MUNACA, McGill sign 3-year collective agreement

MUNACA, McGill sign 3-year collective agreement

On Feb. 9, 2016, The McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association and McGill signed a new collective agreement. Negotiations between the union and the university took just four short months – a real achievement in the complex world of labour negotiations – and the new contract will be in place until Nov. 30, 2018.

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MUHC researchers members of cancer Dream Team

MUHC researchers members of cancer Dream Team

A pan-Canadian team of researchers receive $11.7 million from Stand Up To Cancer Canada, Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

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What’s the buzz over the ‘Zika mosquito’?

Researcher says there is still much to learn about Zika virus

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Higher Education

Millennials and entrepreneurship

Millennials and entrepreneurship

A lot of Millennials want to start a business – about one-third to one-half of young Canadians depending on the survey, region, etc. That’s not really a surprising number for the age group dubbed the “Start-up Generation.” What is unexpected, however, is how Millennials actually fare in their quest to become entrepreneurs.

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Educated entrepreneurs: check the stats, not the stereotype

Incomes of young university and college graduates: Part II

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Kudos

McGill grad named President of Stanford University

McGill grad named President of Stanford University

McGill graduate Marc Tessier-Lavigne (BSc’80) was named President of Stanford University on Thursday. The renowned neuroscientist and entrepreneur is currently President of Rockefeller University, a private university offering graduate and post-graduate education in New York City. He will step down as Rockefeller’s President on Sept. 1, 2016.

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Three McGill discoveries make Québec Science’s Best of 2015 list

Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

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Around Campus

The Catholic puzzle in Canadian liberalism

The Catholic puzzle in Canadian liberalism

In advance of the Feb. 17 colloquium, “Paul Martin Sr.: Catholicism and Canadian Liberalism,” Daniel Cere, Interim Dean of Religious Studies, looks at the how Roman Catholicism has been so strongly linked to Canadian political liberalism.

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McGill has a new tool in the battle against mental illness

Milestone moment for Service Point

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In Focus

E-quitting

E-quitting

Almost two-thirds of Canada’s 4.2 million smokers are seriously considering quitting—and more and more of them are turning to e-cigarettes for help. A new, first-in-Canada study, led by McGill cardiologist Dr. Mark Eisenberg, is asking whether vaping really is the magic ticket to breathing free and easy.

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Concentrate on process, not production, sports psychology prof tells struggling Habs

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

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Entre Nous

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

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

In advance of his lecture at the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada on Feb. 11-12, former diplomat Colin Robertson spoke to the Reporter about Canada’s place in the world, the primary challenges the country must tackle in the next five years, and the changing face of the diplomatic corps.

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In conversation with Dr. Marina Klein, co-infection researcher

In conversation with Dr. Phil Gold, pioneering cancer researcher

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Athletics

Mac women cut competition down to size

Mac women cut competition down to size

They came, they sawed, they conquered. McGill’s Women’s 1 Woodsmen team took top spot at the 56th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen Competition, this past Saturday. Our men had a strong showing as well, finishing third overall.

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Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust

Gold rush: Mehain dominates south of the border

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Blog

Feb. 15: Carlos Leitão webcast

Feb. 15: Carlos Leitão webcast

Carlos Leitão, Quebec Finance Minister, will host an online town hall with the McGill community on Monday, Feb. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Read More → Catholicism and Canadian liberalism

Catholicism and Canadian liberalism

On Feb. 17, starting at 4 p.m., the Right Honourable Paul Martin Jr. and scholars at The Newman Centre of McGill will explore the connections between Canadian liberalism and the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Read More → How healthy are your bones?

How healthy are your bones?

Sometimes called ‘the silent thief,’ bone disease affects more Canadians than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your bones remain strong and healthy.

Read More → Webinars for new international students

Webinars for new international students

Are you in touch with new international students before they come to McGill? Tell them the about the International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar series to facilitate their transition to McGill and Montreal.

Read More → Local Food Day cheese

Local Food Day cheese

From Feb. 9–12, in our five residential dining halls, enjoy savoury meals prepared with an amazing selection of local cheeses.

Read More → Boost Your Health series 2016

Boost Your Health series 2016

Boost Your Health has moved to Winter Wednesdays! Get inspired with a new line-up of lunchtime sessions focusing on healthy living through prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction.

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Memorial service to be held for longtime Sociology professor

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 11, for longtime Sociology professor Don Von Eschen, who died at his home on Dec. 28, at the age of 81.

Read More → Nominations open for Advising Excellence Award

Nominations open for Advising Excellence Award

The deadline for nominations for the inaugural Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising is March 1.

Read More → Clarifying expectations in grad supervision

Clarifying expectations in grad supervision

Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.

Read More → Strategies to support active and collaborative learning

Strategies to support active and collaborative learning

In this workshop, we will discuss the rationale for active and collaborative learning and examine methods for design and implementation in different types of courses.

Read More → New online hub promotes McGill innovation

New online hub promotes McGill innovation

The McGill Innovation Constellation website showcases a network of innovation initiatives and partnerships that demonstrate how McGill has emerged as a leader in developing talent, technology and transformative ideas.

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Other News

25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

As announced today, twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs. McGill research projects that will benefit from the new funds include those investigating the genetics of pain and childhood disability, as well as the ecology of the Arctic and engineered quantum systems.

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A top Montreal employer (eight years running)

Andrew Potter named Director of MISC

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Profile

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.

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Funny business

Meet your building directors

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Four Burning Questions

In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

In advance of her lecture as part of the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, Melissa Aronczyk, author and Rutgers communications professor discusses the importance of national identity for countries and their citizens with the Reporter.

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The last Straw

Justin Trudeau: Now the hard part begins

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News

UN Secretary-General to visit McGill

UN Secretary-General to visit McGill

On Friday, February 12, 2016, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon will be on the downtown campus to speak with students about “Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future.” The talk will be part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s three-day visit to Canada, which will include meetings with the prime minister, the Quebec premier and the mayor of Montreal.

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Heart attack: Gender helps predict outcomes

Refugees face new challenges in Canada

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Research

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports. Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for people who suffer chronic pain.

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Why do some fish thrive in oil-polluted water?

Second language acquisition may depend on how brain talks to itself

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