Bringing Indigenous scholarship to the forefront at McGill

Bringing Indigenous scholarship to the forefront at McGill

The Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education says the time has come to prioritize Indigenous scholarship. The Task Force recommendations are a direct response to the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for action to raise the profile of the role of First Nations in the education system.

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Scholars at Risk offers refuge – and a voice – to persecuted scholars

Scholars at Risk offers refuge – and a voice – to persecuted scholars

McGill is hosting its third Scholar At Risk, part of a global program that provides sanctuary for academics whose lives are threatened because of what they teach, write or say.

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$3M for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

Weekend in San Fran for students opens doors, and eyes

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Other News

Research in the park

Research in the park

Catching some rays and expanding your mind don’t have to be mutually exclusive activities. As part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations, an offbeat noontime lecture series is getting local researchers out of their labs and into public spaces throughout the Montreal core. Six McGill researchers are participating in Les midis Ville-Marie, discussing topics that range from designing a sweeter-sounding city to cracking the universe’s deepest secret.

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Construction of the house of the future kicks off at Loyola

We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to pull back

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Around Campus

AI Summer Lab for women: Sisters are doing it for themselves

AI Summer Lab for women: Sisters are doing it for themselves

Launching young women into the male dominated world of Artificial Intelligence is the purpose of the first-ever Summer AI Lab organized by McGill’s Innovation Lab, the Reasoning and Learning Lab and innovative Montreal company Maluuba.

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New McGill system facilitates compliance to Canada’s Copyright Act

McGill se dote d’un système pour faciliter le respect de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur

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News

Undergraduate medical education program off probation

Undergraduate medical education program off probation

On Monday, June 12, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) confirmed to McGill that the MDCM program is no longer on probation, effective immediately.

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Writing through transition

MUHC takes augmented reality into the operating room

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In Focus

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

Lacrosse is celebrating 150 years and to mark the occasion, a three-day commemoration was held at McGill over the weekend, with the centrepiece attraction in the form of two field lacrosse re-enactment contests played Saturday on the lower campus field.

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McGill’s role in the evolution of patient-centred care

Leading-edge neuroscience network renews agreement

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Kudos

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky awarded the 2017 Award in Pain

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky awarded the 2017 Award in Pain

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky, Principal Investigator at the Alan Edwards Center for Research on Pain, was one of seven recipients of the 2017 Award in Pain.

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Emerging researchers feted during Convocation

McGillians honoured by the QMA

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Athletics

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

Goaltender Jason Forsyth, a native Montrealer, who backstopped McGill University to a national soccer championship in 1997, is among a half-dozen honorees selected for induction this fall to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

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McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

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Blog

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

A collaborative study by research groups from Columbia University Medical Center and the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of memory retention. Their findings could one day lead to therapies that alleviate anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder by selectively erasing pathological memories.

Read More → Biofilms – the eradication has begun

Biofilms – the eradication has begun

Biofilms, the slimy, glue-like membranes that protect microbes from the body’s immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics, represent one of the biggest threats to patients in hospital settings. But there is good news – a research team led by the RI-MUHC and SickKids in Toronto has developed a novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms and can also break them down.

Read More → Celebration with introspection

Celebration with introspection

There’s more to Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries than big parties. (But there are plenty of those.) Two upcoming events – a lacrosse festival and the submission of the Final Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education – are offering clear-eyed critiques of the past in order to build a more inclusive future.

Read More → McGill strikes gold at CCAE awards

McGill strikes gold at CCAE awards

McGill has set a new gold standard for excellence in advancement, winning three gold medals at this year’s Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education national conference in Hamilton, Ont.

Read More → Take a walk on the artistic side

Take a walk on the artistic side

Yesterday’s launch of La Balade Pour la Paix may have been a wet one, but it certainly didn’t dampen people’s enthusiasm for the one-kilometre long, open-air public art exhibit. Set along Sherbrooke Street, the unique outdoor exhibit features hundreds of flags from around the world, 29 monumental sculptures and 42 photographs by Indigenous, Canadian and international artists.

Read More → Chiarlitti merits Guy Lafleur Award

Chiarlitti merits Guy Lafleur Award

The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that Nathan Chiarlitti, a defenceman with the McGill men’s hockey team, has won the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence for the Quebec university category as the player who best combines hockey success with academic achievement and citizenship.

Read More → Spring 2017 Convocation in pictures

Spring 2017 Convocation in pictures

Smiling students filing from Redpath Hall to the tent; a solemn bagpiper leading the platform party down from the Arts Building; proud parents beaming as their child crosses the stage to receive their degree… This year’s Convocation photo gallery has captured some of the pride and joy.

Read More → Graduating student reunited with mom following visa glitch

Graduating student reunited with mom following visa glitch

The mother of a newly-minted McGill grad from Tunisia attended her son’s graduation, after being initially refused a visa to come to Canada to celebrate.

Read More → Suzanne Fortier reappointed as Principal

Suzanne Fortier reappointed as Principal

At its May 25 meeting, McGill’s Board of Governors approved the reappointment of Suzanne Fortier. Her second five-year term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor begins on July 1, 2018.

Read More → Bringing Indigenous perspectives to the classroom

Bringing Indigenous perspectives to the classroom

On a Tuesday afternoon in March, members of the McGill community gathered in the century-old Hosmer House to learn about Indigenous histories. The Kairos Blanket Exercise – given to over 200 students in the Faculty of Education alone this year – is part of the broader work being done by Allan Vicaire, Indigenous Education Advisor, to integrate Indigenous perspectives and histories into curriculums at McGill

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Four Burning Questions

Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Medical research is time-consuming and expensive. There is a tendency to guard results and the credit that comes with it. But more and more researchers are looking at the idea of scientific protectionism with a fresh perspective, reappraising the worth of siloing discovery, and recognizing the harm it can cause.

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Jatinder Mann on the search for a new national identity

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

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Research

Kidney graft success – does age and sex matter?

Kidney graft success – does age and sex matter?

New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies

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Improving concussion diagnosis and treatment

CF drugs are costly but hope can be found in the pipeline

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In the Community

First MasterCard Foundation  Scholars graduate

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate

Every student who crossed the stage to receive their degree during recent Convocation ceremonies is both ending one journey and beginning another. But for the graduating members of McGill’s first cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars, that journey has already covered many, many miles.

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Empowering women with an innovative approach

My Day@McGill breaks down barriers for at-risk students

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Profile

Hall of Fame athletic therapist set to retire after 35 years

Hall of Fame athletic therapist set to retire after 35 years

To say that this month has been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for Lynn Bookalam would be an understatement. On June 3, at a conference held in Niagara Falls, Ont., the longtime manager of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic was inducted to Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Hall of Fame. Two weeks from now, on June 21, she will be taking early retirement from her post after 35 years on the job at McGill.

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John Lindsay: Food for thought

Life in the fast lane

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Convocation

From the classroom to the farm

From the classroom to the farm

Every graduating student has their own way of getting ready the day of their Convocation. Some get haircuts, others go for a latté with friends and family or buy a new pair of shoes for the event. You can be pretty sure that very few do what Félix Bertrand did the morning of his Convocation ceremony on June 2. “I was at home helping my father with the pigs,” he says.

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Hon docs offer their words of wisdom

Purdy passes the vocal torch to Smith Bessette

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