 13 au 23 mars

Francofête will be in full swing at McGill, March 13–23

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In the Community

Reaching out to instil a love of science

Reaching out to instil a love of science

BrainReach North, run by graduate students in McGill’s Program in Neuroscience, provides teachers in remote aboriginal communities with activities to introduce students to neuroscience.

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Promoting health science professions to Indigenous youth

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

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Research

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers of the McGill University Health Centre have developed a new clinical approach to increase the efficiency of treatment of malignant brain tumours that shows promising survival rates while reducing burden on health resources

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Child marriage still widespread in sub-Saharan Africa

A prescription with legs!

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Extra! Extra!

The instrumental role of musical therapy

The instrumental role of musical therapy

Music has proven to be a powerful medium throughout the history of humankind. The sounds of the guitar, drums, and piano paired with striking vocals have spearheaded revolutions. They’ve brought people together in the streets, in dimly lit concert venues, and even in the family living room. Music heals, soothes, and comforts. It’s this powerful expression through music that Lachine Hospital long-term care patient Hans Stutz knows very well.

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Getting the word out: Recognizing media engagement

McGill researchers lend their collaboration to Québec Science’s Discovery of the Year

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Kudos

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers

The winter storm that walloped Montreal on the evening of March 14 didn’t dampen the sunny mood at McGill’s annual Bravo gala. Upwards of 200 people braved the weather to celebrate the incredible work, unparalleled dedication and impressive accomplishments of McGill’s leading researchers.

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McGill is the fairest of them all

Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

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In Focus

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

Not even a record-breaking snowstorm the night before could derail McGill’s second annual 3-Minute Thesis / Ma thèse en 180 secondes finals competition, an event in which graduate students boil down their complex research to 180 informative, and entertaining, seconds.

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McGill 3rd-best for anatomy and physiology, 6th for mining

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

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Blog

Improving memory with magnets

Improving memory with magnets

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Read More → Richard III comes to McGill

Richard III comes to McGill

The Department of English Drama and Theatre program at McGill is proud to present Shakespeare’s Richard III, 7:30 p.m., March 29 to 31, and April 5 to 7, at Moyse Hall Theatre, Arts Building (853 Sherbrooke St West).

Read More → Course design workshop

Course design workshop

Would you like to (re)design one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? 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 → McGillians can save 20 per cent on BIXI

McGillians can save 20 per cent on BIXI

Your daily ride just got a little easier – McGill community members are eligible for a 20 percent discount on annual BIXI memberships. Discount is valid for both new memberships and renewals.

Read More → Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research

Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research

Deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, will increasingly put computers in the driver’s seat of medical diagnosis and neuroscience research.

Read More → Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

Last week, a group of empathetic McGill students braved trying conditions – including a record-breaking blizzard – to raise funds for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. McGill’s 5 Days for the Homeless exceeded its goal by raising over $12,000 for Chez Doris and Dans La Rue, organizations that support homeless people in Montreal.

Read More → Operationalizing McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence

Operationalizing McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence

Last fall, McGill adopted its Policy against Sexual Violence. We have received questions recently about the Policy, its application and what it means for students, staff and faculty. This article responds to these questions, and makes clear that the Policy applies to all members of the McGill community.

Read More → Discovery of Roddick Gates time capsule opens new mystery

Discovery of Roddick Gates time capsule opens new mystery

In the end, everyone knew a singing frog wasn’t going to jump out of the time capsule uncovered by construction workers in one of the columns on the east side of the Roddick Gates on March 1. But it would have been cool.

Read More → March 29: National Geographic Society information session

March 29: National Geographic Society information session

The information session will include a presentation by Colin Chapman, Professor (Anthropology and School of Environment) and Member of the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) at National Geographic.

Read More → Get involved in a Peer Program. Apply now

Get involved in a Peer Program. Apply now

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the McGill community? Check out the list of programs recruiting volunteers for the upcoming academic year, express your interest and apply!

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Athletics

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Despite outshooting their opponent 41-26, the McGill Martlets were beaten 2-1 by the Alberta Pandas for the U SPORTS national championship on Sunday.

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Martlets basketball: National champs!

Varsity teams complete rare championship trifecta

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Acfas

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Les organisateurs sont à la recherche de quelque 150 bénévoles désireux de fournir leur aide.

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Acfas wants you

Register for the Acfas Congress today

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Profile

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.

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Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

Lessons from the battlefield

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News

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.

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McGill to get $75M for infrastructure upgrade

A boost for cutting-edge research

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Obituary

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

McGill professor emerita Blema Steinberg has passed away following a brief illness. In addition to teaching in the Department of Political Science for more than 40 years, she was a practicing psychoanalyst and a visionary philanthropist.

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Flag at half-staff to honour Cohen, fund established in his honour

McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

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