Thomas Robinson wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

Thomas Robinson wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, has been named the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Library offers delightful holiday diversions

Library offers delightful holiday diversions

From novels to albums, DVDs to streaming audiobooks, board games to eBooks, the McGill Library is your go-to destination for holiday entertainment, enlightenment and enjoyment.

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Congrès de l’Acfas : les préparatifs vont bon train

Getting ready for Acfas

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In Focus

Study to explore e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tool

Study to explore e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tool

Despite their best efforts, only 10 to 20 per cent of smokers successfully quit long-term. A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether electronic cigarettes can improve those odds.

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Forum on Indigenous studies and education

Celebrating McGill’s global health commitment

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In the Community

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

Eloise Passarella, a first-year medical student, has combined her two passions of medicine and dance to create a calendar featuring medical students representing various styles of dance in medical-related environments. All profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to the National Centre for Dance Therapy of les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

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Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

McGill Family Care hub

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Athletics

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

Recently, the McGill Reporter spoke to two of McGill’s most successful student-athletes – Olympian Dori Yeats and Top Eight Academic All-Canadian François Jarry – to find out how they handle the enormous demands placed upon them.

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Jean Béliveau Award will support top athletes

McGill grad Rehman earns World Series ring with Cubs

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Around Campus

Next Chair named, Chancellor reappointed

Next Chair named, Chancellor reappointed

Yesterday, McGill’s Board of Governors approved two recommendations from the Nominating, Governance, and Ethics Committee. Member-at-large Ram Panda will be the next Board Chair, and Michael A. Meighen has agreed to a second term as McGill’s Chancellor. Both appointments begin July 1, 2017.

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Nomination d’un nouveau président du Conseil des gouverneurs et reconduction du mandat du chancelier

Appointment of new Board Chair, re-appointment of Chancellor

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News

New V-Ps Finance and Research, renewed Dean of Medicine

New V-Ps Finance and Research, renewed Dean of Medicine

Last night’s Board of Governors closed session saw the approval of three Vice-Principal appointments. Yves Beauchamp, former head of ÉTS, will join McGill as the new V-P (Administration and Finance). Former Dean of Graduate Studies Martha Crago will return to McGill from Dalhousie to take on the portfolio of V-P (Research and Administration). Dr. David Eidelman will begin a second term as V-P (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

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Exceptional educators awarded Principal’s Prize

Two researchers honored with the Prix du Québec

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Other News

The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced on Nov. 17, at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas W. Laqueur took home the top prize of $75,000 (US).

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Made-at-McGill technology drawing global attention

McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 12th straight year

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Blog

Fall semester final exams

Fall semester final exams

Everything you need to know about the Fall semester final exams (Dec. 7 to Dec. 20)

Read More → Safe zone for completing online transactions

Safe zone for completing online transactions

Security Services has launched a new Online Exchange Zone at McGill in an effort to make online transactions safer for buyers and sellers.

Read More → McGill remembers Polytechnique victims

McGill remembers Polytechnique victims

McGill will commemorate the Ecole Polytechnique massacre at the Université de Montreal, in which 14 women were murdered on Dec. 6, 1989, and another 14 injured. McGill’s flags will be set at half staff on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and a memorial service will be held at Birks Chapel (3520 University Street, 2nd floor) beginning at 5 p.m.

Read More → Board to test a form of Question Period

Board to test a form of Question Period

McGill’s Board of Governors has decided to take a significant step toward greater openness and transparency by agreeing to include a 20-minute period at two of its five meetings that take place in the course of the academic year.

Read More → 16 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

16 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Earlier today, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced over $173 million in funding for 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Sixteen CRCs went to McGill faculty.

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Board joins Senate in passing Policy against Sexual Violence

McGill’s Board of Governors joined Senate in unanimously passing the University’s Policy against Sexual Violence at its meeting of Thursday, Dec. 1.

Read More → Send us your holiday reading list

Send us your holiday reading list

In keeping with tradition, we’re asking McGillians to tell us what they plan on reading during the break. Send us your reading list and we’ll post it on the Reporter site.

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Tentative agreement reached with AMUSE/Casuals

The Association of McGill University Support Employees / Public Service Alliance of Canada and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement.

Read More → Claudia Mitchell wins SSHRC Gold Medal

Claudia Mitchell wins SSHRC Gold Medal

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is recognizing the impact of Claudia Mitchell’s quarter-century of SSHRC-funded research and other achievements by awarding her the SSHRC Gold Medal, the agency’s highest honour.

Read More → Dec. 4: Principal’s annual skating party

Dec. 4: Principal’s annual skating party

Sharpen the skates, bundle up the kids and hit the ice for some pre-holiday celebration. Principal Suzanne Fortier will be hosting her annual family Skating Party on Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Entre Nous

The neuroscience of HIV

The neuroscience of HIV

On World AIDS Day, Dr. Lesley Fellows discusses Positive Brain Health Now, a major study to better understand the effects of HIV infection on brain health.

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From embryos to stem cells to personalized medicine

In conversation with Margaret Atwood

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Research

MNI scientists receive major funding for ALS research

MNI scientists receive major funding for ALS research

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23, by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.

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Our sense of smell is influenced by culture

Catching cachexia before it’s too late

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Profile

Lessons from the battlefield

Lessons from the battlefield

Dr. Andrew Neil Beckett, a Canadian Armed Forces Major and combat surgeon brings his experience and expertise to the MUHC’s Trauma Centre.

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John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

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Kudos

On the Rhodes again…

On the Rhodes again…

Two McGill students have captured 2017 Rhodes Scholarships this year, bringing to 141 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902.

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Math prof wins number theory prize

FMSQ honours Dr. Donatella Tampieri

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Notes from the field

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

Report from the third annual Global Social Economy Forum, held in Montreal from September 7 to 9, 2016. More than 1,300 participants from 60-plus countries – including more than 30 mayors – discussed how cities can benefit from collaboration between local governments and social and solidarity economy actors.

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A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

Rwandan student exchange a learning experience

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