McGill students pull in top scholarships

McGill students pull in top scholarships

Fifteen McGill graduate students have won prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarships, worth $50,000 each year for three years of study and research. In addition, two McGill post-doctoral fellows are the recipients of the Banting Fellowship, Canada’s most notable postdoctoral awards, worth $70,000 a year for up to two years of research.

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Research and Discovery

Speedier diagnosis of diseases such as cancer likely thanks to new DNA analysis technique

Speedier diagnosis of diseases such as cancer likely thanks to new DNA analysis technique

Researchers from McGill and the Génome Québec Innovation Centre have achieved a technical breakthrough that should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions. The key discovery lies in a new tool that allows researchers to load long strands of DNA into a tunable nanoscale imaging chamber in ways that maintain their structural identity and under conditions that are similar to those found in the human body.

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Life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in the U.S. varies considerably across states

Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation

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Around Campus

Lectures make it crystal clear: science can be controversial

Lectures make it crystal clear: science can be controversial

McGill is playing host to a series of lectures in Crystallography, marking the International Year of Crystallography and the International Congress of Crystallographers in Montreal until next Tuesday. Dan Shechtman, who spoke Thursday night, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a controversial discovery – but only after his research was initially castigated by such luminaries as fellow Nobel winner Linus Pauling, among others.

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Construction projects multiply on lower campus this summer

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

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Kudos

McGill grad named Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture

McGill grad named Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture

Amale Andraos, who earned her B.Arch., from McGill in 1996, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

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Cinq étudiantes de McGill s’illustrent au concours Chapeau, les filles!

McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

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Extra! Extra!

East meets West at Desautels

East meets West at Desautels

This month, 25 business students from China’s Shantou University are getting a taste of life at McGill and Montreal through the Desautels Faculty of Management’s International Summer Program. The program offers intensive classes on global branding and managing in North America, and includes organized city-wide cultural activities and excursions to Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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In their words: Convocation Honorary Doctorates have their say

Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

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Profile

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold has come a long way from his days studying philosophy and working in the record industry to being one of the founders of Cult Yogourt, a buisness that makes gourmet artisanal Greek yogourt using heirloom cultures imported from Greece, Bulgaria, Sweden and the Caspian Sea. He credits the School of Continuing Studies for helping him make the transition.

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Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

Quebec’s new finance minister to table first budget

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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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McGill’s financial situation: “We are on the right track,” Di Grappa and Masi tell Senate

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Other News

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.

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Judges sweet on McGill’s unique dessert

June 9 – 19: Jazz at the JGH

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Blog

Participants needed for neurodegeneration study

McGill’s Dr. Jens Pruessner is leading a study to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease.

Read More → Wish you were here: Call for your vacation photos

Wish you were here: Call for your vacation photos

With less than a month before the start of the new semester, summer has officially rounded the clubhouse turn. The McGill Reporter wants to see what you did on your vacation. Share your best moments with the McGill community by letting us post your vacation pictures on The Reporter website and in the first print issue of the paper on Sept. 2.

Read More → Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

McGill’s flag atop the Arts Building flew at half mast on Wednesday as the community mourns the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life

Read More → Sept. 15: Launch of The Smart Palate cookbook for healthy lifestyles

Sept. 15: Launch of The Smart Palate cookbook for healthy lifestyles

Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate cookbook on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., in the atrium of the Bellini building of McGill’s Life Sciences Complex (3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler). Proceeds from sales will support research being conducted at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

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Do you want to have a say in how medical training is evaluated at McGill?

The Faculty of Medicine is looking for members of the public to give their opinions on how the medical program at McGill should be evaluated. What do you hope to see in medical graduates? How can we gauge if we’re doing it right?

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Aug 20: Advisor Appreciation Day (sign up now!)

You are cordially invited to be appreciated for your valued contribution to student success at McGill! Register here and join us for Advisor Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Last call: Principal’s Award nominations due Aug. 18

This is your last chance to submit nominations to the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff for 2013-2014. Help your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 18, at 5 p.m.

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August events for the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning has some special events planned in August

Read More → McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

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Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

Brenda Milner (Photo: Helmut Bernhard, Neuro Media Services)
The star researcher turned 96 on July 15, and The Neuro threw a party to celebrate.

Read More → McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week.

Read More → McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus.

Read More → 11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

Read More → Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2).

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Four Burning Questions

MISC to celebrate 20th year with busy fall schedule

MISC to celebrate 20th year with busy fall schedule

On September 23, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a public symposium, Canada Remix. MISC Director Will Straw has recently returned from a sabbatical leave. The Reporter caught up with Dr. Straw to talk about this and other upcoming events at the MISC.

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Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

Budget Book FY2015: Four Burning Questions for Provost Anthony C. Masi.

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Notes from the field

Important lessons learned during semester in East Africa

Important lessons learned during semester in East Africa

“McGill’s Canadian Field Studies in Africa program added an incredible depth, value and meaning to my academic journey,” writes Arts undergrad Siobhan Lazenby of her recent semester in East Africa. “The experiences shifted what matters to me now, shaped my values and taught me more about privilege than I ever could have learned in a lecture hall”

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Forests, culture and development in indigenous Panama

Hot Cities 2014: From camping on the Gobi Desert to touring the Gangnam financial district

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News

Future Earth coming to Montreal

Future Earth coming to Montreal

Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The creation of the Montreal hub, and McGill’s role in it, could open significant new opportunities for the many researchers across the University working on sustainability issues.

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Trocmé to head School of Social Work

Major upgrade of McTavish Reservoir closes Rutherford Park

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Athletics

McGill’s Foster helps Canada win gold at FISU rugby sevens world championship

McGill’s Foster helps Canada win gold at FISU rugby sevens world championship

Deanna Foster of the McGill women’s rugby team, has won gold with Team Canada at the rugby sevens world championship, sanctioned by the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil.

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McGill hoops coach DeAveiro takes Canada to U-17 tourney title in Troyes

Olympic gold medalist, ex-Hab among new inductees to Hall of Fame

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In Focus

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

Don’t get burned by your fun in the sun

After a long, cold winter and a dreary, wet spring, Montrealers have been out in full force during this recent heat wave to enjoy a little fun in the sun. But people should remember that precautions are needed to ensure that today’s fun doesn’t result in tomorrow’s serious health issues.

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The sky’s the limit for savings when you book with McGill Travel Management Company

Death by prescription painkiller

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