Pierre Gfeller takes the helm of MUHC

Pierre Gfeller takes the helm of MUHC

On April 18, Dr. Pierre Gfeller was appointed as President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Gfeller will be assuming his new responsibilities on May 28.

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Research

Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants

Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants

Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada’s major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Safety concerns over tungsten

Time for bed: Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children

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News

McGill named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

McGill named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

McGill has been chosen as one of the Canada’s greenest employers in an editorial competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

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McGill researchers to get $2.2M in CFI funding

3-Minute Thesis competition delivers (sound) bite-sized research excellence

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Four Burning Questions

In conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed

In conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed

As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Nguyen-Vi Mohamed talks about her work with mini brains, miniature balls of human brain cells smaller than a pea.

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In conversation with neurologist Lesley Fellows

Spotlight on neuroscientist Heidi McBride

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Notes from the field

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #3: Angels of Mercy

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #3: Angels of Mercy

In his third dispatch aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship (currently in Douala, Cameroon), Dr. Sherif Emil writes about the ship’s nursing staff. Pulled together from around the world, many have put their careers on hold while they volunteer their services.

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Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #2: Transformations

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #1: If you want to go far…

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Around Campus

Trash2Treasure hopes to lessen moving day clutter

Trash2Treasure hopes to lessen moving day clutter

When the annual student exodus hits at the end of the semester, a pilot project called Trash2Treasure (T2T) will pick up students’ cast-off household items before they hit the curb. For a period of ten days, from April 27 to May 6, students can request free pick up of usable goods they no longer need.

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Summer course allows students to discover Montreal and while improving their French

Five key takeaways from MFORUM

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Extra! Extra!

McGill Alumni Association hands out annual awards

McGill Alumni Association hands out annual awards

More than 300 guests, including McGill Chancellor Michael Meighen, attended the annual McGill Alumni Association banquet to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University.

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McGill medical students and residents work to conquer HPV

HM The Queen joins the celebration of Quebec-Belgian academic relations

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Athletics

Bball’s Kiss-Rusk and Ogundokun named athletes of the year

Bball’s Kiss-Rusk and Ogundokun named athletes of the year

Basketball players Alex Kiss-Rusk of Beaconsfield, Que., and  Dele Ogundokun of Hamilton, Ont., were named female and male athletes of the year, respectively, at the 41st annual McGill varsity sports awards gala.

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McGill bites Badgers to win 18th Queen’s Cup hockey championship

Stunning rally gives Martlets 7th-straight Quebec crown

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Blog

A celebration of the life of Abby Lippman

A celebration of the life of Abby Lippman

An event celebrating the life of Abby Lippman who passed away last December, will be held on April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Concordia University Conference Centre (Room MB-9CD) 9th floor of the John Molson Building (1450 Guy Street).

Read More → Vikram Bhatt named RAIC Fellow

Vikram Bhatt named RAIC Fellow

Prof. Vikram Bhatt has been named to the RAIC College of Fellows. The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Read More → Legalizing marijuana in Canada – what will it mean?

Legalizing marijuana in Canada – what will it mean?

The Reporter previews the upcoming conference Legalizing Marijuana in Canada: Policy Challenges, to be held on April 26 and 27.

Read More → Nominations open for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Nominations open for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards opened this onApril 15, and will close Friday, June 15. Nominations are being sought in five categories. In 2017, a pair of McGill alumni, Valérie Toupin-Dubé and Lauren Rathmell, were among the winners for the Quebec region. .

Read More → Mathieu Brochu helps aerospace innovation take off

Mathieu Brochu helps aerospace innovation take off

Mathieu Brochu of the Dept. of Mining and Materials Engineering will contribute his expertise in developing innovative technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of aircraft travel to a newly created aerospace consortium.

Read More → FMT students competing in the Dairy Challenge

FMT students competing in the Dairy Challenge

From April 12–14, four Farm Management and Technology students will compete in a unique two-day event in which teams of students from 38 institutions evaluate a dairy operation with the help of dairy industry professionals serving as advisors

Read More → MUNACA joins Family Days pilot project

MUNACA joins Family Days pilot project

MUNACA members may now use up to three of their nine paid sick days to care for their sick children, spouses, parents, grandparents or siblings – even when the employees themselves are not ill.

Read More → Fabrice Labeau to be Interim SLL Deputy Provost

Fabrice Labeau to be Interim SLL Deputy Provost

The Engineering professor, who is currently Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, begins his one-year appointment on June 18, 2018.

Read More → Goldbloom named CBC Chair

Goldbloom named CBC Chair

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly appointed McGill alum Michael Goldbloom (LLB’78, BCL’79) to a five-year term as the Chair of the Board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada. Goldbloom has deep ties to McGill, including his current service as Co-Chair of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

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In Focus

Hot Cities 2018: Getting “hotter” every year       

Hot Cities 2018: Getting “hotter” every year       

Genevieve Cote, a U3 BCom student, gives a first-person account of Prof. Karl Moore’s most recent Hot Cities tour with BCom students – to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.

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Like babies, eggs send signals when “hungry”

Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts

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Other News

Low-income HIV patients suffer with healthcare access

Low-income HIV patients suffer with healthcare access

Researchers have observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS due to their presumed lower socio-economic status.

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Sustainability Projects Fund to continue for five more years

Diana Dutton is new HR AVP

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Kudos

Catalyst Awards celebrate McGill’s sustainability leaders

Catalyst Awards celebrate McGill’s sustainability leaders

On Monday, April 3, 2018, the McGill Office of Sustainability hosted its eighth annual Catalyst Awards Gala. More than 100 people gathered at the McCord Museum to honour individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of our campuses.

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Markus Poschke wins Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Award

Jean-Pierre Després wins Manulife Prize

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In the Community

Science for everyone!

Science for everyone!

Recently, as part of the annual My Day at McGill event, local elementary school students took part in the Broad Science initiative, that teaches kids how to record and give interviews over radio, and how to interview scientists about their work, with the hope of making science inclusive, engaging and intersectional.

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Volunteers needed to gather data to help the homeless

Parents should be able to accompany children during health-related air transport, McGill profs say

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Profile

Dorothy Thomas Edding: Giving back to her country

Dorothy Thomas Edding: Giving back to her country

Three decades after graduating from McGill, Dorothy Thomas Edding helped found Jamaica’s first and only university-based School of Physical Therapy, allowing aspiring physiotherapists to study and work closer to home.

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Abe Levine (1924-2017): The man behind Redpath’s world-class shell collection

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

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