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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Other News

NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

What do geological faults, musical communication and neuroimaging computer platforms have in common? All three are among the research subjects that benefitted from the latest round of grants announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. McGill’s total NSERC funding granted in this round, which will be dispersed over the next five years, is $30,021,404.

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McGill leading archaeological fieldwork in Verdun

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

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In Focus

McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Suzelle Barrington, a Bioresource Engineering professor and John Gruzleski, Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering are among 43 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 27.

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Dobson Cup runneth over

Asthma can’t take the wind out of Yvan Martineau’s sails

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Extra! Extra!

La méthode kangourou : quand le toucher guérit

La méthode kangourou : quand le toucher guérit

L’Unité de soins intensifs néonatals du Centre universitaire de santé McGill pratique de plus en plus la méthode kangourou chez ses petits patients. Le parent colle régulièrement son enfant tout contre lui, peau contre peau, pendant environ une heure. En plus de favoriser l’attachement entre le parent et l’enfant, la méthode kangourou régularise la température corporelle du bébé de même que ses fréquences respiratoire et cardiaque. De plus, l’enfant dort plus longtemps et plus profondément, d’un sommeil plus réparateur, ce qui contribue au développement du cerveau.

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Kangaroo Care provides multiple benefits for babies and parents

L’obésité est liée à un risque accru de sclérose en plaques

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Kudos

Seven from McGill appointed to the Order of Quebec

Seven from McGill appointed to the Order of Quebec

As Government of Quebec honours go, none is more prestigious than being appointed to the National Order of Quebec. On June 22, seven of McGill’s finest were admitted to this exclusive club.

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Big haul for McGill at CCAE and CASE

McGill celebrates rising research stars

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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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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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Blog

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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McGill rolls out first Supplier Code of Conduct, adds animal-welfare clause

McGill’s Procurement Services is reaching a new milestone in its sustainable procurement goals with the adoption of its first Supplier Code of Conduct. A fundamental component of McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Strategy, the document informs current and potential suppliers about the institution’s values and minimum requirements for engaging in a business relationship.

Read More → Glenn Zabowski named Interim Dean of Students

Glenn Zabowski named Interim Dean of Students

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi has named Associate Dean of Students Glenn Zabowski as the Interim Dean of Students while a replacement for the departing Andre Costopoulos is sought.

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McGill jazz trio to play at MForum event next week

Management Forum, also known as MForum, will hold its final event of the year next week, a wine and cheese featuring a live jazz trio from the Schulich School of Music.

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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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Research

10 new facts about the brain

10 new facts about the brain

It has been a remarkable year for neuroscience research at McGill – and we’re only in June. The discoveries are helping us understand the most complex organ in our bodies, and providing considerable hope for battling debilitating diseases like brain cancer and Alzheimer’s, while providing new thinking in managing chronic pain.

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Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle launched

Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered

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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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Around Campus

Creation of neuroscience research hub

Creation of neuroscience research hub

The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps, thanks to technology from EMC Corporation.

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Nouveau pôle de recherche en neurosciences

L’Université McGill accueille le 85e Congrès de l’Acfas

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Athletics

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university.

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Labrecque and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Seniors Sylla and Ros shine in Martlets’ CIS quarter-finals win

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