Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec

Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec

New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

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News

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research

Drone air vehicles, a swimming robot, an app that helps the blind see, an artificial pancreas, a wheelchair that drives itself. These are some examples of the AI and robotic research being done at CIM. McGill has a huge and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics going back to the early 1980s. With 20 professors and 150 graduate students, the Centre for Intelligent Machines draws students and faculty from around the world to McGill.

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McGill website highlights advocacy efforts to #SupportTheReport

MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda

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Research

Being bilingual may help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Being bilingual may help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.

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A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

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In Focus

The many faces of McGill

The many faces of McGill

We’ve compiled a short, 20-question quiz to see how well you know your campus. Match the gargoyles, stone faces and statuary in each picture with a McGill building.

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Open data: More standards, more useful

Cannabis in Canada: What do we know? What can we expect?

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Obituary

Women’s health advocate, Emerita Professor Abby Lippman (1939-2017)

Women’s health advocate, Emerita Professor Abby Lippman (1939-2017)

Abby Lippman, an iconoclastic and outspoken proponent of better medical care for women and for various social issues, died on December 26, 2017, of natural causes at her home in Montreal.

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Law mourns former Dean

Winston Purdy (1941 – 2017): Long-time “voice of McGill” silenced

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Kudos

McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’

McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’

Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2017, including three involving McGill researchers. The annual list has highlighted top scientific research from across Quebec for the past 25 years, and McGill has been cited more than any other institution during that quarter-century.

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Crago and Crépeau among McGillians honored by G-G

Beijing bound

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In the Community

Prize-winning initiative teaches public to ‘dig’ archaeology

Prize-winning initiative teaches public to ‘dig’ archaeology

In 2016, archaeologist Jennifer Bracewell was named Project Director of the Maison Nivard-de Saint-Dizier Community Archaeology Project in Verdun, in which people from the community were invited to help out with the archaeological dig. She writes about her experience.

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Canada-wide movement to improve pediatric cancer treatment

McGill students helping local merchants learn French

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Human Resources

Your first pay of 2018

Your first pay of 2018

For many McGill employees, take-home pay is higher toward the end of the calendar year than at the beginning. Find out why.

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Save money on prescription medication

Make your health and dental claims online

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Blog

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, devised by a neurologist associated with McGill, was used to assess the mental acuity of the President of the United States Donald Trump. Dr Ziad Nasreddine, a neurologist and specialist in aging brains, developed the pioneering test in 1996 as a way to screen for early signs of dementia.

Read More → Studying abroad enhances learning experience

Studying abroad enhances learning experience

Established in 2013, by a generous commitment from McGill alumni Joseph Schull and Anna Yang, the McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) is an ambitious initiative that provides students with the unique opportunity to study abroad.

Read More → Security Services self-defence course for women

Security Services self-defence course for women

Sign up now for R.A.D.,  a self-defence course taught by McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff.

Read More → Annual Faculty of Arts undergraduate research event

Annual Faculty of Arts undergraduate research event

On Jan. 18, come celebrate the contributions of undergraduate students to research within the Faculty of Arts.

Read More → Henry G. Friesen Annual Lecture in Health Research

Henry G. Friesen Annual Lecture in Health Research

Dr. Alan Bernstein will deliver the 2018 Henry G. Friesen Annual Lecture in Health Research on Jan. 18.

Read More → The problem of hockey in Quebec history

The problem of hockey in Quebec history

As part of his book launch, Canadian sport historian Andrew Holman examines how deeply hockey, born in Montreal in 1875, has been embedded in and shaped by the politics of identity and national affirmation in Quebec.

Read More → McGill Reporter 2017 year in review

McGill Reporter 2017 year in review

A look back at 2017 through the prism of the McGill Reporter.

Read More → McGill Reads, 2017 holiday edition

McGill Reads, 2017 holiday edition

Our annual McGill Reads holiday reading list celebrates this, its fifth year, in real fashion, with a thought-provoking selection of great reads as suggested by University students, staff, faculty and administrators.

Read More → McGill grads win Canada’s Volunteer Awards

McGill grads win Canada’s Volunteer Awards

A group of inspiring citizens was honoured on Dec. 5, in a ceremony in Ottawa in which the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, handed out the 2017 Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA). A pair of McGill alumni, Valérie Toupin-Dubé and Lauren Rathmell, were among the recipients.  

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Extra! Extra!

$9M for McGill research through CRC Program

$9M for McGill research through CRC Program

McGill has been awarded nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and five renewals, for a total investment of $9.7 million in research and development. The new and renewed chairs come from across the university and their studies range widely, from the neural basis of brain disorders to the geology of fault lines.

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A gift giving guide for the grad student in your life

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

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Other News

“Real life vampires” win the Macdonald Campus 3MT competition

“Real life vampires” win the Macdonald Campus 3MT competition

Mark Kaji, PhD candidate, has worked for three years seeking ways to combat the growing resistance of hookworms to available drugs, part of the global effort to ultimately relegate the blood-sucking intestinal parasite to history. His riveting three-minute talk, “Real Life Vampires and How to Kill Them,” took first prize at the Macdonald Campus three-minute-thesis (3MT) competition on Jan. 11.

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What did McGill Innovation Week look like in action?

Two more students from McGill to be hitting the Rhodes

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Around Campus

New program seeks to make McGill workplaces more sustainable

New program seeks to make McGill workplaces more sustainable

Sustainability Officer Shona Watt is on a mission. For over a year, Watt, who works in the McGill Office of Sustainability, has been developing a Sustainable Workplace Certification program to challenge staff and students throughout the University to foster healthier, more environmentally-friendly, and connected workplaces through individual and collective practices.

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Nearing the finish line! A McGill Centraide Campaign Update

Ageing gracefully isn’t enough any more

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Athletics

Daoust going for the gold at PyeongChang Olympics

Daoust going for the gold at PyeongChang Olympics

McGill alumna and former captain of the Martlets, Mélodie Daoust is off to the Olympics for the second time with Canada’s National Women’s Hockey team. Daoust was the youngest member of the squad that brought home gold for Canada at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The Canadian women’s hockey team has won gold four consecutive times. Hopes are high for a fifth win for Canada.

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Mentorship program key to Redmen success on and off the ice

Jean Béliveau Awards highlight Martlet Foundation honourees

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Profile

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

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

On Dec. 2, Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher capped a very busy and successful fall by winning the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize at Pollack Hall. On top of the Wirth win, Neher has recently won the Prix Étoiles Stingray from l’Opéra de Montréal, third prize at the Canadian Opera Centre Stage Competition and first prize in the voice category at the OSM Manulife Competition.

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Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

Maïthéna Girault: Dreams come true with Golden Violin win

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