McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.

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Around Campus

Mac Seed Library breaks new ground

Mac Seed Library breaks new ground

Not by accident, the new Macdonald Campus Seed Library was launched on March 20, the first official day of spring. Housed in the Macdonald Campus Library, the seed library offers McGill students, staff, faculty and alumni free access to some 130 varieties of seeds – including vegetables, flowers, herbs and a few fruits.

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Three-Minute Thesis: Long hours of hard work for mere minutes of glory

The “F word”

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Other News

Carbon neutrality: Join the campus-wide conversation

Carbon neutrality: Join the campus-wide conversation

After six months of consultations, a possible target has emerged for the Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan: To make McGill a carbon-neutral university. To learn more about Vision 2020 and share your thoughts on carbon neutrality, join in one of three upcoming Community Conversations on Carbon Neutrality.

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La Francofête bat son plein à McGill du 13 au 23 mars

Francofête will be in full swing at McGill, March 13–23

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In the Community

Reaching out to instil a love of science

Reaching out to instil a love of science

BrainReach North, run by graduate students in McGill’s Program in Neuroscience, provides teachers in remote aboriginal communities with activities to introduce students to neuroscience.

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Promoting health science professions to Indigenous youth

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

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Research

Child marriage still widespread in sub-Saharan Africa

Child marriage still widespread in sub-Saharan Africa

Although child marriage has become less common in sub-Saharan Africa, more than one third of girls continue to marry before reaching their 18th birthday in over half of the 31 countries examined in a new study from McGill.

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A prescription with legs!

Targeting biological clock could slow progression of cancer

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Extra! Extra!

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.

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Getting the word out: Recognizing media engagement

McGill researchers lend their collaboration to Québec Science’s Discovery of the Year

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Kudos

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers

The winter storm that walloped Montreal on the evening of March 14 didn’t dampen the sunny mood at McGill’s annual Bravo gala. Upwards of 200 people braved the weather to celebrate the incredible work, unparalleled dedication and impressive accomplishments of McGill’s leading researchers.

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McGill mathematics prof awarded Sloan Fellowship

Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

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In Focus

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

Not even a record-breaking snowstorm the night before could derail McGill’s second annual 3-Minute Thesis / Ma thèse en 180 secondes finals competition, an event in which graduate students boil down their complex research to 180 informative, and entertaining, seconds.

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McGill 3rd-best for anatomy and physiology, 6th for mining

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

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Blog

Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research

Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research

Deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, will increasingly put computers in the driver’s seat of medical diagnosis and neuroscience research.

Read More → Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

Last week, a group of empathetic McGill students braved trying conditions – including a record-breaking blizzard – to raise funds for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. McGill’s 5 Days for the Homeless exceeded its goal by raising over $12,000 for Chez Doris and Dans La Rue, organizations that support homeless people in Montreal.

Read More → Operationalizing McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence

Operationalizing McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence

Last fall, McGill adopted its Policy against Sexual Violence. We have received questions recently about the Policy, its application and what it means for students, staff and faculty. This article responds to these questions, and makes clear that the Policy applies to all members of the McGill community.

Read More → Discovery of Roddick Gates time capsule opens new mystery

Discovery of Roddick Gates time capsule opens new mystery

In the end, everyone knew a singing frog wasn’t going to jump out of the time capsule uncovered by construction workers in one of the columns on the east side of the Roddick Gates on March 1. But it would have been cool.

Read More → March 29: National Geographic Society information session

March 29: National Geographic Society information session

The information session will include a presentation by Colin Chapman, Professor (Anthropology and School of Environment) and Member of the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) at National Geographic.

Read More → Get involved in a Peer Program. Apply now

Get involved in a Peer Program. Apply now

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the McGill community? Check out the list of programs recruiting volunteers for the upcoming academic year, express your interest and apply!

Read More → McGill is the fairest of them all

McGill is the fairest of them all

At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

Read More → Wood stoves: Good for the soul, bad for the heart

Wood stoves: Good for the soul, bad for the heart

By comparing pollution data from three cities in British Columbia with hospital admissions, researchers from McGill and Health Canada found that rising concentrations of fine particulate air pollution caused by wood burning were associated with increased hospitalization for myocardial infarction.

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Threat against Concordia University

“Our Campus Public Safety department is taking this situation very seriously”: Read the full statement from Pierre Barbarie, McGill’s Director of Security Services, Campus Public Safety, regarding the bomb threat made against Muslim students at Concordia University.

Read More → Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

A team of McGill undergrads won “Best Main Course” and placed third overall at the annual Inter-University Iron Chef Competition at New College at the University of Toronto this past weekend. The University of Massachusetts Amherst took first and host U of T came in second.

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Athletics

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Despite outshooting their opponent 41-26, the McGill Martlets were beaten 2-1 by the Alberta Pandas for the U SPORTS national championship on Sunday.

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Martlets basketball: National champs!

Varsity teams complete rare championship trifecta

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Acfas

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Les organisateurs sont à la recherche de quelque 150 bénévoles désireux de fournir leur aide.

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Acfas wants you

Register for the Acfas Congress today

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Profile

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.

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Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

Lessons from the battlefield

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News

McGill to get $75M for infrastructure upgrade

McGill to get $75M for infrastructure upgrade

This morning, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre will receive $70.7 million for upgrades to research facilities and energy-saving renovations. The Quebec government will provide an additional $5.1 million toward the projects.

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A boost for cutting-edge research

Higher standards needed for human clinical drug trials

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Obituary

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

McGill professor emerita Blema Steinberg has passed away following a brief illness. In addition to teaching in the Department of Political Science for more than 40 years, she was a practicing psychoanalyst and a visionary philanthropist.

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Flag at half-staff to honour Cohen, fund established in his honour

McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

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