Expanding the genomics universe

Expanding the genomics universe

Many of the principal researchers in the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre came of academic age during the 13-year-long, multi-national Human Genome Project – but it’s the developments since the mapping of the human genome that fill them with wonder.

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In Focus

Road trip! Chem-E Car off to finals in Salt Lake City

Road trip! Chem-E Car off to finals in Salt Lake City

After a stellar performance at the AIChE Northeastern Student Regional Competition in Boston earlier this month, McGill’s Chem-E Car qualified for the North American finals in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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What’s that? Did you say free hearing screening?

Exploring social innovation in the Quartier de l’innovation

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Research

Les promesses de la génomique

Plusieurs chercheurs du Centre d’innovation Génome Québec et Université McGill ont complété leurs études pendant les 13 années qu’a duré le vaste projet multinational du génome humain (PGH). Or, ce sont les progrès réalisés depuis la cartographie du génome humain qui suscitent leur émerveillement.

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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

Finding a new test for children with concussions

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Around Campus

Cat got your tongue? Free voice screenings on April 1-2

Cat got your tongue? Free voice screenings on April 1-2

Few communication tools are as versatile as our voice. With it we convey facts and feelings; we create art and build bridges between people. Voices can soothe us or warn us, inspire us or teach us. Just listening to a person’s intonations will tell us whether they are happy, sad or completely indifferent. Accents give us clues as to a person’s cultural background and exact part of the world from which they hail. The foundation of civilization is cooperation and one of the cornerstones of that foundation is communication. Without voice where would we be as people and as a society?

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The Lang Lang effect in full force at Pollack Hall

Calling all McGill thespians: The School of Social Work wants you

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News

Quebec supports feasibility study for McGill’s Royal Vic project

Quebec supports feasibility study for McGill’s Royal Vic project

The Quebec government will help support a feasibility study to examine McGill’s proposal to develop the soon-to-be-vacant Royal Victoria Hospital into modern academic and research space, a forum on major Montreal projects was told Friday.

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McGill’s phishing expedition

Current version of Bill 20 not supported

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Kudos

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Evaluators noted that the University offers employees educational subsidies, generous maternity and paternal leave and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

Prominent McGillians named to Order of Canada

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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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Extra! Extra!

March 19, 21: Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

March 19, 21: Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Opera McGill and the McGill Chamber Orchestra present a Puccini double-bill as part of the Lisl Wirth Black Box Festival. “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica” will be performed on March 19 and 21 at 7:30 in Pollack Hall.

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McGill goes all out for its very own March Mayhem competition

Who will rule the roost? Canadians asked to vote for national bird

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Athletics

Hoop dream ends with second-place finish for plucky Martlets

Hoop dream ends with second-place finish for plucky Martlets

Korissa Williams scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the No.1-ranked Windsor Lancers defeated third-seeded McGill 60-47 to capture their fifth consecutive Bronze Baby trophy as CIS champions in women’s basketball, Sunday, at the PEPS Centre on the campus of Université Laval. McGill’s silver-medal result was the best-ever finish at the CIS tourney for the Martlets.

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Western blanks McGill 5-0 in CIS hockey finals

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Blog

Statement on fitness centre hours

The following statement was issued Friday, March 20, by Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens and Drew Love, Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation: A recent request that McGill provide women-only hours in its Athletics fitness centre has prompted discussion and debate on and off campus. The University has taken some time to consider, from various points of view, what is a challenging issue. On Thursday, March 19, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens and Drew Love, Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation, met the students who made the initial request, in order to listen and more fully understand their needs.

Read More → Get the new SafeMcGill App

Get the new SafeMcGill App

The University Safety team has launched a new app for Apple and Android devices. The SafeMcGill app offers a variety of safety tools and has the ability to send McGill health and safety alerts directly to your cellphone as push notifications.

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Canadian Tri-Agencies introduce new open access policy

On Feb. 27, Canada’s three major research funding agencies announced a new harmonized Open Access Policy on Publications that requires research publications supported by public funds to be made openly available for the benefit of the community at large.

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March 25: Academic Advisors Network General Assembly

All advisors and student support staff are invited to join the AAN on Wednesday, March 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (McMed, Rm. 504), for their Annual General Assembly. This year’s topic is “Building Bridges to Better Support Our Students.”

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3465 Durocher St. to reopen Wednesday (final update)

The administrative building at 3465 Durocher St. will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, while work will continue for several days, or perhaps even weeks, to restore water to the building. The building was closed Monday after it was discovered that a four-inch water main had frozen. McGill facilities staff are working closely with City of Montreal crews to resolve the problem, said François Métivier, Director of Logistics with the Facilities, Operations and Development division of University Services.

Read More → You can now read the Annual Report online

You can now read the Annual Report online

Check out McGill’s new Annual Report, which celebrates the University’s accomplishments, milestones and highlights from 2013-14.

Read More → McGill Bookstore – Moving sale: 50-80 per cent off select items

McGill Bookstore – Moving sale: 50-80 per cent off select items

From March 2 to March 31, the Bookstore will have its largest sale ever. Save 50–80 per cent off select items in clothing, insignia, stationery, academic reference and general reading books departments.

Read More → Become a health champion by taking up the Health Challenge

Become a health champion by taking up the Health Challenge

The 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge is six weeks of motivation to improve one’s lifestyle. From March 1 to April 11, join thousands of Quebecers in taking up the Health Challenge – six weeks of motivation to eat better, get active and increase your wellness.

Read More → March 17: Unfriendly Thresholds – Misanthropy and Sexual Difference

March 17: Unfriendly Thresholds – Misanthropy and Sexual Difference

On March 17, Professor Colin Johnson, Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington and Visiting Scholar, IGSF, will deliver the lecture “Unfriendly Thresholds: Misanthropy and Sexual Difference.”

Read More → Mar. 20-21: Rape Aggression Defense course for women

Mar. 20-21: Rape Aggression Defense course for women

Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20.

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In the Community

Youth from Kahnawake experience day as McGill students

Youth from Kahnawake experience day as McGill students

Ronteweiénstha Tehontatia’takéhnhen, a Mohawk phrase for students helping students, perfectly describes the day a group of high school students had on McGill campus on March 19. As part of a growing mentorship program, McGill student mentors, who have been working with students from Kahnawake for the past semester, invited their mentees from the Kahnawake Survival School onto campus for the day.

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Students give back to community

Prochaine étape prometteuse pour le Centre Magnétique

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Other News

PM extends Johnston’s term as Governor General by two years

PM extends Johnston’s term as Governor General by two years

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has extended the five-year mandate of Governor General David Johnston by two years. Johnston’s term of office will now run until 2017. Harper said the extension will allow Johnston to take part in many of the events celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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Cross-country learning

HRH The Princess Royal visits McGill

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Four Burning Questions

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.

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In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

Entrevue avec Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay

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Entre Nous

In conversation with Laurence Parent, disability rights advocate

In conversation with Laurence Parent, disability rights advocate

Laurence Parent is an academic, a film maker and an advocate for disability rights. She will be one of the participants in Media@McGill’s Radical Affordances panel on MArch 23. In advance of the event, Parent spoke to the Reporter about her work.

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In conversation with Arseli Dokumaci, FQRSC postdoctoral researcher

Entre Nous with Anastassios Anastassiadis, Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair

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Profile

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.

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From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake

Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

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