Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

Learn how McGill’s Health and Dental plans are managed, and how you can help keep benefit costs affordable for everyone.

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Other News

“Optimal and profitable” route for light train from Dorval to downtown Montreal

“Optimal and profitable” route for light train from Dorval to downtown Montreal

Now that the project to improve public transit service between Trudeau Airport and downtown Montreal is back on track, the borough of Saint-Laurent has put forward a proposal for a light train that would travel through its territory, specifically via Technoparc Montréal, just north of the airport. The borough asked a group of Master’s students in Urban Planning at McGill to conduct a preliminary feasibility study on setting up a light-rail system that would cross its territory.

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Michelle Tisseyre remembered, celebrated

Creative MUHC health professionals win big at Hacking Health Challenge

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Research and Discovery

Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. While the link between salt and hypertension is well known, scientists until now haven’t understood how high salt intake increased blood pressure.

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The secret of empathy

Music cuts across cultures

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In the Community

Tripping the light fantastic for a fantastic cause

Tripping the light fantastic for a fantastic cause

Grateful mom goes way out of her comfort zone to help raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

Salima Visram: As she grows, so grow the people around her

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Kudos

Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

Québec Science honours three McGill researchers

The Québec Science jury has spoken: three of the 10 Discoveries of the Year selected by the magazine were led by McGill-affiliated researchers.

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Prominent McGillians named to Order of Canada

Sussman wins Strategic Impact Grant

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In Focus

100 undergrads join the fight against superbugs

100 undergrads join the fight against superbugs

Some experts say that superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria that make infections increasingly difficult to treat, pose one of the greatest threats to human health worldwide. But with big pharma producing fewer new antibiotics, who is going to jump into the fray? A global network of determined undergraduates, that’s who.

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Children who get their ZZZs have better chance at getting A’s

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work as deterrent

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Extra! Extra!

Lace ‘em up, the Iron Rink is up and running once again

Lace ‘em up, the Iron Rink is up and running once again

Looking for a little lunchtime diversion or a way to unwind after work? What could be a more Montreal activity than skating outdoors? The public is invited to take advantage of the Iron Rink on Lower Campus. Every day from noon to 1:30 p.m., the rink is open for recreational skating only (no hockey/broomball).

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The 2014 McGill Reporter by the numbers

The track to tenure track: A Provost’s advice

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Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

The Budget Corner

Welcome to the Budget Corner, your source for the latest information on McGill’s finances.

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Entre Nous

Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak

Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak

Jan Gogarten, a doctoral student in Biology and Vanier graduate scholar at McGill, speaks to the Reporter about his experience as a member of a large international interdisciplinary team that worked on study suggesting the possible source of the recent Ebola outbreak.

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Provost-designate Manfredi looking forward to tackling challenges

Leaving university stresses students more than starting it, Dean of Students says

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Blog

Jan. 29: Quaderni Gitani – A film trilogy about Roma

Jan. 29: Quaderni Gitani – A film trilogy about Roma

Italian filmmaker, Giovanni Princigalli, will be on hand during the Jan. 29 screening of one of his most famous documentaries, a trilogy about Rome.

Read More → Jan. 29 to Feb. 1: Mozart’s Comic Opera Le Nozze di Figaro

Jan. 29 to Feb. 1: Mozart’s Comic Opera Le Nozze di Figaro

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, the Schulich school of Music presents one of the best-known and most-loved operatic classics: Le Nozze di Figaro. Come hear this wonderful work sung in Italian and discover the musical talent of the future.

Read More → Jan. 26-30: i-Week 2015

Jan. 26-30: i-Week 2015

i-Week 2015 is next week, and it’s the perfect occasion to highlight, and celebrate, the international and multicultural nature of the McGill community! Join us for a campus-wide celebration of culture, with over 20 events put on by students, for students (and staff).

Read More → Jan. 24: Woodsmen competition at Mac

Jan. 24: Woodsmen competition at Mac

Come and cheer on the Macdonald Woodsmen Team as they take on lumberjacks and jills from teams from Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the United States in everything from axe throwing and pole climbing to water boiling and chainsaw events.

Read More → Jan. 24: Cross-country ski waxing workshop

Jan. 24: Cross-country ski waxing workshop

On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Morgan Arboretum Ski Patrol will be hosting a workshop on the basics of cross-country ski waxing featuring Wayne Hesse from Nordic Ski Service.

Read More → Winter Blowout event at the Bookstore

Winter Blowout event at the Bookstore

From now until Jan. 31, save 70 per cent on all McGill winter accessories- jackets, scarfs, mitts, tuques and more! Warm up with these great winter deals.

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Power back on at 688 Sherbrooke – Update 1 (10:30 p.m.)

Classes and other University operations will resume as normal on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 688 Sherbrooke St. W., after an electrical problem forced the building to be closed Wednesday afternoon and evening. All systems were back on Wednesday night after the electrical problem was repaired.

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Information sessions on Mitacs internship programs

The Office of Sponsored Research is presenting an information session regarding the internship programs sponsored by Mitacs. This session will provide potential applicants with useful information on strategies for developing successful internship applications.

Read More → Eat well, support your local farmers

Eat well, support your local farmers

Planning to eat healthier in 2015? Join the McGill Farmers’ Market’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and eat healthy, locally and sustainably at the same time! Sign up for the CSA to pick up a basket of local, organic produce right on campus.

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Feb 12: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention course at Mac

There are still spots left for the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) course taught by Security Services on Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 16:30 p.m. at Mac Campus.

Read More → Message de la Principale, après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo

Message de la Principale, après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo

À la suite de ces derniers jours, qui resteront à jamais marqués dans nos mémoires comme tragiques et sombres, je voudrais vous exprimer toute ma solidarité et celle de l’ensemble de la communauté mcgilloise. La liberté d’expression, l’amour du progrès, la tolérance et l’ouverture aux autres sont des valeurs qui sont les fondements de nos démocraties et, en particulier, de la vie universitaire. Ces valeurs, l’Université McGill n’a cessé de les promouvoir et de les défendre depuis sa création en 1821. Au nom de l’Université McGill, je voudrais de nouveau présenter aux familles et aux proches des victimes, et aussi à l’ensemble des Français, nos sincères condoléances.

Read More → Write your way to success with the McGill Writing Centre

Write your way to success with the McGill Writing Centre

Are you an aspiring comedy writer, travel writer or magazine journalist? Are you looking for ways to polish your business writing skills? If so, take the first step with a course at the McGill Writing Centre.

Read More → what’snew@mcgill submission guidelines

what’snew@mcgill submission guidelines

So you have an event or a workshop that you want the rest of McGill to know about? what’snew@mcgill, the University’s electronic newsletter, can help you get the word out.

Read More → myCourses consultations and workshops

myCourses consultations and workshops

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers one-on-one consultations and custom group workshops on using myCourses, clickers, active learning classrooms, and classroom A/V technology.

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Four Burning Questions

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

McGill grad, Mark Heyck is the Mayor of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Prior to his appearance at the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need, Heyck spoke to the Reporter about his journey from from the halls of McGill to the Mayor’s office; and about life in the Northwest Territories.

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She likes the nightlife

Will Straw on building better cities

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News

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by researchers from McGill and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s different biological clocks.

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You can maintain a healthy weight and still eat, drink and be merry during the holidays

Chris Ragan on ‘ecofiscal’ policies for Canada

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Around Campus

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally.

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What’s on your bookshelf? McGill’s holiday reading list

Staging exams in winter is a test for anyone

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Profile

From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake

From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake

McGill grad, Cynthia Knight is the head writer and one of the executive producers of Mohawk Girls, a new television series on APTN and OMNI that follows the lives of four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world.

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Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

Leenders-Cheng vying to be crowned Canada’s Smartest Person

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What's Cookin'

Spreading the holiday cheer 3,000 cookies at a time

Spreading the holiday cheer 3,000 cookies at a time

On Dec. 23, Oliver de Volpi, McGill’s Executive Chef, will be up to his elbows in flour as he and his team of volunteers from the McGill community (including students who can’t make it home for the holidays), prepare a giant batch of cookies to put a smile on the faces of Montreal’s less fortunate. The 3,000 cookies, including gingerbread and shortbread, will be donated to the Old Brewery Mission, along with other food items from McGill kitchens.

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Baker Paul De Resendes’ maple tarts

Oliver de Volpi’s fresh herb pesto

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