McGill food science students win top prizes for plant-based burger, nutrient-rich stew

McGill food science students win top prizes for plant-based burger, nutrient-rich stew

If you’ve developed a new taste sensation, the annual Institute of Food Technologists conference is the place to strut your foodstuff. Last week, two teams of McGill students took home top prizes for their creations: a vegan burger that cooks and tastes like beef, and a super-nutritious stew customized to battle calcium-deficiencies in Yemen.

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What hibernating toads tell us about climate change

What hibernating toads tell us about climate change

The ability to predict when toads come out of hibernation in southern Canada could provide valuable insights into the future effects of climate change on a range of animals and plants.

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Changements climatiques : le réveil hâtif des crapauds

La méthode kangourou : quand le toucher guérit

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Research

Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Preventable deaths of children with HIV

According to the World Health Organization, 150,000 children with HIV under 15 years of age died of opportunistic infections in low-to-middle income countries in 2014 alone. But a new study suggests that many of these infections and deaths potentially preventable had the children received antiretroviral therapy to support their depleted immune systems.

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Des décès évitables chez les enfants porteurs du VIH

“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s

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Around Campus

William Shatner: Living long and prospering

William Shatner: Living long and prospering

Shuttling craftily between gigs in his native Montreal, William Shatner was transported to a McGill breakfast with alumni last Saturday morning with more than 250 graduates and friends, all eager to ‘cling on’ to his reminiscences about life, acting, Star Trek, his formative years at McGill, and the lost art of garlic spare ribs.

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Creation of neuroscience research hub

Nouveau pôle de recherche en neurosciences

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In Focus

Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

While the long hot days of summer are wonderful, they can also bring on heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration. Here are some tips on how you can beat the heat.

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McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dobson Cup runneth over

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Kudos

Thirteen McGillians named to Order of Canada

Thirteen McGillians named to Order of Canada

Thirteen members of the McGill community got an early start to Canada Day celebrations when they were among the 113 people named to or promoted within the Order of Canada on June 30.

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Seven from McGill appointed to the Order of Quebec

Big haul for McGill at CCAE and CASE

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News

Major Indigenous initiatives coming to McGill in the next year

Major Indigenous initiatives coming to McGill in the next year

It will be a busy and interesting year ahead for those involved in Indigenous issues and events. Two major developments are on the horizon, in addition to McGill’s regular activities that focus on Indigenous experiences and developing connections with Indigenous communities.

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Angelique Mannella is new AVP of Innovation

$17M to shape the future of music

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Blog

Principal’s Awards: Nominate by Aug. 15!

Principal’s Awards: Nominate by Aug. 15!

If you have an exceptional colleague, you have until August 15 to nominate them for a Principal’s Award!

Read More → Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus

Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus

The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function, according to McGill researchers.

Read More → Deadline extended for Principal’s Awards

Deadline extended for Principal’s Awards

The deadline has been extended to submit nominations for the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff (2015-2016). You have until Monday, July 18 to submit your entry.

Read More → McGill signs agreement with CONACYT

McGill signs agreement with CONACYT

On June 27, McGill signed an agreement for the establishment of graduate fellowships with the National Council for Science and Technology of the United Mexican States.

Read More → An open invitation to all of McGill

An open invitation to all of McGill

Angelique Mannella, our new AVP Innovation and Partnerships, wants the input of members of the McGill community on how we can make the biggest positive impact on our University, our city, our country and our world.

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Punctured gas line has been repaired

The punctured gas line at the corner of McTavish and Sherbrooke has been repaired. Power has been restored to the buildings that were impacted.

Read More → $4M boost for intellectual disabilities research

$4M boost for intellectual disabilities research

Sandra Bouchard, president of the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation, discusses the motivation behind the Foundation’s recent $4M-gift to the Neuro for intellectual disabilities research.

Read More → CAUBO bronze, honourable mention for McGill

CAUBO bronze, honourable mention for McGill

On June 13, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers handed out the 2016 Quality and Productivity Awards, with McGill garnering a third place and an honourable mention.

Read More → You can’t get there from here

You can’t get there from here

As part of the work required to create the City’s of Montreal’s Promenade Urbaine Fleuve-Montagne project honoring next year’s 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, major roadwork will take place on Sherbrooke and McTavish streets and Dr. Penfield Ave.

Read More → Madramootoo named to IDRC Board

Madramootoo named to IDRC Board

Former Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Macdonald Campus, Chandra Madramootoo, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

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Other News

Breakthrough could reduce hip replacements

Breakthrough could reduce hip replacements

Scientists at the RI-MUHC have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

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Mark Ware named to cannabis task force

Le Dr Mark Ware nommé vice-président du groupe de travail fédéral sur la légalisation du cannabis

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Entre Nous

Stem cell transplants, a potential cure for life-threatening diseases

Stem cell transplants, a potential cure for life-threatening diseases

A stem cell transplant is a procedure that can treat or cure a number of conditions: bone marrow diseases, inherited immune disorders, hemoglobinopathies and some types of cancer. Dr. Gizelle Popradi, hematologist and director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program of the McGill University Health Centre tells us more about this life-saving therapy and its use in the treatment of cancer patients.

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Les cellules souches, de précieuses alliées

Not all fun and games

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Profile

Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

McGill Medal winner, Donald Taylor looks back at a long and distinguished career championing some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

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John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

Philip Branton: More funding for basic science

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In the Community

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no mountain high enough

McGillians have always been up for a challenge and this was evident when staff members from Student Life and Learning (SLL) embraced a new adventure and participated in the 2016 Tour de la Montagne on May 23. Proceeds raised at the annual event help support the Honoré-Mercier Hospital and other community health institutions.

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Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

Save one life, save the world

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Convocation

In their own words: Hon Docs offer invaluable advice

In their own words: Hon Docs offer invaluable advice

As part of the 2016 Spring Convocation ceremonies, McGill is bestowing Honorary Degrees to fourteen distinguished individuals. See what words of advice they have for the Class of 2016.

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Hats off to the Class of 2016!

New wrinkles to age-old Convocation tradition

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