Over $10 million in SSHRC funding to support McGill research

Over $10 million in SSHRC funding to support McGill research

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada recently announced the recipients of its latest round of Insight, Insight Development, and Partnership Grants, which include 70 projects led by McGill researchers. In total, 157 McGill-affiliated researchers will be supported by these grants.

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In Focus

For the love of music

For the love of music

Longtime McGill supporter and alumnus Graham Sommer, M.D., C.M.’72, has pledged $1 million to the university to fund a Canada-wide competition for young composers, providing an exciting forum for the creation of new musical works. The competition will be launched in 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

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McGill will foot bill for students’ Acfas registration

McGill défraie les coûts d’inscription à l’Acfas

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Around Campus

#ConsentMcGill encourages people to ask, listen and respect one another

#ConsentMcGill encourages people to ask, listen and respect one another

From September 26-30, 2016, the third annual #ConsentMcGill campaign presents a week of interactive and educational activities. “Our best way to reduce the incidence of sexual violence is to make sure our students are informed and aware, and the annual consent campaign is an important part of that process,” says Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning).

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Annual Pow Wow draws hundreds to Lower Campus

Open Forum could help shape sustainable development at McGill

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Other News

Community helps launch Indigenous task force

Community helps launch Indigenous task force

Members of the McGill, Montreal and Indigenous communities gathered Thursday, Sept. 22, on lower campus for the official launch of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.

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Une équipe dirigée par un chercheur de l’INM obtient 6,1 M$ pour étudier la SP

$6.1 million for MNI-led multiple sclerosis study

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Kudos

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

Stephen Toope (BCL’83, LLB’83) has been nominated the first non-British vice-chancellor in the University of Cambridge’s 807-year history. Toope was the Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1999.

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Two faculty members named Trudeau Fellows

Ten researchers and scholars named as Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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Entre Nous

Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

Cindy Blackstock was catapulted into the headlines earlier this year when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a landmark ruling in favour of her complaint that the federal government financially discriminates against First Nations children. Blackstock has now joined McGill’s School of Social Work.

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One on one with Chris Buddle, Dean of Students

Soigner : un langage universel

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Research

New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research

New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research

The first online fundraising program dedicated exclusively to supporting Montreal-based research into the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia was launched on Sept. 12.

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Don’t scan so close to me

Un chercheur de McGill explore le cerveau musical de Sting

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News

Vijaya Raghavan elected President of RSC’s Academy of Science

Vijaya Raghavan elected President of RSC’s Academy of Science

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) recently announced the results from elections to choose new Presidents of its three Academies as well as a new President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Vijaya Raghavan, James McGill professor in the Dept. of Bioresource Engineering, was elected President of the RSC’s Academy of Science.

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CFI invests $1.1M in CBRAIN computing platform

Seven emerging researchers given national honour

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Blog

Better asset management

Better asset management

A McGill team is implementing a new system for managing the University’s computers, research equipment, vehicles, teaching and learning equipment, furniture, and other assets.

Read More → John A. Hall receives Innis-Gérin Medal

John A. Hall receives Innis-Gérin Medal

Prof. John A. Hall of the Department of Sociology has been awarded the Innis-Gérin Medal for for enriching social sciences literature.

Read More → U.S. citizens at McGill: Cast your vote for the Nov. 8 election

U.S. citizens at McGill: Cast your vote for the Nov. 8 election

Jeff Osweiler, Consul, American Citizen Services, at the Consulate General of the United States outlines how streamlined absentee voter registration makes it easier for U.S. citizens at McGill to register and cast their vote for the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential elections.

Read More → Annual party rings in new school year

Annual party rings in new school year

Yesterday, hundreds of members of the McGill community celebrated the last official day of summer – with a good, old fashioned corn roast on Lower Campus. For the fourth straight year, Principal Suzanne Fortier hosted her giant block party to ring in the new academic year.

Read More → McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.

Read More → VP-Communications Marcil to leave McGill

VP-Communications Marcil to leave McGill

McGill’s Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), Olivier Marcil has accepted a senior position in the private sector. His last day at the University will be September 30, 2016.

Read More → McGill to launch Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education

McGill to launch Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education

On Thursday, September 22, Provost Christopher Manfredi will launch his Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. To mark the occasion, a special ceremony will be held at the Hochelaga Rock, whose new position of prominence on the downtown campus symbolizes the Provost’s commitment to embedding Indigeneity in the life and activities of the University.

Read More → McGill still top Canadian university in QS rankings

McGill still top Canadian university in QS rankings

McGill remains Canada’s top university according to the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, which were released yesterday.

Read More → Moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite campus in Outaouais

Moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite campus in Outaouais

McGill has welcomed the Government of Quebec’s announcement Tuesday, Sept. 6, of an investment to develop a McGill Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in the Outaouais region.

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Downtown stop for Macdonald shuttle bus to be relocated

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, the inter-campus shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off location downtown will be in front of the Strathcona Music Building, on the North side of Sherbrooke Street just East of University Street (555 Sherbrooke Street West).

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Four Burning Questions

Shaheen Shariff on rape culture on university campuses

Shaheen Shariff on rape culture on university campuses

Professor Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education has embarked upon an ambitious seven-year project to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.

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Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

In conversation with Michel L. Pettigrew

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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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Extra! Extra!

Training the clinician-scientists of tomorrow

Training the clinician-scientists of tomorrow

It’s intense, and it takes up to eight years to complete. But for medical students who can’t decide between delivering front-line care to patients today, or doing the research that will revolutionize the care of tomorrow, McGill’s MD-PhD program may be just the ticket.

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Cundill Prize long list announced

Dévoilement des candidats en lice pour le Prix de littérature historique Cundill 2016

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In the Community

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. On Oct. 19, the Neuro is holding its second annual A Brilliant Night gala to raise money for brain cancer research.

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Le Projet Connexion Montérégie, récipiendaire du prix Alice Johannsen

Conservation award goes to McGill-led project

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Athletics

Swimmer Mehain in Rio for Paralympic Games

Swimmer Mehain in Rio for Paralympic Games

Swimmer Sarah Mehain, a senior from Vernon, B.C., is joined by three grads on the mission staff, as members of Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin on Sept. 7.

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Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

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