Bard in our yard

Bard in our yard

All the world’s a stage – including the lower field on McGill’s downtown campus, where Repercussion Theatre will stage William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday, August 1. The free outdoor performance is a presentation of the Dept. of English’s Early Modern Conversions project.

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News

Fleuve-Montagne pathway gets official opening

Fleuve-Montagne pathway gets official opening

A few sprinkles of rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of dozens of people who gathered for a pleasant ceremony to unveil one of the largest projects celebrating the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary this year: the 3.8-kilometre Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, a pedestrian pathway linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal that slices through the heart of McGill’s downtown campus.

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McGill grad Jennifer Sidey becomes Canada’s newest astronaut

Bringing Indigenous scholarship to the forefront at McGill

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Research

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Practice might not always make perfect, but it’s essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It’s also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive therapy to overcome disabilities caused by neurological disease or trauma.

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How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology

Kidney graft success – does age and sex matter?

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Other News

McGill grad Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

McGill grad Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) will be Canada’s next Governor General. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) made the announcement Thursday, July 13.

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Research in the park

Construction of the house of the future kicks off at Loyola

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Entre Nous

Digging into data: Toward a new understanding of the Arts

Digging into data: Toward a new understanding of the Arts

A conversation with Professor Andrew Piper about why data science is such a valuable tool for greater understanding in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Martha Crago comes home to McGill as VP, Research and Innovation

From Montreal to Maputo

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Around Campus

Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

The Mac Paddle Shack is operated by Mac Athletics and Recreation for the McGill community, as well as the public, and offers kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe rentals and classes in paddling and paddle board yoga classes. The classes are run out of an innovative structure made of recycled shipping containers.

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Science meets art – on a wall in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

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

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Kudos

Physiology profs appointed Mathematical Biology fellows

Physiology profs appointed Mathematical Biology fellows

Leon Glass and Michael Mackey are among the Society for Mathematical Biology’s inaugural cohort of fellows. They developed an equation that illuminates how simple control mechanisms can lead to complex bodily rhythms such as the fluctuations in the number of circulating blood cells.

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McGill trio named among the world’s top young scientists by WEF

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky awarded the 2017 Award in Pain

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Extra! Extra!

The limits of multicultural universities for Indigenous peoples

The limits of multicultural universities for Indigenous peoples

Multiculturalism is a huge part of the Canadian identity. We see it from coast to coast in the faces of our fellow citizens, a huge mosaic – not a melting pot, we proudly point out – of diversity from around the world. But why do our multiculturalism policies seem to focus on integrating European cultures and newcomers into Canadian society rather than in addressing the needs and aspirations of Indigenous peoples?

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

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

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Blog

Ecological economics award for MSE prof

Ecological economics award for MSE prof

Peter Brown has been honored for “Economics for the Anthropocene,” a PhD program focused on environmental impacts caused by human intervention, including mass extinctions of plants and animals, pollution of the oceans and changes to the atmosphere.

Read More → Crafting a better beer

Crafting a better beer

Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.

Read More → Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

The iconic clocks and bells of the Roddick Gates will be turned off until October 2017, while the work is done around the Gates.

Read More → McGill’s summer reading list

McGill’s summer reading list

We received some solid entries for the Reporter’s first-ever summer reading list. While the list isn’t as extensive as our annual winter holiday version, it does include some excellent offerings.

Read More → Reopening of McTavish and Dr. Penfield

Reopening of McTavish and Dr. Penfield

“I am delighted to inform you that the City of Montreal’s major construction projects around the downtown campus are very close to being finished,” writes Robert Couvrette, AVP (Facilities Management and Ancillary Services)

Read More → Using AI and hacking to make the world a better place

Using AI and hacking to make the world a better place

The first-ever McGill Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Hackathon was a big hit. For two days teams of students and members of the community used data sets to try to solve social problems using their tech skills in a two-coding jam session.

Read More → Last chance to get local veggies!

Last chance to get local veggies!

The McGill Farmers’ Market is offering weekly and bi-weekly Community Supported Agriculture baskets from three local farms this summer. Baskets begin in one week, but we still have some baskets remaining!

Read More → What I did this summer…

What I did this summer…

Have you lined up some interesting fieldwork or research this summer? The McGill Reporter wants to tell your story…

Read More → 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.

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In Focus

Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The gift will support the X-1 program, now in its third year, as it grows to support and promote entrepreneurship across McGill.

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The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

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Notes from the field

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Just finishing his first year as Dean of Students, Chris Buddle could probably use a little downtime, right? Well, for the award-winning researcher and professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, downtime means heading to the Arctic tundra to study pollination with graduate student, Vinko Culjak Mathieu.

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BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

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In the Community

Opening the door to new possibilities

Opening the door to new possibilities

Raising aspirations and academic achievement for promising high school students from under-represented groups is the goal of the Explore! Careers in Health Camp that just wound up at McGill.

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First MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate

Take a walk on the artistic side

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Athletics

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

Magali Harvey, a member of the Canadian national women’s rugby team for the past eight years, has been appointed head coach of the McGill women’s program. Harvey was named player of the year in 2014 by the International Rugby Board.

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McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

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Human Resources

Floor Fellows sign first collective agreement

Floor Fellows sign first collective agreement

On Monday, July 3, McGill’s Floor Fellows, represented by the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) / Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), signed their first ever collective agreement with the University. AMUSE (Floor Fellows) represents approximately 75 employees on both the Downtown and Macdonald campuses.

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AMUSE Floor Fellows / Negotiation update

Tentative agreement reached with AMUSE/Casuals

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